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Change post date in WordPress

Here's a super simple tip on how to change the date in WordPress. Two tips actually. Quick Edit The main posts page in the WordPress admin has a nice quick edit feature that allows you to quickly update, among other things, the date the post has been published. Hover over the post name and you'll find the quick edit button. Change to the desired date and then hit update....

Tribe Events Conditionals

I've used the Event Calendar Pro plugin on quite a few sites. They just released a totally re-written version of the code, which is mostly a good thing. But new code is still new code. Here's a quick reference link for the plugin's event conditionals: https://gist.github.com/jo-snips/2415009...

Meta box vs WordPress widget sidebars

Looking for opinions on using the standard WP sidebar vs meta boxes for 'aside' type info... I've got a current project in development that has a TON of pages, each with its own unique sidebar content. Rather than clog the WP widget area with hundreds of widget instances, I've chosen to use meta boxes for in page sidebar content. It's easier for the client to find and update, and...

WP Migrate DB Pro

The one thing that makes developing in a local environment hard is keeping databases synced. This (paid) plugin for WordPress can do it right from one admin screen to another, and can migrate the entire database or just the tables you need. Highly recommended. We just upgraded to the developer license, in fact. http://deliciousbrains.com/wp-migrate-db-pro/...

What Template File am I Viewing?

When developing a custom theme I often find myself needing to know exactly what template WordPress is currently using to display the page. I used to simply write some dummy text directly into the file (usually 'cha cha cha' for some reason). That is until I came across this plugin in the Plugin repository: What Template File Am I Viewing?. The plugin is simple and works as advertised -...

WordPress SEO, A Pre-Launch Checklist

[wpvideo 4ZB2FYEh w=620 h=360] I missed Mike Payne's WordPress SEO, A Comprehensive Pre-Launch Checklist presentation at this years WordCamp Salt Lake City, but thankfully WordPressTV has posted this and a few other videos from the day for your posterity and mine. The video may be titled WordPress SEO, but a lot of what Mike talks about is relevant to any site or CMS. Most of it actually. Some of...

Widget Logic is_active_sidebar fix

Dec 29, 2011 Update - Installing Widget Logic version 0.51 fixes the previous is_active_sidebar issue. Thanks to Alan Trewartha for continued development on this essential plugin. Carry on. WordPress doesn't currently have a built in feature for controlling which pages a sidebar widget displays. The Widget Logic plugin adds this feature quite nicely if you're comfortable using WP's conditional tags. It does have built in, however, the function is_active_sidebar to...

Disable WordPress Parent Menu Link

If you've ever wanted a top-level navigation item to act as a trigger for a drop down menu, but not actually link anywhere, here's how to do it in the WordPress 3.0 menu system: Insert a custom link with a label and any link address Click on Edit Menu Item link (triangle) Delete link address in URL field Add nested sub-menu items Save...

The Admin Bar and Absolute Positioning

The latest release of WordPress (3.1) comes with a new 'Admin Bar' - a small area at the top of your site that displays (for logged in users) quick links and easy access to some of the most used portions of WordPress. If you happen to have absolutely positioned elements that take their position off of the body tag, however, these items will not shift, while everything else is...

WordPress Users: Install Jetpack

Since it first came out I've been installing the WordPress.com Stats plugin on nearly every site I build. It's a very popular plugin because it provides a quick overview of site traffic and related information - all from the WordPress Dashboard. A few months back I'd heard rumors that Automattic was working on a replacement for this plugin and that it was going to ditch the Flash based stats...

Gravity Forms vs Every Other Form

If you have a website, it's virtually a given that you have a contact page with a form on it for collecting messages from your users. Pretty much everyone does. Which is why if you run a query for "forms" in the WordPress plugin directory, you'll be overwhelmed with hundreds of results. Some of the most notable come up on the first page, including WP Contact Form and Contact...

Fresh Foundation for Spigot

As a professional web designer, it comes with the territory that one's own site is rebuilt on a fairly routine basis. So lately I've been spending my nights and weekend work hours rebuilding spigotdesign.com. The focus this time was not the design, but rather the foundation on which it's built. (more…)...

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