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Shaken and Stirred Web: Kick-ass WordPress Themes and Templates. Many people go overboard when installing plugins to extend WordPress’s functionality. Unless you are adding functionality that you really need, then it isn’t necessary. One of the main reasons to avoid overloading WordPress with a plethora of plugins is performance. It’s pretty simple; the more plugins you are running means your site requires higher horsepower, so to speak. Additionally, the more plugins you run increases the odds that one of the plugins will conflict with another. In a perfect world all plugins and themes would be developed following a particular set of standards that would help insure conflicts would be avoided, however that isn’t currently the case.

All Shaken & Stirred Themes are optimized for search engines (like Google and Bing), however if you’d like more control over Search Engine Optimization, I recommend that you install this free plugin. If you are running on a multisite version of WordPress, use this version of Google XML Sitemaps . Widgets Reloaded. Restrict Categories. WP Dummy Content. How to use Ajax in WordPress. Advertisement In the last few years, AJAX has crept onto websites and slowly become the way to create dynamic, user-friendly, responsive websites.

How to use Ajax in WordPress

AJAX is the technology that lets you update the contents of a page without actually having to reload the page in the browser. For example, Google Docs utilizes this technology when saving your work every few minutes. While there are a number of ways to use AJAX in WordPress — and all are “correct,” in the loose sense of the word — there is one method that you should follow for a few reasons: WordPress supports it, it is future-proof, it is very logical, and it gives you numerous options right out of the box. What Is AJAX? In a nutshell, AJAX is a combination of HTML, CSS and JavaScript code that enables you to send data to a script and then receive and process the script’s response without needing to reload the page.

The thing to grasp about AJAX is how not different it is from what you’re already doing. Youtube with Style. Youtube shortcode. A really simple and very lightweight plugin to embed customized Youtube videos & playlists anywhere in your blog or website using wordpress shortcodes.

Youtube shortcode

Documentation, live demos and support All documentation and demos are located at the plugin website. The plugin website is proudly powered by WordPress and nearly all posts show a live demo so you can check how Youtube videos behave under every scenario/configuration such as: Window resizing (resize the browser window to check how "fluid" videos adapt to fit)Mobile viewing (visit the website with your mobile and check how videos look)RSS viewing (subscribe to the feed and check how videos look in your RSS reader)Different parameters for the Youtube player What's more, I've added Uservoice feedback so you can share your ideas and issues. Features: Supports all official YouTube player customization parameters and respects Youtube's default values: Youtube official documentation. Roadmap. Information Takes Over » Blog-in-Blog Wordpress Plugin. Blog-in-Blog allows you to use the WordPress platform more as a CMS system, but still have a blog page on your site.

Information Takes Over » Blog-in-Blog Wordpress Plugin

How it works: Use shortcode in a page to select a number of posts within a specified category. This page with the shortcode becomes your ‘blog’ page (you can of course call it what you will). [blog_in_blog category_id=1 num=10] Must specify the category_id. Optionally specify a number of posts, defaults to 10.You can then optionally hide a specified category from the normal home page (there is an admin page for you to select the category).Therefore, any posts with the chosen category are shown only on your page and not on the home page, so if you use WordPress as a CMS, you now have a blog within a blog.

Added Features in version 0.4: Allow multiple categories to be hidden from the home page. Download from the WordPress plugins site, or install directly through your WordPress installation. Blog-in-Blog. Blog-in-Blog allows you to use the WordPress platform for it's CMS features, but still have a blog page on your site.


Posts selected by category, post_type, tag or any combination thereof, can be used to feed the 'special' blog page, and can optionally be hidden from the home page. You can have more than one category hidden from the homepage (not post_types or tags). You can also use this plugin to show posts on the same page from different categories, post_types or tags, but in several different blocks and using different layout templates. Inline Posts Plugin for Wordpress. Wordpress lets you create pages that contain static content.

Inline Posts Plugin for Wordpress

The Talks and About pages on this blog are two examples. Unfortunately, until now you could not include posts inside of these static pages. With my new Inline Posts Wordpress Plugin (version 2.1.2g) (2KB), you can! See the SWX Showcase and SWX documentation pages on for an example of the plugin in use. Sub Pages widget.