Now you can easily remove leading or trailing spaces from your WordPress post and page content to get a clean and consistent layout for your website. Continue reading Remove Unintended Spaces In WordPress To Secure A Clean & Consistent Website Layout
Have you ever noticed why those websites ranking behind you are getting more page views and are making more money. There are many reasons, many website that post simple articles break them up into multiple pages with images showing next page link and in-post pagination. Continue reading A Simple Attempt That Technically Increases Your Page Views In WordPress
When you have tons of pages in your WordPress site, it becomes very difficult to find and edit right ones. Don’t you think, adding a home and blog page label in WordPress admin would make things easier for you and for your clients. Continue reading Displaying Separate Home & Blog Page Labels In WordPress
Displaying page siblings means showing the hierarchy of pages, their sub pages inside content. There are many ways of displaying page siblings like generally users use bullets and numbering option and manually create the list of sibling pages.
Swifty Page Manager is great option for WordPress sites having a lot of pages. With this new plugin you can very quickly and easily manage all your website pages using a powerful and user friendly AJAX interface. It displays how the pages in your website are positioned and related with each other so called page tree view of parent and child pages. You can create, edit, delete and manage other page settings like page name, status and more in a very intuitive way.
Now you know the difference between WordPress posts and pages. And we have already posted tutorial on writing your first blog post. Now let us create pages for showing up your timeless content. Just think what you want your visitors to know and access easily anywhere from your website, what static information you have. A page can be used for publishing your biography, your life story, about your website, information about the authors of your blogging site, contact information, résumé or CV, links to other websites you own etc.
Suppose if we take a newspaper or magazine as a website then all of its articles are blog posts, advertisements are the Google Adsense, date & classified ads are the widgets where as editor’s note, table of contents and cover pages are the static WordPress pages. WordPress provides you both posts and pages you can publish from admin dashboard.
Unlike to posts, WordPress pages allows you to create sub/child pages of any page. This is done from page attributes widget present on Dashboard -> Pages -> Add New page. By default WordPress doesn’t provides you any option for listing child pages but most WP themes allows you to show them as dropdown menu in navigation. Now this article is on few good WordPress plugins you may use for listing child pages on their main parent page so that you can make things easy for your visitors specially if you are not showing them on navigation.
Twitter already provides you inbuilt widget creation features. Other than this WordPress also provides you oEmbed for twitter, you can enable oEmbed in your WordPress site from Dashboard -> Settings -> Media page and then you can embed a tweet simply by pasting its URL inside your post or page content.
This article is on few other WordPress plugins that extends tweet embed features in WordPress and allows you to do some more good things with your tweets.
Tweet Blender is a popular WordPress plugin that provides you various Twitter Widgets like you can
- Display your own tweets
- Display tweets for hashtags
- Display tweets for twitter lists
- Display tweets relevant to your post content (like Huffingtonpost)
The plugin supports multiple authors, keywords and hashtags. With Tweet Blender you can display tweets from a single user or a list of users. Also you can display tweets from a certain topic, multiple hashtags or keywords, various lists, authors etc. There is a long list of this plugin features.
Screenshot showing Tweets archive page: [view more screenshots here]
Installation & Usage:
After activation specify your configuration settings from Dashboard -> Settings -> Tweet Blender admin page. You will be needing to authenticate to Twitter and allow read-only access to tweet stream (present under the Status tab).
Fetch Tweets is another plugin for fetching and showing Twitter tweets. With this plugin you can display tweets by specifying username, search results, keywords, Lists and yes you can show up combined results by adding multiple rules.
For displaying the fetched tweets the plugin provides you Widget, Shortcode, PHP Code and Custom Templates.
Installation & Usage:
Install and activate the plugin then follow the given steps:
- After activation you can set a rule from Dashboard -> Fetch Tweets -> Add Rule by User Name or Add Rule by Keyword.
- For using its widgets visit Appearance -> Widgets and use Fetch Tweets by Rule Set. You can set the rule in the widget form itself.
