7 WordPress Plugins To Help You Turn The Tables (Into Works Of Art)

Tables are a pretty common content component but are unsupported out-of-the-box by the WordPress Visual Editor.

Not surprisingly then, there are a number of plugins that solve the table problem from those that make the TinyMCE table buttons live again, to Admin interface visual table builders and pure shortcode plays.

But which is best for you? Which WordPress table plugin will help you turn the tables, into works of art?

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20 Beautiful WordPress Themes For Charities, Churches and Non-Profits

As more and more developers move into creating websites for niche industries, charities, churches and non-profits are reaping the benefits.

While these loosely connected groups could use any old theme to establish and maintain their online presence, they have special needs most themes don’t provide. Developers who are catering to this group have realized this and have begun offering a common set of features: custom post types for events and sermons, support for fundraising, widgets for donations and video support for sermons, among other things.

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How To Properly Add Background Images To Your WordPress Site

Adding a background image to your WordPress site is easy. Right?

Not if your theme doesn’t support it. And wouldn’t it be nice if the background image was full-screen? Be good to have different background images on categories too. And while we are at it, how about using a post’s featured image as the background image?

In this Weekend WordPress Project, I’ll show you how to do all the above and add a visual finishing touch to your WordPress site.

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WordPress And H5P : The Future Of Rich Content?

H5P is not your average WordPress content plugin: it is a genuinely innovative way to create, embed and share rich HTML5 content via your WordPress site.

Although it’s perhaps aimed more at educational content, there are content types such as image hotspots, presentations and timelines that will be of interest to any WordPress site owner.

So take a peek at what could be the future of rich HTML5 content.

WordPress plus H5P

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10 Of The Best Of The Best WordPress Themes

Not a week goes by without another swag of theme posts that list 10,20,50,250 themes for you to sift through.

But not this post because that wheat has been sorted from the chaff, the cream has risen to the top and, apparently, even the sheep have been sorted from the goats.

Here’s 10 themes covering 10 categories. This is the best of the best of WordPress themes. Or is it?

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How to Upgrade WordPress Themes – Even If They Are Customized

Upgrading your website’s theme to the latest version is highly recommended, not only because it ensures you have all the latest features, but you’ll also be up-to-date with any security patches.

There are many ways to upgrade a WordPress theme. In this post we’ll look at a few different methods, from automatically upgrading to ensuring a customized theme isn’t unintentionally over-written.

Back Up Your Theme Files

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How to Change the Default WordPress Uploads Folder

There are many different reasons why users might want to change the default upload directory in WordPress.

In terms of performance, it makes it possible to host images on a subdomain, also making backups more efficient. Changing the directory can also create a different URL structure and organization for media files.

In today’s Weekend WordPress Project, I’ll show you how to easily change your default uploads folder.

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How to Remove the Date from Your WordPress Posts

If the content on your site isn’t time-oriented, you may want to remove the dates from your posts since this information isn’t relevant.

Removing the date may also be helpful if you don’t regularly update your site – posts with older dates can give the impression that your content is outdated.

In today’s Weekend WordPress Project I’ll show you a couple of methods for removing the date from your posts.

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Do 3rd-Party Content Creation Apps Stack Up For WordPress Site Owners?

The WordPress admin interface, for all its flaws, does its job well enough for millions of posts to be published every day.

Despite that, the Ghost writing interface caused quite a stir and no shortage of longing, and front-end editing continues to be the flavor of the month.

So what about going the whole hog and moving your content creation out of WordPress completely? Does using a purpose-built third-party app to manage the content creation process make any sense?

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