‘WordPress FAQs’ Category

Add Voice Search to WordPress

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January 6th, 2011
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Do you have a WordPress blog? Do you want to add voice search to your blog? Well, thanks to Otto the Tech Ninja, you can with just a slight modification to your theme! Yes, this will only work in Google Chrome if you have the Voice Search extension or if you’re using the latest development version, but with most computers shipping with built-in microphones these days, Voice Search certainly makes searching easy, and it’s a great way to impress your friends.

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WordPress FAQ: Finding Free WordPress Plugins

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January 4th, 2011
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Without a doubt, the best place to find free WordPress plugins is the official Plugin Directory. With over 12,000 plugins, compatibility polls, support tags, and usage statistics, it’s definitely the most complete resource out there. Most WordPress users can easily find and install plugins from the official directory via Plugins -> Add New in their Dashboard, but some may need to complete a manual installation. To install a plugin manually, download it and then use an FTP or SFTP client to upload the decompressed archive to your blog’s /wp-content/plugins/ directory. Once the plugin has been uploaded, you should be able to activate it from the Plugins section of your Dashboard. If it isn’t appearing, the plugin may have additional installation instructions. Plugins are not free from the dangers of malware, and can sometimes be far more dangerous than themes. Unfortunately, the plugin directory does not have a volunteer review staff […]

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Adding Menus To The Admin Bar

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December 17th, 2010
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As part of their ongoing series, WPEngineer has published a cool post that explains how to add new menus to the admin bar coming in WordPress 3.1. In the example, Frank adds a Codex Search button to the admin bar which is pretty convenient! He covers the function add_menu() and it’s various parameters as well. In the comments of that post however, Latz brings up an interesting point. Oh great, now every plugin will put a menu in the admin bar, Next stop: a plugin preventing others from cluttering the admin bar. While it’s pretty funny to think about the admin bar containing menus for all sorts of different plugins, it’s a potential problem that users may have to deal with in the future. Hopefully, plugin authors are diligent with not adding a menu to their options page as part of the default package of a plugin. For certain plugins, […]

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WordPress FAQ: Finding Free WordPress Themes

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December 17th, 2010
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With theme malware on the rise, many users are left wondering where the safest place to find free WordPress themes is, or how to protect themselves from potentially dangerous themes. Without a doubt, the best place to find free WordPress themes is the official WordPress Theme Directory. Themes can be submitted to the directory by almost any author, but the themes are thoroughly checked for quality and safety by a team of dedicated volunteers. With over 1,200 free themes and a handy tag filter interface, you’d have a hard time not finding the perfect theme for your blog. There are certainly other places to find free themes, like Theme Lab, but how can you be sure that the theme you downloaded is safe? If you plan to download themes from anywhere but the official WordPress Theme Directory, you should install both the Exploit Scanner and Theme-Check plugins. Run the Exploit […]

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WordPress FAQ: Changing Links and Images After a Move

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December 13th, 2010
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So, you’ve just moved your WordPress blog following the official instructions, but what about all of your internal links and images? Even though you may have changed your main URL during the move process, your internal links and images will remain unchanged, leaving images broken and internal links pointing toward the old domain or directory. Sure, you could manually edit every single post or page, but there are other ways. The easy way is to use a plugin called Velvet Blues Update URLs. It’s a very simply plugin. You just enter your old URL, then enter your new URL, and this plugin take cares of the rest. I know, it almost seems too easy, but in this case it really is just that easy. Of course, if you want to make it a little bit more difficult, we sure can. What if Velvet Blues Update URLs disappears and you’re left […]

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Add Hovercards to Your WordPress Blog

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October 10th, 2010
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Gravatar recently launched Hovercards, a new feature that servers as a nifty bridge between your Gravatar and your Gravatar Profile. Hovercards have already been enabled throughout WordPress.com and WordPress.org, and there is an official plugin in the works, but what if you can’t wait for the official plugin to add Hovercards to your WordPress blog? If your theme has a functions.php file, just add the following line within the file: wp_enqueue_script( ‘gprofiles’, ‘http://s.gravatar.com/js/gprofiles.js’, array( ‘jquery’ ), ‘e’, true ); If your theme doesn’t have a functions.php file, or you’d rather not mess with it, use a plain text editor to create a file called hovercards.php with the following content, then use an FTP or SFTP client to upload it to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, and activate it via the Plugins section of the admin panel. <?php /* Plugin Name: Hovercards */ wp_enqueue_script( ‘gprofiles’, ‘http://s.gravatar.com/js/gprofiles.js’, array( ‘jquery’ ), ‘e’, true ); ?> […]

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Deleting WordPress Revisions

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September 28th, 2010
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WordPress 2.6 introduced a post revisions feature, which automatically saves a draft as you begin to write a post or page and saves a revision for each change made afterwards. That’s right, every time you make even the slightest alteration to a post or page, a new revision is saved. Now don’t get me wrong, this is an incredibly useful feature, especially if you accidentally cut half of your post during a late night edit or lose power while composing your latest masterpiece, but these revisions can slowly build up in your database. If it’s been a few days since you’ve last edited your blog, chances are that you don’t need to keep any revisions around, and they’re probably just siting in your database taking up space and growing cobwebs. To remove all of your revisions safely without harming your published posts and pages, backup your database, then use either […]

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Using a Native WordPress Gallery

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September 24th, 2010
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There are many gallery plugins out there for WordPress, but did you know that WordPress has had its own gallery system since the release of version 2.5 over two years ago? To get started with a native WordPress gallery, you’ll need to create or edit the post or page that you want the gallery to appear in and then click the “Add an Image” button. You can use this to upload all of your images at full size and WordPress will automatically generate the various sizes (including thumbnails) for you. Now, it’s important to note that once you add an image via this method while writing or editing a post or page, it will be assigned to that specific post or page, which is how WordPress keeps track of the gallery’s content. Once you have uploaded all the desired images, click the “Add an Image” button again,┬áselect the “Gallery” tab, […]

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Backing Up WordPress

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September 20th, 2010
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You can’t be too careful these days. You’ve put a lot of work into your blog, and it would be a shame to see it lost forever just because you accidentally deleted something you shouldn’t have, it was hacked, or your server had a catastrophic meltdown. There are many ways to backup WordPress, so I’m just going to cover some of the easiest and most complete methods. First of all, your files are easy to backup. Since WordPress can be downloaded at any time, you only need to worry about files that you’ve customized or uploaded, which should leave only your wp-config.php file and everything under the /wp-content/ directory. You can easily backup these files by accessing your server via FTP or SFTP and downloading them. Now for the database, which includes all of your content and settings. Just like almost everything in life, there’s the easy way and the […]

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