Archive for April, 2012

WordPress Custom Fields usage for Customers website and Multisite users

For Multisite user website and for the customization for your client website, you have to make some modification in the WordPress core file, especiaaly modification and customization with Custom fields. Today we are comling a list of excellent resources for the utilization of custom field along with a list of  tips and trick for its usages, so you can extend the features of WordPress powered websites for your clients and users.

WordPress Custom Fields Explanation:


WordPress Custom fields provide the unlimited power to post in the form form meta data.  While you are in the editing page in WordPress admin for your post, under the editor box you can see the “Custom Field” section which is the aka post types and is the most powerful component    of WordPress post and content. There is a pair as key/value which have the ability to handle meta-data.  The key can be a constant and known as “Name” but it should be same for all posts, while Value is a information that you can and want to display for your post which is changeable for each post.

For retrieving and displaying custome field information, there are different ways  and the simplest way is to use the the_meta(); template tag, which always echoes an unordered list containing the attributes/values seen in this example:

By default, <?php the_meta(); ?> gives us this:


<ul class=’post-meta’>
<li><span class=’post-meta-key’>Key 1:</span> Value for Key 1</li>
<li><span class=’post-meta-key’>Key 2:</span> Value for Key 2</li>
<li><span class=’post-meta-key’>Key 3:</span> Value for Key 3</li>
</ul>


Source: Jeff Starr at Perishable

WordPress Custom Fields Tutorials, Tips and Tricks


There are limitless features which you can get from WordPress Custom fields by using WordPress Plugins or through customizing your themes file like WordPress frameworks: Theme frameworks extend the WordPress platform in a way that lets designers streamline additional features and functionality for their themes. Following are the best themes provider for Custom fields: Genesis FrameworkThemifyupthemesiThemeBuilder. There are lots of themes which can enhance the utilizing the custom fields for single post for customers and for multi-site users according to the requirements as follows:

Adding Custom Fields for User Profiles

You can add this custom field by using  user_contactmethods filter and change it as you need it, add following piece of code in your theme’s function.php file as I have tried it in U-Design WordPress Theme:

 // adding custom fields to WP user profile function wparena_profiles( $contactmethods ) { // Add Twitter $contactmethods['blog_title'] = 'Blog Title'; // Add Google profile $contactmethods['google'] = 'Google+ URL'; // Add Twitter $contactmethods['twitter'] = 'Twitter ID'; //add Facebook $contactmethods['facebook'] = 'Facebook Profile URL'; return $contactmethods; } add_filter('user_contactmethods','wparena_profiles',10,1); // end of adding custom fields to WP user profile 

Source: Adding Custom Fields in WordPress User Profiles – Tip for Multi-Authors Blogs

How to: Set post expiration date/time on your WordPress blog

Do you regret that WordPress haven’t a feature to publish a post during only 2 days, or one week? Here is a very nice code that you can use in your WordPress theme, to enable the possibility of creating post expiration based on date and time.

<?php
if (have_posts()) :
     while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
         $expirationtime = get_post_custom_values('expiration');
         if (is_array($expirationtime)) {
             $expirestring = implode($expirationtime);
         }

         $secondsbetween = strtotime($expirestring)-time();
         if ( $secondsbetween > 0 ) {
             // For exemple...
             the_title();
             the_excerpt();
         }
     endwhile;
endif;
?>

Source: How to: Set a post’s expiration date and time on your WordPress blog

How to: Manually define to show full post or excerpt on your homepage

Do you use excerpts or full posts on your blog excerpts? Personnally, I think they’re both good. The only problem is that you can’t, by default, use both excerpts and full posts on your blog homepage. Here’s a code to do it.

