Increase the Maximum File Upload Size in WordPress

Depending on the web hosting company you choose and the package you select, you will see maximum file upload limit on your Media Uploader page in WordPress. For some it is as low as 5MB which is clearly not enough for media files like (audio / video). Most pictures are under 5MB, so it is fine for just pictures. Below, we will show you how to increase the maximum file upload size in WordPress.

  1. In most cases if you are on a shared host, you will not see a php.ini file in your wp-admin directory. If you do not see one, then create a file called php.ini and upload it in the wp-admin folder.
  2. Then change the size:  upload_max_filesize = 120M

We zipped up and attached the php.ini file. On Line 486, change the file size.

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WordPress SEO by Yoast – Modify your WordPress Title Tag for Search Engine Optimization

At AtlantaSky, there’s nothing more important than our web content creation process, html headings and title tags. WordPress SEO by Yoast gives us the ability to change those title tags.

WordPress SEO is the most complete WordPress SEO plugin that exists today. It incorporates everything from a snippet preview and page analysis functionality that helps you optimize your pages content, images titles, meta descriptions and more to XML sitemaps, and loads of optimization options in between.

Post titles and meta descriptions

WordPress SEO let’s you set templates for titles and meta descriptions for all types of pages, so you could come up with a template and not have to think about it, or you could use the WordPress SEO meta box to completely optimize your post title and meta description, using the snippet preview functionality to see what it would look like in Google. Add to that the chance to enter a focus keyword, which is used to show you how it would bold in your search results, and you have the chance to control everything you want about your listing in Google:

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As you can see, the plugin automatically tests the important area’s of your content for usage of the focus keyword, so you can truly optimize your page for the term you need.

Robots Meta configuration

Whether you want to keep a single post or page out of the index, or you prefer to keep entire sections of your site unfindable: the WordPress SEO plugin has your back. Hidden by default under the “advanced” button is a meta robots settings block that allows you to choose any setting you want on a per page basis:

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But you could also choose to noindex a certain category, tag or custom taxonomy (or give it a unique title and meta description):

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This works for all tags, categories and custom taxonomies. As you can see there are two other yet unexplained features there, canonical and breadcrumbs. Let’s touch on those:

Canonical

When Google introduced the canonical link element, to distinguish the “original” page from derivative pages within your site carrying the same content, they reached out to me to develop a WordPress plugin for it, and I did. Later on, canonical link elements were added to core. They work fine, with one caveat: they only work for single posts and pages, not for categories and tags, not for the homepage. The WordPress SEO plugin fixes that, and sets the correct canonical on each of those pages.

Breadcrumbs

The Yoast Breadcrumbs code has been powering many (premium) themes breadcrumbs for ages. Using the same code, the WordPress SEO plugin now gives way more granular control over this breadcrumb. You get to determine, for each post type, which taxonomy to show. You get to determine for each post, page and taxonomy, what title to use for that specific entity in the breadcrumb paths it appears in. Full control, that’s what this entire WordPress SEO plugin is about.

Permalink clean up

Don’t you hate it when someone adds /2 to the end of a link towards you? Or links with all weird variables at the end of the URL? You have a solution now! Just checking one box will redirect all that stuff away, and make sure that your content is always found under the URL you want it to be found under. If you use a Google Custom search engine, checking another box will prevent that from breaking down while using this function.

XML Sitemaps

XML Sitemaps are an essential part of current day SEO, and can thus not be excluded from a complete WordPress SEO plugin. While there are other WordPress XML Sitemap Generators out there, they don’t talk to your SEO plugin. Meaning that if you noindex a page, preventing it from showing up in Google, it might still be in your sitemap. They also don’t allow you to keep certain taxonomies out of your sitemap. This plugin does. And, to boot, it makes your XML Sitemaps look good by using an XSLT stylesheet on them, so humans can read them too.

RSS enhancements

My RSS Footer plugin used to allow you to add a piece of content to the beginning or the end of posts in your RSS feed. The WordPress SEO plugin goes one step further and allows you to add content to both of them, allowing you to link back to your blog and the specific blog post, which is very helpful when you have a lot of people scraping your blog.

