Category Archives: WordPress

How To Make All WordPress Links Open In New Tab?

You can make all links on your WordPress website open in a new tab. By default all WordPress links open in the same tab, there is an option in the links box to set specific links to open in a new tab. To make all links open in a new browser tab, you simply need to add a few lines of JavaScript code to your website.

The new WordPress plugin called Open Links In New Tab automatically does the same for you. Once the plugin is activated, your links start to open in a new browser tab. You can set if you want to open only external links in a new tab, or just internal links in a new tab, or both.

How does it work? This plugin adds only a few JavaScript code lines and it doesn’t depend on any external library, doesn’t even require jQuery, which is the most common JavaScript library. The function it produces is completely search engine optimized.

How to Switch Post Types In WordPress?

By switching post types you can convert any post into a page or custom post type, you can also convert any page into a post or custom post type or any custom post type into a page or post.

There are various options available to bulk convert post types in your WordPress site. But you can also individually switch any post type from the post edit screen.

Post Type Switcher is a WordPress plugin that adds a simple post-type drop-down to your post edit screens. Thus, allowing you to reassign any post to a new post type while editing your post.

Once activated, it can convert nearly every combination of posts, pages, and custom post types on your WordPress website:

  1. Post to Page
  2. Page to Post
  3. Post to Custom Post Type
  4. Custom Post Type to another Custom Post Type

While converting any post the invisible post types, such as revisions, menus, etc, are excluded. But, in case if you need to access invisible post types, you can adjust the boundaries of the plugin by using the ‘pts_post_type_filter’ filter.

Apart from this, bulk editing allows you to select all the posts in a certain type and convert them to a new type with one quick action.

How To Send User Directly To Post On Single Search Result?

If you have a small blog and you want to send the user directly to the post especially when any search result comprises of just one post or page. In such a case you can automatically redirect the user to that result.

The new WordPress plugin called One Search Result allows you to do that on your website. Simply install-activate it and it will start to work automatically. The plugin works with any theme and any objects that would be shown on your search results page.

How To Fix The Issues WordPress Has With SSL?

You can seamlessly map your website URLs to HTTPS and get most of the mixed and insecure content errors automatically fixed on your WordPress website.

If you have SSL subscribed and your site has access to it, then you just need to install-activate a WordPress plugin called Really Simple SSL, and that’s it. Your site will get automatically moved to a secure HTTPS connection.

The plugin instantly configures SSL on your WordPress site, without any modifications to other files and settings.

In case you don’t have an SSL then the first thing you need to do is subscribe to an SSL of your choice. You may either go for a Standard or Premium SSL or you may subscribe to a Completely Managed SSL Service.

Once you have SSL, just activate Really Simple SSL plugin on your website. It saves you from hours of work.

As soon the plugin is activated, it –

  • Automatically updates the siteurl and homeurl to HTTPS
  • Automatically fixes all insecure and mixed content errors
  • Automatically redirects all incoming URL requests to HTTPS
  • Automatically handles most issues that WordPress has with SSL

The plugin works by using an internal WordPress redirect, but it also allows you to use a .htaccess redirect instead. It handles when you’re behind a reverse proxy/load balancer and takes care when no headers are passed, which WordPress uses to detect an SSL connection

The insecure and mixed content on your website is dynamically fixed by replacing all HTTP URLs with secure HTTPS, except hyperlinks given to other websites. This URL migration is dynamic so no database changes are made, except for the site URL and home URL. The plugin sets PHP cookies securely with the httpOnly flag.

How To Convert Absolute URLs Into Relative URLs In WordPress?

WordPress always saves the content using the local domain i.e. the domain you use to write your content.

But sometimes it may cause you issues especially when you want to develop your WordPress site locally using a localhost server or blog on one domain then go live on another. Because then you need to replace all URLs in your database.

This lesson guides you on how you can easily convert all absolute URLs into relative URLs, very quickly.

Relative URLs is the new WordPress plugin that allows you to move from localhost to a live domain with minimal effort. The plugin doesn’t change the links in the database, so you can develop in the stanging area or on a subdomain, or a sub-directory without worrying to replace URLs in your content.

