Wordpress – Madhur Kapoor’s Blog http://www.whoismadhur.com Technology, Software Reviews, Tutorials, Vista Tips, Windows Tips Thu, 08 May 2014 16:13:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Bulk Assign Categories to Multiple Posts with Assign Categories Plugin http://www.whoismadhur.com/2008/12/11/bulk-assign-categories-to-multiple-posts-with-assign-categories-plugin/ http://www.whoismadhur.com/2008/12/11/bulk-assign-categories-to-multiple-posts-with-assign-categories-plugin/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2008 14:45:53 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/2008/12/11/bulk-assign-categories-to-multiple-posts-with-assign-categories-plugin/  

Assign Categories Plugin

Assign Categories is a wordpress plugin which allows you to assign one or more Categories to multiple posts with a single click. A few days ago while working on one of my blogs, i deleted a few categories and added some new ones. The default functionality allowed me to edit each post and assign categories. If there are a lot of posts, this task would be too tedious and will take a lot of time. This is where this plugin comes in handy.

Just upload the plugin file to your “Plugin” directory and activate the plugin. To use it, go to ‘ Manage – > Assign Categories’. A page will show the list of available categories along with the blog posts. You can then select the posts along with the categories and click on ‘Assign Categories’ button. Then all your selected posts will get assigned to that selected categories. If you want, you can also preserver your existing categories to which the posts belonged. The plugin also has a search functionality to help you search for posts.

The plugin is very easy to use and very helpful if you want to manage your categories. If you ever face such a problem, do give this a try.

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Free SEO Optimized WordPress Theme – SEO Blog http://www.whoismadhur.com/2008/11/24/free-seo-optimized-wordpress-theme-seo-blog/ http://www.whoismadhur.com/2008/11/24/free-seo-optimized-wordpress-theme-seo-blog/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2008 08:59:56 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/2008/11/24/free-seo-optimized-wordpress-theme-seo-blog/ seoblogthemeheader-thumb

A good WordPress theme with professional layout, SEO optimized is quite hard to find. But you will find these features in the free WordPress theme SEO Blog. The theme has been developed by Mani Karthik of Daily SEO Blog. It is a 3 column WordPress theme having a right sidebar and a three column footer.

It is a Search Engine Optimized theme and it takes care of the all the SEO basics so you don’t have to worry about that. The sidebar along with the footer is completely widgetized. If you are on Twitter, then you will be happy to know that the theme also has Twitter integration, your latest tweets will get displayed in the header. The comment box is Ajaxified and supports threaded comments along with Gravatar. There is also option for a “Featured Article” with which you can highlight your popular post. Check the Live Demo or Download the theme.

So if you are looking for a nice, SEO optimized, easy to configure WordPress theme, I suggest you give this a try.

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How to Add Related Posts and Bookmarks to Your WordPress Blog http://www.whoismadhur.com/2008/09/15/how-to-add-related-posts-and-bookmarks-to-your-wordpress-blog/ http://www.whoismadhur.com/2008/09/15/how-to-add-related-posts-and-bookmarks-to-your-wordpress-blog/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2008 14:40:16 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/2008/09/15/how-to-add-related-posts-and-bookmarks-to-your-wordpress-blog/ This is a guest post written by Kumar Saurav aka Diesel of YabBLOG where he writes about Technology, Linux, Softwares. Do visit his blog for some great tips or Subscribe to keep yourself updated.

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Keeping it clean and simple is the what every blogger should keep in mind. This tutorial will help you to do that. A list of related posts and bookmark after every post might help boost your traffic. Here is a guide to help you create it for your WordPress blog.

1. Download wp_related_posts plugin
2. Upload it to your “/wp-content/plugins/” folder
3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
4. Navigate to Manage > Option > WordPress Related Posts to configure plugin output as in the screenshot shown below

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5. Now open Design > Theme Editor > Single Post.php
6. Find “<?php the_content(‘Read the rest of this entry »’); ?>” or somthing similar
7. Paste the following code for Related post

<div style=”float:left”>
<?php wp_related_posts(); ?>
</div>

8. Now paste the following code for Bookmark

<div style=”float:right;margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 70px;”>
<div>
<h3>Bookmark</h3>
<ul>
<li><a href=”http://del.icio.us/post?url=<?php echo the_permalink(); ?>”>Del.icio.us</a></li>
<li><a href=”http://digg.com/submit?url=<?php echo the_permalink(); ?>”>Digg</a></li>
<li><a href=”http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=<?php echo the_permalink(); ?>”>StumbleUpon</a></li>
</ul>
</div>
</div>

And we are done with our new Clean and Simple Related Posts and Bookmarks. Hope this might increase your blog traffic.

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The Digs’em wordpress theme by Garry Conn http://www.whoismadhur.com/2008/01/28/the-digsem-wordpress-theme-by-garry-conn/ http://www.whoismadhur.com/2008/01/28/the-digsem-wordpress-theme-by-garry-conn/#comments Mon, 28 Jan 2008 09:19:29 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/2008/01/28/the-digsem-wordpress-theme-by-garry-conn/ digsem

Garry Conn, the author of around 100 blogs and one of my best buddies online has released a free wordpress theme called Digs’em. Digs’em stands for Digg + SEM (Search Engine Marketing). The design of this theme is inspired by the popular site Digg and the theme is also very much Search Engine Friendly.

