I started messing around with WordPress back in 2007. Justin Tadlock was already an active member of the, way less crowded back then, WordPress community. 10 years later, I asked Justin if he’d be interested in answering 10 questions. These are his answers.
If you manage a lot of WordPress sites each with its own theme, you might need a way to easily check which theme is active on a particular site and which version it’s running. This will make updating themes easier. That’s what today’s plugin of the day can help you with.
Show Theme In Footer
Once you install and activate the plugin the active theme’s name and version number will appear on the bottom right hand side of the administrator dashboard. If you are running a child theme you will also be informed of the parent theme’s name.
The WordPress database might get bloated, especially if you tend to use many plugins, test out new interesting ones and change themes often. You might want to clean it up or even wipe it out entirely to start fresh. You don’t have to delete your entire WordPress installation and create a new one to do this, you can just reset your database using a plugin.
There are many cases where you might need to migrate your WordPress database. Whether it is to set up a staging site, update an existing one or create a local installation of a live project. WordPress options and meta are serialized and stored in the database making such migrations a bit more complex than a simple search and replace, but don’t worry, there’s a plugin for this!
WP Migrate DB
This plugin makes database migration a breeze. It will export your database, run a search & replace to replace the old URLs with the new ones and handle data serialization while doing it. What you will get is an SQL file ( or a gz one if you enable compression ) which you can then import to the destination server using phpMyAdmin, MySQL command line or any other tool that allows you to import the database on your server. That’s it. Additional plugin options allow you to exclude spam comments, transients, post revisions and more.
Mario is the founder and WordPress architect over at DevriX. He’s been contributing to WordPress core since WordPress 3.7. I haven’t had a chance to meet him (as of yet) so I decided to get to know him a bit better through this quick interview.
Six of our themes deprecated back in January 2016, have now reached their End Of Life.
- Me – A personal vCard theme
- Mobilee – App showcase theme
- Stereo – Music theme
- Hartee – Tumblr-style theme
- Klou – Portfolio theme
- Lucullan – Bar and Restaurant theme
The themes are no longed available for download and no support will be provided.
In fact, we’ve just deleted them from our computers. So long.
If you are already a CSSIgniter member then you already now about our effort to provide the best possible support. A typical meaningful response to any question won’t take more than a few hours. In every case, all support tickets must be resolved within 24 hours. As the winter holiday season is just around the corner, we need to take some time off and make sure that we will be able to provide this kind of support in 2017 too. Don’t worry, we aren’t going anywhere, we will just be operating on a reduced schedule just for a couple of days:
- Saturday, December 24th – Support will be closed for the day
- Sunday, December 25th – Support will be closed for the day
- Monday, December 26th – Support will close at 4pm GMT+2
- Saturday, December 31st – Support will closed for the day
- Sunday, January 1st – Support will be closed for the day
- Monday, January 2nd – Support will close at 4pm GMT+2
Podcasts are a great medium for staying up to date with news, pop culture, learning about science, history or even as an audio-book substitute. They make content consumption easier due to the fact that they don’t require your undivided attention, you can digest them while driving, exercising or even as background noise when working.
There are hundreds of thousands of podcasts available out there and WordPress ones couldn’t be missing, let’s take a look at some of the more popular ones.