Tag: wordpress

WordPress Simple Latest Posts Shortcode Plugin

Although there exist numerous WordPress plugins for integrating the latest posts into pages this new Simple Latest Posts Shortcode Plugin was created to specifically serve those people who just want to have a single line of shortcode in order to display the latest posts in their blog. Nothing more, nothing less. And yes, there also will […]

Simple Random Posts Shortcode WordPress Plugin

A simple but effective WordPress plugin to render random blog posts in pages and/or posts. This is the first public release and features the following shortcode options to customize the rendering process: header: whether to output header text (default=) show_featured_image: whether to output featured post image (default=TRUE) featured_image_height: height of featured image in px (default=100) […]

Custom WordPress Permalinks Are Causing 403 or 404 Errors

When settings custom permalink structures in your WordPress settings make sure to either make .htaccess writeable by your webserver so that when saving your custom structure via the backend WordPress will automatically update your .htaccess too or manually edit your .htaccess file with the minimal required mod_rewrite rules as shown below, right after setting your […]

WordPress search redirects to home when search query is empty

By default, WordPress redirects users with empty search queries to the home page – which might not be what you are looking for. To overcome this behavior and redirect users to the search results page regardless of empty search queries we need to adjust the way WordPress processes search queries. As always, this can be […]

WordPress Plugin for checking Compatibility prior to Upgrade

Like with every good piece of software updates and upgrades are mandatory to keep up-to-date with the latest features and security fixes. Since WordPress offers a vast range of plugins to extend its core functionality these plugins should be kept up-to-date too. Now, to be able to use these plugins after a WordPress upgrade it […]

Language selection in WordPress using qTranslate plugin

qTranslate is a very handy and powerful i18n plugin for WordPress. In order to enable visitors of your WP site to switch between languages you need to include qTranslate’s widget. Following you find the necessary steps to do so. Install qTranslate (http://www.qianqin.de/qtranslate/) edit the plugin settings to enable/disable your supported languages edit your WP layout […]

Fix for date format bug in comments section of zbench WordPress theme

There exists a bug in the zbench WordPress theme when used together with qtranslate plugin resulting in a malformed date string in the comments section. Fortunately, there exists a quick fix for this problem. Simply replace corresponding code with the following in the function mytheme_comment in functions.php: Pay special attention to which replaces That’s it, […]