Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Adding Google Adsense Ads Into MobilePress


In past, I wrote an article about creating a mobile version of your WordPress site with MobilePress plugin. You can also earn some money with your MobilePress site by using Google Adsense or other mobile advertisement platforms, but lots of users get confused about how to add their advert code into their MobilePress template.

To be honest, it's pretty simple, but still not for first time. I'm also using Adsense on my site's mobile version at this link. Adsense mobile ads are only visible from mobile phones, not on your computer. Let's get started...

Create Adsense Mobile Ads Unit:

Your default Adsense ads are not perfect for your MobilePress powered site. You must create a mobile ads unit on your Adsense account. It's pretty simple...

  • 1. Login to your Adsense account > Click on My Ads tab
  • 2. Now in My Ads tab, click on Mobile content tab
  • 3. Now clck on New ad unit button


  • 4. Fill the following form with your ad preference and click on Save and get code:


  • 5. Copy your mobile ad code, and paste it into a blank notepad document


  • 6. Paste generated ad code into a notepad document and name it adsense.php
  • 7. Select All Files as file type
  • 8. Click on Save button to save adsense.php

The same thing goes for inmobi, buzzcity, admob and others, just copy the code to a notepad and save. Now we'll add this adsense.php file into your MobilePress theme.

Adding Ads Into MobilePress Theme:

Now you need to visit your ftp client or file manager. I'm using GoDaddy, and here is a preview of my file manager:


  • Upload this to public_html or webroot (based on your file manager)
  • Go to /public_html/wp-content/plugins/mobilepress/system/themes/default or /public_html/wp-content/mobilepress/themes/themename for custom theme.
  • Now if you want to place an advert at the top, you’ll have to edit header.php and insert the ad where you want it to display with following php:

<div class="aduity"><?php include('adsense.php'); ?></div>

  • If you need to show the ad unit at the footer, edit footer.php and paste that same code on the very first line or your preferred position..

That's it guys. Same work goes for all other mobile advert platforms. Don't ad more than three Adsense ads in your site. If you need any help, then don't forget to leave a comment.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Easiest Way To Change WordPress Username


Update

There's one more way, which is way more easier and without a plugin, you can check it by clicking here.

Original Post:

Earlier this hour, I was reading an article on WPBeginner about changing your WordPress username using phpmyAdmin. It's a very great article, but it's not really a easy way. I like to take easy-way-out when it comes to change something on my site.

Come On, we're using WordPress, he got thousands of plugins to use them. So I'm here to discuss a really easy and one-minute way to change any WordPress username of your site. You must be site admin to use this way. You can check a screen shot of how to change username, in image above.

Ghost1227 created Username Changer, which is a really great plugin to change any username of your site. Username Changer is a simple plugin which allows administrators to change usernames of users on their sites. Admins can also change their own username.

How To Install Username Changer:

  • Click here and download this plugin. Visit your WordPress' plugin page and install this plugin.
  • You can also install this plugin from your WP's plugin directory.
  • After installing, just click on active.
  • Now visit this plugin's settings page (in user menu) and easily choose your desire username.

That's so damn easy! For any help or issues, please post your query in the comment section below...

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Three Stylish Customized Blogger Contact Forms


Yesterday, I posted a couple of articles about Blogger's new contact form widgets. First, I showed you how to add this widget to your Blog's sidebar, then I showed you how to add this form to a specific page of your blog.

It's time for me to share three stylish customized designs for Blogger's new contact form widget. All three designs are coded with some really simple CSS, and they look really great on your blog's sidebar and pages.

First, I'll showcase three stylish designs with their CSS, then I'll show how to add them on your blog.

Design #1:


/*---- Custom Blogger Contact Form Style By BWidgets.com -----*/

#ContactForm1_contact-form-name, #ContactForm1_contact-form-email, #ContactForm1_contact-form-email-message {
padding: 9px;
border: solid 1px #E5E5E5;
outline: 0;
font: normal 13px/100% Verdana, Tahoma, sans-serif;
background: #FFFFFF;
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left 25, from(#FFFFFF), color-stop(4%, #EEEEEE), to(#FFFFFF));
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #FFFFFF, #EEEEEE 1px, #FFFFFF 25px);
box-shadow: rgba(0,0,0, 0.1) 0px 0px 8px;
-moz-box-shadow: rgba(0,0,0, 0.1) 0px 0px 8px;
-webkit-box-shadow: rgba(0,0,0, 0.1) 0px 0px 8px;
}

#ContactForm1_contact-form-email-message {
width: 245px;
height: 150px;
line-height: 150%;
}

