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So Obvious You Miss It!
WordPress Tips
WordCamp Miami 2014
© vizred.com
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See Me?
Bet You Missed Me!
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Screen Options
Many WP dashboard screens
have their own
Screen Options button.
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We can checkmark
the options we want to be visible
Screen Options let us change
the details we see
in the scree...
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Help!
Many dashboard screens
have their own
Help buttons
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Click the Help Tab
to reveal help for
the admin screen you are on.
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Organize the Dashboard
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Drag & Drop Panels
Put dashboard panel widgets
where you need them.
Click & hold to move them around
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Collapsible Panel Widgets
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Look for the Arrows
See one of
these
arrows on a
panel
widget?
Click it to
open or
close the
widget the
arrow i...
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Edit Faster
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Quick Edit
Post, page & other admin screens
have
‘Quick Edit’ options
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..disable comments, change publish
dates, switch the author name.. and
more
Use Quick Edit to..
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Bulk Edit
Quick Edit’s Big Brother.
Checkmark the box at the column head then
select a Bulk Action
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Find Faster
Search posts, pages and comments...
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Sortable Columns
Click the triangle in a column header
to sort rows
alphanumerically
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Filters
Filter by date and category.
Different screens have different filters.
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To Edit or Not to Edit..
Some files should not be edited
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Never Edit WP Core Files
Need to edit the core code?
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WordPress core files are overwritten
when WP updates. File edits are lost.
Use a pl...
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Create Child Themes
Use the Plugin: Child Theme Configurator
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3 Reasons to use Child
Themes
Easy to make
We can edit the code
Template edits are safe when
the parent theme u...
vizred.com
Rename Plugins
When we customize a plugin,
we rename the plugin & its folder
to protect against the original pl...
vizred.com
To rename a plugin..
Open the plugin’s main php file,
change the “Plugin Name” and
rename the parent folder.
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When we rename a plugin,
the old plugin & the new plugin
cannot usually
be active at the same time..
..without ...
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Snippets of Code
&
Functions.php
vizred.com
Hooks and filters
are found in
core WP code,
themes,
&
some plugins.
Use action hooks & filters to..
..plug cod...
vizred.com
When you write a code snippet
like the one below
that adds text to the footer..
function vr_foot_text() {
echo ...
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Code snippets can be
put into
the active theme’s
functions.php file
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Look Before Leaping
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Read Changelogs
When Updating
Plugins & Themes
vizred.com
Changelogs tell us about..
new features,
bug fixes,
plugin name changes,
whether settings will be lost,
WP vers...
vizred.com
We have learned
Screen Options
The Help Button
Drag’n’Drop Panels
Collapsable Widgets
Quick Edit
Bulk Edit
Sort...
vizred.com
Blanca Stella Mejia
Social Media Consultant/Blogger
blanca@vizred.com
Twitter: @miamishines @micaminar
Lee Hods...
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  1. 1. So Obvious You Miss It! WordPress Tips WordCamp Miami 2014 © vizred.com
  2. 2. vizred.com See Me? Bet You Missed Me!
  3. 3. vizred.com Screen Options Many WP dashboard screens have their own Screen Options button.
  4. 4. vizred.com We can checkmark the options we want to be visible Screen Options let us change the details we see in the screen we are viewing
  5. 5. vizred.com Help! Many dashboard screens have their own Help buttons
  6. 6. vizred.com Click the Help Tab to reveal help for the admin screen you are on.
  7. 7. vizred.com Organize the Dashboard
  8. 8. vizred.com Drag & Drop Panels Put dashboard panel widgets where you need them. Click & hold to move them around
  9. 9. vizred.com Collapsible Panel Widgets
  10. 10. vizred.com Look for the Arrows See one of these arrows on a panel widget? Click it to open or close the widget the arrow is on
  11. 11. vizred.com Edit Faster
  12. 12. vizred.com Quick Edit Post, page & other admin screens have ‘Quick Edit’ options
  13. 13. vizred.com ..disable comments, change publish dates, switch the author name.. and more Use Quick Edit to..
  14. 14. vizred.com Bulk Edit Quick Edit’s Big Brother. Checkmark the box at the column head then select a Bulk Action
  15. 15. vizred.com Find Faster Search posts, pages and comments...
  16. 16. vizred.com Sortable Columns Click the triangle in a column header to sort rows alphanumerically
  17. 17. vizred.com Filters Filter by date and category. Different screens have different filters.
  18. 18. vizred.com To Edit or Not to Edit.. Some files should not be edited
  19. 19. vizred.com Never Edit WP Core Files
  20. 20. Need to edit the core code? vizred.com WordPress core files are overwritten when WP updates. File edits are lost. Use a plugin, a child theme or add a code snippet in functions.php
  21. 21. vizred.com Create Child Themes Use the Plugin: Child Theme Configurator
  22. 22. vizred.com 3 Reasons to use Child Themes Easy to make We can edit the code Template edits are safe when the parent theme updates
  23. 23. vizred.com Rename Plugins When we customize a plugin, we rename the plugin & its folder to protect against the original plugin’s update releases
  24. 24. vizred.com To rename a plugin.. Open the plugin’s main php file, change the “Plugin Name” and rename the parent folder.
  25. 25. vizred.com When we rename a plugin, the old plugin & the new plugin cannot usually be active at the same time.. ..without the new plugin’s function names being renamed first.
  26. 26. vizred.com Snippets of Code & Functions.php
  27. 27. vizred.com Hooks and filters are found in core WP code, themes, & some plugins. Use action hooks & filters to.. ..plug code into WordPress.
  28. 28. vizred.com When you write a code snippet like the one below that adds text to the footer.. function vr_foot_text() { echo ‘<p>Some text</p>’; } add_action(‘wp_footer’,’vr_foot_text’, 14) ..you can add the snippet to functions.php
  29. 29. vizred.com Code snippets can be put into the active theme’s functions.php file
  30. 30. vizred.com Look Before Leaping
  31. 31. vizred.com Read Changelogs When Updating Plugins & Themes
  32. 32. vizred.com Changelogs tell us about.. new features, bug fixes, plugin name changes, whether settings will be lost, WP version compatibility, warn of product end of life (EOL), & more
  33. 33. vizred.com We have learned Screen Options The Help Button Drag’n’Drop Panels Collapsable Widgets Quick Edit Bulk Edit Sortable Columns Search Filters Never Edit Core Files Use Child Themes Rename the Plugins We Customize Use functions.php Read Change Logs
  34. 34. vizred.com Blanca Stella Mejia Social Media Consultant/Blogger blanca@vizred.com Twitter: @miamishines @micaminar Lee Hodson Web Developer/Tech Blogger leehodson@vizred.com Twitter @lee_hodson @vizred Presentation: http://vizred.com/wordcamp-miami-2014/
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