To see a live running example of the theme, you can visit www.DigSEM.com . You can also download the theme from there as well as ask questions to Garry about the theme and get help relating to it. I don’t know how Garry gets time for doing these things but he sure has done a good job here.

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WordPress 2.3 released http://www.whoismadhur.com/2007/09/25/wordpress-23-released/ http://www.whoismadhur.com/2007/09/25/wordpress-23-released/#comments Tue, 25 Sep 2007 15:43:23 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/2007/09/25/wordpress-23-released/ Wordpress 2.3

The latest version of WordPress , WordPress 2.3 codenamed “Dexter” is out now . This release features some new and exciting features .The release is named for the great tenor saxophonist Dextor Gordon. Here are the new features of this release .

  • Native tagging support: It allows you to use tags in addition to categories on your post, if you so choose. Importers for plugins such as UTW , Bunny’s technorati tag etc are also included . 
  • The new update notificationlets you know when there is a new release of WordPress or when any of the plugins you use has an update available.
  • The new canonical URLs feature does things like enforce your no-www preference, redirect posts with changed slugs so a link never goes bad, redirect URLs that get cut off in emails on similar to the correct post, and much more.
  • The new pending reviewfeature isgreat for multi-author blogs. It allows authors to submit a post for review by an editor or administrator, where before they would just have to save a draft .
  • All new and advanced WYSIWYG editor

 The new features look great . I will wait sometime before upgrading . What about you ?

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WordPress Plugin : BackupWordPress http://www.whoismadhur.com/2007/09/08/wordpress-plugin-backupwordpress/ http://www.whoismadhur.com/2007/09/08/wordpress-plugin-backupwordpress/#comments Sat, 08 Sep 2007 21:11:05 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/2007/09/08/wordpress-plugin-backupwordpress/ Wordpress

With so many security flaws being found in WordPress , it becomes necessary to update wordpress and take a backup of your blog . BackupWordpress is a plugin that will allow you to perform automatic backup of your blog at scheduled times . It can even mail you the backups at your specified email .

This plugin operates in two modes

  • Easy Mode : This is a simple mode in which you have to specify the backup directory , the backup schedule and settings related to email
  • Advanced Mode : In this mode , you get a lot of options which include managing custom schedules , viewing backup log , managing backup presets etc.

You can even take backups manually and mail it to yourself if you dont want automatic backups. You can also specify the number of previous backups which you want to keep at the server. You can download this plugin from here .

High Five to Freakitude

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WordPress Plugin : WP-Table http://www.whoismadhur.com/2007/08/21/wordpress-plugin-wp-table/ http://www.whoismadhur.com/2007/08/21/wordpress-plugin-wp-table/#comments Tue, 21 Aug 2007 09:47:08 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/2007/08/21/wordpress-plugin-wp-table/ There are times when we would like to represent some statistical data in our blog through the use of tables. Tables can be created in WYSIWYG editor through the use of html tags but it is not easy for basic users who dont have much knowledge of html. Even for advanced users , it will be time consuming. Luckily plugins are there to make our life easier .

WP-Table is a plugin by Alex Rabethat lets you create and manage html tables for wordpress. You can also change the look and feel of the table by modifying a css file or you can import a table in csv format.

USAGE

  1. Upload the plugin to your plugins folder and activate it .
  2. In the admin panel go to Manage -> Tables
  3. Create the table with a table name and a specified rows and columns

wp-table create

You can then edit the table which lets you insert values in rows and columns , insert new row or column , change the color of headings or css etc . Just update the table from there.

Table Update

  1. To insert the table in your post , just use the tag [TABLE = ID] .Simple isn’t it.

You can see an example in my previous post about Demographics prediction tool.

Download

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WordPress Plugin : Customizable Post Listings http://www.whoismadhur.com/2007/08/08/wordpress-plugin-customizable-post-listings/ http://www.whoismadhur.com/2007/08/08/wordpress-plugin-customizable-post-listings/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2007 09:51:03 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/2007/08/08/wordpress-plugin-customizable-post-listings/ The best thing about WordPress is that its functionality can be increased by the use of various plugins that are available all over the internet. I was looking for a plugin that can display Recent Entries from a specific category in the sidebar , that when i came across it.

Customizable Post Listings is a plugin by Scott Reilly that can display Recent Posts , Recent commented posts , Random posts etc in a customizable manner . The best thing is that the post searches can be narrowed by using Category , Author and stuff.

Installation and Use

  1. Download the plugin and unzip it into your plugins directory
  2. Activate the plugin from the WordPress plugin page
  3. You can modify the options according to your likes in the plugin editor
  4. You can use the following codes to dispaly the relevent thing

To display Recent Postsuse <?php c2c_get_recent_posts(3); ?>where 3 is the number of posts to be displayed

To display Recently commneted posts use <?php c2c_get_recently_commented(3); ?>

There are a lot of functions which you can use and customize according to your needs.

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