Posts contained in the “WordPress Plugins” category:

While WordPress is well documented, its third-party plugins often aren’t. In these articles, I provide a visual guide to make my favorite plugins easier to understand and use.

DreamObjects Backups

I’ve been with a number of hosts over the years, but I have been with DreamHost the longest. They recently rolled out DreamObjects, which is their version of cloud-based storage. I tried it out (the price was right), but really couldn’t see myself using it, until I discovered the DreamObjects Backup plugin by Ipstenu. In …read more…

Useful WordPress Plugins

One of the great things about WordPress is that it is so easily extensible my means of plugins. Need to add a contact form, but don’t know how to code one? Grab a contact form plugin. Need to add some advertising to your site, but your theme doesn’t offer that option? Grab a plugin. In …read more…

“Message Blocks” WordPress Plugin

I have just submitted a new plugin to the WordPress plugin repository. It allows you to quickly and easily add message blocks to highlight important information for your readers. It does so by way of two drop-down menus in the TinyMCE toolbar: Since the best way to see how this works is to see the …read more…

New WordPress Plugin in the Works!

I’m working on a new WordPress plugin that allows you to easily add message blocks via a shortcode. It add several new buttons to the toolbar: In order, from right to left, they are: Nutshell (MediaWiki uses a template similar to this) Attachments Deletion (Again, an idea inspired by MediaWiki) Part of a Series Mentions …read more…

“He’s Dead, Jim” Plugin for WordPress

If you like the spirit of Matt’s “Hello Dolly” plugin, which adds a line from Louis Armstrong’s song “Hello, Dolly” to the top of your WordPress backend, but feel that it doesn’t do much for your inner geek, I give you the “He’s Dead, Jim” plugin for WordPress. “He’s Dead, Jim” works like “Hello Dolly,” …read more…

WP Lynx – a WordPress plugin that provides FB style links

WordPress makes it very easy to link to other web pages, especially pages within your own blog. One thing it doesn’t do at all, however, is include text or images from the sites you link to. One site that does this fairly well is Facebook, which allows you to choose which images and text you …read more…

Kalin’s Post List – a brief tutorial

One question I often get about WordPress is how to create a list of links to all the posts in a given category. While the most obvious way is to just use the category archive, this has limited options, and to exercise them, you either have to tear into your theme’s core files (meaning that …read more…