- The plugin also provides you shortcode to use in your posts, pages. Use the shortcode
Replacing 123 with your rule ID. Rule ID can be found in the Fetch Tweets admin page in your dashboard.
Screenshot showing widget settings: [view more screenshots]
For more usage instruction refer to the Other Notes section here.
As clear from its name, the plugin provides you widget and shortcodes for displaying Twitter Tweets. It is used for displaying one tweet at a time with rotation which means one tweets gets automatically and smoothly replaced by the other. Display is responsive and it shows up the recent tweets even if Twitter is down. Check out the plugin working here.
Installation & Usage:
After activation you can use its widget from Appearance -> Widgets page or you can display it via shortcode (inside your posts and pages etc) like:
The plugin allows you to decide how you want to show up tweets, you can set the number of tweets to display, you can include retweets and replies and even display a follow button if you like.
You can also set Tweets rotation speed and animation type to use in Tweet rotation.
How To Create A Twitter Application ?
Most of the above plugins uses Twitter Application, API so following are he instructions on how you can create your Twitter Application, it takes a few minutes:
- Visit My applications page on the Twitter website. Login with your Twitter username and password.
- If you don’t already have a suitable ‘application’ then create one from the Create an Application page. It’s normally best to use the name, description and website URL of the website where you plan to use Rotating Tweets. You don’t need a Callback URL if you are setting it up for the plugins discussed here.
- After clicking Create your Twitter application, click on Create my access token.
- Now copy the Consumer key, Consumer secret, Access token and Access token secret from your Twitter application page and use it wherever required.
You can easily activate a custom mouse pointer for the visitors who access your website in the frontend. Unique Cursor is the new WordPress plugin that allows you to select a custom mouse pointer.
Using WordPress Queue Posts plugin you can queue your blog posts and pages for later publishing with just press of a button. The plugin simply allows you to place new posts in a queue for further publication at a specified time interval.
You can use a separate theme in your site Home Page, Individual Posts & Pages, Post & Page Archives and other non-admin areas of your WordPress based website. Earlier we discussed about a WordPress plugin that allows you to assign a custom theme to individual posts and pages.
Share Buttons by AddToAny is a popular social media sharing kit with more than 2 million digital downloads. It is a free plugin which you can download from WordPress plugin repository, make a few easy configuration settings and easly display sharing icons for popular social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon and there are many many more.
You can very easily enable your website visitors to listen to any text present in your WordPress site. They can listen to your blog posts, pages, footer content or any manually selected text from your site.
ThemeLoom Widgets is a new WordPress widget pack by Themeloom.Com which you can download from WordPress Plugins Repository. Currently it provides you five widgets for displaying Posts, Pages, WordPress Media Posts, Twitter Tweets and Flicker Feed. Its features of displaying posts and pages using various customizable options makes it different and better from other plugins in its category.
WP Editor is a powerful WordPress plugin that replaces the default WP plugin, theme including the page/post editor with new fast AJAX powered editors that provides you a rich working environ. The plugin completely reworks default WordPress file editing capabilities using AJAX to retrieve files and folders. WP Editor automatically sets a new standard for speed and reliability in a web-based editing atmosphere.
Drop Caps is an old WordPress plugin that many bloggers use for making the first alphabet larger than the normal font size of your website content. It works for posts, pages and comments Although the plugin hasn’t ben updated in over 2 years but still it works fine in latest WP release i.e. 3.5.1 . I have already check it and it is working fine. The plugin comes with some cool CSS styling and lots of other options.
Role Scoper, a free WordPress plugin allows you to gain more control over reading and editing permissions in your WordPress site. Using this plugin you can assign restrictions and roles to your specific WordPress pages, posts and categories.
Sometimes when you make changes to any of your blog post and think of reviewing them before making them live, using default WordPress features what you can get is post revisions from the author and then upload them manually. But with Revisionary plugin you get option to save revisions to your published post and then they can get reviewed, then published later.
In last tutorial we discussed about hiding selected categories from specific user role types. Now this tutorial explains you different ways of hiding and limiting category display in your website.