#ContactForm1_contact-form-submit:hover, textarea:hover,
#ContactForm1_contact-form-submit:focus, textarea:focus {
border-color: #C9C9C9;
-webkit-box-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.15) 0px 0px 8px;
-moz-box-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.15) 0px 0px 8px;
}

#ContactForm1_contact-form-submit{
width: auto;
padding: 9px 15px;
background: #617798;
border: 0;
font-size: 14px;
color: #FFFFFF;
height:40px;
-moz-border-radius: 5px;
-webkit-border-radius: 5px;
}

Design #2:


/*---- Custom Blogger Contact Form Style By BWidgets.com -----*/

#ContactForm1_contact-form-name {
background: url("http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NM0doyerS-g/UEBl4hR2bjI/AAAAAAAALRA/uqslooN0RSw/s1600/form_name.gif") no-repeat scroll 5px 50% rgb(255, 255, 255);
}

#ContactForm1_contact-form-email {
background: url("http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QpZy5KIQwE4/UEBl2NcTCCI/AAAAAAAALQ4/hkxq9uFqJP8/s1600/form_email.gif") no-repeat scroll 5px 50% rgb(255, 255, 255);
}

#ContactForm1_contact-form-email-message {
background: url("http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5QAVbpECQr0/UEBl5bkQb1I/AAAAAAAALRI/unfOLRn-438/s1600/form_note.gif") no-repeat scroll 5px 6px rgb(255, 255, 255);
}

#ContactForm1_contact-form-name,#ContactForm1_contact-form-email, #ContactForm1_contact-form-email-message {
margin: 0px;
width: 250px;
border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221);
padding: 3px 5px 3px 25px;
}

#ContactForm1_contact-form-submit {
margin-top: 5px;
padding: 5px;
width: 100px;
background-color: rgb(225, 77, 77);
background-image:none;
border: 1px solid rgb(57, 21, 21);
border-radius: 5px 5px 5px 5px;
color: rgb(255, 255, 255);
text-align: center;
font-weight: bold;
line-height: 48px;
text-transform: uppercase;
text-shadow: 0px 1px 0px rgb(0, 0, 0);
}

Design #3:


/*---- Custom Blogger Contact Form Style By BWidgets.com -----*/

#ContactForm1_contact-form-name,#ContactForm1_contact-form-email {
border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
border: 1px solid rgb(186, 186, 186);
padding: 4px 6px 6px 5px;
background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);
outline: 0px none;
margin-right: 32px;
min-height: 32px;
position: relative;
-moz-box-sizing: border-box;
line-height: normal;
font-size: 100%;
margin: 0px;
vertical-align: baseline;
font-family: sans-serif;
}

#ContactForm1_contact-form-email-message {
border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
padding-right: 5px;
min-height: 100px;
width:265px;
border: 1px solid rgb(186, 186, 186);
padding: 4px 6px 6px 5px;
background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);
outline: 0px none;
margin-right: 32px;
min-height: 32px;
position: relative;
-moz-box-sizing: border-box;
overflow: auto;
vertical-align: top;
font-size: 100%;
margin: 0px;
vertical-align: baseline;
font-family: sans-serif;
}

#ContactForm1_contact-form-submit {
background-image:none;
background-color: rgb(0, 130, 135);
color: rgb(255, 255, 255);
font-family: 'Segoe UI','Open Sans',Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;
font-weight: 400;
font-size: 14px;
line-height: 20px;
vertical-align: middle !important;
min-width: 90px;
min-height: 32px;
height: 32px;
border: 1px solid transparent;
color: white;
margin-right: 10px;
margin-top: 10px;
display: inline-block;
text-align: center;
cursor: pointer;
padding: 4px 10px;
position: relative;
outline: medium none;
border-radius: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
}

How To Add Custom Style To Contact Form:

Adding these custom CSS codes into your blog is pretty simple. Some of you are just going to leave this part, since they know how easy it really is. For those who don't know, here you go:

  • Go To Blogger > Template > Edit HTML
  • Search for ]]></b:skin>:
  • Add your favorite form's CSS above ]]></b:skin>
  • Save your template...That's IT!

That was pretty easy! If you're using one of these styles, then please let me know you favorite for future styles. You guys are free to share these styles with your friends and fans, just don't forget to give us credits for our hard work. You can also share your custom styles in the comment section below...