On your index.php file, replace your current loop by this one:

<?php if (have_posts()) :
    while (have_posts()) : the_post();
         $customField = get_post_custom_values("full");
       	 if (isset($customField[0])) {
              //Custom field is set, display a full post
              the_title();
              the_content();
         } else {
              // No custom field set, let's display an excerpt
              the_title();
              the_excerpt();
    endwhile;
endif;
?>

Source: How to: Manually define whether to show full posts or excerpts on your home page

Display the Digg Button only when the custom field is present

<?php
// check for digg button for single page
$digg = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'Digg', $single = true);
// if there's a single page digg button
if($digg !== '') { ?>
<script type="text/javascript">
(function() {
var s = document.createElement('SCRIPT'), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName('SCRIPT')[0];
s.type = 'text/javascript';
s.async = true;
s.src = 'http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js';
s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);
})();
</script>
<a></a>
<?php } // end if statement
// if there's not a digg button
else { echo ''; } ?>

Source: How to Add a Digg Button Using Custom Fields

How to: Display your current mood on your posts

Open your single.php file (You can also modify your index.php file) and paste the following code anywhere within the loop:

$customField = get_post_custom_values("mood");
if (isset($customField[0])) {
echo "Mood: ".$customField[0];

Source: How to: Display your current mood on your posts

Add Meta Descriptions To Your Posts

Open your header.php file. Paste the following code anywhere within the <head> and </head> tags:

<meta name="description" content="
<?php if ( (is_home()) || (is_front_page()) ) {
    echo ('Your main description goes here');
} elseif(is_category()) {
    echo category_description();
} elseif(is_tag()) {
    echo '-tag archive page for this blog' . single_tag_title();
} elseif(is_month()) {
    echo 'archive page for this blog' . the_time('F, Y');
} else {
    echo get_post_meta($post->ID, "Metadescription", true);
}?>">

Sources: Unique meta description and meta keyword tags in your WordPress themes

How to: Link to some external ressource in post title

The first thing to do is to open your functions.php file and paste the following code:

function print_post_title() {
	global $post;
	$thePostID = $post->ID;
	$post_id = get_post($thePostID);
	$title = $post_id->post_title;
	$perm  = get_permalink($post_id);
	$post_keys = array(); $post_val  = array();
	$post_keys = get_post_custom_keys($thePostID);

	if (!empty($post_keys)) {
  	  foreach ($post_keys as $pkey) {
    	    if ($pkey=='url1' || $pkey=='title_url' || $pkey=='url_title') {
      	      $post_val = get_post_custom_values($pkey);
    	    }
  	  }
  	  if (empty($post_val)) {
    	    $link = $perm;
  	  } else {
    	    $link = $post_val[0];
  	  }
	} else {
  	  $link = $perm;
	}
	echo '<h2><a href="'.$link.'" rel="bookmark" title="'.$title.'">'.$title.'</a></h2>';
}

Once done, open your index.php file and replace the standard code for printing titles:

<h2><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>

by a call to our newly created print_post_title() function:

<?php print_post_title() ?>

Now, whenever you feel like let your post title leave your blog and point someplace else, just scroll down in your post writing screen, create or select a custom key named url1 or title_url or url_titleand put that external URL in value box.

Sources: Hacking WordPress theme: external URL for post title
How to: Link to an external resource in the post’s title

How to: Embed CSS in your posts with a custom field

open your header.php file and insert the following code between the <head> and </head> html tags:

<?php if (is_single()) {
    $css = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'css', true);
    if (!empty($css)) { ?>
        <style type="text/css">
        <?php echo $css; ?>
        </style>
    <?php }
} ?>

Source: How to: Embed CSS in your posts with a custom field

How to: Redifine title tag with a custom field

Open your header.php file for edition. find the <title> tag, and replace it by the following code:

<title>

<?php if (is_home () ) {
    bloginfo('name');
} elseif ( is_category() ) {
    single_cat_title(); echo ' - ' ; bloginfo('name');
} elseif (is_single() ) {
    $customField = get_post_custom_values("title");
    if (isset($customField[0])) {
        echo $customField[0];
    } else {
        single_post_title();
    }
} elseif (is_page() ) {
    bloginfo('name'); echo ': '; single_post_title();
} else {
    wp_title('',true);
} ?>
</title>

Source: How to: Redefine the title tag with a custom field

Disable Search Engine Indexing For Individual Posts

To achieve, first get the ID of the post you’d like to be not indexed by search engines. In this exemple, I assume your post id is 17.
Open your header.php file and paste the following code between the <head> and </head> tags:

