30+ Useful WordPress Tricks & Hacks

As an experienced WordPress user, we keep ourselves updated with the development of the core, plugin releases and useful WordPress tips and tricks shared by developers and enthusiasts. In today’s post, we’d like to share with you updated WordPress tips and tricks and plugins that are interesting and useful.

Without further ado, here’s another 30+ More Useful WordPress Tricks & Hacks.

  1. Antivirus for WordPress

    AntiVirus for WordPress monitors malicious injections and warns you of any possible attacks.


  2. Digg/bury blog comments like Digg.com

    This plugin will allow users to digg / bury every thread of your comments, thus find out the most valuable comments as well as the human-spammers.

    comment digg

  3. Spell, Style and Grammar check with After the Deadline

    Smart plugin that uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing technology to find your writing errors and offer smart suggestions.

    after the deadline

  4. Detect Adblocker and display alternative

    Anti-AdBlock WordPress Plugin detects if a regular visitor to your blog (10 visits by default) has AdBlock software enabled. If so, it will display a floating notification message on the 11th visit to your visitor.


  5. Insert anything into WordPress Blog Post – WP-Insert

    An allrounder wordpress plugin which takes care of it all be it your ads, your feeds, your tracking codes even the way you edit your posts!

    wp-insert plugin

  6. Improved web typography in WordPress – WP-typography

    A one stop shop for improved web typography in WordPress. Ability includes:

    • Hyphenation
    • Spacing control, including: gluing values to units, widow protection, and forced internal wrapping of long URLs & email addresses.
    • Intelligent character replacement, including smart handling of: quote marks ( "foo" ), dashes ( foo - bar ), ellipses ( … ), trademarks ( ™ ), math symbols ( 1024×768 ), fractions ( 12/23 ), and ordinal suffixes ( 3rd )
    • CSS hooks for styling: ampersands (class "amp"), acronyms (class "caps"), numbers (class "numbers"), initial single quotes (class "quo"), and initial double quotes & guillemets (class "dquo").
    • wp-typography

    • Improve page load time – WP Minify

      Once enabled, this plugin will combine and compress JS and CSS files to improve page load time.


    • Disable Comments in Old Posts via PHP

      Simply set the desired number of days by changing the number “30” to whatever you would like. As is, this script will close comments, pingbacks and trackbacks on all articles posted more than 30 days ago.

    • Add shadows to a range of objects

      WordPress Shadows plugin is a plugin to add shadows to a range of objects. Currently supported are images, divs and blockquotes.


    • Alternative way to display dates – WP-RelativeDate

      Change date displays to ‘Today’, ‘Yesterday’, ‘2 Days Ago‘, ‘2 Weeks Ago‘, ‘2 ‘Seconds Ago‘, ‘2 Minutes Ago‘, ‘2 Hours Ago‘.

    • Vote Post Up/Down

      This plugin adds voting functionality for posts. This function is similar to Reddit or Digg, in that visitors can vote for and against.

      vote post

      vote post

    • WordPress Thread Comment

      An enhancement for WordPress’s comment function. It enables users to reply on a exist comment, and the discussion will be displayed threaded or nested.

      threaded comments

    • Add private notes to WordPress blog post

      How to leave admin-visible notes on a public visible blog posts.

    • Customized Greeting Messages – WP Greet Box

      This plugin lets you show a different greeting message to your new visitors depending on their referrer url. For example, when a Digg user clicks through from Digg, they will see a message reminding them to digg your post if they like it.


    • Allow users to upload and share photos at ease – PhotoSmash Galleries

      PhotoSmash Galleries makes it easy to create photo galleries in posts or pages that your users can upload images to. Click here for a demo.


    • Thank your commentators with Thank Me Later

      Automatically sends out thank you emails to readers after they post a comment. By default, it will send emails out after 1 day to remind readers of their comments and to get them engaged with future discussion and your blog. Comment Relish is another similar plugin worth a mention.

      thank me later

    • Paginated Comments

      Plugin that gives you the ability to break your comments into a number of search engine optimized pages. Particulary useful if you have a lot of comments on blog posts.

      paginate comments

    • Check for Broken Links

      This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found. It also works for images.

    • Manage who sees the ads

      Advanced ad management plugin that lets you decide who will see your ads, depending on user defined conditions. Click here to see a demo.

      ad manager

    • WordPress Download Counter

      Shows the current download count and even refreshes the count every 15 seconds automatically.

      download counter

    • Add Post Thumbnails with ease – Simple Post Thumbnails

      With the Simple Post Thumbnails plugin, adding thumbnail images to your posts is as easy as uploading any image (no editing required) and clicking the “Update Post” button. Upon upload, the plugin will re-size and crop the selected image according to whatever parameters you specify within the plugin configuration.

      simple post thumbs

    • Display Thumbnails for Related Post

      How to increase pageviews by adding thumbnails to related posts using the popular YARPP plugin and WordPress custom fields.

      related post thumbnails


    • Link Codes to 33 Social Bookmarking Sites

      If you prefer to manage and control your own blog posts’ permalinks to their respective social bookmarking sites instead of using plugins, these WordPress link codes will come in handy.

      wordpress link codes

    • Display Random Posts from Category

      List random posts from a chosen category. You can choose how many posts to display, and whether to show the excerpt or the full content in addition to the post title.

      random fro category

    • Mass manage WordPress custom fields

      Useful plugin to help people who use WordPress to manage their post’s custom fields with ease.

      custom field manager

    • Create beautiful blogroll down-drop (without Javascripts)

      Title says it all. Click here for a demo.

      dropdown blogroll

    • Automatically insert content after each post

      If you have something you’d like to insert in every blog post, this trick will save you from manually inserting them to each post one by one.

    • Better commenting functions and management with Intense Debate

      A great commenting module that makes the default WordPress module looks really dumb. Read more about what Intense Debate can do.

      intense debate

    • Better WordPress Search Page

      By using a template file you can completely control the look and feel of the search results page.

      better search

    • Filter content by country

      This plugins allows you to control the visibility of WordPress elements depending on the users country of origin. You can hide or show certain elements of a page or some sections of a post from users browsing from a particular country.

    • Create your own private Twitter site using WordPress

      Turn your WordPress blog into Twitter alike site.

      twitter alike wordpress

    More Useful Tricks & Hacks

    Here are more useful WordPress tricks and hacks related articles we’ve previously published. If you come across any good one that we’ve missed, please let us know :-)

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