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Solution Of bbPress Error: You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page


Earlier today, I tried to delete a forum from my bbPress, and before I could do so, it showed me following error with a white screen (maybe some grey too):

You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page

I was bit confused over this issues, so I tried to login again to my account. I'm not sure why this error is appearing. However, looks like a developer mode plugin is causing this error, atleast on my WP. I finally found a great and easy solution for this crazy error.

First of all, you can't blame Justin Bieber for this error, since he has nothing to do with your WordPress.

Solution:

First make sure that you are the current admin of your WP (not developer or anything). If it's still not working then try following:

Visit your WP plugin install page and install User Role Editor or you can download it by clicking here. Install and activate this plugin into your WordPress.

Now visit this plugin's settings page (in user menu) and click on reset button to reset all user's capabilities to default. Don't worry, you will not lose any user data. Now visit bbPress and get started with your forum.

Let me know if it worked for you, as this worked for me and lot of other users.

Adding Blogger Contact Form Into Static Page


Earlier today, I posted an article about Blogger's official Contact Form gadget at this link. This contact form is amazingly customizable. You can also add this form into your blog's static page or post with some simple steps. It's a great way to get rid of some extra forms in your drive. You can check this Contact Form in action by clicking here.

I'm going to finish this tutorial really quick, since I'm posting it second time. First post was not save due to an error. It was a huge post, so I'm not going to write it again :'(

Add Contact Form To Your Blog:

You can add this contact form into your blog's sidebar by reading this tutorial. Note: You must have this gadget on your sidebar to add this to your static page.

Hiding Contact Form From Your Sidebar:

Now you must hide this gadget from your site, so it'll only be available on your site's contact page. Here we go:

  • Go To Blogger > Template > Edit HTML
  • Search and paste this code just about ]]></b:skin>:

#ContactForm1{
display: none ! important;
}

Save your template. Now time for final step:

Adding Contact Form To A Static Page:

I'm going to finish this real quick, here we go:

  • Go To Blogger > Posts
  • Click on New Page and select Blank Page
  • Now in your blank page, click on HTML option to switch to html editor mode
  • Now paste following code and publish or update your page:

<form name='contact-form'>
<p></p>
Name<br />
<input class='contact-form-name' id='ContactForm1_contact-form-name' name='name' size='30' value='' type='text' />
<p></p>
Email
<span style='font-weight: bolder;'>*</span><br />
<input class='contact-form-email' id='ContactForm1_contact-form-email' name='email' size='30' value='' type='text' />
<p></p>
Message<span style='font-weight: bolder;'>*</span><br />
<textarea class='contact-form-email-message' cols='25' id='ContactForm1_contact-form-email-message' name='email-message' rows='5'></textarea>
<p></p>
<input class='contact-form-button contact-form-button-submit' id='ContactForm1_contact-form-submit' value='Send' type='button' />
<p></p>
<div style='text-align: center; max-width: 222px; width: 100%'>
<p class='contact-form-error-message' id='ContactForm1_contact-form-error-message'></p>
<p class='contact-form-success-message' id='ContactForm1_contact-form-success-message'></p>
</div>
</form>

That's it! Don't forget to comment. You all are free to share this post on your blog, but don't forget to give us credits for out work.

Adding Contact Form Widget To Blogger

Blogger has launched a new amazing contact form widget for all of us. I'm using Google Drive contact form to receive all messages, but I'll use this widget soon on my blog. It's a great and must use widget for all blogs.

This widget was first discovered in Blogger's stylesheet by our friend at Stylify Your Blog. This new gadget release comes with the recent updates announced Google I/O 2013 and it looks like Blogger is still a integral part of the Google's Product line.

Features Of Blogger Contact Form:

  • Stylish AJAX form with Google UI.
  • Sending simple text messages.
  • Custom CSS supported. 
  • Message will be delivered right into your inbox.
  • No need of any third-party service.
  • Plain text messages without any attachments.

Adding Contact Form To Blogger:

  • Go To Blogger > Layout > Add A Gadget > More Gadgets


  • Choose Contact Form gadget
Give it a suitable name, and click on save to add this gadget. That's IT!!!

This widget is awesome. However, Google Docs form has more features - like, drop down list, additional fields, select field, more.

In future, I'll tell you how to use this widget on your pages, and also how to customize this widget with some magical CSS.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Delete Old Post Revision In WordPress

Post Revisions are a feature introduced in WordPress 2.6. Whenever you or WordPress saves or drafts a post or a page, a revision of that version is automatically stored in your database. Each revision will slowly increase the size of your database. WordPress.com will store the last 25 revisions for each post.

