WordPress Plugins

WordPress SEO 2.0: focus on what matters

We’re proud to announce the availability of WordPress SEO 2.0. This release adds new features for Google’s Knowledge Graph and improves the design, layout & usability of the WordPress SEO plugins admin screens in many ways. Google Knowledge Graph Google recently introduced new features for their knowledge graph, allowing you to highlight yourself in the search…

How to Install WordPress Plugins from Github

NOTICE: This plugin is still in alpha and not ready for production use. Use at your own risk. I found this plugin really useful. I downloaded the master zip file, uploaded it as a plugin, and now I can search both GitHub and the WordPress.org plugin repository, for plugins. This plugin uses the GitHub api…

How to Add a RESTful API to Your WordPress Site

Adding a RESTful API to your WordPress has just become the flip of a switch. Literally. Recently, Voce Platforms – a Voce Communications company – released a plugin named Thermal API. This plugin enables any WordPress powered site to have a full RESTful API. After a bit of toying with it, and the support of…

How to Backup WordPress like a Pro

Backing up WordPress can be a daunting task, especially if you’re doing it manually. MySQL export this, FTP backup that, it can be messy and quite time-consuming. Needless to say, the manual effort that the WordPress Codex offers is not scalable. I’ve used a number of different backup solutions, but I couldn’t find one that…

Adding PubSubHubbub to your WordPress Site

So what is this PubSubHubbub stuff? Here’s what the Googlecode page has to say about it. A simple, open, server-to-server web-hook-based pubsub (publish/subscribe) protocol as an extension to Atom and RSS. Parties (servers) speaking the PubSubHubbub protocol can get near-instant notifications (via webhook callbacks) when a topic (feed URL) they’re interested in is updated. In…

Enable/Disable Comments for Posts in a Custom Post Type

Are you looking at managing comment / discussion on a Custom Post Type by Custom Post Type basis? You can simply add the following to your functions.php or in a functions plugin: function yst_modify_post_type_supports() { remove_post_type_support( ‘question’, ‘comments’ ); } add_action( ‘init’, ‘yst_modify_post_type_supports’, 11 ); The code above assumes question is the slug for the…

Top 25 Most Downloaded WordPress Plugins

The WordPress.org has over 20,000 plugins available to download. Some awesome, some not so awesome. I also find the WordPress.org search functions to not be very helpful, where if it adopted more of a Google style search function, it could be much more practical for people to use. However, I’ve scoured the plugin repository and…

How to Embed Plugin Information from WordPress.org

Lee Willis recently published a plugin that will let you easily work with the WordPress.org API. “Paste the URL to a WordPress.org plugin into your posts or pages, and have the plugin information pulled in and displayed automatically.” His plugin, WordPress.org Plugin Information Embed, will let you easily tap into a plugin’s current version, rating,…

How to Customize the WordPress Admin Login Screen

Customizing the admin login screen in WordPress is simple. I personally recommend using this plugin: Erident Custom Login and Dashboard It comes with a lot of options for changing link colors, background patterns, adding your own logo, and more. [seealso title=”Login to WordPress with Facebook, Twitter, or Google” link=”http://wpforce.com/login-to-wordpress-via-facebook-twitter-and-google/”] After just 10 minutes of having…

5 WordPress plugins to help with theme debugging

Adam Pickering, co-founder of Mint Themes, recently posted a list of plugins that they use to help theme debugging. Monster Widget – “The Monster widget consolidates all 13 core widgets into a single widget enabling theme developers to create multiple instances with ease. It has been created to save time during theme development and review…

How to Use Jetpack without a WordPress.com Account

Love it or hate it, Jetpack can be a huge help when running your WordPress website. Jetpack offers a ton of features for free. Not everyone has a WordPress.com account, however, so author “Wingerspeed” decided to fork Jetpack into a un-hooked version that doesn’t require a WordPress.com account. (some features are unavailable though.) WordPress.com stats,…

12 of the Best WordPress Plugins from 2012

2012 brought us a lot of great plugins, some premium, some free. I’ve compiled a list of 12 plugins that you should be using in 2013. [seealso title=”12 Top WordPress Premium Themes of 2012″ link=”http://wpforce.com/12-top-wordpress-premium-themes-2012/”] 1. WordPress SEO by Yoast If you care about optimizing your WordPress site for search engines, WordPress SEO by Yoast…

Live Blogging WordPress Plugin by Automattic

Live blogging is an important part of the web, as it helps provide people real-time updates when video may not be available online. One of the most common live-blogged events online is the WWDC. There are many products and services already available for liveblogging, but some can be difficult or may be lacking specific features.…