Nothing keeps you on track like a checklist. And in good WordPress fashion, there are a number of different plugins available that will let you put checklists on your site.
Some of these are strictly backend checklists meant for yourself or your team. Others, however, are lists you can put on your frontend for your visitors.
As we move firmly into spring here in the northern hemisphere, many turn their thoughts to spring cleaning.
And that’s not a bad idea for your WordPress site either.
If you’ve been running it a while, it could probably use a good cleaning.
Below we’ll go over several ways you can clean up your site and optimize it a little.
There’s been a veritable explosion of really good design-related shortcode plugins of late.
These plugins make it easy to spice up your Posts or Pages and give them very professional-looking elements such as columns, tabbed boxes, pricing tables, special headers, and much more.
Because of the improvement in these plugins of late, other plugins that haven’t evolved with the times have been left in the dust. Or even if they’ve added such things as the Bootstrap icon library (as some below have), they haven’t improved in other areas.
We’re pleased as punch to announce a brand spanking new plugin: Multisite Theme Manager.
Multisite Theme Manager lets you control and customize your users’ theme viewing experience. Give your themes striking feature images, change names and edit descriptions. And when you’re done, export your settings for use on other networks.
Head over to our plugins page to download Multisite Theme Manager.
For some sites, their visitors are not only important as readers, they’re important as contributors too.
Whether they’re submitting a funny picture of their dog or a well thought out blog post, you may want an easy way to capture such submitted content on the front end of your site.
Below we go over 5 plugins that will let you do that.
Be sure to let us know in the comments if you know of another solution that’s worked well for you.
Both the User Submitted Posts and Frontend Publishing seemed to be pretty easy to work with and intuitive.
Managing content is one of the most important jobs you have. After all, that’s what visitors typically come to your site for.
If you can make that easier, then it can only lead to good things.
Below we’ve collected 10 useful plugins (actually more) that can help manage your content better.
Let us know in the comments if you have other plugins you’d recommend.
The WordPress admin area got somewhat of a makeover in version 3.8, but – at least for me and maybe others who were using MP6 long before it was merged into core – the novelty has already worn off.
It’s easy enough to add new themes and plugins to customize the front-end of our sites, but what about the backend?
Customizing the backend of WordPress with an admin theme is a simple way to give your install a fresh look and is also handy for developers who are creating WordPress sites for clients and want to simplify the backend.
A plugin that inserts Google maps into plugins is hardly newsworthy.
But what about a plugin that not only does that job exceptionally well but also brings a wealth of location-based features to your WordPress install like geotagging posts, adding location context to your BuddyPress users’ activity or even letting them “check-in”?
The updated Google Maps plugin from WPMU DEV does all this and more. Now that is worth talking about.
What happened to Easter eggs in WordPress? Have they disappeared forever?
Since The Matrix Has You Easter egg surprised (and freaked out…) users in WordPress 2.6, there hasn’t been a single hidden feature in more than four years. That’s 13 versions of WordPress.
Easter eggs are fun to discover and provide a cheeky outlet for developers who have put a lot of time and work into a program and want to leave something of themselves behind. Easter eggs are silly and don’t often make sense, but mostly it’s fun finding one yourself and sharing it before your friends have stumbled across it.