For example, if you have 1 post and it has 10 revisions you could be storing up to 10 copies of older or unused data in your database, which will increase the size of your database for sure. You can learn more about Post Revisions by clicking here.

Now we know that these useless post revisions are just wasting our space. You can't delete these revisions manually, but the oldest revision is automatically deleted if there are more than 25 revisions.

Delete Post Revisions:

Delete Post Revisions is a great plugin to delete all useless post revisions off your database. It is compatible with the latest version of WordPress (3.x). It's coded by me, so don't forget to rate this plugin.

Here is the original description of Delete Post Revisions:

We created a tool which helps you to remove useless post revisions from your database.

Installing Delete Post Revisions:

  • Click here and download this plugin. Visit your WordPress' plugin page and install this plugin.
  • You can also install this plugin from your WP's plugin directory.
  • After installing, just click on active.

After installing, a new option will appear under the Settings tab. Not here is how to delete old post revisions:

  • Visit Settings > Delete Post Revisions
  • In the bottom, click on "Start" button and it's all done.

WordPress’ database queries don't retrieve revisions, so the number of revisions has no effect on the queries, but it's a great way of keeping your database clean. The only time the revisions are retrieved is on the edit page of the individual post.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

AJAXify Your WordPress Comments

In previous posts, I shared several AJAX tutorial, which were awesome. In this tutorial, I'll show how to AJAXify your default WP comment  system. It's a great must use tutorial.

AJAX comment enables you and your readers to post and reply to comment instantly without refreshing the page. It saves a lot of time and users are more likely to comment. You can check a live demo by clicking here.

I prefer to use Disqus comment box on my sites, but unfortunately Disqus doesn't works with BuddyPress. I'm not the only person who is facing this problem. I was so disappointment when I had to choose default WP comment box, since it reloads on every activity. So, I found a great plugin to AJAXify my default WP comment box.

To AJAXify your WordPress comments, there is a great plugin call wp-comment-master. Below is official description of this plugin:

an elegant and must-have comment plugin to better satisfy your visitors, it has two main features: AJAX comment posting and comment paginitaion.


Installing wp-comment-master:

  • Click here and download this plugin. Visit your WordPress' plugin page and install this plugin.
  • You can also install this plugin from your WP's plugin directory.
  • After installing, just click on active and it's done...

Don't forget to leave a comment...

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Easiest Way To Remove WordPress Logo From Admin Bar


Today, I'm going to share the easiest way to remove this annoying WordPress logo/links from your admin bar without using any plugin.

Last month, I tried to remove this whole WP logo menu from my site by editing those hard php files, and I was successful in it. But it was a temporary success, because soon I saw an error message on my dashboard.

Now, let me share two simple ways to remove that annoying thing from your admin bar.

Easiest Way: By Using CSS:

It's funny, but you can also remove that logo menu by adding display:none; CSS property. I know some of you guys are screwed up over this fact. Let me show you how. I'm using this CSS hack on this WP site.

  • Visit your File Manager or FTP from your hosting provides. Mine is from GoDaddy, which looks something like this:


  • Now in your file manger, visit webroot/wp-includes/css/admin-bar.min.css
  • In admin-bar.min.css, add following css code:

li#wp-admin-bar-wp-logo.menupop{display:none;}

  • Save/Update your admin-bar.min.css file and that's it.

Important: You may have to clear your browser's cache to see this change or you can use private window to see this simple css hack.

By Using php:

If you're not satisfied with our css hack, then you can also use php snippet to hide this menu list. Credits for this snippet goes to WP-Snippets.

  • Add this code to your functions.php file to remove the WordPress logo on admin bar:

<?php
function annointed_admin_bar_remove() {
        global $wp_admin_bar;

        /* Remove their stuff */
        $wp_admin_bar->remove_menu('wp-logo');
}

add_action('wp_before_admin_bar_render', 'annointed_admin_bar_remove', 0);
?>

That's it...Don't forget to leave a comment.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Bulk Delete WordPress Users Based On Their Role


Owning a blog with public registration is a huge mess, especially with all those nasty spammers. It's really hard to get rid of all those nasty spammers. In future, I'll share a very effective way to get rid of all future spam users, but first it's important to delete existing spam users. For that we have to delete all public registered accounts.

You can also use this tutorials for any other thing, since it's always not about spammers. Instead of deleting users of a specific role one-by-one, you can bulk delete them. As always, "Bulk Is Better" - Hardeep Asrani (Me)

As I know, there are five different roles in WordPress, which are admins, developers, authors, editors, contributors and subscribers. You can easily delete users of any of these roles easily by running a very simple code.

