Sometimes, after moving a site from a development environment into a live production environment, users and developers can forget to uncheck the “Discourage Search Engines From Indexing Your Site” box located within the Reading Settings. It’s a terrible feeling to realize months after a site has gone live, that search (more…)
One of the biggest features to land in WordPress 3.7 were automatic updates. When automatic updates are completed, an email notification is sent to the address specified within Settings > General which is typically the website administrator. However, if you maintain websites for clients, you probably want those notifications to (more…)
WP Hotkeys is a plugin developed by McGuive7 and MIGHTYminnow that adds the ability to navigate the backend of WordPress with just a keyboard using shortcuts. The plugin works out of the box with a predefined set of hotkeys for each standard dashboard menu item. If you don’t want to (more…)
Developed by Brady Vercher and Gary Jones, Plugin Toggle adds the ability to disable or enable plugins from the WordPress admin bar. This simple plugin is awesome, especially when it comes to diagnosing problems. One of the tenents of troubleshooting WordPress is to disable every plugin and re-enable them one (more…)
Near the end of episode 133 of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch mentioned a new plugin that caught his eye called Plugin Organizer developed by Jeff Sterup. This plugin enables three specific functions: Change the order that plugins load on your site Selectively disable plugins by any post type or WordPress (more…)
A few months ago, I had the privilege to attend WordCamp Grand Rapids. At the event, I obtained a ServerPress.com branded USB stick. Little did I know that this was no ordinary USB drive.
WP DB Migrate is an awesome plugin created by Brad Touesnard. This plugin makes it easy to transfer the database contents between WordPress powered sites. While there is a Pro version of this plugin available, my experience was with the free version, hosted on the WordPress plugin repository.
I’m a huge fan of the Edit Flow plugin, especially since this site started publishing articles from multiple authors. It has all sorts of cool features such as custom post statuses, notifications, and editorial comments within posts. Unfortunately, Edit Flow is broken in a few places. I’ve been in touch (more…)
At a local WordPress meetup I attended, an attendee asked what would be the best way to show videos on their site? We dismissed using YouTube because when the video ends, it would most likely show video suggestions that had nothing to do with the topic at hand. We recommended (more…)
Marcus Couch reviews CLEF, the amazing new WordPress plugin that allows you to login to your WP site via your app enabled smartphone and say goodbye to passwords forever.