Great web design often starts with the available themes in the WordPress marketplace, but it doesn’t end there.
While most plugins offer functionality, there are the rare few that provide a site with new functionality and great design.
Take Symple Shortcodes, from wpexplorer.com. Symple Shortcodes is a plugin that allows you to easily add a huge variety of well designed, and highly functional features to your site via shortcodes.
Shortcodes are widely used in themes, but this can be problematic if you ever decide to change themes. If you’ve used shortcodes that are tied to a specific theme then you would need to replace all of them if you ever want to change your theme.
Depending on the amount of content you have and the number of shortcodes you have inserted, this could result in a huge problem if and when you want to change themes.
A WordPress shortcodes plugin alliviates this headache, because the shortcodes aren’t tied to any particular theme. [click to continue…]
Remember those iphone ads from a few years back?
You know, the “There’s an app for that” ads? They presented a wide variety of scenarios, and showed the available iphone apps to assist with each.
WordPress is very similar. Instead of apps though, WordPress uses Plugins.
There are a seemingly infinite number of plugins available for WordPress. Just like iphone apps, most plugins are free, but there are premium plugins as well that you’ll have to pay for. [click to continue…]
The following is a guest post from James O’Donnell of ScreenTek Inc.
Imagine you spent hours researching and writing a blog that you are really proud of.
Now, imagine how you would feel if you discovered your post had been copied, and reproduced without your permission, on someone else’s website.
Unfortunately, this happens all the time.
Content Theft is Just a Right Click Away
Duplicating content by right clicking the mouse or using combo keyboard commands is among the most elementary of computer skills, providing a quick and simple way for users to copy, paste and move content in a file or document. The problem is, while this makes it easy to design, apply and edit your content, it also makes it easy for others to copy your content once it’s been posted. [click to continue…]
Contest Domination is a WordPress plugin that enables website owners to create and run their own contests.
I figure there’s no better way to show off the Content Domination plugin than to use it on this site to run our own contest. That’s exactly what we’re doing. I’ll explain the details of our contest at the end of this post (spoiler alert! – you can win a Free copy of Contest Domination!).
How To Run a Contest With Contest Domination
Creating a contest on your site is a piece of cake with Contest Domination. The plugin does all the heavy lifting, leaving you with tons of time to promote your contest.
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Security is one of the last things that a lot of bloggers and website owners think about, but it’s also one of the most important. Luckily there are a lot of great plugins to help beef up your site’s security. It’s just a matter of finding the right ones.
Login LockDown is a great little security plugin that prevents users from making multiple attempts to login to your site. [click to continue…]
Ever find a plugin which seems so essential that you feel it should be included as part of the core WordPress code?
That’s how I feel about the WordPress Editorial Calendar plugin from the folks at Stresslimit.
The Editorial Calendar plugin provides an intuitive visual calendar where you can visualize, rearrange, and schedule your posts with ease. [click to continue…]