 <?php if ($post->ID == 17) {
    echo '<meta name="robots" content="noindex">';
}

Source: How to: disable search engine indexing of a single post

How to: Easily get the value of a custom field

You have to paste it on your theme functions.php file. If your theme doesn’t have a file named functions.php, create one.

function get_custom_field_value($szKey, $bPrint = false) {
	global $post;
	$szValue = get_post_meta($post->ID, $szKey, true);
	if ( $bPrint == false ) return $szValue; else echo $szValue;
}

Now, to call the function and get your custom field value, use the following code:

<?php if ( function_exists('get_custom_field_value') ){
        get_custom_field_value('featured_image', true);
} ?>

First, we use the php function_exists() function to make sure the get_custom_field_value function is defined on our theme. If it is, we use it. The first argument is the custom field name (here,featured_image) and the second let you echo the value (true) or get it for further use in php (false).

Sources: Useful custom functions for WordPress
How to: Easily get the value of a custom field

Rewrite Guest Author’s name with Custom Fields

Open your functions.php file and paste the codes below

add_filter( 'the_author', 'guest_author_name' );
add_filter( 'get_the_author_display_name', 'guest_author_name' );

function guest_author_name( $name ) {
global $post;

$author = get_post_meta( $post->ID, 'guest-author', true );

if ( $author )
$name = $author;

return $name;
}

Source: How to rewrite Guest Author Name with Custom Fields in WordPress

Display Custom Fields Outside the Loop in WordPress

All you have to do is display the custom fields like this:

<?php
global $wp_query;
$postid = $wp_query->post->ID;
echo get_post_meta($postid, 'Your-Custom-Field', true);
wp_reset_query();
?>

Source: How to Display Custom Fields outside the loop in WordPress

You will need to open your single.php or page.php file and find the following code:

<?php get_sidebar(); ?>

Replace it with the following:

<?php
global $wp_query;
$postid = $wp_query->post->ID;
$sidebar = get_post_meta($postid, "sidebar", true);
get_sidebar($sidebar);
wp_reset_query();
?>

Source: Display Different Sidebar for Each WordPress Post

Manipulating the RSS feed content with Custom Fields

Did you ever want to add a specific content just for your RSS readers in a specific post? Well this can also be done with custom fields. In this first example, we will show you how you can use custom field to display specific text/object in your WordPress RSS Feed. This trick will allow you to show different text, advertisement, image, or anything else for each post.

Source: Completely Manipulate Your WordPress RSS Feeds
WordPress, add content to its RSS feed!

More Custom Field Tutorials and Hacks


Following are the list of useful resources that unveil the power of WordPress Custom Fields and you can find them very helpful to extend the Website features.

How to use WordPress Custom Fields

WordPress gives an author the ability to add extra data to each written post and page. This data is called meta-dataand is stored in custom fields.

Using WordPress Custom Fields: Introduction

This tutorial series will cover more advanced uses later in the series. Mostly, he covered what he  thought practical uses of custom fields.

Add Thumbnails to WordPress with Custom Fields

You can find detailed article about how to add Thumbnails with custom fields to your WordPress post.  Gave you detail about what is Custom field and how to use it to display Custom Thumbnails to particular post.

Using WordPress Custom Fields

WordPress has the ability to allow post authors to assign custom fields to a post. This arbitrary extra information is known as meta-data. This meta-data can include bits of information such as:

  • Mood: Happy
  • Currently Reading: Cinderella
  • Listening To: Rock Around the Clock
  • Weather: Hot and humid

With some extra coding, it is possible to achieve more complex actions, such as using the metadata to store an expiration date for a post.

A Tutorial on WordPress Custom Field

In this article, writer review how easy it is to customize the background color, image and article title color of a particular blog entry by using custom field tags.

WordPress Custom Fields, Part I: The Basics

Write have shared some delicious tips and tricks to help you get the most out of everything that custom fields have to offer.

