WordPress Plugins – Creative Commons License Widget

When I began writing my blog, I received some very valuable advice, always protect your content and its ownership. While much of my writing is available and free to the reader, I still would like to retain all of the rights to the content so that I am at least aware of how hit may be being used. Much of this can be accomplished simply using a Creative Commons License.

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WordPress Plugins – Bulk Delete

It never fails; no matter how well I plan or no matter how good the migration tool is, there always seems to be some sort of data issue that can best be solved through entry deletion. The problem of course is that in most of these systems deletion is an all or nothing kind of proposition. Rarely do the developers take into consideration that you may only want to delete certain types of entries.

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WordPress Plugins – AJAX Calendar

When I first began blogging I was decidedly against having a calendar appear on the front page. I kept telling myself that I already knew what day it was and I didn’t need a continual reminder of how seldom I posted. It served as a constant feedback mechanism of how pathetic I was as a blogger. When I started this I thought I would write every day. Before long I was happy if I was posting once a week. Then it was maybe twice a month. Without a calendar there I lacked discipline of keeping track of my writing frequency. For the exact reason why I didn’t want a calendar on my blog I realized that was why I needed one.

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WordPress Plugins – Admin Post Navigation

After migrating nearly 2,000 posts from Movable Type to WordPress, I wanted to go through and check a sample of posts to verify that all of the data had transferred correctly. I thought this was going to be a relatively simple task. I went to the WordPress Administration tool and selected Edit under the Posts category. The result was a listing of 15 of the most current posts and a pagination system for the remainder of the posts.

I selected the first post on the list and the system took me to the editor. Within the editor I was able to make whatever changes I wanted to the blog entry and republish the post to update it on the site. I then began searching for a link that would take me to the next post. Oddly, I could not find one.

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