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How to Enable Featured Image on WordPress Theme

Posted on 27 October 2012 by Moki

featured image wordpress optionThis will explain how to enable the featured image option when creating a new post in WordPress when your theme does not support it. Many themes forget to include the featured image option on the new posts admin page. You will notice that sometimes featured images are required like with the Pinterest PinIt buttons.

How to Enable the Featured Image Option on Posts:

  1. Go to your themes function.php file
  2. Add the following code at the end of the file:
 add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );

If you don’t see the featured image option when you go to a post to edit or create a new one click on the screen options at the top of the page and make sure featured image is checked.

You can add a featured image to a post in a couple different ways. When adding a new image via the post you will see a link at the bottom of the image information that says “Use as featured image”, click it. Otherwise you will see an option on the right sidebar titled “Featured Image”. There you can set a featured image the same way you add an image to a post.

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Digg Digg Alternative WordPress Plugin

Posted on 24 October 2012 by Moki

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Many WordPress users have the Digg Digg floating social toolbar on their websites to allow surfers to share their pages via social media, there is now an alternative called AA’s Digg Digg Alternative.  The one problem with Digg Digg is that it adds so much unnecessary code even to pages that aren’t using the floating toolbar at all.  There is now an Alternative to Digg Digg that seems to load faster and easily has less code added to your website.  The second issue with Digg Digg is that many users find the settings very complicated and don’t understand what they are selecting.  AA’s Digg Digg Alternative has one simple page of settings so users can easily setup their floating social sharing bar and walk away knowing it works fine and is setup correctly.

Interested in how the toolbar looks, its the one to the left of this post.  We decided to check it out and sure enough it was cleaner, easier, and SEO friendly.  The Digg Digg Alternative has less features and social networks to select from right now but the developer has promised to update the social toolbar with many more after it has been thoroughly used and tested in its currently simple form.

If you are interested in trying out the AA Digg Digg Alternative you can find it on WordPress at:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/aas-digg-digg-alternative/

And the official plugin page can be found at:
http://www.android-advice.com/2012/faster-seo-friendly-digg-digg-alternative-wordpress-plugin/

 

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Digital Tweaker’s WordPress Author Box Plugin

Posted on 23 April 2012 by Moki

Digital Tweaker Logo
For those that have WordPress blogs that have multiple authors or just the occasional guest blogger Digital Tweaker’s “Author Box Plugin” is what you need. I have many blogs and article websites that have multiple authors and the author box plugin makes it easy to give credit to those that write the article.

DT’s Author Box Plugin is very easy to use and offers a good variety of customization. The best part of the plugin is that its completely free. While the plugin has a small credit to the developer it can be turned off by unchecking an option in your WordPress Admin panel.

Digital Tweaker’s Author Box Plugin Features:

  • Author box below articles written to show Author Bio
  • Includes an image that the Author chooses (can be edited by Admins)
  • Includes a place for Authors website address link (If chosen)
  • Includes Authors Twitter follow link (if chosen)

DT Author Box WordPress Plugin


Digital Tweaker’s Author Box is a very light weight plugin that takes little to no setup and has been tested by us personally. IF you decide its not for you its easily deactivated and deleted (removing all traces of itself). If you try the plugin please let us know your experience and any issues you face if any.

Official Digital Tweaker’s Author Box Plugin Page

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Tweetable Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class OAuthException

Posted on 05 September 2011 by Moki

Many users of WordPress using the Tweetable plugin are having an error show up that states “Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class OAuthException”.  This error is easily bypassed.  All you need to do is the following.

Tweetable Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class OAuthException FIX:

Remove the following code snippet from the OAuth.php file in the tweetable plugin folder

<br />// vim: foldmethod=marker
/* Generic exception class
*/
class OAuthException extends Exception {/*{{{*/
// pass
}/*}}}*/

The code can be found within the following full snippet:

<?php<br />// vim: foldmethod=marker
/* Generic exception class
*/
class OAuthException extends Exception {/*{{{*/
// pass
}/*}}}*/
class OAuthConsumer {/*{{{*/
public $key;
public $secret;

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The Structure of a WordPress Site

Posted on 03 September 2011 by Moki

The Header
The header area is where the main header image is located, along with the title and tag line of the blog site. It is also where the navigation menu is typically located, if the theme has one. The header can be as simple as the blog title and description, composed of a custom header image, or a combination of both. The header is usually the first element you want to customize to suit your own needs. For instance, you could easily replace the entire header with your own image and/or logo of the same dimensions.

Navigation Menu
The navigation menu is usually part of the header of the site, but is optional. A site without main navigation in the header may include the navigation as part of the sidebar elements.

The Main Body
This is the area where the actual blog entries reside. WordPress refers to this as the “content area.” You can easily customize the content area by changing how many blog entries display on a page or whether you want to cut the entries short with a “read more” option, and many other ways. Beginning with version 2.1 of WordPress, you have the option of having either a static home page as your front page, or your blog entries as the front page. If you choose a static home page, your blog will become another page that you would add to your navigation menu as opposed to the home page. The content area is usually located in the middle of the site, but could also be off to the side or on the top.

The Sidebars
The columns on either side of the content area (or below in some cases) are called “sidebars.” They hold many of the other elements of your site, such as links, categories, search tools, recent blog entries, archived entries, photos, video streams, RSS feeds, widgets, badges, advertisements, etc. Sidebars are also where you implement many of the plugins you add to the site. Typically, sidebars are on either side of the content area. Many themes get more creative with their placement.

The Footer
This is the area of the site where credit is given. Do not remove the credit to WordPress or to the theme designer from the footer of a WordPress site. There are a lot of people who have donated their time to this free, open source project, and it is never good form not to give them due credit. You should place your own copyright statement in the footer as well.

Sidebar Widgets
Sidebar widgets are the different elements or modules you can place on your sidebars. You can have as many of these widgets as you like and can arrange them however you choose. Each widget performs a specific function. WordPress comes with a number of standard widgets that perform functions specific to the functionality of your WordPress site, such as listing blog categories, search features, recent posts, tag clouds, etc. You can create your own custom widgets easily by placing text or HTML/Java code in what is called a “text” widget. This is how you create most of the widgets and badges you accumulate from the Social Web.

Static Pages
Static pages are the pages of a WordPress site that do not contain blog entries. You can link to these pages from the navigation menu. You can have as many pages as you like on your site and it is easy to add and populate them.

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