Tag: WordPress Plugins
Fix Mixed Content Warnings and Blocked Content with HTTP/HTTPS Remover
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?
What I’m Thankful For in WordPress: 2017 Edition
This year, it’s felt like change is in the air. The WordPress landscape seems to be shifting at the small-to-medium client level, with ever-stronger competitors driving attempted innovation within WordPress, while some giant players (huge hosting companies, “everything” themes) continue to gobble up huge numbers of the worst-informed customers and the rest of the marketplace starts to crunch.
Why and How To Use Custom Post Types in WordPress
WordPress sites are great at holding content. Got some words and pictures you want to show the world? WordPress is a great tool for that job. Probably the best. But by default it only has two types of content: Posts and Pages. These are great, by many people have many other types of content: client testimonials, documentation of a project, past projects listings and more. Posts and Pages can be made to house these sorts of items, but there’s a better option: WordPress custom post types.
Lazy Loading for Faster WordPress: Slow and Lazy Wins the Race
David wrote a really good article on WordPress site speed a few weeks ago. He also, casually, made WPShout a lot faster—up to an 89% desktop score on PageSpeed Insights, which is about as high as I’ve ever seen a WordPress site score.
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.
The Hybrid Plugin/SaaS Business Model
Editor’s note: Today we’re delighted to invite back one of WPShout’s dearest friends: Josh Pollock!
Creating Custom Templates in a Plugin Instead of Your Theme
Let me start this with a disclaimer: custom templates go in your theme. That’s what themes are for: giving you interesting ways to display your WordPress site’s data.