Edit your robots.txt and .htaccess

Editing your robots.txt and .htaccess files has never been this easy: you can edit them straight from the Files menu of the WordPress SEO plugin, so you can easily check and or update those files and keep it all nice and clean.

Clean up head section

With recent releases, WordPress has added more and more bloat to the head section of WordPress installs. Luckily it also has methods to remove those. WordPress SEO will strive to keep your head section as clean as possible.

WooBrands – Allows customers to filter products by brand

A must have WooCommerce plugin have if you have more than one brand on your eCommerce site.

Create, assign and list product brands

The brands extension for WooCommerce allows you to create brands for your shop; each brand can be named, described and assigned an image. Brands can then be:

  • Listed, indexed, on a page using a special A-Z shortcode
  • Displayed as thumbnails on a page using a shortcode
  • Displayed in the sidebar using a widget
  • Assigned to a product
  • Used to filter products using a special layered nav widget

After assigning brands to products, the layered nav widget allows customers to filter products by brand. Also, since brands are a taxonomy, you can browse by brand. The archive template can optionally show the brand description, or you can use a widget instead.

A useful feature is the A-Z shortcode which lets you list your brands on their own page and makes finding brands easy.

 

UpdraftPlus – Backup / Restore / Clone plugin for WordPress

UpdraftPlus simplifies backups (and restoration). Backup into the cloud (Amazon S3 (or compatible), Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace Cloud, DreamObjects, FTP, SFTP, SCP, WebDAV and email) and restore with a single click. Backups of files and database can have separate schedules.

Top-quality: UpdraftPlus is the highest-ranking backup plugin on rankwp.com (ranks in the top 50 out of 30,000 WordPress plugins for quality on rankwp.com – last checked 8th January 2014).

Tens of thousands of users: widely tested and reliable (over 700,000 downloads). Ranks in the top 100 most used of all WordPress plugins on rankwp.com. Millions of backups completed!

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1. Main console

Existing backups and main controls – showing the status of your last backup and the time of the next backup, and the three big action buttons:

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2. Backup Now

Take an instant backup:

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3. Backup in progress

A handy in-page progress indicator:

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4. Configuring the contents and scheduling of a backup

Setting what time a backup should run, and what should be in it:

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5. Another example of scheduling options

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6. Remote storage options

UpdraftPlus has more remote storage options than any other WordPress backup plugin:

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In this example, the options for backing up to Dropbox are shown:

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7. Reporting

Configuring reports:

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An example report email:

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8. Download/restore panel

This panel shows you your existing backups, and has the buttons to either download them to your computer, delete them or to restore from them.

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9. Restore dialog

This is the dialog that opens if you select a backup set to restore:

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Revolution Slider: What Makes This WordPress Plugin So Great

Slider Revolution is a fully developed slide displaying system offering the capability to show images, videos and captions paired with simple, modern and fancy 3D transitions. On top of that, Slider Revolution is fully responsive and mobile optimized and can take on any dimensions.

The Most Popular Plugin on Envato

Slider Revolution is currently the top-selling plugin on Codecanyon and widely used by theme authors on Themeforest. Our team at ThemePunch is working hard on a daily basis to make this product better, faster and more usable. Updates are released on a regular basis and are of course totally free!

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Huge Variety in Customizable Transitions

The latest version (3.1.0) introduces many new modern slide transition types, including zoom and parallax types. Fancy 3D transitions are also available. If you prefer a more subtle approach, you can always select classical fade and slide transitions. There is definitely something that fits your taste!

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Drag & Drop Captions With Animation Builder

Slider Revolution allows for easy caption placement with our convenient wysiwyg (”what you see is what you get”) slide editor. You can chose from a wide variety of pre-configured caption animations or take control yourself by building your own caption transitions! A new feature is the ability to independently set the “in” and “out” animations for a caption!

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Slide Content From WordPress Posts

A brand new feature of Slider Revolution is the ability to pull slider content from WordPress Posts and Custom Posts. You can create templates that determine how the title, date, etc. of a post is being displayed in form of captions using a flexible wildcard system. If you aren’t into customizing, just select one of our pre-made post templates!

