May 9th in Wordpress Plugins by Wordpress Jedi .
In the past few months, we have covered a bunch of reasons you should avoid putting thousands of thumbnails and image files in any given folder on your server. In fact, many web hosts have rules discouraging their customers from doing that. WordPress already lets you organize your uploads into month- and year-based folders, but if you post too many articles on a daily basis or your theme generates a ton of thumbnails, you will need to change that structure.
We have been using a year/month/day directory structure for a while without any issues. Here are two ways to change the WordPress uploads directory to such a structure:
Custom Upload Dir: an easy-to-use plugin that gives you a lot of flexibility when it comes to creating smart folder structures. It has been compatible with most themes we have tested. [click to continue…]
December 20th in Wordpress Plugins by Wordpress Jedi .
It is true that most of your visitors will probably not want to print or download all your posts. But if your site has a lot of long, evergreen posts, you may want to make it easier for your visitors to save your content to their computer. Universal Post Manager is a handy plugin that makes it happen. It allows your visitors to download your content as PDF, Doc, TXT, and in other file formats.
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August 21st in Wordpress Plugins by Wordpress Jedi .
Many folks I know have WordPress clients whom they provide service to on a daily basis. When you have clients, you want to be as helpful and responsive as possible. You could always help your clients get things done faster by creating interactive guides for them. It is also possible to use third-party videos and interactive material to offer better service to your customers. These 2 plugins could prove useful for WordPress consultants:
August 16th in Wordpress Plugins by Wordpress Jedi .
Not all WordPress sites, templates, and plugins are created the same. It should go without saying that if your server is overloaded or out of memory, you are going to have a hard time offering your visitors a decent browsing experience. Whether you are a developer coding WordPress themes and plugins or just a webmaster using scripts on your server, you need to pay attention to your system resources to catch problems before they become something serious. These 4 WordPress plugins can help with that:
TPC! Memory Usage: helps you keep track of memory usage on your site. It shows peak and current memory usage and logs highest memory usage. It can also send you an email if memory usage reaches the specified threshold. [click to continue…]
July 5th in Wordpress Plugins by Wordpress Jedi .
Many webmasters start their website without a long-term plan for the future. That could always come back to bite them where it hurts down the road. Take featured images for instance. Your current theme might not use them heavily, but if you don’t define them for each post and upgrade to a magazine theme, you may have to do a bit of coding to fix your thumbnails. It is in general a good practice to require your bloggers to add a featured image to their posts, especially if you run a growing online magazine. These 3 plugins force you to set a featured image for your posts:
Require Featured Image: requires post types that you choose to have a featured image set before they can be published. It makes life easier for editors. [click to continue…]