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The 7 Best Popular Post Plugins for WordPress on the Market

Who isn’t interested in knowing what’s popular? It seems we have some built-in psychological need to know what others like.

And so that’s why “popular posts” plugins can be such a smart way to attract visitors to check out more of your content.

Below we go over the seven top free “most popular posts” plugins for WordPress. Be sure to read on for our ratings and comparisons.

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Showing the Number of Views of a WordPress Post on the Front End

There are all sorts of web statistics plugins and services that will tell you how many views a certain post received. And they certainly have their place. However, sometimes you may just want that information conveniently placed on the front of the post itself.

And so in this post we’re going to go over how you can get that, and also how you can hide that view count from certain viewers while showing it to others if you like.

WP PostViews Plugin
The first thing you will want to do is to pick up the WP PostViews plugin.

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How to Link an Email Address in WordPress

Of course lots of people like to use contact forms on their site. But there may be situations where you’d want to provide a linked email address too, either showing the actual email address (like [email protected]) or some text of your choosing (like contact me).

Doing either is pretty easy. You just need to know the simple code.

Creating Email Links
Creating email links is basically just like making a regular link, but instead of putting http://  in front, you would use mailto:

For example, instead of linking [email protected], you would link mailto:[email protected]

The complete HTML for the above would be the following …

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Set the Default Admin Color for Users in WordPress Multisite

When version 3.8 of WordPress came out, it changed a number of things in the admin area. One of those things was the default color scheme.

It used to be that the default color scheme was lighter in color.

Now it’s much darker and looks like this:

Changing the Color for Multisite Users
While it’s easy to go to your profile and change that if you don’t like it, if you run a Multisite Network, then you have all your users to deal with as well.

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The 12 Best Free WordPress Pinterest Plugins on the Market

As Pinterest continues to grow and innovate, it seems only natural that integrating your WordPress site and your Pinterest account is a smart move. And so below we’ve collected the 12 best free Pinterest plugins we could find to help you do just that.

As you might expect, there are number of very different types of  Pinterest plugins out there. And so first we’ll do a quick run-through of the different kinds, and then we’ll give you our suggestions for each type.

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10 Awesome Free WordPress Accordion Plugins

Looking for a nice accordion plugin? Below we’ve listed the top 10 free WordPress accordion plugins on the market today, giving a short overview of each and then rating each on ease of use and appearance.

Accordions are great for a number of different specific design challenges on a WordPress site.

Maybe you’d like to compress a lot of content into a small area. Or maybe you want to give the reader the option of seeing or not seeing certain content, such as movie spoilers or answers to quiz questions.

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How to Show WordPress Widgets Only to Logged In Users

Ever need to show a WordPress widget only to logged in users? Or maybe you have the opposite need: you want to show a widget only to users who are NOT logged in.

In this post, we’ll go over how to do both.

Using Widget Logic
Widget Logic is a very popular plugin that will help us accomplish our goal. While Widget Logic can help you do much more than hide or show a widget to logged in/logged out users, we’re going to focus this post on that particular task.

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How to Show Different Menus to Different WordPress Users

There are all sorts of reasons for wanting to show certain menus to some users but not others.

As many visitors to WPMU DEV often build or run sites for clients, let’s take a simple client example.

Let’s say you have a client that needs things to be as easy as possible. This client accesses the site by going to the homepage first. They can easily get to the admin area from there, but what if they aren’t logged in? On many sites, there is no easy link to the login page.

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How to Delete User Roles from a WordPress Site

There are a number of reasons why you may have user roles on your site that you don’t need or don’t want. Perhaps you decided to try a new user system that you’ve now abandoned. Or maybe you’ve installed a plugin or a specialized theme that automatically created new roles.

While plugins or themes that create roles often let you delete those roles, maybe you uninstalled them so long ago you can’t even remember what created them in the first place.

Below we’ll go over an easy way to delete those roles.

Deleting Roles

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