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What are the best plugins or hacks (9 posts)

  1. jpgringo23
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am new to WP and just wanted to know from the experienced users what are some of the must have plugins I should start with. Especially things that make it easier to use.
    One thing I have found so far that I didn't like is I want a link to look like this http://www.amazon.com but when it is clicked on it goes to a specific location at amazon. I can do it in the html code. But is there a plug in that lets you do it from the main add item interface? (so my mom can do it)

    Thanks,
    Jeremy

  2. CharlesKrause
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It all depends on what you want your blog to do. I can give you my recommended list here:

    http://memetic-selection.no-ip.info/?page_id=89

    but those are the ones that make my blog work the way I want it :)

    One plugin you will almost certainly want is the Akismet anti spam plugin in that list.

  3. Ryan Fitzer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm assuming that you want a long url to look nice and tidy when displayed on the page. Something like this:
    Tidy link to this post

    Which, under the hood looks like this:
    <a href="http://wordpress.org/support/topic/76152?replies=1">Tidy link to this post</a>

    In your WordPress post editor, highlight the word or phrase you would like to make a link, click the link icon (looks like a chain link) and type in the url you want it to reference.

    As far as best hacks and plugins, WordPress is pretty powerful out of the box. It all depends on what functionality you need.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    In the "must have" category - read the sticky post on the main page about Spam and rapidly download and install at least two of the most recommended 3 plugins!

  5. talgalili
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

  6. newflesh
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I think I have to say that Widgets is the best thing that has ever happened in the area of WordPress customization since I started using it. All it takes is a theme that supports it (or a not that tricky modification to your current one), and even moms will be able to change the items on the sidebar.

  7. peiqinglong
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Cool!

  8. jpgringo23
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ryanfitzer said this:
    I'm assuming that you want a long url to look nice and tidy when displayed on the page. Something like this:
    Tidy link to this post

    Which, under the hood looks like this:
    Tidy link to this post

    In your WordPress post editor, highlight the word or phrase you would like to make a link, click the link icon (looks like a chain link) and type in the url you want it to reference.

    As far as best hacks and plugins, WordPress is pretty powerful out of the box. It all depends on what functionality you need.

    Posted: 2006-06-15 01:50:53 #

    That is what I thought too. However when I do that it changes it. Let me explain. I have this sentance on my blog:
    You can purchase the book on http://www.amazon.com.
    I want the http://www.amazon.com to link to this:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0929292618/sr=8-1/qid=1150083526/ref=sr_1_1/002-1038503-9132840?_encoding=UTF8
    But still look like this http://www.amazon.com.
    So I highlight all of http://www.amazon.com I click on the link button(look like a chain). A pop up comes up. In the pop up under link url: I paste this:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0929292618/sr=8-1/qid=1150083526/ref=sr_1_1/002-1038503-9132840?_encoding=UTF8
    I leave the option open in same window or new window it does not matter.
    I have tried putting a title or not. As soon as I click update it changes my text that said http://www.amazon.com to the big long ugle url:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0929292618/sr=8-1/qid=1150083526/ref=sr_1_1/002-1038503-9132840?_encoding=UTF8

    Under html code I can manualy change it but I don't want to have to do that every time I put a link in and my mom dad and wife can't do that.

    Thank you for all your help with this issue.
    Thank you for the suggestions on plugins

    One more of topic question on two seperate occations for many hours I have been unable to access the web site it says word press is taking a lunch break or something along those lines. Is there a work around to this problem?

  9. jpgringo23
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Another thing how do I write html code that shows up word for word in this post with out it actually translating the code. So I can explain things clearer

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