WordPress Custom Fields, Part II: Tips and Tricks

In this follow-up article, writer have reviewed the basics of custom fields and then jump into a few custom-field tips and tricks.

An Easy Way to Get the Contents of a Custom Field

you do any hardcore WordPress coding, then you’re probably aware of Custom Fields and the unlimited possibilities they offer you as a WordPress designer or developer.

Display Inline Ads with Custom Fields and WordPress

Manually display ads to specific post with custom fields without using and WordPress Plugin.

How to Add Videos to Your WordPress Sidebar

YouTube has become a bit of a phenomenon on the Internet, and everyone’s rushing to embed videos into their blogs. This is actually a fairly neat thing, especially if you blog a lot about videos or have videos that will emphasize the importance of your posts.

WordPress Custom Fields: Listing a Series of Posts

Do you write long series of posts? Do you have a bunch of articles that definitely need to be linked together? This WordPress custom fields technique will allow you to do that without a lot of hassle. Basically, this is a simple, customized related posts script. It checks to see whether a post is in a series, then lists all the posts in the series.

In Praise of WordPress Template Tags, Part II: The Magazine Layout

Learn how you can use Custom fields to display Template tags with your post.

Creating Custom Write Panels in WordPress

How you can create custom write panel by using WordPress using custom fields.

Custom post title with lead graphic background

This tutorial’s website is offline this time but you can get access through Google Cache. The first step to setting yourself apart from the rest of the typical title + content blogs is a little style. Adding a photo or image behind a posts title can help to lure a reader into viewing the main excerpt / permalink of yourpost.

WordPress: How To Display Multiple Values of a Custom Field Key

This article shows how you can use custom fields in situations where a post may have zero, one or multiple values of the same custom code. The example used in the tutorial is quotes. Some post may have none, while others may have several.

WordPress Tip: 3 Awesome Custom Field Tricks

If you want an easy way to include default custom fields into your Write panel, try Rhymed Code’s Custom Field GUI.

Jazz Up Your Site: 28 Ways To Use WordPress Custom Fields

You may see a few ideas on here that you hadn’t thought of before that would be useful on your site or for a client project.

How to Hide Your Plugin’s Custom Fields

This tutorial shows you how to keep your plugin’s custom fields from being manually edited in the post editor. Very handy, and it keeps things nice and neat!

How to Hide Certain Custom Fields From the Edit Post Page

Post meta is easily one of the most useful features in WordPress from a developer’s perspective.  Adding custom content to a post provides the ability to accomplish countless goals quickly and easily.

How to Hide a WordPress Custom Field

You can easily make WordPress check the Custom Field. If it finds the Custom Field, WordPress displays your added Value; if it doesn’t find the Custom Field, then WordPress doesn’t display anything. For example, if your Key Name reads “My Mood is__” but you don’t add the Value “Happy” The Custom Field, with the search enabled, will not post to your blog.

Custom Field GUI for WP 2.1

I have updated Custom Field GUI plugin to resolve the issue of custom fields being deleted after a comment is posted. The issue is reported after the release of WP 2.1

WordPress Themes for Creating a Automobile, Car, Spare parts Websites and Inspiration list

This list have a great Themes and Templates for auto-mobile and car website to visit for getting inspiration for your next project. You’ll be amazed at the wide range of possibilities with these themes. Besides examples of Automotive themes, skins and templates, you can also find galleries of both paid and free themes. Feel free to rate & comment themes, this will help other to find their favorite theme quickly.

Cool and Premium Automotive WordPress Themes


Automobile

Create a website to showcase your vehicles by using WordPress. This is a perfect theme for Garage owners or for any other who wants to showcase their vehicles and get inquiries about those vehicles.
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Sleek Theme

The Sleek WordPress Theme is built on the Genesis framework which provides easy upgrades when Genesis evolves or is updated to keep up with changes to WordPress. Anytime there is an update to Genesis, you’ll be notified in your dashboard and can update with the click of a button. There is also an option to be notified via email when an update occurs. All Genesis child themes are Search Engine Optimized. WordPress and Google get along very well, but the Genesis WordPress themes are fully search engine optimized, making them that much better. The Genesis Theme Framework has an SEO Settings page, as well as an SEO Inline Options, which provides you even more options for targeting visitors in search results.