How To Bulk Delete All Users Based On Their Role:

  • Go to your WP Dashboard > Appearance > Editor
  • Open the functions.php file from the right sidebar.
  • Add the following lines of code (based on user role) to your functions.php file and publish.

Codes For User Roles:

For Admin:

function remove_administrators() {
    global $wpdb;
    $args = array( 'role' => 'Administrator' );
    $administrators = get_users( $args );
    if( !empty($administrators) ) {
        require_once( ABSPATH.'wp-admin/includes/user.php' );
        $i = 0;
        foreach( $administrators as $administrator ) {
            if( wp_delete_user( $administrator->ID ) ) {
                $i++;
            }
        }
        echo $i.' Administrators deleted';
    } else {
        echo 'No Administrators deleted';
    }
}
remove_administrators();

For Developers:

function remove_developers() {
    global $wpdb;
    $args = array( 'role' => 'Developer' );
    $developers = get_users( $args );
    if( !empty($developers) ) {
        require_once( ABSPATH.'wp-admin/includes/user.php' );
        $i = 0;
        foreach( $developers as $developer ) {
            if( wp_delete_user( $developer->ID ) ) {
                $i++;
            }
        }
        echo $i.' Developers deleted';
    } else {
        echo 'No Developers deleted';
    }
}
remove_developers();

For Authors:

function remove_authors() {
    global $wpdb;
    $args = array( 'role' => 'Author' );
    $authors = get_users( $args );
    if( !empty($authors) ) {
        require_once( ABSPATH.'wp-admin/includes/user.php' );
        $i = 0;
        foreach( $authors as $author ) {
            if( wp_delete_user( $author->ID ) ) {
                $i++;
            }
        }
        echo $i.' Authors deleted';
    } else {
        echo 'No Authors deleted';
    }
}
remove_authors();

For Editors:

function remove_editors() {
    global $wpdb;
    $args = array( 'role' => 'Editor' );
    $editors = get_users( $args );
    if( !empty($editors) ) {
        require_once( ABSPATH.'wp-admin/includes/user.php' );
        $i = 0;
        foreach( $editors as $editor ) {
            if( wp_delete_user( $editor->ID ) ) {
                $i++;
            }
        }
        echo $i.' Editors deleted';
    } else {
        echo 'No Editors deleted';
    }
}
remove_editors();

For Contributors:

function remove_contributors() {
    global $wpdb;
    $args = array( 'role' => 'Contributor' );
    $contributors = get_users( $args );
    if( !empty($contributors) ) {
        require_once( ABSPATH.'wp-admin/includes/user.php' );
        $i = 0;
        foreach( $contributors as $contributor ) {
            if( wp_delete_user( $contributor->ID ) ) {
                $i++;
            }
        }
        echo $i.' Contributors deleted';
    } else {
        echo 'No Contributors deleted';
    }
}
remove_contributors();

For Subscribers:

function remove_subscribers() {
    global $wpdb;
    $args = array( 'role' => 'Subscriber' );
    $subscribers = get_users( $args );
    if( !empty($subscribers) ) {
        require_once( ABSPATH.'wp-admin/includes/user.php' );
        $i = 0;
        foreach( $subscribers as $subscriber ) {
            if( wp_delete_user( $subscriber->ID ) ) {
                $i++;
            }
        }
        echo $i.' Subscribers deleted';
    } else {
        echo 'No Subscribers deleted';
    }
}
remove_subscribers();

For None:

There is also a role in WordPress called "none." Here is the code to bulk delete users with "none" rule. I'm not 100% about this code, so please leave a comment if it's working:

function remove_noroleusers() {
    global $wpdb;
    $args = array( 'meta_key' => 'wp_capabilities','meta_value' => 'a:0:{}','meta_compare' => '=') ;
    $noroleusers = get_users( $args );
    if( !empty($noroleusers) ) {
        require_once( ABSPATH.'wp-admin/includes/user.php' );
        $i = 0;
        foreach( $noroleusers as $noroleuser ) {
            if( wp_delete_user( $noroleuser->ID ) ) {
                $i++;
            }
        }
        echo $i.' Users deleted';
    } else {
        echo 'No Users deleted';
    }
}
remove_noroleusers();

Final Step:

Once you have went to your site go back to your functions file and remove the code. Don't forget to leave a comment.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Using jQuery Autocomplete Widget


The Autocomplete widgets provides suggestions while you type into the field. It's a great way to create search, tags or category form on your niche blog. You can also create some cool forms with this UI. In this tutorial, I'll show how to easily use this autocomplete widget.

