A few months ago we previewed the new WordPress admin design powered by the MP6 plugin, which will more than likely make its debut in WordPress 3.7. If you can’t stand to wait for the new design, you can get MP6 right now but know that it’s undergoing active development. Don’t be scared away by its 1996 plugin header design – the new admin UI is actually a beautifully simplified new look.
Although the wordpress.org directory doesn’t like our Autoblog plugin (they won’t let it in), we sure do. That’s why we continue to work on it.
We’ll get into the deal with the wordpress.org directory at the end; for now, however, we’ve got some good news for those of you who do appreciate what a powerful, easy-to-use tool it is.
In addition to some tuning up, Autoblog recently received several new add-ons. (Add-ons are like plugins for a plugin. You can activate them or not, depending on what you need.)
Append Text to Post Add-on
Need to liven up your comment section? One easy way is to allow your visitors to insert both videos and images into them.
There are hundreds of ways to backup WordPress sites but very few of them are compatible with multisite networks.
When you operate a multisite network, you’re responsible not only for the work you have put into creating the main site but also for the hard work that everyone else has put into their websites on your network. It would be tragic to lose all of that data due to a hosting failure, DDoS attack or some other misfortune that might befall your network.
If you are a power-posting WordPress administrator or blogger, it can get confusing to look at the post listing page in the dashboard and see posts of every possible publishing status sharing the same space. Seeing everything tossed into the same bin can get absolutely maddening for organized personalities. If you are the type of person who enjoys organizing and keeping things nicely arranged in your work space, then you will want to add today’s featured plugin, Colored Admin Post List.
WordPress Pages rock. Don’t get me wrong — Posts are cool too. But to me, Pages are the heart and soul of “WordPress as a CMS.”
For most people, unless you’re dealing with post formats, Posts are going to be pretty much all alike. Of course the content may make them different, but when you boil it down, they’re usually going to be fairly similar. And that’s the way it should be.
For Posts, there should probably be some sort of predictability. You don’t want to make your visitors constantly reorient themselves when they’re reading through your posts.
If you’ve ever wanted to let visitors to your site save their favorite posts to an area on the site for later perusing, then the WP Favorite Posts plugin is just what you need. While super easy to use, it adds a level of functionality to your site that many visitors expect only from sites with lots of cash behind them.
Let’s first take a quick overview of some of the things it will let you do:
Let both registered users or non-registered users save posts
Control the position of the “save to favorites” link
Control the icon of the “save to favorites” link
We may not all use the same plugins and themes, but everyone of us who uses WordPress sees the same dashboard. For some, seeing the same old dashboard every day can get stale and demotivating. The WordPress admin isn’t a very inspiring place to work. Today we’re going to review some plugins that can provide you with a brand new way to experience your admin area. Despite the fact that it’s called a theme, most admin themes come to you in the form of a plugin. With a simpler, cleaner view, you just may find yourself more inspired and productive.
If you are among the millions of beer drinkers who get excited at the thought of suds, this blog is for you. There are many ways that you can tie your love of carbonated swill into your WordPress site. We are going to be looking at a few plugins that can help you search for beers in your area, review your favorite beers, locate other aficionados and their favorite dives, recommend your own, or explore beer recipes. Why would you want to incorporate beer into your WordPress blog? Because beer is awesome, that’s why! So pour yourself a pint, have a comfortable seat, and check out these brew-oriented plugins.
The default order of the WordPress admin menu may be essentially fine, but it’s not custom built for your preferences. Maybe you have a site that rarely uses Posts, and so instead of having the Post button at the top of your menu, you’d rather have Pages at the top.
Or maybe there are menu items that you basically never use, and so they just clutter things up and get in the way. Why not hide them?
Or maybe you’d like to create new menu items to suit your particular situation and link it wherever you like.