Despite WordPress’ world class publishing capabilities, the native search function leaves something to be desired. In fact, on larger sites it can be damn near impossible to find what you’re looking for. We set out to find the best possible search solution for WordPress and have been completely blown away by Swiftype.
Every BuddyPress site has different requirements for how users should be able to connect. The built-in friendship functionality of BuddyPress is not appropriate for every social network. This is especially true for professional networks. In many instances you may want to replace the friendship component with followers instead. Luckily, there’s a plugin that does that for you.
The popular Posterous blogging service is shutting down on April 30, 2013. Now is the time to move your Posterous site to WordPress. Don’t worry, this process doesn’t have to be a pain in the ass. In fact, we’ve created a plugin that makes it very simple, no matter how large your Posterous import may be.
And, it is common knowledge that caching can help you speed up your website’s load times. So, which is the best caching plugin for WordPress? Yes, we shall attempt to answer this question in this article by taking a look at five of the top caching plugins.
Tumblogging is gaining popularity nowadays and services such as Tumblr have provided users with an easy to use platform for sharing content in a simple and speedy manner. However, when it comes to tumblogs, even WordPress can be a great choice. In this article, we will take a look at the effectiveness of WP as a tumblogging platform.
If you are running a magazine or a website with multiple authors/contributors, you must already be aware of the difficulties that come along with it. Not only do you have to synchronize with multiple authors, you must also take care of the publishing schedule, editorial workflow, and many other things.
In order to make your life easier, we shall be taking a look at some of the best free plugins that can help you manage your multi-author blog or magazine.
Jetpack doesn’t work unless it’s connected to WordPress.com. You may have run into this a time or two when attempting to work with Jetpack in a development environment. The latest 2.2.1 spring cleaning release of the plugin includes a massive number of bug fixes. It also introduces a very useful new feature: Development Mode.
Jetpack’s Development Mode allows you to use features that don’t require a connection to WordPress.com so that you can use them in testing. Activate it by adding this define to your wp-config.php file:
define( 'JETPACK_DEV_DEBUG', true);
Ensuring that your WordPress blog stays safe is no easy task as webmasters are always susceptible to a host of different issues. You could get hacked, face server errors or even accidentally cause an irreversible problem. What’s more, the backup facilities built into the WordPress platform are almost non-existent.
By default, WordPress’s emails are pretty ugly. No logo, header, or footer or any styling at all really.
Wouldn’t it be nice to add your own branding to it? Make it look like an email someone actually wants to read — instead of looking like a dog’s breakfast of text. Not only that, but you want to make it easy for everyone that reads email on their mobiles, not to have to zoom in and scroll both horizontal and vertical to read!