Tag Archives: Plugins

Creating And Managing Tables Inside WordPress Posts

WordPress Visual Editor don’t provides you the option to create table inside your post content. Hence to create a table in WordPress you need to know HTML. Reading this tutorial you can create tables in your WordPress posts even if your are not good in HTML.

  1. Go to plugins menu.
  2. Install Easy Table Plugin and Actvate it.
  3. Move to Dashboard >> Settings >> Easy Table.

Here you will get various table options and previews. Now to start up with your first table use the following given format in your WP post:

[table] Domain,Company,Rank
Facebook.com,Facebook Inc,2

This is an example. You can create as many formats you want and each format should be enclosed in [table] and [/table] shortcode. Given format creates three columns: Domain, Company and Rank with three rows:








Facebook Inc.




Show Related Posts In Your WordPress Blog Without Using Any Plugin

Copy and Paste the given code within the loop. It may engage your blog visitors to stay for a longer time:

//for use in the loop, list 5 post titles related to first tag on current post
$tags = wp_get_post_tags($post->ID);
if ($tags) {
echo ‘Related Posts’;
$first_tag = $tags[0]->term_id;
‘tag__in’ => array($first_tag),
‘post__not_in’ => array($post->ID),
$my_query = new WP_Query($args);
if( $my_query->have_posts() ) {
while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post(); ?>
<p><a href=”<?php the_permalink() ?>” rel=”bookmark” title=”Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>”><?php the_title(); ?></a></p>

This code displays posts related to current post. It is based on tags. You may change the number of posts it displays, just change ‘showposts’=>5 with your number.

Display Popular Posts In Your WordPress Blog’s Sidebar Without Using Any Plugin

You can highlight most popular content of your WordPress site in your sidebar. Copy-Paste the following code in your theme’s sidebar.php file:

<h2>Popular Posts</h2>
<?php $result = $wpdb->get_results(“SELECT comment_count,ID,post_title
FROM $wpdb->posts ORDER BY comment_count DESC LIMIT 0 , 5″);
foreach ($result as $post) {
$postid = $post->ID;
$title = $post->post_title;
$commentcount = $post->comment_count;
if ($commentcount != 0) { ?>
<li><a href=”<?php echo get_permalink($postid); ?>” title=”<?php echo
$title ?>”>
<?php echo $title ?></a> {<?php echo $commentcount ?>}</li>
<?php } } ?>

It displays most popular posts on your site’s sidebar.

For changing the number of posts to display in your sidebar:

Look-up for this line in the above code block: FROM $wpdb->posts ORDER BY comment_count DESC LIMIT 0 , 5″); and Replace 5 with the number of posts you like to display.

Easiest Way for Displaying both Popular and Unpopular Posts in your Sidebar:

Now easiest way to do this (display popular posts) and many other similar things like displaying both popular and unpopular posts, knowing the number of post hits is to use Most and Least Read Posts Widget Plugin

Download from the link, activate it and start using it by placing its widgets in your sidebar. It gives you two different widgets one shows most read posts and the other shows least read posts and also it counts your post hits both on sidebar and in your dashboard All Posts list.

Add ‘Pin It’ Button To Images In Your WordPress Blog

Without using Plugin: Add this code to your theme’s footer.php file before the </body> tag. Get Pinterest’s javascript at Goodies.

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js”></script>

Add this code to your theme’s single.php file wherever you want Pin It button to be visible:

<a href=”http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=<?php the_permalink(); ?>&media=<?php echo catch_that_image() ?>&description=<?php the_title(); ?>” class=”pin-it-button” count-layout=”horizontal”><img border=”0″ src=”//assets.pinterest.com/images/PinExt.png” title=”Pin It” /></a>

Add this code in your theme’s functions.php file:

function catch_that_image() {
global $post, $posts;
$first_img = ”;
$output = preg_match_all(‘/<img.+src=[‘”]([^'”]+)[‘”].*>/i’, $post->post_content, $matches);
$first_img = $matches [1] [0];
if(empty($first_img)){ //Defines a default image
$first_img = “/images/default.jpg”;
return $first_img;

Or You may use a WordPress plugin and that would be more easy for you. Use this plugin Pinterest Pin It Button For Images. Either search it on WP Plugin search or click the link and upload the folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, Activate from ‘Plugins’ menu and Enjoy.

WordPress’s VIP Team Launched New Plugin That Controls Bulk User Management On Multisite Network

VIP team launched new plugin which is capable enough to control and manage all users across many sites in a multisite network install. It can check all network users and their roles on different sites sites and helps you to edit users, user roles on different sites at a time without visiting their dashboard from All Sites Super Admin Menu.

Your WordPress P2 Blog Can Now Be A Full-Blown Issue Tracker

You can now have your WordPress blog as a full-blown issue tracker with Recently updated Resolved/Unresolved Posts Plugin. Test it live here in this post. Check Resolved/Unresolved button at the top right corner of this post.

  • Green posts are resolved issues.
  • Red posts are unresolved issues.

You also get a sidebar widget for quick overview of resolved and unresolved posts.

Source: http://kovshenin.com/2012/wordpress-as-an-issue-tracker/

Best WordPress Plugin On Chat, Cache, Feed Syndication, Page Navigation & Sharing

Best Chat Plugin: Envolve Chat

Envolve chat is a customizable chat toolbar for your website.

Download Evolve Chat

Best Cache Plugin: W3 Total Cache

Improve site performance and user experience via caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.

Download W3 Total Cache

Best Plugin To Syndicate Feeds to Post: FeedWordPress

FeedWordPress is an Atom/RSS aggregator for WordPress. It syndicates content from feeds that you choose into your WordPress weblog; the content it syndicates appears as a series of special posts in your WordPress posts database.

Download FeedWordpress

Best Sharing Plugin: Shareholic

Adds an attractive social bookmarking menu and related content widget to your posts, pages, index, or any combination of the three.

Download Shareholic

Best Page Navigation Plugin: WP-PageNavi

Replaces Older Posts & Newer Posts with more advanced paging navigation interface of page numbers.

Download WP-PageNavi