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WPML Support (Multi-Language)

Need to translate Slider Revolution Slides into different languages simultaneously? No Problem! WPML is the most popular plugin when it comes down to multi-language functionality and of course Slider Revolution supports it as well. Get your slider localized! 

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Short List of Features

The Technology behind Slider Revolution

  • CSS Transitions with jQuery FallBack
  • Fully Responsive (Optional) & Mobile Specific Features
  • jQuery 1.7 – jQuery 2.x Supported
  • Lightning Fast Greensock Animation EngineNEW
  • Powerful API to Stop, Play, Swap Slides, etc.

General Slider & Editor Capabilities

  • All Sizes Possible: Custom, Auto-Responsive, Full-Screen
  • Variable or Fixed Image Height
  • Image BG Cover, Contain, Tiling, Alignment, etc.NEW
  • Custom Image Alt Tag for SEONEW
  • WYSIWYG Drag & Drop Editor with “Lock” Feature
  • Easy Caption Alignment
  • Published / Unpublished SlidesNEW
  • Lazy Loading for Quicker Slider Start
  • Set Per Slide Link and Target
  • Fullscreen YouTube , Vimeo and
  • Self-Hosted HTML5 Videos
  • Auto-Start for Videos On / Off
  • Optional Shadow GFX below Slider

Slide Navigation

  • Bullet, Button, Thumbnail Navigation
  • Mobile Touch Enabled (Optional)
  • “Stop Slide Timer on Hover” Function
  • Video Playback stops Timer
  • Auto-Hiding of Navigation with Delay Option
  • Optional Countdown Timer Line
  • Set the Position of Time Line
  • Set Size and Number of Visible Thumbs
  • Hide / Enable Navigation on Mobile Devices
  • Keyboard NavigationNEW

WordPress Goodies

  • Import / Export Sliders
  • Post Based Sliders
  • Multi Language Support (WPML, .po, .mo)
  • Multi Site (WPMU) Supported
  • User Role Management
  • Embed Plugin Library only when neededNEW

Captions

  • Transition Builder: Huge Number of Possible Transitions
  • Set Start / End Time and Speed of Captions
  • Separate In / Out Transitions with Rotation, Scale, Skew, Opacity, Perspective, etc.NEW
  • Add Unlimited Number of Captions
  • Youtube, Vimeo, Self-Hosted HTML5 Videos as Caption
  • Set link per Captions
  • Option to Link to a Specific Slide via Caption
  • Variable Caption Image Size
  • Option to Hide Captions on Mobile Devices

Slide Transitions

  • WYSIWYG Drag & Drop Editor
  • Easy Caption Alignment
  • Huge Variety of Basic, Flat, 3D Transitions
  • Customizable Transition Speed (Individual / Global)

Increase your WordPress website speed with WP Super Cache

This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.

The static html files will be served to the vast majority of your users, but because a user’s details are displayed in the comment form after they leave a comment those requests are handled by the legacy caching engine. Static files are served to:

  1. Users who are not logged in.
  2. Users who have not left a comment on your blog.
  3. Or users who have not viewed a password protected post.

99% of your visitors will be served static html files. Those users who don’t see the static files will still benefit because they will see different cached files that aren’t quite as efficient but still better than uncached. This plugin will help your server cope with a front page appearance on digg.com or other social networking site.

If for some reason “supercaching” doesn’t work on your server then don’t worry. Caching will still be performed, but every request will require loading the PHP engine. In normal circumstances this isn’t bad at all. Visitors to your site will notice no slowdown or difference. Supercache really comes into it’s own if your server is underpowered, or you’re experiencing heavy traffic. Super Cached html files will be served more quickly than PHP generated cached files but in every day use, the difference isn’t noticeable.

