The fullscreen distraction free writing mode is one of the coolest new features recently added to WordPress. But what if that blank white screen just doesn’t do it for you? Distraction Free Writing Mode Themes is a new plugin that gives you more design options when enabling this mode.
BuddyPress now has 468 plugins listed as extensions for the platform. How would you ever know which ones are quality and which are no good if you’re a new to BuddyPress? You could spend hours researching all the options, reviews, support forums, installing and testing. Or, you could get some advice.
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BuddyPress 1.7 is due out any minute now. This is a very exciting and important release that we believe will greatly expand BuddyPress usage throughout the WordPress community. Here’s a quick breakdown of all of the major new features and changes that you’ll need to know about to be ready for 1.7.
The Developer plugin is a WordPress developer’s best friend – aside from his dog, of course. It’s a plugin developed collaboratively by Automattic and a number of other talented WordPress developers. Created to help you optimize your development environment, the WordPress Developer plugin gives you quick access to all of the best tools for theme and plugin development.
When you install the plugin, a screen will pop up to ask you what type of project you’re working on so that it can tailor its recommendations for you. You’ll be presented with three options:
Plugin for a self-hosted WordPress installation
When working on a multi-author WordPress blog, the post listing screen can get a little bit crowded. Sometimes you have to hunt through many posts that are not your own before locating a draft you’ve been working on.
Here’s a quick way that you can change the posts page to show only the author’s own posts. I found this handy tip over at WP Snippets and have updated it and made into a little plugin.
Let’s face it, in the years since we’ve been using WordPress, the login screen hasn’t changed much. Sure, you can customize it with a logo but beyond that, it doesn’t really offer much variety. In fact, the default WordPress admin login page really breaks the user’s experience when you have a custom theme in place. Going from your beautiful theme to the default WordPress login page is like going from Paris to Siberia in an instant.
By default Jetpack uses your permalinks when a user shares your post via the sharing buttons. Wouldn’t it be cool if, instead of posting that super long URL, Jetpack could tap into its own URL shortener to share shorter links?
Plugin author Jeremy Herve has created a quick solution for this with his new Jetpack shortlinks for sharing buttons plugin. It basically gives you the ability to use shortlinks when sharing posts:
Here’s how it works, depending on which shortlink service you’ve enabled for your site:
Individual projects are referred to as “pens”, which include the HTML, CSS, JS and the resulting live demo beneath. It’s essentially a front end developer’s playground for exploring and creating handy, beautiful snippets for the web.
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The WordPress codex is full of fun little things that you can experiment with. Have you ever wanted to remove a menu page from the WordPress dashboard? Perhaps you’re building a site for a client who gets confused by the settings menu. Blow the dust off of your handy codex and check out the function references for removing menu pages.
Here’s what you’re looking for:
Replace the menu slug with the name of the php script for the menu item you want to remove.