1. Create A New Document:

It's a beginner's tutorial so, I'll explain in some very easy language, not going to use all those crappy words. Create a new HTML document, below is basic page structure:

<html>

<head>

</head>

<body>

</body>

</html>

2. Adding jQuery Script And CSS:

Now we'll add magical jQuery script and jQuery UI's stylesheet. Just add following code between your <head> ... </head> in your document:

<link rel=stylesheet href="http://code.jquery.com/ui/1.10.3/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css"></link>
<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.9.1.js"></script>
<script src="http://code.jquery.com/ui/1.10.3/jquery-ui.js"></script>

Save your template. Let's move to our third step where we're going to add our input form:

3. Adding Our Input Form:

It's time to add our input form in your document. Our input form is surrounded by <div> </div> tag to style our form. Just add following mark-up between our document's <body> ... </body> tag:

<div class="ui-widget">
<label for="tags">Tags: </label>
<input id="tags" />
</div>

Remember, our input element's id is tags. We're pretty much done right here. Now, it's time to add our autocomplete text values.

4. Adding Autocomplete Values:

Finally, it's time to add our autocomplete values. First add following script above </head>:


<script>
$(function() {
var availableTags = [
AUTO COMPLETE VALUES HERE
];
$( "#tags" ).autocomplete({
source: availableTags
});
});
</script>

Now, let's replace red text in above document with some available autocomplete values. We're going to add some values like this:

"Basket Ball",
"Baseball",
"Cricket"

Don't add "comma" in last value. Here is full mark-up of this autocomplete jQuery code:

<script>
$(function() {
var availableTags = [
"Basket Ball",
"Baseball",
"Cricket",
"F1",
"Football",
"Hockey",
"Ice Hockey",
"MMA",
"Moto GP",
"Nascar",
"Racing",
"Wrestling",
"Pro-Wrestling"
];
$( "#tags" ).autocomplete({
source: availableTags
});
});
</script>

That's it. You can also add scrollable results by adding following css:

<style>
.ui-autocomplete {
max-height: 100px;
overflow-y: auto;
/* prevent horizontal scrollbar */
overflow-x: hidden;
}
/* IE 6 doesn't support max-height
* we use height instead, but this forces the menu to always be this tall
*/
* html .ui-autocomplete {
height: 100px;
}
</style>

Full Document Mark-Up:

Below is the full mark-up of our document:

<link rel=stylesheet href="http://code.jquery.com/ui/1.10.3/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css"></link>
<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.9.1.js"></script>
<script src="http://code.jquery.com/ui/1.10.3/jquery-ui.js"></script>

<style>
.ui-autocomplete {
max-height: 100px;
overflow-y: auto;
/* prevent horizontal scrollbar */
overflow-x: hidden;
}
/* IE 6 doesn't support max-height
* we use height instead, but this forces the menu to always be this tall
*/
* html .ui-autocomplete {
height: 100px;
}
</style>

<script>
$(function() {
var availableTags = [
"Basket Ball",
"Baseball",
"Cricket",
"F1",
"Football",
"Hockey",
"Ice Hockey",
"MMA",
"Moto GP",
"Nascar",
"Racing",
"Wrestling",
"Pro-Wrestling"
];
$( "#tags" ).autocomplete({
source: availableTags
});
});
</script>


<div class="ui-widget">
<label for="tags">Tags: </label>
<input id="tags" />
</div>

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Add Login Form To WordPress Sidebar


Adding a login form in your site's sidebar will surely attract your readers to login or register. It's less painful than visiting your WP's login page to login.

Mike Jolley created a great ajax-enhanced login plugin for WordPress, which is available to download at this link. This widget adds a useful login widget which you can use to login from in the sidebar of your WordPress.

How To Install:

  • Click here and download this plugin. Visit your WordPress' plugin page and install this plugin.
  • You can also install this plugin from your WP's plugin directory.

Usage:

  • Simply go to Appearance > Widgets and drag "sidebar login" to the sidebar of your choice.

After login it redirects them back to the page they logged in from. You can contribute to this awesome plugin on GitHub at this link. You can also use this widget on your WP's template with the the_widget() function.

As of writing, you can check a live demo of this widget on my wordpress site at this link. Don't forget to leave a comment.

In next few months, I'll focus on WordPress plugins and tricks. Also, #NowPlaying Started from the bottom by Drake.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Replace Existing Images In WordPress Media Library


You ever tried to replace an existing image from your WordPress. It sucks and takes a lot of time to delete, rename, replace, and upload your images from your file manager. Let's make it easier than ever.

