There are many good e-commerce plugins that allow you to convert WordPress into a full-fledged online store. What if you just want to sell a few services or products (as digital downloads or service)? Here we list a few plugins that will prove helpful in creating a small WordPress-based business website or online store.
Do you create WordPress themes for clients? Or just want a customised WordPress admin area in the back-end? You might also be looking for customisation to make it a better experience for your registered members to access the back-end to update their profiles or add some posts. Whatever your reason, WordPress allows you to easily tweak the admin dashboard.
Sell Media is a free plugin that allows you to sell images, videos, audio files and PDFs directly from your WordPress website. You can categorize your media into collections, create private collections and display image metadata.
Do you need to allow users to submit some content based on a fixed template? You might want to allow random visitors to publish articles or images or other content to your WordPress website. How about being able to allow visitors to compose articles and then submit it as draft post for approval?
You must have seen how many websites convert all URLs and email addresses into clickable links without you having to add any HTML code. The system automatically detects URLs and email addresses in the content and converts them into links. If you have a WordPress website that includes lots of raw URLs and emails that you want to make clickable, it is fairly easy to do so.
How can you make the first post in the WordPress query loop look distinct from the others? You need to add a CSS style specific to the first article in the post list and then style it accordingly. Now the real problem—how do you add a CSS style class only to the first post in the WordPress loop?
If you need to keep your website down while you perform an upgrade or solve some problem, there are plenty of WordPress plugins that allow you to activate the maintenance mode and show a “Down for Maintenance” message to visitors. However, you can do this even without adding to the clutter of plugins on your WordPress site.
Shortcodes are pretty cool way of formatting content as well as doing a lot of other things. However, common users can often have problems when they have to remember and type the shortcodes to achieve the desired results. Even if you are a pro at WordPress, you can still forget some shortcode exists in your WordPress theme. It would have been easy if all shortcodes were available for selection in a dropdown media button in the text editor.
Do you want to remove the theme editor from your WordPress blog/website? There can be various scenarios when the theme editor is not required at all in the WordPress dashboard. For instance, you are creating a website for your client who does not need to make any changes to the theme. You might have multiple administrators for your website, but you do not want them to have access to the theme edit panel. Then there is the risk of an accidental change to the theme.
WordPress automatically adds a rel=”nofollow” attribute to external links in comments, but it doesn’t happen automatically within post content. If you want to automatically add rel=”nofollow” attribute to external links in your post content without using any plug-in, here is a simple WordPress hack.