How to Set Multiple Default Categories for WordPress Posts

The “Uncategorized” category is a generic bin where WordPress posts go when you forget to assign a category. It’s rather irksome to discover that you’ve published a post as “Uncategorized,” since it doesn’t do much to connect your readers with more useful information on your blog. One easy solution to (more…)

How To Redirect Automatic Update Email Notifications In WordPress

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…)

Jetpack 2.9 Introduces Multisite Support and Related Posts Module

Jetpack 2.9 was released today with the long-awaited Related Posts module, which was introduced on in early November 2013. Server resource-intensive features such as stats tracking and related posts are very difficult to accomplish in an efficient way. Jetpack’s new Related Posts module uses resources to do this (more…)

WP Hotkeys Featured Image

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…)

How to Stop WordPress From Sending Emails

WordPress doesn’t send out too many emails. They’re usually only generated for an important notice, or when an action is required on your part. However, there are a few different circumstances under which you may not want WordPress to send any emails. For example, when working on a development site, (more…)