The plugin doesn’t replaces the URLs in the database but:

  • It removes the domain name on internal links
  • It also removes the domain name on image sources for the images that are located on your server

Using this plugin you can:

  • Switch between HTTP and HTTPS sites
  • Move from one directory to another with minimal effort
  • Go live in one domain and carry on your development in another
  • Backup a production site from one domain and restore it for testing process on another domain

One important thing to take note of is the plugin should always be used for local development only. As it may conflict with your server-based cache services such as nginx or Varnish.

How To Disable Lazy Load Functionality In WordPress?

The lazy load image functionality has been added to the WordPress core. Hence, it works automatically all over your website and by default, there are no options given to disable it.

This lesson guides you on how you can turn it off on your website in case you don’t need it. All you have to do is install-activate the new WordPress plugin called Lazy Load Disable. Once activated, the plugin simply turns off the lazy load on your website.

There are no options to turn on or off lazy load functionality so in case you want lazy loading to be back, you simply need to deactivate the plugin and the lazy loading feature will start to work as before on your website.

How To Work On WordPress Blocks As Draft?

WordPress has given a new publishing experience by introducing the block editor. Blocks work as the component to add customized content inside a post or page on your website. This lesson guides you on how you can work on some WordPress blocks without publishing them.

While working on a live post or page, you can continue to work on any block in the backend, without making it live for the public view, until and unless you are done with your editing work.

Hide Block is the new WordPress plugin that lets you hide blocks from the front end of your website. Simply install-activate it.

Once activated, the plugin will automatically add the ‘Hide Block’ option (below the ‘Advanced’ tab) to the block editor section. It shows up on the side of your screen while you edit a block on your edit post screen.

The plugin works for the posts, pages, and all post types, wherever the block editor is active.

How To Give Photo Effects In WordPress?

By applying photo effects you can give a new artistic look to images you use in your WordPress posts and produce an enhanced look on your website.

You can do it easily by using the new WordPress plugin called Image Effects. It enables you to add images to your content and apply different effects over them.

Simply start by installing-activating it on your WordPress site and then on your post editor click the ‘Add Block’ button (that small plus icon). This will open the default block editor where you will notice the ‘Image Effects’ option added by this plugin.

Click that ‘Image Effects’ icon, select the image, set your effects and insert it in your post. It is that simple.

It offers you effects for setting the image brightness, blur, contrast, grayscale, hue, and inverts option, etc. For the images, you want to insert simply without giving any effects, just use the default ‘Image Block’ option on your post editor page.

How To Copy Paste Images From Anywhere To WordPress Posts?

Now there’s no need to manually upload images to the WordPress media library, before inserting them in your posts. The new WordPress block editor allows you to simply copy-paste pictures from anywhere to your WordPress posts or pages.

All you have to do is –

  1. Copy the image from your computer or anywhere online
  2. Press CTRL+V on your keyboard

That’s it. The image will be instantly inserted into your post content. In the background, it will also get uploaded to the WordPress media library.

Pointing Out Posts That Need Improvement In WordPress

You can show tasks on specific posts and pages on your WordPress site to easily let your users know what else needs to be done to complete the post or to make it better.

Post Descriptions is the new WordPress plugin that enables you to add small descriptions to posts and pages. It lets you do things like adding small to-dos or don’t-forget tasks for your authors or simply for your own remembrance.

How To Add Small Notes On Your Posts?

To start simply install-activate the said plugin on your WordPress site. Now, post descriptions can be added either from the main edit screen of your post or directly from the quick edit option visible on each post via the Posts -> All Posts page.

Where Your Notes Get Visible

The post description written by you or any privileged user can be seen both on all posts page as well as a post-state which is the bold text next to your post or page title. The given screenshot clearly shows how the notes written on posts would be visible to you or any other user on your website.

Enabling & Disabling The Notes

Next, when you find that your post is perfect and you no longer need to show these notes, you can simply remove them and save your post.

In some cases, especially if your admin panel has become a bit cluttered and you no longer need post descriptions there. Then, you may disable it in post states using the given tick box option.

How To Allow Subscription On Products In WordPress Ecommerce?

You can allow your users to subscribe to products they need on regular basis. The desired duration on applicable products can be set by you. The duration of the subscription can be set in months and calculated from the present day or it can be added to an active subscription.

