How to Hide Media or the “Add Media” Button in WordPress

When you give users access to your site’s editor, whether they’re freelancers, lower level team members, or even the general public, it might come at a cost.

One consistent concern in these situations is giving users access to the media library, or even allowing them to upload media at all.

Below we’ll go over a few ways to remedy those issues.

First, we’ll hide the “Add Media” button from lower level users altogether. And then we’ll go over a solution that will let users upload media, but they won’t be able to see or access media uploaded by others.

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How to Create an Awesome User Account / Profile Page in WordPress

Some sites revolve around their visitors much more than others. For those where visitors register for one reason or another, there may be a need show them their account information.

Not long ago we went over pulling a logged in visitor’s info into the front end of the site.

In this post, we’re going to go over setting up a complete profile page/account page for logged in visitors.

Only logged in visitors will be able to see their own information on this page.

If someone is not logged in, they will see links to either log in or register for the site.

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Don’t Waste Time Improving Your WordPress Site Search

You’ll often find articles that start with how bad the built-in WordPress search function is (it’s not actually that bad) and then go on to explain how you can upgrade it.

Whilst there are a truly excellent search plugins out there that add a plethora of new features, you need to make sure you know why you are upgrading because it’s quite possible that you might just be wasting your time, effort and money.

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7 Terrific Free WordPress Tab Plugins

Tabbed sections on a website can be very convenient. They allow you to break up a lot of information and put it into one small space. Readers are less overwhelmed that way and therefore more likely to hang around and check out what you have to offer.

The easiest way to get tabbed content in WordPress is with a tabs plugin. Below we will go over the seven best plugins we found to get your content tabbed up.

Comparison Table
While there aren’t a lot of features to compare, a few of these might make a difference for you.

Who Wins?

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30 Free, Responsive and Stunning WordPress Themes

There are so many free themes out there it’s hard to know where to begin. Just searching through the WordPress Theme Repository for the perfect theme can be time consuming.

The great thing about most of the recently released free theme is that they are responsive, meaning you can download, install and activate them and quickly and easily meet the needs of your mobile users.

Below is a collection of responsive themes – all free – and many of them new designs that have been released in the past few weeks.

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The Top 6 Question and Answer WordPress Plugins

The success of Q&A-style forums Yahoo! Answers, StackOverflow and Quora have spawned plenty of imitations and not surprisingly WordPress has its fair share of options.

Whether you want to create your own niched Q&A site or simply want to add the functionality to your existing site, any of these are plugins will help you get there.

The most difficult task is working out which one to choose.

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25 Must-Have Plugins for WordPress Multisite Networks

Managing a WordPress Multisite network can be a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be if you have the right tools.

But what are the best tools for Multisite?

There’s always a lot of discussion on the WPMU DEV forums about this very topic, so I asked our support crew and developers what plugins they recommend people install on their network.

Whether you’re new to running a Multisite network or have been hosting your own network for some time, you’re sure to find many of the plugins below (in no particularly order) useful for managing your sites.

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What To Do When Your WordPress Site Has 17,871 Landing Pages

During February 2014, visits to WPMU DEV started from over 17,000 different pages.

As site owners, we’ve known for some time that visitors weren’t just coming through the front door but what we’ve probably underestimated is the sheer scale of the shift and what impact that has on our site’s ability to meet its goals.

So what can and should you do when your home page is not only one of a myriad of point of entries to your site but potentially no longer the main point of entry?

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13 Free Medium Inspired WordPress Themes — If You Dare!

Medium is a blog publishing platform that has grown by leaps and bounds over the last year or so.

Its design is simple yet attractive, making sure to put a great deal of the focus on the site’s content.

Both of these things have led some in the WordPress community to pay attention. And as is often the case, when something new arises and becomes popular in the web publishing space, many WordPressers look to either integrate it or take inspiration from it.

If You Dare
And that leads us to the “If You Dare” part of our title.

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