How to add an author box to your WordPress posts and pages

Authoring on WordPress has become easier than ever so its very common to have multiple authors contributing on the same site. Multi-author sites need to help their authors be known and accessible to their audience. How can they achieve this? With author boxes. Adding a small section below each post or page with the author’s info, like bio, social profiles and avatar can help authors be more visible and readers get to know their favorite author better.

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How to add tweetable quotes in your WordPress posts

Continuing with our social media sharing theme, today we’ll shift our attention to Twitter. As an author you’d certainly want people sharing your content in social media, especially short and to the point snippets. Everyone loves quotes and Twitter is the perfect medium to deliver them to your audience. We have gathered three WordPress plugins that will help you create clickable quotes that can instantly be shared on Twitter. Let’s go!

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AudioIgniter – A React.js powered audio player for your WordPress site

Throughout CSSIgniter’s course we’ve always had a certain sweet spot for the music industry and everything related to the promotion of that market (as is evident from our very popular music themes both at Themeforest and on our own marketplace), albeit up until now mostly limited to theme development .

The idea of expanding into plugin territory has been floating around for a while, and during the past few weeks we’ve been working on creating a solid audio playing and playlist management experience for WordPress powered websites.

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Our favorite Instagram WordPress plugins

With the advent of smartphones people tend to take a lot of pictures and, naturally, they want to share them with their friends, family and the world. Instagram is a great tool at our disposal when it comes to sharing photographs. It’s very popular, easy to use and with its filters makes sharing photos fun. However it’s not enough to have people view our photos within the Instagram app, we need to display them on our site as well. Here’s where plugins come into play, below we take a look at the most popular Instagram plugins in the WordPress plugin directory.

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5 Backup Plugins For WordPress

Internet is just as safe as the real world. Accidents and bad things can happen to good people at any time. To avoid these mishaps you need to be prepared for anything. Every year thousands of websites suffer from malicious attacks, data loss, and denial of service attacks. The first step in securing your website against any security threats is to make sure that you always have the most recent backups safely stored at a remote location.

WordPress site owners have a variety of services and tools that they can use to back up their sites. The variety of WordPress backup plugins and services often confuses new users. Each backup plugin and service provider claims to be the best. They all have good reviews, and they all seem OK. How do you know which WordPress backup plugin is perfect for you?

When choosing a backup plugin for your WordPress site, there are a few things that you need to consider first. Pricing, features, and ease-of-use. In this post, we will compare the best WordPress backup solutions according to these factors.

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Extending the Socials Ignited plugin – part 1

So, the world is not enough, and 50+ icons that come bundled with the Socials Ignited plugin just won’t cut it. What do you do? How do you add your icons into the mix? And most importantly, how do you do it without losing any changes when updating?

Well, I promise to show you how, as long as you promise to know some PHP, especially how to manipulate arrays. The rest of the code (hooking onto WordPress filters) is pretty much self explanatory or can be copied verbatim, and even if you don’t fully understand how filters work, you can still get something usable. Of course, the more you know allows you to go one step further…

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Socials Ignited: A free plugin

As you may have read on the plugin’s original page, it has been renamed to avoid confusion with the good fellas from the Social Igniter project. Apart from the changed name, this plugin got an extra icon set in two color schemes. Existing CSSIgniter themes’ users will immediately recognize these icons, as they are the ones used by the themes themselves (themes will no further include the Social widget).

Other than that, the plugin really remains the same. Heck, even the instruction bellow are almost unchanged!

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