The plugin serves cached files in 3 ways (ranked by speed):

  1. Mod_Rewrite. The fastest method is by using Apache mod_rewrite (or whatever similar module your web server supports) to serve “supercached” static html files. This completely bypasses PHP and is extremely quick. If your server is hit by a deluge of traffic it is more likely to cope as the requests are “lighter”. This does require the Apache mod_rewrite module (which is probably installed if you have custom permalinks) and a modification of your .htaccess file. Visits by anonymous or unknown users will be served this way.
  2. PHP. Supercached static files can now be served by PHP. The plugin will serve a “supercached” file if it exists and it’s almost as fast as the mod_rewrite method. It’s easier to configure as the .htaccess file doesn’t need to be changed. You still need a custom permalink. You can keep portions of your page dynamic in this caching mode. Your server may not cope as well with a really large amount of traffic. (You’re gaming Digg aren’t you? You’ll need mod_rewrite, the rest of us are ok with PHP!)
  3. Legacy caching. This is mainly used to cache pages for known users. These are logged in users, visitors who leave comments or those who should be shown custom per-user data. It’s the most flexible caching method but also the slowest. As each page is different it’s often better not to cache pages for these users at all and avoid legacy caching. Legacy caching will also cache visits by unknown users if this caching mode is selected. You can have dynamic parts to your page in this mode too.

If you’re new to caching use PHP caching. It’s easy to set up and very fast. Avoid legacy caching if you can.

Recommended Settings

Advanced users will probably want to use mod_rewrite caching, but PHP caching is almost as good and recommended for everyone else. Enable the following:

  1. PHP caching.
  2. Compress pages.
  3. Don’t cache pages for known users.
  4. Cache rebuild.
  5. CDN support.
  6. Extra homepage checks.

Garbage collection is the act of cleaning up cache files that are out of date and stale. There’s no correct value for the expiry time but a good starting point is 1800 seconds if you’re not using legacy mode. If you are using that mode start with an expiry time of 600 seconds.

If you are not using legacy mode caching consider deleting the contents of the “Rejected User Agents” text box and allow search engines to create supercache static files.

Likewise, preload as many posts as you can and enable “Preload Mode”. Garbage collection will still occur but it won’t affect the preloaded files. If you don’t care about sidebar widgets updating often set the preload interval to 2880 minutes (2 days) so all your posts aren’t recached very often. When the preload occurs the cache files for the post being refreshed is deleted and then regenerated. Afterwards a garbage collection of all old files is performed to clean out stale cache files. With preloading on cached files will still be deleted when posts are made or edited or comments made.

Only Ship to Continental United States with WooCommerce

A mini plugin for users to which checks which state they are in and then disables all shipping methods if the user isn’t in the continental United States. Included is the plugin for you to look at the code but you can also go the plugins home page and download it, extract the zip file, and upload the folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory of your site.

https://gist.github.com/BFTrick/7805588

Author: Patrick Rauland

Advanced Forms for WordPress Websites Just Don’t Get Any Easier than Gravity Forms

Quickly build and design your WordPress forms using the form editor. Select your fields, configure your options, and easily embed forms on your WordPress powered site using the built in tools.

Multi-Page Forms

The page break field allows you to break up your form into multiple pages and even show a progress bar that let’s your user know where they are in the process.

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Form Settings

Easily configure the title, description, settings and confirmation message using the form settings.

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Limit Entries

Running a contest and only want to accept 50 entries? Easily limit how many entries a form will accept and display a custom message when that limit is reached.

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Advanced Fields

Sometimes standard form fields just don’t cut the mustard. That’s where the advanced fields come in.. from capturing names, addresses and phone numbers to email addresses, website URL’s and even file uploads. The advanced fields are here to make your life even easier.

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Schedule Forms

Only want a form available for a limited period of time? Set a start and end date to limit form access and display a custom message when the form has expired.

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Standard Fields

Need a text field, paragraph field, drop-downs, checkboxes and some radio buttons? We’ve got you covered. Our standard fields consist of all the major form field types.

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Pricing Fields

Gravity Forms makes it’s easy to create order forms. Order forms can incorporate pricing specific fields to allow your users to make selections and generate a total based on product and option selections.

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Post Fields

Gravity Forms isn’t just for entries. It can also create WordPress posts. It’s easy to build a form that creates WordPress Posts on your site. They’re perfect for user-generated content, directory listings and much more.