Archive for WordPress
The Photocrati theme is updated for compatibility with the new WordPress version.
Here is what’s new in Photocrati 4.5
- NEW: Added support for post thumbnails. See http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Thumbnails
- Changed: Updated Pope Framework to v0.3
- Changed: Updated JQuery UI to to v1.9.2, provided by WordPress
- Bugfix: Sorting problem via drag n’ drop using WordPress v3.5
- Bugfix: Fixed compatibility issues with Internet Explorer v10
- Bugfix: Gallery placeholder corrupted using WordPress v3.5
- Bugfix: Empty customization tabs using WordPress v3.5
Note: If you are not seeing the update right now, it may take 1 day for the update to appear in your dashboard.
Q. I’ve developed a custom theme for a client. The client now wants the ability to upload a different header image for each page. Does a plugin exist for different headers or is there custom coding I need?
A. Check out Dynamic Headers. You can search WordPress’ plugins: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
or go directly to the permalink: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/dynamic-headers/
You will still need to change code in the theme, but the Dynamic Headers author puts all the instructions right in the plugin.
This post is a living document since I keep finding great plugins!
When I first mentioned “WordPress” a few years ago, most people didn’t know what I was talking about. Now, with the growth of blogging and new media structures, WordPress has become so popular that large companies like National Geographic, Yahoo.com, Sony Playstation, Tech Crunch, and WSJ / Wall Street Journal use the content management system called WordPress. But WordPress is pretty vanilla without what are called plugins. Developed by a hugenormous developer community, plugins are third party addins that make WordPress flexible and the amazing platform it is today. New plugins come out all the time, and I will talk about those I find as I come across them. Other plugins have become a ‘standard’ of sorts to make a website search engine friendly, load more quickly, redirect pages to the right place, backup the databases to even backing up the entire website.
I started pinning some of these to Pinterest, but since the plugins pages don’t always have screenshots, those pages can’t be pinned. So I want to share them here.
Even though WordPress is supposed to be optimized to be the best SEO platform available (and Everyone wants to be #1 on Google:), you still need some tools to help you along. All in One SEO’s settings help you control the search engine optimization aspects of your every tag, page, and post, allowing you to override WordPress’ defaults.
Headspace2: update coming soon
Backup Buddy (my personal affiliate link)
I use Backup Buddy. I use it on my websites and recommend it to my customers. It is from iThemes and backs up your entire single or Multisite WordPress install. Including the widgets, themes and plugins. You can also use it to migrate your site to another host. This is a Must Have. You can click above for my personal affiliate link or go to iThemes to purchase.
You can compare Backup Buddy to VaultPress HERE.
An on-demand backup of your WordPress database. Note: this only backs up the database. It does NOT back up the information stored on the server such as download files and pictures. To do that you need another program, like Backup Buddy (and why Backup Buddy was developed).
Re-captcha is an anti-spam method originating from Carnegie Mellon University, then acquired by Google. Instead of generating nonsense words, re-CAPTCHA actually uses words, then, when enough people have purportedly spelled them correctly, Google uses the results for their OCR book digitizing, doing good for the World.
WordPress 3.0 is now available for download here. I will probably wait for a few updates before upgrading. In addition iThemes is still working on some things on their end, so I want to wait for them as well. Remember, even if you wait, you should BACKUP your site. I recommend Backup Buddy for that function simply because it saves me so much time. Yes, there are plugins that backup your database and plugins that backup your files and plugins that backup your pages and posts. Backup Buddy does it all with one click. Seriously. So watch the video on the new WordPress release, but remember to BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP!