There are times when you have two similar categories that you want to merge together. When I say merging, it means:
1. Move all the posts from one category to the other (the one you want to merge into).
2. Delete the duplicate category.
3. Add a URL forwarder to redirect the previous category URL to the new URL.
Here is how it can be done:
There are many ways to gauge the popularity of a post and the easiest way of them all is to check the posts with the most number of comments.
Here’s now you can display the popular posts (most commented) in the sidebar.
Usually when you publish a new post, the post will be pushed to the top of the list in the front page. When your reader click the title link, it will bring them to the full article. Now, what if you want the title of the post, when clicked, direct the reader to an external URL instead of the full article? How can you do it without utilizing a plugin?
We can use custom field to solve this. Here is how you can do so:
Custom Post Type was introduced in WordPress 3.0 to allow the users to define different post type within a blog. For example, if you are a chef looking to open new cooking classes and also to share your recipes with others, you can define a post type call “Classes” where you announce the availability of new cooking class and another post type call “Recipe” and share your recipe with your readers.
WordPress doesn’t come with an easy way for the normal users to create custom post type, but luckily there is a useful plugin for that.
WordPress makes it very easy for you to write, publish and update content, but what if you are blogging (or microblogging) in other sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Tumblr and you want to update your WordPress blog with the content posted elsewhere, what should you do? Since most of these sites offer a RSS feed, the best way is to embed those feeds in your WP site so that it will update automatically when you post content.
WordPress comes with a built-in RSS feed parsing function, so you can easily and quickly parse and embed RSS feed without any plugins. Here’s how it is done:
Creating a mirror of your blog is a good way to backup your content. In the event that your blog/web host/domain went down, you know that there is another site that is still running, and serving the exact same content.
This tutorial shows you how to mirror your WordPress blog to Blogger.
WordPress is best known as a blogging platform, but it can be a versatile piece of software as well, allowing you to turn it to almost anything you want. Here is how you can turn a WordPress installation into a in-house private Twitter-like microblogging system.
There is little or no coding required. What you need here is a custom theme and some plugins. There are currently two themes that can instantly turn your blog into a status update system: Prologue and P2.
If you consistently provide good content on your blog, there is a high chance that some of your readers will print out your articles for future reference. The problem is, while your blog might look nice in the browser, it could be in a mess when you print it out. While there are several plugins that can format your site to printer-friendly layout, they can add extra overhead to your system and mess up your permalink structure (some plugins add a “/print” behind your URL). Here’s a little trick to make your site printer friendly, without using any plugin.
There are many plugins that allow you to display related posts on your site, but most of them are either too bloated, too complicated or too simple. A better way is to implement the related posts function directly into your theme and reduce the server overhead. In this way, you can also theme it up the way you want it.
This tutorial will teach you how you can show related posts in your site without using any plugin.
Blog posts,Twitter, Facebook and many other social networks often go hand in hand. When you publish a blog post, you will often tweet the link to your Twitter account. Sometime when you send a tweet, you will also embed it in your blog post. The problem is, embedding a tweet in your post is not as easy as it should be. It often involves taking screenshot of the tweet, crop/edit it before you upload it to your post. With the introduction of Blackbird Pie, the whole process just become much easier.
Blackbird Pie is a method created by Twitter Media to easily embed a tweet on your site. Feed it with the tweet’s URL and it will generate the necessary code for you to copy/paste to your site.