Tag Archives: wordpress

Permalink Updates on WordPress

For a very long time this post’s permalink URL would have been: http://www.jdhodges.com/2013/07/permalink-updating-wordpress/ But now it is: http://www.jdhodges.com/blog/permalink-updating-wordpress/ I made this adjustment primarily because an old URL like this one: http://www.jdhodges.com/2012/05/exede-wildblue-satellite-internet-review/ Even if the actual content was updated the URL made it look like it was only updated in 2012. The new permalink structure is shorter and more relevant, so far I love it! 🙂 However, one should exercise caution when doing this type of update as it can wreak

Making your WordPress blog Retina ready

Two handy-dandy plugins for making sure your blog displays high-res images to your readers that are using Retina (or equivalent) displays: WordPress › Simple WP Retina « WordPress Pluginshttp://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-wp-retina/Seamlessly replaces images with @2x versions on Retina and other high pixel density screens. Change is performed server side saving requests. No action is required on your part other than to activate it and to regenerate your thumbnails with the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin. WordPress › WP Retina 2x « WordPress Pluginshttp://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-retina-2x/Make your

Tweetily “Sign in with Twitter” does not work [SOLVED]

I initially had a problem with the Tweetily plugin, specifically there seemed to be an issue with connecting Tweetily and Twitter. UPDATE: I contacted the plugin author and he kindly suggested that I Reset Settings in Tweetily, in conjunction with other steps, that suggestion eventually worked for me. I have updated the steps below to reflect the new information 🙂 @jdhodges can you try and click the reset settings button and then authorize again? — Flavio Martins (@flavmartins) June 18, 2013 Updated

Roundup of Visitors Online plugins for WordPress

I chose to install the first plugin listed below, wp-useronline, but there are a bunch of options out there! WordPress › WP-UserOnline « WordPress Pluginshttp://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-useronline/This plugin enables you to display how many users are online on your WordPress site, with detailed statistics of where they are and who they are (Members/Guests/Search Bots). WP-UserOnline 2.50 Readmehttp://www.lesterchan.net/wordpress/readme/wp-useronline.htmlFeatures: » Enable you to display how many users are online on your WordPress blog with detailed statistics of where they are and who there are(Members/Guests/Search

WordPress post/page revision side by side comparison? [SOLVED]

Q. Do you know of a plugin that will show my side-by-side page changes (compare what has changed side by side) it is imperative that I have good revision capabilities and workflow management for my school projects! – Ellyn O.C. A. Hi Ellyn, thank you for your question! If you use the latest version of WordPress then you will have some nice revision capabilities at your fingertips: You can find out more about handy WordPress revision capabilities here: WordPress › Post Revisions I

Drastically improved search for jdhodges.com (WordPress based blog)

While using the internal search feature on my blog recently, I realized how worthless it was. As an example, searching for ‘exede review‘ came up with a bunch of mildly relevant results but by far the most relevant search result was on the second page. Not good. 🙁 Default WordPress search stinks The reason this happened is that by default WordPress sorts search results by date. So if you happen to have some recent posts that contain a keyword, they will

How to fix Customized Recent Comments duplicate comments

Customized Recent Comments is a great plugin for displaying recent comments on your WordPress blog. It has all the features I need and requires minimal install and setup. With most ‘recent comments’ plugins/widgets, if you (the blog owner) respond to a bunch of comments at once, you end up having your comments take up the entire recent comments listing 🙁 Thankfully, one of my favorite features of the plugin is its ability to exclude particular commenters from being listed. 🙂 However, the only issue I have

Custom menus CSS in WordPress

While working on a project I needed to use a particular CSS class for a particular WordPress menu item, thankfully the following resources told me how. The first link was the most helpful, but all of them have some insights into menus on WordPress. 🙂 How to Add a Custom Class to a WordPress Menu Item – SevenSparkhttp://sevenspark.com/tutorials/how-to-add-a-custom-class-to-a-wordpress-menu-itemThis is a question I get a lot related to UberMenu – WordPress Mega Menu Plugin, though it’s actually baked into WordPress Core.