Detail

StudioPress Nitrous Theme

The StudioPress Nitrous Theme is one of many great templates to choose from when using the Genesis Framework for WordPress. If you are undecided about the path to take in creating a blog or website, look no further than WordPress. It is without a doubt the most popular software on the Internet for blog creation. The one downside is the learning curve in using this program. This is where StudioPress comes in. They have created a framework to easily use with WordPress.

Detail

Zenko Magazine

Zenko Magazine is a modern colorful WordPress car theme mainly for those who want to run a magazine or blog! The theme has a flexible layout which allows you to adapt your text and media content easily.

Live previewDetail

TheCorporation WordPress Theme

TheCorporation is a sleek and professional theme for business sites. Grab your visitor’s attention immediately with the prominent and flashy jQuery slider, and let them know who you are via the simple page-based homepage design. TheCorporation was built to be sophisticated and userfriendly, and will surely impress your potential clients.

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Cars Dealer WP3 Edition

Cars Dealer is a full featured WordPress 3 theme developed for car dealers looking for something a little bit different. Cars dealer is not a “corporate” website, it’s just a clean and elegant design focused to inspire everyone that come to it.

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Accessories Car Magento Theme

FEATURES

  • Quickstart package with Latest Magento version + Full MA extesions + Sample database like in live demo site
  • Easy Banner extension with admin manage ( Slideshow Image)
  • Featured Product Slider extension
  • New Product extension
  • BestSeller Product Vertical Scroller( Show top seller product)
  • Vertical menu ( dropdown menu, accordion menu or tree menu)
  • Product Image Pro Zoom
  • Product Image LightBox Zoom
  • Product Image Standard Zoom
  • Template is fully compatible with magento verion: 1.4.x.x, 1.5.x.x, 1.6.x.x
  • PSDs file supplied, easy to edit
  • 100% Tableless design. 100% HTML /CSS/DIV compliance.
  • Valid XHTML and CSS markup
  • Tutorial and detailed User guide for installation and using.
  • Cross Browser Support (IE 7+, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Opera 9+)

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Openhouse Automotiv car dealership

Openhouse and Automotiv are the most advanced and full featured themes for their respective industries. No other theme here on Themeforest or elsewhere has so many advanced features.

Automotiv is a very powerful and flexible Car Dealership theme. It includes an Inventory Search, where you can search by Maufacturer, Model, engine size, transmission type, min/max price, body type, mileage, or model year. This car dealer theme also includes a Loan calculator which can be shown or hidden in Theme Options. The color scheme choice is unlimited. Simply supply a color, and the whole site changes, including all gradients and effects.

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Elegant and Free Automotive WordPress Themes


Free Car WordPress Themes

“Black Lamborghini” WordPress Theme

11 Cool And Elegent Free Automotive WordPress Themes

10 Free Cars Website Templates Of High-Grade Design

Creative Automobile websites list for Inspiration


Lexus

Ford ka

Smart

Lincoln

Jeep

Abarth

Mercedes amg

Acura.com | Acura.ca

Alfa Romeo

Toyota Landcruiser

Astonmartin

Audi

Bentleymotors

Bmw

Bugatti

Buick

Byd

Cadillac

Cherry

Chevrolet

Chrysler

Citroen

Daewoo

Daihatsu

Dodge

Faw

Ferrari

FIAT

FORD

Geely

General Motors

GWM

Honda

Iveco

JAC

Jaguar

Lamborghini

Lancia

LandRover

Lotus Cars

Magna

Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

Maruti Suzuki

Maybach

McLaren

Maserati

Mazda

Mercedes Benz

MG Cars

MINI

Mitsubishi

Nissan

Porsche

Rolls – Royce

Skoda

Suzuki

Toyota

Volvo

Volkswagen

 