To start simply install-activate the new WordPress plugin called Monthly Subscription. Next, from the admin panel of your WordPress Ecommerce website:

  1. Create a new product
  2. Enter the product name, price, and other information
  3. Now select ‘Monthly Subscription’ as a product type
  4. You can add the ‘Subscription Duration’ on the input field (below the price under the ‘General’ tab of ‘Product Information’)
  5. Finally, save and publish your product

That’s for products. You can also use the plugin with your content via shortcode. Here you simply need to enclose selective content within the opening and closing shortcode (provided by the plugin) and only the users having an active subscription would be able to see that text.

How To Add Widgets To Specific Pages In WordPress?

You can create new widget areas to use on particular pages and manage them like other widget areas on your website.

Effata Widget Areas is the new WordPress plugin that lets you do that without editing your theme. The widget areas can be added to any page, category, or tag.

Simply start by installing-activating Effata Widget Areas plugin on your WordPress site.

Once activated, you would be able to create widget areas from the Appearance -> Widget Areas page, as shown in the given screenshot.

You can register new widget areas, set where you want them to display, the position and visibility range, etc. Once the widget area is registered, you can display it via shortcode on any page or via PHP code in your theme, and then start managing it like other widget areas using the widgets page in the appearance menu.

Drop Or Raise Product Price Dynamically In WordPress Ecommerce

On your WordPress Ecommerce website, you can dynamically increase or decrease product pricing by a set timeframe to entice more buyers.

For example, You may set a 7% automatic decrease in the price of any product and make it work for a set interval of time to attract buyers and make them busy on your website. This way they would also spend more time on your website waiting for the lowest price that they are willing to pay. 

How To Make It Work On Your Website?

Simply log in to your WordPress Ecommerce website and install-activate this new WooCommerce plugin called Drop / Raise Price for WooCommerce.

Now visit Products -> Add New page or open any old product for editing.

In the Product Data tab, you will see the General tab having new inputs fields for Price decrement, Minimal price, Drop price every ‘n’ minutes, Counter checkbox and Drop Price Timeframe, as shown in the above-given screenshot.

Enter your values then update or publish your product. That’s it.

How To Add Product Videos In WordPress Ecommerce?

You can add videos to better describe and promote your products at your WordPress Ecommerce store.

WordPress Ecommerce allows anyone to build an online shop himself, without any technical skills. All you have to do is register your domain name, subscribe WordPress Ecommerce, and then you can manage your website from its admin interface.

This lesson will guide you on how you can add single or multiple videos on any product to its linked featured image or product gallery.

To start you will need to install-activate a WordPress plugin called WPC Product Videos for WooCommerce. Upon activation, open the product you want the video to be added. You can do this while adding a new product also.

Product Videos for WooCommerce

The product admin page will show you a newly added field for the video URL, this is next below the featured image section. Simply paste your video URL there and update or publish your product.

The plugin works for YouTube and Vimeo videos or you can upload your own video from your WordPress Media Library and use its URL.

For any further help, comment below or use the helpline number.

How To Offer Renewals On Expired Downloads In WordPress Ecommerce?

To increase your recurring income you can offer renewable downloads on your WordPress Ecommerce website. 

If you sell books, PDFs, or any other downloadable products on your WordPress Ecommerce, you can send email reminders to your customers and ask them to renew their download to its newer version especially when their downloads are expired.

Download Renewals for WooCommerce is a WooCommerce plugin that lets you increase your recurring income by offering a download renewal option to your customers. This enables your customers to renew their purchase after a predefined time.

Simply install and activate it. Once activated the plugin automatically adds new fields for renewal price and product expiry in the ‘Product Data’ meta box on all product edit pages. 

All you have to do is enter a renewal price on the ‘Renewal Price’ field and set the number of days for product expiration on the ‘Download Expiry’ Field. Save your changes and it will automatically send email reminders to your customers at the time when their downloads expire.

WordPress Ecommerce Is Extremely Affordable & Flexible For Any Business

WordPress Ecommerce is extremely affordable and flexible for any business willing to serve online. Compared to most platforms, WordPress Ecommerce automatically sets itself up on your domain and lets you manage everything from its admin panel dashboard.

The solution is significantly more cost-effective as it enables you to manage all design and features yourself with no need of hiring any coder.

Design & Features Can Be Implemented Easily, Free Of Cost

In general, design changes and feature add-ons can be very expensive, and also take longer when you go to a developer. But with WordPress Ecommerce you can do all that on your own with the help of millions of free plugins and themes accessible from the admin interface of your website.