A guy called "mungobbq" created a great plugin, which gives us an option to replace any uploaded file from the media "edit" view.

You can download this plugin at this link, or by searching "Enable Media Replace" on your blog's plugin directory. Below is a (huge) quote from this plugin's official page:

It's simple to replace a file

  1. Just replace the file. This option requires you to upload a file of the same type as the one you are replacing. The name of the attachment will stay the same no matter what the file you upload is called.
  2. Replace the file, use new file name and update all links. If you check this option, the name and type of the file you are about to upload will replace the old file. All links pointing to the current file will be updated to point to the new file name.
This plugin is very powerful and a must-have for any larger sites built with WordPress.

Display file modification time

There is a shortcode available which picks up the file modification date and displays it in a post or a page. The code is:

[file_modified id=XX format=XXXX]
 
where the "id" is required and the "format" is optional and defaults to your current WordPress settings for date and time format.

So [file_modified id=870] would display the last time the file with ID 870 was updated on your site. To get the ID for a file, check the URL when editing a file in the media library (see screenshot #3)
If you want more control over the format used to display the time, you can use the format option, so [file_modified id=870 format=Y-m-d] would display the file modification date but not the time. The format string uses standard PHP date() formatting tags.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Add Numbered Page Navigation To WordPress


If your WP blog has a large number of posts, then adding numbered page navigation is a great way to give your readers an easy navigation to your blog's archives. The default WordPress pagination comes with ‘older posts’ and ‘newer posts’ but those look good if your blog has only few articles.

In this tutorial, I'll tell you how to add numbered page navigation to your WordPress, both manually and automatically. Let's get started with automatic method (by using a plugin).

By Using A Plugin:

I recommend you to use this way, since it's easy and much better. Click here to download or search and install WP-PageNavi to your blog. Activate this plugin and that's it.

Custom Method:

You can also manually add numbered page navigation to your WP, just follow these simple steps:

  • Go to your WP Dashboard > Appearance > Editor
  • Open the functions.php file from the right sidebar.
  • Add the following lines of code to your functions.php file and publish.

function pagination($pages = ”, $range = 4)
{
$showitems = ($range * 2)+1;
global $paged;
if(empty($paged)) $paged = 1;
if($pages == ”)
{
global $wp_query;
$pages = $wp_query->max_num_pages;
if(!$pages)
{
$pages = 1;
}
}
if(1 != $pages)
{
echo “<div class=\”pagination\”><span>Page “.$paged.” of “.$pages.”</span>”;
if($paged > 2 && $paged > $range+1 && $showitems < $pages) echo “<a href=’”.get_pagenum_link(1).”‘>&laquo; First</a>”;
if($paged > 1 && $showitems < $pages) echo “<a href=’”.get_pagenum_link($paged – 1).”‘>&lsaquo; Previous</a>”;
for ($i=1; $i <= $pages; $i++)
{
if (1 != $pages &&( !($i >= $paged+$range+1 || $i <= $paged-$range-1) || $pages <= $showitems ))
{
echo ($paged == $i)? “<span class=\”current\”>”.$i.”</span>”:”<a href=’”.get_pagenum_link($i).”‘ class=\”inactive\”>”.$i.”</a>”;
}
}
if ($paged < $pages && $showitems < $pages) echo “<a href=\”".get_pagenum_link($paged + 1).”\”>Next &rsaquo;</a>”;
if ($paged < $pages-1 && $paged+$range-1 < $pages && $showitems < $pages) echo “<a href=’”.get_pagenum_link($pages).”‘>Last &raquo;</a>”;
echo “</div>\n”;
}
}

  • One-by-one open index.php, archive.php, search.php, and loop.php (only if exist) file from the right sidebar.
  • Find ‘older posts’ or ‘older entries’ and replace those lines with the below code.

<?php if (function_exists(“pagination”)) {
pagination($additional_loop->max_num_pages);
} ?>

That's it! You can also add some CSS to make it look better.

  • On editor, open the style.css file from the right sidebar.
  • Add following CSS add the bottom of style.css file:

.pagination {
clear:both;
padding:20px 0;
position:relative;
font-size:11px;
line-height:13px;
}
.pagination span, .pagination a {
display:block;
float:left;
margin: 2px 2px 2px 0;
padding:6px 9px 5px 9px;
text-decoration:none;
width:auto;
color:#fff;
background: #555;
}
.pagination a:hover{
color:#fff;
background: #3279BB;
}
.pagination .current{
padding:6px 9px 5px 9px;
background: #3279BB;
color:#fff;
}

That's it! Don't forget to leave a comment.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Split WordPress Posts Into Multiple Pages Using Post Pagination

Post Pagination is a great way to split lengthy posts into multiple pages. It's also a great way to improve your blog's loading time. You can check an example of this trick by clicking here. Last year, I posted post pagination for Blogger, which is way too much different from WordPress post pagination.

