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How to Get The First Sentence of a WordPress Post

Recently there was an instance where I had to grab the first sentence of a WordPress post. Not the first X amount of words, but the first sentence. From the capital letter to the full stop. There are many simple ways detailed in many blog posts to change the excerpt length, but they’re generally limited…

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How To Disable The Gravity Forms Spam Filter

Okay, let me get it out there, I love Akismet. It has saved me so much time on the account I simply don’t have any reason to check spam. It’s truly something that you can set and forget, and really you should pay for it. Another great plugin you should pay for is Gravity Forms,…

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How To Ask For WordPress Plugin Reviews After a Week

One of the best models I think out there for asking for reviews is to produce an unobtrusive popup after a certain amount of days of using your software. I’ve seen it done before (the best example I find is the one used in the What The File plugin), and can lead to a lot of…

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How To Get More WordPress Plugin Reviews

One of the most frustrating things about WordPress and it’s open source nature is that it can set certain expectations. Anybody who has developed a premium plugin, theme or run a service will know the struggle that because WordPress is free, a section of users expect your time and your expertise for no reward. It’s…

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How to Switch Post Types in WordPress

One of the main challenges when redesigning this blog recently was how to deal with the WordPress Plugins section. In the old site it was a set of hierarchical pages that were difficult to maintain and required a bit of work to set up. It was rather shoehorned in. As such, I redesigned this section to work…

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Using tag_description() in WordPress To Create Unique Tag Pages

Something I’ve been testing on You’re Supposed To Be At Home is WordPress’  internal tag function. Tags are largely unused on blogs nowadays, and with good reason – tag pages create duplicate content. Often people just block them from search engines, but instead of blocking them, you can turn your tag pages into marvellous search…

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How To Test Software With Fiverr

If you read anywhere near the scale of blogs I do, you get the hard sell on various pieces of software a lot. Often a lot of the reviews of things are positive and the software’s official website are often those long sales pages that look basic, promise the world & are difficult to leave.…

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