For some sites, tags are hugely important. They’re so important that simply having a tag cloud in the sidebar isn’t enough. They require a whole page dedicated to the site’s tags. In short, they need a WordPress Tag Page.
We wrote a little while ago about removing the WordPress Admin Bar (now called the Toolbar). In that post we mentioned that we couldn’t find a working plugin that would remove the new WordPress Toolbar. We also mentioned that removing the new Toolbar would likely be a bad idea because it would remove the Logout link and the Network link on Multisites.
Well, we’ve just found a plugin called Toolbar Removal that solves all those issues. It not only removes the Toolbar, it keeps the Logout and Network links intact.
The Plugin in Action
If you’d like to add links to your Admin Toolbar (formerly called the Admin Bar), then there are two ways you can go about that: You can use a plugin, or you can use code in your functions file. We’ll go over both ways below.
1. Plugin – Custom Admin Bar
Of course we need look no further than WPMU DEV’s own Custom Admin Bar plugin to do the trick of adding links to our Admin Toolbar.
This is a FREE plugin, but like all plugins from WPMU DEV, it sees regular updates to insure compatibility with the latest versions of WordPress.
Ever found yourself logged out of your own WordPress site with no idea how to get logged back in?
Many themes these days do not automatically put a link to the admin login URL on the frontend of the site. Because of this, you need to know the exact location of that URL in order get into your site.
As most people will be looking to go to their admin area, you can just go straight to that section and WordPress will automatically present you with a login box if you aren’t already logged in.
Going to the Admin Area
There are two basic ways to add a YouTube video to your WordPress site:
By pasting a link to the video page in your Post or Page
By pasting the video’s embed code in your Post or Page
We’ll go over both below.
1. Pasting a Link
Perhaps the easiest way to add a YouTube video to WordPress is by simply pasting in a link for the video on its own line in the editor.
Before you try pasting your YouTube link into your site, you will want to make sure that you have your media settings properly set up.
According to security firm Sophos, a major malware campaign now underway is using insecure WordPress sites (not up-to-date secured sites) to install harmful software on the computers of unwitting visitors.
The campaign works like this:
An email is sent to a random person with the subject line, “Verify your order.”
In the email is a link to a malware-infected WordPress site. (These are legitimate sites that have been compromised.)
Clicking on the link takes the person to the infected site, and an attempt is made to install malware onto the visitor’s PC by using the Blackhole Exploit Kit.
Although obviously billed as a Pinterest-style theme, the great thing about the new free Pinboard theme is that it’s so much more than that.
While you can obviously make your site look like a “pinboard,” you can make it look like a regular blog, a business site, a portfolio site, or a combination of those things.
The power behind all this flexibility lies in theme’s framework and grid system. For the user, this appears most readily in the easy-to-use customization panels found in the Admin area.
For example, here’s a look at some layout options for the homepage.
WordPress has spruced up their iOS app for Apple products (iphones, ipod touches, ipads) with one of their biggest updates ever.
Perhaps the most significant update is to the user interface, where you’ll notice new sliding panels, new graphics, and colors.
Below are a few images from the announcement of the release.
Here are some of the specific features that Version 3.1 has added.
WordPress software is open source. As the WordPress.org About Page says, “Everything you see here, from the documentation to the code itself, was created by and for the community.”
So how do you become one of those who help out? How do you find out what’s going on and where you might fit in?
Well, that’s just gotten a little easier with the creation of a “new collaboration space,” as WordPress Co-founder Matt Mullenweg calls it.
Saved post revisions can be a lifesaver in WordPress. If something goes wrong and you need to access a previous saved version of your post, it’s right there for you, waiting to be clicked on at the bottom of your editor.
Lots and Lots of Revisions
If you’ve worked with WordPress for a while, then you’ve no doubt been saved by the post revisions feature a time or two. But you’ve probably also noticed that those revisions tend to add up.