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This plugin is for administrators who joined Project Honey Pot to fight comment spammers and e-mail harvesters by installing honey pots (traps). Adding a honey pot to posts / pages requires a special invisible link being inserted into post's / page's content. This can be done manually by pasting the code of this link into posts / pages. It is not a big deal with new posts but on existing installations with thousands of posts and pages it is a nightmare. The plugin automates the process providing bulk addition of honey pots to existing posts / pages ( bulk removal is provided also ). It inserts the link's code ( if the code does not exist already ) to the content when you publish or update a post as well. Click on a link above this post to see the plugin in WordPress repository.
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New features in WordPress 3.0+ as custom post types and post formats introduced some challenges to webmasters of corporate websites with many users holding post publishing / editing privileges. Especially post formats which use the standard post editing screens but may have certain rules imposed by the implementation. Click on a link above this post to see the plugin in WordPress repository.
Webmasters could try the following options: make a course / training for editors, distribute instructions for editors in a form of printed material, or give editors a link to the documentation. All these methods are good based on one assumption that editors will remember where to find this information. Unfortunately information obtained during the course can be forgotten, printed materials lost or misplaced, and, as everybody knows, people tend to avoid reading documentation.
In attempt to solve this set of problems I have developed FPW Post Instructions plugin. The plugin adds a metabox to post editing screens with special instructions for editors. You can make it as eye-catching as you want ( html in the content is allowed ). It will show on every post editing screen so it cannot be forgotten or misplaced.
Some people hate it and some love it. I belong to the second category. If you, as a webmaster, don't like it, simply do not enable theme support for post formats. I think that post formats bring incredible possibilities to website presentation.
Basic requirements: WP 3.1, theme support, knowledge of CSS and WP filters, imagination, and creativity.
Setting featured image for post/page could be very time consuming, especially when your media library holds hundreds of pictures. Very often we select the same thumbnail for posts in particular category. Wouldn't be much easier to have a thumbnail being set automatically when we choose a category while creating or updating posts/pages? I could not find in wordpress.org repository any plugins doing exactly what I wanted and decided to write my own. It started as a plugin just for myself. Exactly 12 lines of code. Then I decided to share it with others. And here it is - FPW Category Thumbnails. Click on a link above this post to see the plugin in WordPress repository.
In Using Google Font API article I've presented one method of incorporating specific fonts into your website. The Google's method will free you from any legal problems related to hosting unlicenced fonts, however, there are couple of drawbacks. Fonts have to be downloaded from Google's servers and that takes time. Secondly, there are only 14 fonts available as of today.
How about hosting your own fonts?
For many years web developers had to rely on fonts being available on viewers' machines. Not any more - thanks to Google Font API.
I'll present just one simple example of this method. For a list of available fonts go to Google Font Directory. For a complete documentation visit Google Font API.
Theme Switcher Reloaded plugin by Themebot allows the viewer to make a selection from available themes and it does it well. This plugin is being used on our website ( see the sidebar ).
It is not uncommon that our websites become slow. We have to remember that majority of viewers are not very patient and will not wait until our pages load. There are countless reasons for website to become sluggish. The following article - Better permalink rewrite code by Milan Petrovic deals with one of them.
My previous article Sharing users across multiple WordPress installations explains how to prepare for our current task. In order to be able to access multiple WordPress blogs with only one login we have to have common users across those installations. This article will deal with additional requirements necessary to accomplish our goal.