How to add a Notification Bar Strip on WordPress Powered Website

Most of of the Website owners display ads or run a promotional campaign on the top or at the bottom of the Website. Such kind of notification must be stick on top of the content without disturbing them but if you are using WordPress, its very easy to manage Notification bar by using WordPress plugins, I will provide the best WordPress plugins for Ad bar, as well If you don’t like WordPress plugin to distract your site, you can still run a Ad or Notification bar by using the following piece of code and instruction from “Put a Floating Ad Bar Strip on Your WordPress Site“. Although with Hello Bar you can drive more attention to your most important website content with the cost of Hello Bar promotion same as with other WordPress Plugins. But with premium Plugin like Fading Menu with Notification Bar and Social Icons, You can set the text manually (with a simple text editor that will allow you to add links and change color on the fly), or set it to always show your latest tweet, facebook notification and important content. This will allow you to always have an up to date notification bar with your latest news.

Adding a Floating Notification Bar 

In case, if you don’t like WordPress Plugin, you can add the following snippet after the </head> tag. Go to Appearance > Edit and select your header.php file and add the following piece of code above the <body> tag:

<div id="notification-bar">
<a href="http://www.wparena.com/">Drive more attention to your most important website content </a>
</div>

Style Your Notification Bar

< /hr>
You must give some style to your ad strip, otherwise  it will not float properly when the site visitors scroll down the page and it will display as a text link, so it is very important to give a style to it as follow, open your theme style sheet file(style.css) and add the div class into it and save the file:

#notification-bar {
  position:fixed;
  top: 0;
  left: 0;
  width: 100%;
  height: 20px;
  margin-bottom:15px;
  background-color: ##FFF9B8;
  color: #333;
  border-bottom: solid #000000;
  padding: 5px 0 5px 0;
  text-align: center;
  font-size: 12px;
  font-family: Georgia, "Times New Roman;
  font-weight: bold;
}

If you have activated admin bar for yourself and user, better to disable it, so it will not disturb your important content on ad strip. If you have different user roles on your site and want to manage their layout for Admin bar, than you can use WP Custom Admin Bar: This gives you options to change who sees the Admin Bar based on their user role, change or override the default styling or remove the Admin Bar altogether.

 WordPress Header / Footer Notification Bar Plugins

Fading Menu with Notification Bar and Social Icons

Fading Menu with notification Bar is a WordPress Plugin that will allow you to add your navigational menu (main menu or custom menu defined by you) along with notification bar at the top of your browser. Simply scroll down your browser a bit to see it in live action!

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uAnnounce – Premium Announcements for WordPress

uAnnounce is a Premium Announcement plugin for WordPress. The announcements are thin colored stripes that contain a message and appear at the top of the page. uAnnounce allows you to schedule announcements to appear on your blog, you can use this to draw your visitors’ attention to an important message you may have. It supports a wide range of conditions that influence on which pages, blog posts and/or to users with which particular browsers the announcement should be displayed. It also features multiple skins to cover the basic announcement types, such as Alert, Error, Warning, Info.

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Foobar – WordPress Notification Bars

The Foobar is a plugin for WordPress that allows you to add a highly customizable bar to the top of your blog or website. You can display different notifications on different pages and define a default bar that will display on all your pages.

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attentionGrabber: WordPress Notification Bar

attentionGrabber is a plugin for WordPress that allows you to add a notification bar to your website.
With this plugin you can easily display custom texts, Twitter posts and Feeds RSS . Also, the huge list of features lets you fully customize the notifications look.

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Widgetized Stickybar

Widgetized Stickybar is a plugin for WordPress that allows you to add a highly customizable widget bar to your blog or website. As it is said in the title, bar contains widget areas, where you can place any widgets available in your WordPress dashboard. As an administrator you decide where to stick the bar: top, bottom, right or left edge. You also can customize size, colors, opacity, number of columns and other parameters of the bar. Widgetized Stickybar is a perfect way to extend functionality of your website.

