Tag: WordPress Plugins
Immobilize Metaboxes in the Post Editor with the Metabox Glue Plugin
Metabox Glue is a very niche plugin: its page on the WordPress plugin repository says “30+ active installations,” and that sounds about right. When you need it, though, it fits the job exactly.
How to Install or Update a WordPress Plugin from a ZIP File
This Quick Guide will show you how to both install and update WordPress plugins from a ZIP file.
Sort Your Posts by Custom Fields with CodePress Admin Columns
One of the reasons I love WordPress is because there’s always something to learn. I’ve recently had two clients who, for different reasons, really need to sort their post content by custom field values within the posts themselves.
Autocomplete for Relevanssi
I first wrote up Relevanssi back in 2015, when it saved my bacon on a client project. Last week it did the same thing again, and I remembered why I’d found it so cool in the first place.
How to Change WordPress Post Types with Post Type Switcher
From time to time, you’ll need to change the post type of one or more of your WordPress posts. One common need is to change a Post to a Page, when you realize a piece of previously published content is more “evergreen” than “blog.” You could create a new Page, cut-paste the Post’s content and title, and delete the Post—but doesn’t it make more sense to just change the one thing that’s the actual problem, which is the Post’s post type?
Generate Customizable PDFs from Your Posts with WordPress PDF Templates
I have a client who needs to be able to create PDFs of his WordPress posts, including for custom post types that he specifies. I tried a few solutions, and WordPress PDF Templates is definitely the best I’ve found.
How to Set Up File Downloads for Your Site
I recently found myself hunting for a solution that would allow a visitor to click a button to automatically download a free ebook. If you need to allow your users to download files from a WordPress site, today’s post will help.
How to Search Through a WordPress Plugin’s Files with Sublime Text
One of the hardest things about debugging or extending WordPress plugins is often simply finding where a piece of code lives. A plugin may have many thousands of lines of code across dozens of PHP files, organized however the plugin developers thought made sense to them.
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.
How to Use FTP to Deactivate a Plugin That’s Breaking Your WordPress Site
WordPress plugins can cause all kinds of errors: 500 internal server errors, PHP parse errors (also called syntax errors), errors that simply whitescreen your entire site, and more.