A Simple Free Plugin That Makes WordPress Easier To Use And Saves You A Lot Of Time

Shortcoder

Shortcoder, A Macro Of A Difference

Once discovered this is one WordPress plugin you won’t want to be without.

WordPress has shortcodes built in, shortcode extension plugins and for this post, plugins that let you create your own shortcodes. There are a number of plugins that do this but the one I am using and the one I am going to talk about is this one “Shortcoder“.

What Is A Shortcode?

A shortcode is a “Macro” so I guess the question really is, what is a macro?

A shortcode or macro is a place holder that can be replaced by something else such as a sentence, a block of code or some paragraphs. Not only can you substitute them but you can send parameters or if you like values from the macro to that which substitutes it. READ MORE

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Migrating WordPress And Some Tips

Wordpress Migration

Migrating WordPress –┬áMy Experience

This post is about my experience migrating WordPress from an older version of WordPress to the latest version (3.5.1 at the time of writing) and from one server to another.

I hope you will pick up some good pointers from it including how to recover from the infamous “white screen of death” and if you don’t know what that is then you are going to find out a little later.

It’s not an exhaustive reference for migrating WordPress. In fact there are so many plugins, themes, styles of content, pictures, video’s etc that I would have thought it would be quite hard to write a definitive step by step guide. READ MORE

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