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Free WordPress Header / Footer Notification Bar Plugins

Easy Heads Up Bar

This plugin adds an easy to use notification bar to the top of your WordPress website with a linked call to action

General Display Options

  • Your Heads Up Bar appears on the top of the websites page
  • No Limit! You can create as many Heads Up Bars as you need
  • If you have multiple Bars they will show randomly
  • The Bar can be limited to just the Home Page, Interior Pages OR the can be displayed on all pages

Detail

WP-TopBar

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-topbar/

Creates a TopBar that will be shown at the top (or bottom) of your website. Customizable and easy to change the color, text, image, and link. Live preview to see your TopBar from the Options page.

Detail

Quick Notice Bar

This plugin will help the admin to publish highlighted notice on WordPress site header. Any message like offline notice, update notice, tweets, special offers, latest post can be set to attract visitors in 1st sight.

Detail

ViperBar

ViperBar adds an attractive bar to your site header, which you can use to increase blog or newsletter subscribers. It includes built in styling, Aweber & Feedburner integration, conversion rate tracking, split-testing, themes, and much more. ViperChill, a blog on Viral Marketing, is the creator of this plugin. If you want to take your blog to the next level, you should read this post on WordPress SEO.

Detail

Notification Toolbar

This is a toolbar placed on the footer of your blog and it will show your custom notifications on it. This plugin is developed based on the Static Toolbar plugin.

Detail

WP Attention Boxes

Sometimes you just want to call out attention to a particular important message, or quote, or a collection of links, in a bright yellow box, or similar, in a Blog post. And you might do this a lot in your blog entries.

Detail

Foobar Lite Notification Bars

The Foobar is a cool notification / alert bar that sits at the top of the page and draws in the visitor’s attention.

features

  • A cool notification bar at the top of your site that draws the attention of the visitor
  • Options to set the message text, height and speed of the Foobar
  • Options to customize the background,text and link colors to match your theme
  • See a preview of the Foobar within the admin
  • Advanced options to help troubleshoot issues

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How to embed media to WordPress Responsive Themes

There are lots of Free and Premium Responsive WordPress themes, but  with some responsive themes, it is very important to make sure   that the embedded media properly display on all devices,  And you don’t want that your responsive theme on your client site show unresponsive result for media files.  There are excellent Responsive Themes like Awesome WordPress Responsive themes from Themify (buy any theme, get any second theme for FREE!), Alyeska Responsive WordPress Theme and Qualeb: Responsive Premium WordPress Theme, although you can find more excellent Responsive themes on Best Responsive WordPress Themes for All Devices and Screen Resolutions.

If you still not satisfied with your Responsive Theme, there is a new WordPress Plugin “Responsive Video Embeds”  it will automatically resize your media file and has auto-embed features.

Responsive Video Embeds

This plugin will automatically resize your WordPress auto-embeds, including video and other iframes, in a responsive fashion. It currently supports the following providers:

  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • DailyMotion
  • Blip.tv
  • Viddler
  • hulu.com
  • Revision 3
  • Funny or Die
  • WordPress.tv
  • Scribd

Live Example

Visit the test page where you can resize the browser and watch the videos automatically scale to fit the resolution.

About WordPress Auto-embeds

WordPress has a nifty auto-embed feature, allowing authors to automatically turn a link to a video embed into a video player when a post is viewed. To turn this feature on check theAuto-embeds check box in Administration > Settings > Media SubPanel.

Under the hood

Please note that this plugins modifies the output of modify_embed_output filter, adding HTML & CSS to make the magic happen.

Credit for the method used in this plugin goes to Anders M. Andersen for crafting the method used to gracefully resize the embeds.

Multisite Compatibility

The Responsive Video Embeds plugin is compatibly with WordPress Multisite, just use theNetwork Activate feature to enable responsive video resizing embed on every site. If you only want responsive video resizing to happen on a specific site, activate the plugin for that site only.

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Content Access Control Management System on WordPress Powered Sites

WordPress has become the biggest and powerful platform for  Content Management System (CMS) having blogging capabilities. For any kind of Website, You can build a blog, a website for all kind of online business, or represent your business page on web by using WordPress. There are lots of reasons to use WordPress for multi-user website and you can get full control over the content of your users and can management them on a single platform from your Dashboard.

