30+ (More) Most Wanted WordPress Tips, Tricks and Hacks

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Most of the WordPress blogs look more or less similar these days, to stand uniquely out from the rest, you have got to tweak it. And by tweaking, we mean really getting your hands dirty down on the blog theme and PHP codes. We’ve previously showcased more than 40 WordPress tricks and hacks you can perform on your blog but we quickly realized there are still a lot of impressive WordPress tricks, hacks and plugins out there that we thought are really great.

Wordpress Tricks Hacks

So as a sequel, here’s another 30+ WordPress tricks and hack. If you are wondering how some bloggers add those cool functions, mods or displays on their WordPress blog, be sure to run through our list. You might just find the solution in here.

More WordPress related articles we’ve previously written:

Full list after jump.

  1. Apple Flashy Accordion Sidebar

    Use the Accordion plugin in jQuery UI to create an Apple-alike WordPress sidebar.

  2. Adding Tabs to Sidebar

    Creating tabs on WordPress sidebar with Yahoo! UI Library

  3. Sidebar With Dynamic Contents

    Every blog visitor has different habits, but many tend to ignore sidebars because they are always the same. Mixing things up and keeping the contents of the sidebar relevant to the post can make them a bit more likely to be noticed.

  4. Allow Users To Submit Blog Post

    This plugin allows you to add highly customisable forms to your website that allows non-registered users and/or subscribers (also configurable) to submit posts.

  5. Paginated Comments

    Give you the ability to break your comments into a number of search engine optimized pages.

  6. Image Caption

    Extracts the title or alt attribute from images within your blog post and generates a neat caption directly underneath those images. Supports custom CSS styling for captions.

  7. Random Redirect

    Allows you to create a link to yourblog.example.com/?random which will redirect someone to a random post on your blog, in a StumbleUpon-like fashion.

  8. Google Syntax Highlighter for WordPress

    Easily integrates the Google Syntax Highlighter by Alex Gorbatchev into WordPress. Image below show how codes look like in WordPress with Google Syntax Highlighter.

  9. Facelift Image Replacement (FLIR) for WordPress

    FLIR allows you to convert text and title into images (better display quality) on the fly without hassle. Now this FLIR WordPress plugin make things even easier for bloggers.

  10. del.icio.us for WordPress

    del.icio.us for WordPress displays your latest del.icio.us bookmarks in your WordPress blog.

  11. Create Your Own PopURLs Within WordPress

    Like the way how PopURL display contents? Now you can create similar inside WordPress.

  12. Exclude certain categories from being displayed

    2 ways to hide posts from certain categories to be displayed on the blog. You can either put this code inside the loop

    <?php 
    if ( have_posts() ) : query_posts($query_string .'&cat=-1,-2'); while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();
    ?>
        

    or you can use Advanced Category Excluder.

  13. Another Date Image Hack

  14. Create a calendar view of your article post date.

  15. Styling Individual Posts

    Styling one post a little different from the rest with the use of the_ID.

  16. How To Avoid Duplicate Posts

    Duplicated contents are pretty bad and they somehow affects how search engine weights your site. Here’s how you can avoid getting duplicated contents on your blog.

  17. WordPress ‘Page Redirect‘ template

    This template lets you specify a single URL as the page content, then as the page loads, the template automatically redirects the page to this new location, and that includes category or any tag pages you specify.

  18. Delicious Save Buttons

    Add badges that encourage people to bookmark your website or blog

  19. DesignFloat Buttons, Website & Blog Integration

    Give your website or blog visitors the option to submit your stories to Design Float and "Float" them

    <script type="text/javascript">submit_url = 'Your URL Here';</script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.designfloat.com/evb/button.php"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript">submit_url = 'Your URL Here';</script%

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