40 Most Wanted WordPress Tricks and Hacks

40 Most Wanted WordPress Tricks and Hacks

1. Display categories in horizontal Drop-Down menu

Instead of using your categories in sidebar, you can put them up on the navigation bar, dropping down the sub

categories in second-level drop down.

2.Add Gravatar for post author

How about adding Gravatar to your post titles to highlight the comment author?

3.Using custom page as homepage

Instead of showing recent entries as main page on your blog, customize it!

4.Add author bio on every blog post

For multi-authored blogs, adding the bio info of each author at the bottom of their respective posts is a good way to give props to the author as well as providing information to the readers as to who that person is without having to refer to an about me page.

5.Display recent post from specific category

Control recent post of


categories you want to display.

6.Highlight author’s comments

This helps differenciate the author’s comments away from the rest. Useful for commentators to spot which are comments made by the author.

7.Create thumbnails for each blog post and displays them

How to create thumbnails for each blog post, use them anywhere you want, make your post more interesting.

8.Create and show categories image

How to add some simple PHP code to your

WordPress template and make linked images appear instead of text for your

categories in posts.

9.Format images for feed readers


your blog content to display properly, even in feeds.

10.Create really cool WordPress date button

Display your blot post’s date in the form of button.

11. Hiding Advertisements For Single Posts

Quick and easy way to hide advertisements for

any particular post by making some minor changes to your theme.

12. Creating a dynamic sticky

There are some news you just want them to stay on top.

13. Customize Error 404 page

Create a new Error 404 page of your own.

14. Protect CSS Mods for ANY WordPress Theme

Implementing a custom stylesheet that simply overrides the styles defined in the theme’s original stylesheet

15. Make your blog Digg proof

Tweaks and settings to add to

your blog to take the Digg effect.

16. Using WordPress as Membership Directory

Create a moderated membership directory that showcases your member’s information.

17. 4 Ways to speed up your wordpress blog

Some quick tips on how to speed up your self-hosted

WordPress site.

18. Create mobile version of your blog

Create a mobile version of the website within clicks with Mofuse.

19. Open links in new windows (by default)

Title’s pretty self-explainatory, make all links open in new window.

20. Turn WordPress blog into CMS (Content Management System)


WordPress blog don’t have to look like a typical blog display. It can be something more fun.

21. WordPress Thumbnail Size Limit Hack

Don’t like the default thumbnail JPEG quality? Change it.

22. Automatically post Del.icio.us daily link to WordPress

Get more daily post on blog, from del.icio.us

23. Create a peel away effect on blog

Very effective way to market products and bring more attention to pages you want visitors to focus.

24.Seperate Comments from Trackbacks/Pingbacks

Get a clear view on what are comments, what’s not.

25.Blog Alone or Together with Writely

Writely is one of my favorte Web 2.0 apps. It’s a full-fledged web-based word processor that you can access from anywhere. Think of it as Microsoft Word for the Web.

26. Embed Google Ad in first wordpress post

The leading SEO (Search Engine Optimization) sites will tell you that placing an ad after the first post in your blog’s home page is particularly effective.

27. Creating multiple single posts for different categories

Fast and simple way to assign a specific stylesheet for only one category of blog posts in a

WordPress blog.

28. Using WordPress Custom Fields

You can do pretty much anything you want with custom fields. Your imagination is your limit.

29. Creating an Archive Index

Create single page with links to all your archived entries, arranged just so to form the main gateway into your blog’s past.

30. Wicked WordPress Archives in One Easy Step

Provide specialized archive views that place a premium on scannability.

31. Place a login form in the sidebar

Put a login on the front page of your

WordPress blog.

32. Protect WordPress post against hot-linking

Plugin for

WordPress that helps prevent image hotlinking as easy as installing and activating it.

33. Moving a Static HTML Site to WordPress

how you retain the old URLs after moving static HTML to


34. Build a Techmeme River of News Clone

Building something similar to Techmeme with


35. Custom login page

This is more significant for multi author blogs, or sites you have set up for clients.

36. How to Put Your Best Content Forward

Don’t let your best content get lost in the archives.

37. Display Twitter messages in WordPress

Customize the Twitter message display on your

WordPress blog.

38. Add Stripe Ad to boost response / earnings

A new non-obtrusive way of displaying a single line of advertising message, a special note or other information right at the top of

your blog

39. How to Display Facebook Statuses on WordPress Blog

Put your Facebook statuses directly on your

wordpress blog. Works for both self-host

WordPress and

WordPress.com bloggers.

40. Post text and image count

Counts and display number of words and images (leaving the default

WordPress smilies out)

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