Posts tagged: WordPress Admin

WordPress Spam - Plugins to Fight Comment Spams

Soon after I launched this blog, I started to receive heavy amount of spam comments, mostly from some Russian sites. It's not only that I can't read their comments in Russian, but some of their comments are extremely long. I think this overloads the database even though its impact may be minor. Luckily, there are many plug-ins to fight spams for your WordPress blogs. Here are a couple of popular and effective solutions. 1. Akismet is a great anti-spam plug-in that comes installed by default. You just need to turn it on by clicking 'Activate'.* With Akismet, you can set comment blacklist.** ...

WordPress Image Upload Error

It seems many WordPress users run into an image upload error with the media uploader. The error message are "An error occurred in the upload. Please try again later" or "HTTP error". It seems that this error occurs because of permission settings in ".htaccess" file of the top WP directory. There are some plug-ins available for this problem, but if you feel comfortable with editing .htaccess file, please go ahead and add these lines: <IfModule mod_security.c> <Files upload.php> SecFilterEngine Off SecFilterScanPOST Off </Files> </IfModule> Editing .htaccess file should be pretty simple when you have an access to FTP.

WordPress _e() function - support multi languages

I like to keep WordPress templates as simple as possible. While cleaning up some common templates, I found these functions _e() and __() are being used quite a lot. I did a simple search and found out that they are designed for multi-language support. Strings from WordPress templates can be translated to other languages when they are parameters of the localization functions _e() or __(). Example: __("Categories") _e("Categories") The difference of these two functions are that the function _e() echoes the string and the function __() returns the string. Using the "GNU gettext" framework, it searches the localization module and returns translation of the argument, in ...

WordPress Size of Post Box - Length of Editor Box

I was a little annoyed by the tiny editing box of WordPress admin 'Write' and 'Manage' pages. Although I got used to its smallness, I thought I would give it a try to figure out and looked into the PHP script 'post-new.php'. And I realized that it looked like it's something that a user can easily configure through WordPress admin interface. I looked at the 'Settings' page. There it was! Settings for 'Writing'. I just clicked it and changed to the value of 'Size of the Post Box' to 25. That will definitely satisfy me! I should start to check out Settings page ...