Are you that level of WordPress user that could use the WordPress back-end blindfolded (figuratively of course)? You know – that user who is so fluent that doing simple tasks in the administration panel are irritating because it’s too slow? That user who maybe knows HTML and possibly even CSS but doesn’t want to venture into hardcore coding?
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Displaying BuddyPress profile data outside of the main BuddyPress components is a little trickier than you might imagine. However, this is a common request, especially since many of our readers manage multisite networks. So for this quick tip we’re going to examine a few examples of displaying BuddyPress profile data on multisite blogs.
Basic Example of Displaying BP Profile Info on a Multisite Blog
If you are running a magazine or a website with multiple authors/contributors, you must already be aware of the difficulties that come along with it. Not only do you have to synchronize with multiple authors, you must also take care of the publishing schedule, editorial workflow, and many other things.
In order to make your life easier, we shall be taking a look at some of the best free plugins that can help you manage your multi-author blog or magazine.
By default, WordPress’s emails are pretty ugly. No logo, header, or footer or any styling at all really.
Wouldn’t it be nice to add your own branding to it? Make it look like an email someone actually wants to read — instead of looking like a dog’s breakfast of text. Not only that, but you want to make it easy for everyone that reads email on their mobiles, not to have to zoom in and scroll both horizontal and vertical to read!
Setting up an appointment management solution on your website can be fiddly, not to mention expensive. Take the hassle out of scheduling bookings and manage them yourself – all within your WordPress site – with WPMU DEV’s Appointments+ plugin. It will save you a fortune – and it’s easy peasy to set up.
Responsive Web Design is all the craze at the moment. Watching websites cascade into different layouts as you resize the browser can even be mesmerising.
But there’s one facet of RWD that still remains a (properly) unsolved problem. Responsive Images.
Download the source files (twentytwelve child theme).
If you simply use CSS’s max-width: 100%; attribute, mobile sites will still be downloading full size images. That’s an issue, because if your desktop site has images 920px wide, the mobile version will still be downloading this massive image, making loading time slow.
Matt Mullenweg’s State Of The Word was very insightful into what was to come of WordPress in 2012. One thing he mentioned would be big, is be WordPress powering apps.
With that in mind, there aren’t many posts around that teach you how to make an app. I thought I’d start with the compulsory “How to make a to-do list app using WordPress!” It even works across all platforms- that’s right. Mobile, Tablet and Desktop!
The WordPress Community has over 23,000 plugins to date that do a crazy amount of things. I’m going to show you three quality, free plugins that can help you kickstart a well structured portfolio.
If you’re here to scan the article, here’s a list of the plugins I’m talking about:
Custom Post Types UI
Posts 2 Posts
Download the theme source code.
Now for the most part, these plugins all do something we should know how to do using the WordPress APIs.
Subtle Patterns is a popular design resource for finding free, lightweight backgrounds to customize your website. Here you will find patterns that are easy on the eyes and tile perfectly to create pleasant backgrounds.
Subtle Background Patterns is a new plugin that lets you incorporate Subtle Patterns into the WordPress background customizer. It allows you to easily add any of 300+ beautiful background patterns to your site, without having to customize your theme’s CSS file.
Your fantastic website runs on WordPress and your CRM of choice is Salesforce, but you just can’t seem to get the two applications to play nice together.
Fret no more, in this daily tip we’re going to show you how to integrate WordPress and Salesforce, and turn your website into a lead generating machine!
A note before we start: We’ll be using the Web-to-Lead feature of Salesforce, which requires you to be using their Group Edition platform, or higher.
Why Integrate WordPress with Salesforce?