It's way too much easy to add Post Pagination on WordPress.On most well-coded themes, all you have to do is paste this code: <!––nextpage––> wherever you want the next page to start. You can also use this plugin to add a nextpage button on your post editor.

But if it's not working on your theme, then just add following php snippet on your single.php loop:

<?php wp_link_pages(); ?>

You can learn more about Post Pagination, and styling this post pagination for a better look at WordPress' official codex page by clicking here.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Deactivating Jetpack's Mobile Theme In WordPress


Last week, I posted an article about Jetpack's Mobile Theme module, which is the easiest way to create a mobile version of your WordPress blog.

Deactivating Jetpack's services is a very simple task, but I for the first time, I was lost in that module page. It's quite easy. You can check it below:

Visit your WordPress blog's Jetpack plugin and scroll down to Mobile Theme module. Just like below


As you can see in above image, Mobile Theme is already activated in my press. Now to deactivate this theme, click on Learn More button, and it'll look something like this:


Well done.Now as you can see in above image, a Deactivate button is now visible. Click on that Deactivate button to deactivate Mobile Theme. That's it.

Also, I'm trying to customize this mobile theme, and will post some tutorials soon.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Adding Favicon To WordPress Admin Panel


As I noted before, I recently migrated my WWE blog from Blogger To WordPress, and I'm having too much fun with all amazing WordPress features and plugins. Soon I'll post an article about some cool WordPress plugins so don't forget to subscribe to BWidgets (from your favorite feed reader or email updates).

Let's get back to topic. After adding a favicon to our WordPress blog, we notice that our favicon is not appearing in our blog's admin panel. It's good to add a favicon to your blog's admin panel. Also, it's more important if your blog's users are also allowed to write for your site.

I tried to add it to my blog's admin panel by editing php files via ftp, and I was lost in those heavy scripted files. But after few minutes, I was successful in changing my blog's admin panel's favicon. So it's start the tutorial:

  • Visit your WordPress hosting provides. For example, I bought mine from GoDaddy.
  • Now visit your file manager or ftp client. Below is a screenshot of my file manager:


  • In my hosting, webroot is my root folder. Upload your favicon image in this webroot folder or skip to next point if your favicon is already uploaded..
  • Now visit webroot/wp-admin/admin-header.php. Now, in admin-header.php search for following line:

<title><?php echo $admin_title; ?></title>

  • Post following code just below it:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="FAVICON IMAGE URL" />

  • Don't forget to replace FAVICON IMAGE URL with your the link of your favicon. Just like following image:


Now save your file and that's it!! If you still can't see favicon then clear your browser's cache files or try another browser. More WordPress tutorials are coming soon. I'll post new things as soon as I'll explore them :)

Another Way:

JP shared another great way in comments to permanently add a favicon to your WordPress' Admin Panel. He posted following in the comments:

Are you editing Wordpress core files? I strongly discourage that. Any changes you make to core files will be overwritten when you update WordPress. Instead, put something like this into your theme's functions.php file, or into a custom plugin.

add_action('admin_head', 'show_favicon');
function show_favicon() {
echo '<link href="FAVICON IMAGE URL" rel="icon" type="image/x-icon">';
}

Code that you put in either of those two places will survive updates.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

How To Remove MobilePress Footer Credits


In last post, I discussed about JetPack Mobile Module and MobilePress. MobilePress is a great WordPress plugin, but it has a credit note in it's footer, which is not preferred by all bloggers, including me. It's hard for beginners to remove these credits, so I'm here to help them. This is every simple, just follow these instructions:

  • Visit your hosting provides, for ex. blog is hosted on GoDaddy.
  • Login to your hosting account, and click on File Manager/FTP.

I'm not sure about yours, but my GoDaddy powered file manager looks something like this:


  • Now in your File Manager, you webroot is your home root. Now visit following root: webroot / wp-content / plugins / mobilepress / themes / default / footer.php

  • In footer.php, find and delete following line:

<p>Powered By <a href="http://wordpress.org">WordPress</a> and <a href="http://mobilepress.co.za">MobilePress</a></p>

  • Save your footer.php file, and that's it. You must admit that it was easy.

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