Untypically, this post isn’t about WordPress, but it’s a technical topic I couldn’t find answers to online, so I hope others with the same problem… Read More »Using Buffalo LinkStation or TeraStation NAS as a music source for Sonos
I was working on a website — needed a way to edit the “excerpt” of a page (as opposed to a post), but the theme I was using didn’t let me! So I wrote a very simple plugin to wrassle it into submission. It is now available on this site, free to anyone.Read More »A new plugin by me
You can paste images directly into a post or page while editing — but the resulting filename in your media library is completely random. Here’s a plugin to let you specify the filename as you paste.
If you’ve installed a spam control plugin such as Antispam Bee, you shouldn’t be getting a lot of new spam comments on your posts. But what about the thousands of comments you received before activating spam blocking? Some tiny fraction of them may be legit comments from actual people, that you’d like to keep.Read More »Sifting Through a Ton of Spam Comments
Some online booksellers, including the One Who Shall Not Be Named, offer an affiliate program. This is an incentive for you to direct customers to… Read More »Affiliate Income on Your Own Book Sales
This is about an occasional problem I’ve seen with e-book downloads. When you click the download link (as opposed to using the context menu to explicitly save the file), it opens in the browser, but the contents are garbage characters.Read More »E-book download garbage screen
The Accordion control lets you create “click to expand” outline entries. I share the custom CSS I came up with to make this control more website-visitor friendly.
Since the release of WordPress 5.0, many longtime WordPress users have complained bitterly about the replacement of the “Classic” page editor with the “Block Editor”… Read More »WordPress Block Editor: Threat or Menace?
To save time, I’ve created a list of the plugins I install when creating an author website, which you can install in a single step… Read More »Quick Install of My “Essential” Plugins
I made a new thing — a plugin to turn off featured image display in all single WordPress pages and posts, for use with themes that display them stupidly.
This provides an essential function that really should be baked into WordPress. When you click to enlarge an image, a modern, professional site doesn’t navigate away from the current page to do that.
As described elsewhere on this site, you can use the RSS feature of WordPress, in conjunction with automatic newsletters in email service providers such as… Read More »Plugin Review: Featured Images in RSS for Mailchimp & Other Email
Bottom line: you can’t; use mailerlite instead. By law, a company sending email for you has to know your mailing address. The law doesn’t require revealing it to your subscribers. That’s MailChimp’s policy.
If all the content on your website has a single author, it may be superfluous to display author name on every post, especially if your… Read More »Hide the author name on pages and posts
Graphene is one of my favorite themes — I’ve used it on several websites. It has a nice look out of the box, a reasonable… Read More »Responsive Widgets to Top in Graphene Theme
This article assumes you already have a MailChimp account and a subscriber list there (even if there is nobody in it yet). I’ll show how… Read More »Configure MailChimp to email blog updates