First of all WordPress is a FREE AND provides excellent Search Engine Optimization (SEO), WordPress SEO by Yoast is one the best WordPress SEO plugin that help to get traffic and boost up search engine rank.

WordPress is very user friendly, and help you to mange content without  knowing programming language and using developers tools like Dreamweaver. On top of that you can extend your website features without hiring a web developer by implementing different themes and Plugins. If you want to extend your website,  you can get WordPress Developers support on line because there are lots of blogs provide Free tutorials and support online, all you have to Search on Google. Even Hosting companies like provide free help and support on WordPress powered sites.


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Today I am trying to compile a list of Plugins that help you to manage and have a powerful access control system by using WordPress, Although Drupal and Joomla provide you these features but now you can implement these features on your WordPress powered website.

On the following list of articles you can find how to create Multisite and manage your Network on WordPress.

WordPress Premium Content
Professional domain mapping
Open Source Training teaches people how to use Joomla, Drupal and WordPress.

Access Control in WordPress with Plugins


There are different WordPress Plugins that help you to have a control over your users and their contents. I am going to provide the best WordPress plugins for Access control to manage Content and users roles:

Advanced Access Manager

Advanced Access Manager is very powerful and flexible Access Control tool for your WordPress website. It supports Single WordPress installation and Multisite setup.

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White Label Branding for WordPress

Are you a WordPress developer or a Web Designer who uses WordPress to develop websites for your clients? Have you ever wished that it was easier to customize the menu’s and logo’s in WordPress and to decide which menu’s the users have access to? With White Label Branding for WordPress you can do exactly this. Take full control over the branding in wp-admin and decide who has access to what features. With the latest version of White Label Branding you have the ultimate tool for customizing WordPress admin and your login screen.

Live preview | Detail

Userbase Access Control

Adds user access control via admin defined user groups on a per page level.

Features include:

  • Access group creation
  • User group assigning
  • Redirect un-logged in user to defined login page
  • Redirect public users to login page.
  • Redirect Logged in users to Access denied/upgrade notice page

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WordPress Access Control

WordPress Access Control is a plugin designed to integrate into membership sites where certain pages, posts and custom post types should only be available to members of the site. The plugin offers fine tuned features for this purpose, including the ability to set site wide defaults and override these on a per-page basis.

Detail By Brandon Wamboldt

Private! WordPress Access Control Manager

The configuration is as simple as powerful and the best of all: It’s incredible fast – you will not notice any differences from your standard installation to running a fully protected blog. It does not modify your roles, capabilities and it does not need new tables or adds queries to your normal pages.

Detail By Oliver Sperke

Simple Access Control

This plugin allows authors to restrict the users’s access to individual pages, posts and menu items based on the user’s logged in status.

Features for Authors

  • You can restrict pages and posts while editing by using the “Simple Access Control” widget.
  • You can set the message displayed when a visitor accesses a locked page using the “Simple Access Control” item in the Settings menu
  • The locked status is shown in the admin page and post lists
  • a “Loggedin Text” widget is available that only displays text to logged in users
  • You can set a flag causing the menu to display even when filtered

Detail By Peter Wooster

User Access Manager

With the “User Access Manager”-plugin you can manage the access to your posts, pages and files. You only create a user group, put registered users to this and set up the rights for this group. From now on the post/page is only accessible and writable for the specified group. This plugin is useful if you need a member area or a private section at your blog or you want that other people can write at your blog but not everywhere.

Detail By Alexander Schneider

Microthemer – WordPress Visual Design Plugin

Microthemer is a visual design plugin that gives non-technical WordPress users a way to customize the appearance of their WordPress theme. Microthemer is intended for WordPress users who demand near full design control but don’t necessarily have any knowledge of CSS .

Live preview | Detail

Further Readings

WordPress: Roles and Capabilities: WordPress explanation on how blog owner can control the ability of assigning roles to a user.
WordPress: Author Templates: This article explains how to change what happens when the blog viewer is visiting one of your site’s author pages.
Creating an “About this Author” for Multiple Authors: How to insert About this Author at the end of every blog post.

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