I don’t know why this feature isn’t built into WordPress. It’s one we’ve desperately needed since the beginning, so when I first discovered the Find and Replace plugin, I just about threw a party. (And when I installed it I noticed that one of the developers is someone I know from the WordPress LinkedIn group.)… Continue Reading Find and Replace
Scott Ellis designated March 1st WordPress Developer Donation Day and has urged us all to donate $5 to the developer(s) of our favorite plugin(s) and then blog or tweet about it with the hashtag #wppdd. There are a lot of plugins I rely on and use in almost every installation. I’m working on getting descriptions… Continue Reading It’s WordPress Plugin Developer Donation Day!
Whether or not you’re a smartphone user (and I still have a “dumbphone,” myself), there’s no denying that the Internet is going mobile. One of the great things about WordPress is the fact that you can create a mobile-friendly version of your site instantly by installing one of these plugins. (These are three that I’ve… Continue Reading WPtouch, WordPress MobilePack, and WordPress Mobile Edition
If you search the WordPress plugin repository for “backup”, you’ll get—as of today—195 results. I wrote about two of those plugins, WordPress Database Backup and WordPress Backup by BTE, just about a year ago, and installed them on all 8 of my own WP sites, as well as insisting that my clients use WP-DB-Backup at… Continue Reading Automatic WordPress Backup
If you’ve ever used WordPress to manage a site with more than two or three static pages, you’ve experienced the amazing awkwardness of the built-in method of ordering pages: That line about “We know this is a little janky, it’ll be better in future releases” has been there for as long as I can… Continue Reading pageMash
For a little while there, this plugin was bundled in with the core of WordPress, and I have no idea why they took it out, because no WordPress installation should be without it. If you lose your WordPress database, you’re screwed. And you may hope that your hosting company is backing it up, but are… Continue Reading WordPress Database Backup
There’s a good reason Akismet is bundled with WordPress: without it, we’d all be drowning in comment spam. It’s impressively effective: there’s not much spam that makes it through to the comment moderation queue, and it rarely marks genuine comments as spam. (You should give your spam list a quick once-over before deleting it, though,… Continue Reading Akismet