That simply means design changes, as well as additional features, can be configured very quickly and that also at zero or very negligible cost, whereas other ways demand a much longer coding process and, therefore, makes you make a larger investment.

Anyone Can Start Selling Online

You can sell anything. From starting a local delivery service to selling homemade hand-crafted products to building a big business of multiple vendors. WordPress Ecommerce allows you to sell anything (retail or wholesale) online on your own.

Having Your Presence On Search Is Easy

You simply need to add your products so that others can purchase them directly from your website. And then start blogging your business, so that search engines can archive your articles to present them to the people searching for them on the internet.

The big reason for having your search presence on Google etc is because customer behavior has finally changed to adapt to the internet age. People first search for things on the internet before they really make any purchase.

Blogging your business is a worthwhile as well as the most cost-effective solution for promoting your business online.

Your WordPress Ecommerce Shop Belongs To You Alone

It is always good to have your own online shop, and anyone can easily have that with WordPress Ecommerce.

By using WordPress Ecommerce anyone can start selling his products online. It provides you everything you need to start and grow your online business using a user-friendly admin panel to manage all sales.

There are absolutely no coding skills required, anyone can set up his online shop in three easy steps:

  1. Register your domain name
  2. Subscribe to WordPress Ecommerce
  3. Login to the admin panel to start adding your products

Selling products via a third-party service or marketplace is subject to their rules and regulations. It spoils your freedom to take your own decisions.

It defiles your organic search as people searching products don’t find your domain. Instead they see the third-party service you use for selling your products. Hence, it is always better to have your own eCommerce store.

In the beginning, you can simply focus on your core products and with time you can diversify your shop as WordPress Ecommerce is capable of handling that.

WordPress Ecommerce offers you thousands of themes you can use to give your shop a new feel and layout. The extensions and plugins range from payments gateways, promotion, shipping, to marketing, analytics, and accounting. It simplifies your work process.

Replacing Media File Uploads In WordPress

Have you ever wanted to replace an upload on your WordPress media library? By default, it can be done only by uploading a new file, replacing it in your content, and then deleting the old upload.

This technique is both long and causes clatter in your media library as well as dead links on the internet, The reason is that newly uploaded file gets a new permalink.

There is one different way to replace any image – On media library, click “edit” view, and you can replace your file in one of two ways:

Simple Replace

It just replaces your file. The option requires you to upload a new file of the same type as the one you are replacing. The name of the attachment remains the same no matter what filename you upload.

Replace the file and update all links

The option replaces the old file, uses the new file name, and updates all links i.e. all links pointing to the old file are updated to point to the new file.

How To Replace Media Files?

  1. Install and activate the Enable Media Replace plugin
  2. Next, visit Media -> Library in your WordPress admin area
  3. Locate the file that you want to replace
  4. Take your mouse near the file name
  5. Click the link labeled as ‘Replace Media’
  6. Click the ‘Choose File’ button
  7. Select from the two options:
    • Just replace the file
    • Replace the file, and update all links
  8. Press the ‘Upload’ button

The plugin also provides you a shortcode that picks up the file modification date to display it in your posts and pages.

How To Fix Restricted Upload Error In WordPress?

Sometimes an error is experienced when you try uploading a new file in your WordPress media library. The error message is – “Sorry, this file type is not permitted for security reasons.”

The reason behind this restriction is to prevent the accidental or purposeful upload of maliciously executable files as that could damage your website.

However, if you are certain about the filetype you are trying to upload then you can fix this issue yourself.

Add this code in the wp-config.php file (located in the WordPress root directory):

define(‘ALLOW_UNFILTERED_UPLOADS’, true);

Alternatively, you may use a plugin called Remove Unrestricted Uploads. Simply install-activate it to enable unfiltered uploads.

However, the given plugin has certain limitations and does not always work. In-case, if it doesn’t work for your specific file-type then try another plugin called Enhanced Media Library.

Install-activate it and then visit Settings -> MIME Types -> Media page.

See whether your desired file-type is listed or not. If it is not listed, click the ‘Add New MIME Type’ button and type the extension details.

In-case, if you don’t know the name and the label of your file-type extension, you can easily find it from here.

Next, tick the ‘Allow Upload’ box for the new MIME type you have added and save your changes.

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