Tips and Tricks

Simple Local Avatars

Here’s a situation for you… let’s say that a visitor has a Gravatar profile set up to display a picture whenever they author or comment on a WordPress site.  That generally works quite well and makes your site more personable.  But what if either you, as the site owner, or the visitor, want to have…

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Configuring WordPress Installation Location

As you are probably aware, WordPress can be installed either to the root folder of your domain (i.e. mydomain.com) or into a sub-folder of the domain (i.e. mydomain.com/wordpressfolder).   There are some advantages and disadvantages to each, but in general I believe installing into a sub-folder is the best choice for the majority of WordPress installations. …

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WordPress Plugins for the TinyMCE Editor

Alternatives and Enhancements to the WordPress TinyMCE Editor Love it, or hate it… The editor in wordpress sure does have it’s frustraiting behaviors.  WordPress uses a custom version of the TinyMCE editor, and they seem to have really hacked it up in many ways.  It is very frustraiting to have formating stripped away from something you’ve…

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Formidable Forms

Formidable WordPress Forms Plugin Formidable is a drag and drop forms designer for WordPress blogs.  The interface is well laid out and very logical.  To create a form you can start from scratch, or select an available template as a starting point.  To add fields to a form simply drag one of the available field…

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Visual Form Builder

Visual Form Builder The Visual Form Builder is just like the name implies; it is a form builder that is much more visual than any of the other form builders that I’ve tried.  It also has a great set of features and seems to work quite well.  It seems to be the visual brother of…

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