The latest release of Jetpack brings users some long-awaited features that make WordPress faster and more social. Jetpack 2.0 allows you to add social sharing connections that will automatically publicize your content to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Tumblr. In addition to the Publicize feature, it also includes the ability to send content via email. Post by Email performs a little bit of magic to make your posts look beautiful, whether you send a photo, video, gallery, audio files, or even ten pages of single-spaced text.
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There may come a time when you’ll want to convert a WordPress post to a page, a page to a post, a page to a Custom Post Type post, or some other option. Maybe you’re getting posts more organized or changing themes that have CPTs that you don’t want to disappear. This is easily and quickly accomplished with the help of a WordPress plugin.
Understanding Post Types
There is a reason that telemarketers still blow up your phone while you watch Law & Order: SVU reruns in your sweatpants while eating frozen dinners (that’s not just me…right? right?). Nothing converts like a phone call. On the phone the seller can communicate confidence in their product and talk their potential customer through the benefits it offers.
Introducing Sidebar & Widget Manager for WordPress
Hot diggety folks! There’s a powerful new player in the arena of WordPress sidebar plugins. The Sidebar & Widget Manager for WordPress gives you several cool ways to manage the display of your sidebars and widgets:
Widgetize any page to create the page layout of your dreams.
Create as many custom sidebars as you want.
Insert any custom sidebar in any page or post content with shortcodes.
Replace existing theme sidebars with your custom ones.
Decide where to display your sidebars (pages, posts, archives, categories, taxonomies, etc.)
The Responsive Select Menu plugin lets you automatically turn your “WordPress 3 Menus” into an easy-to-scroll select box/dropdown menu. (A “WordPress 3 Menu” is a menu created through the WordPress admin area: Appearance > Menus. Many people typically use these menus in their top navigation spot, as well as other places.)
The Plugin in Action
Let’s go ahead and jump right into some examples to show you what it looks like.
Here’s a look at a normal top menu in a mobile device using the WordPress Twenty Ten theme.
With functions like add_rewrite_rule(), WordPress allows you to create your own URL rewrite rules via the WP Rewrite API, of the WP_Rewrite Class.
If you’re not sick of the word “rewrite” yet and that gobbley-gook sentence interests you, read on… :-)
Adding WordPress Custom Rewrite Rules
I can’t help you write your custom rewrite rules, but I can point you in the write direction (get it?) to make sure they work as desired.
Once you have your rewrite rules in you plugin or your theme’s functions.php, you then need to:
Visit your Permalinks (just visiting the page is supposed to flush rewrite rules)
If you manage a WordPress multisite network where you, as the admin, set up each site individually, there’s a new plugin that should save you quite a bit of time. NS Cloner – Site Copier gives multisite admins the ability to easily clone individual sites in your network within a matter of seconds.
I’m on a lot of marketing email lists, and I actually read a lot of emails. Recently, I received an email from a marketer and began reading the first line of the email. It read, “I didn’t sleep very well last night. No, it wasn’t because of a barking dog, a crying child, or my WordPress website had been hacked.”
Watermarking your images tends to serve one of two very important purposes. It can either discourage others from taking your images and using them as their own, or it can offer you a nice opportunity to advertise yourself if others do happen to take your images. In fact, you may even want others to take your watermarked images and place them far and wide wherever they like. It’s akin to free advertising.
Whenever Rémi Corson brings out a new plugin I tend to sit up and take note. Apart from being an all-round nice guy, he also develops pretty cool WordPress themes and plugins, like the WordPress donation plugin I reviewed back in July.
So when he told me about a new plugin he has developed for freelancers, I jumped at the chance to take a look. After all — I am one!
Freelancer Widgets Bundle