Tag: free tools
Discord: Heavily Branded But Cool Slack Alternative
There’s a good chance you know about Discord already. Especially if you’re one of the many n00bs I had to pwn in my long climb to Gold elo in League of Legends. (Hints: one-trick Xin Zhao, learn to farm the jungle efficiently, countergank top level 3.)
Simple Lightbox: A Better Image Viewing Experience in WordPress
I installed Simple Lightbox on WPShout a few weeks ago, and it’s something I wish I’d done long before.
Fix Mixed Content Warnings and Blocked Content with HTTP/HTTPS Remover
Awesome Color Inspiration with ColorHexa
Color inspiration is a big, practical part of web design, and ColorHexa is the best tool for it I’ve seen in a bit.
Unsplash: Beautiful, Free, Unrestricted-Use Images
I should spend more time talking to designers. An excellent designer I’m working with on a few projects noticed me Googling for a sample image to put into a new site design, and told me about Unsplash. It’s a major step up.
Cool New Plugin: “Admin Menu in Frontend”
Here’s one of the coolest, and most literal, plugin ideas I’ve seen in a while. Admin Menu in Frontend is a new plugin that simply puts the left-side menu from the wp-admin area onto the frontend of your site when you’re logged-in, saving you lots of clicks.
Rollback Your WordPress Version with WP Downgrade
What do you do when you need to downgrade WordPress to a previous version?
Theme My Login: Front-End Login and Registration Pages the Easy Way
I’ve got a client who wants people to interact with his site without ever seeing a WordPress-admin-looking screen. The very simple solution is a well-built plugin called Theme My Login. It puts the login form at a page on the front-end of the site located at, by default, site.com/login/, the registration form at site.com/register/, and so on.
Markdown in WordPress Comments and Posts with WP-Markdown
If there’s one thing nerds like, it’s Markdown, the simplified markup language that converts into HTML. It’s the difference between typing out, for example, <strong>something</strong> (HTML) and __something__ (Markdown)—a fair number of characters, especially over a lot of post authoring.
Clipular: Better Screenshots with a Chrome Extension
A big part of my job is “saving what my computer screen looks like,” also called screenshotting. Most of the time the “prt sc” button works fine, but on occasion I’ll want to screenshot something longer than the height of my computer screen itself, such as a long scrolling single-page site.