The Inactive Widgets section in WordPress is a handy little tool. If you haven’t noticed it before, it sits below the normal widgets section. Instead of deleting a widget you’ve used before, you can drag it to the Inactive Widgets area, and it will keep all the settings. If you decide you want to use it again one day, simply drag it back into one of your widget areas, and it will be all set to go as it was before.
Try to remember back to the first time you used WordPress. Beginners look at all of these menu items and can become easily overwhelmed. Many newbies just give up, despite having the desire to create and publish content. If you’re a developer who has set up many WordPress sites for others, only to find that they never bother to manage it or publish any content, then you may want to look at some new ways to help your client feel at home in the dashboard.
Most sites you stumble across these days have some form of membership, whether it be a news site like The New York Times, an online community such as reddit or social networking sites Facebook or Twitter.
In fact, all of the world’s top 25 websites have a community of members. It’s big business and the easiest way to monetize your content and make your website profitable. After all, no one wants to give away their stuff for free.
Integrating your website – and your visitors – with Facebook makes sense. After all, it is the world’s most popular social network.
But have you tried integrating Facebook with your site? Tired of having to install a gazillion different plugins just to get basic functionality?
WPMU DEV’s Ultimate Facebook plugin is the ultimate go-to plugin for integrating everything from Like buttons and photo albums to activity feeds and public comments on your site.
For some sites, drawing attention to the author or authors on your site may be a key piece of your overall strategy. Perhaps you’re trying to establish a more personal tone. Perhaps you’re trying to build a reputation. Perhaps you’re trying to attract quality contributors. These are but a few potential reasons why you might want to make sure your readers connect the content with the person writing it.
There’s a very simple, yet insanely useful plugin that recently showed up in the WordPress plugin repository. Require Featured Image does exactly what it says – it restricts every user from publishing a post unless they have uploaded a featured image.
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve tried to drag a widget onto a sidebar, only to continuously “drop” it with my stupid, clumsy fingers. So when I read Corey Collins’ post at WebDevStudios calling for a WordPress core widget refresh, I nodded by head in furious agreement at his call to arms to end widget drag and drop.
How many times have you seen a WordPress tutorial where you’re instructed to add a snippet of code to your functions.php file in order to add new functionality to your site? I’m sure we’re guilty of a few. The best practice is to create your own functionality plugin, instead of loading up your functions.php file with a ton of code.
If you’re looking to run a job board with WordPress, then we have some good news for you. There are a number of nice solutions out there that offer a range of impressive functions and designs.
As always, of course, you might not get everything you’re looking for in one solution. You might think one has everything you want, but then you start looking at another, and you see something that you didn’t think of before. And having seen it, you decide you have to have that too.
Are you tired of forgetting your password and sending reset emails? WordPress is everywhere and chances are that you have multiple sets of login credentials for your many WordPress sites. Keeping track of all of this login info can be maddening, especially if you’re a developer with hundreds of sites.
Imagine your life without passwords. Believe it or not, you don’t have to trade security for convenience.
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