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How To Add PHP Functionality To WordPress Posts And Pages

Although by default, you are not allowed to execute PHP functionality in your WordPress posts and pages but with advancement in programming and with an increase in need arises, it is as important as to have such functionality on board with WordPress posts and pages. In this article, we are sharing the resource by which you can achieve this. Simply install and activate the plugin name “Allow PHP in Posts and Pages”.


Plugin To Use: Allow PHP In Posts And Pages

The plugin allows you to add PHP functionality in posts and pages by adding a shortcode [php] your code [/php]. On activating, the plugin will attempt to remove the automatically generated WordPress <p> and <br/> tags but still allows the addition of your own <p> and <br/> tags using a form of BBcode items such [p][/p] and [br /]

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How To Divide Your WordPress Posts Into Multiple Pages


It’s been a quite longer time that we are getting regular inquiries over the question that how one can divide the big, long WordPress posts into multiple pages. So, today to help all you guys, I came up at the point, where I felt that let’s do it. In this article, I will show you how simply and without the use of any plugin you can achieve your aim of dividing your WordPress posts into multiple pages.

Step 1: <!––nextpage––> tag

It is as simple as one can think of. In most of the perfectly coded themes, all you have to do is copy the code <!––nextpage––> and paste it in the place where you want the next page to start. Don’t worry for pagination as it will automatically show up. Also, for a quick note here that you put up the code in the Text view and not in Visual view in your post editor.

Step 2: If Step 1 Doesn’t Works

If in case, the step 1 does not work for you, then just copy and paste the following code in your theme’s single.php file:

<?php wp_link_pages(); ?>

Once you added this, the pagination will start to show up while you can add as many as parameters to it, totally as per your requirement.

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Best Plugins For Your WordPress Posts


As a blogger, the first thing which plays an important role for us is how our post area is presented i.e. what it includes and what it don’t. Does it contain social media buttons, do it contains comment box and so on. With similar context, here in this article, I will be sharing the best plugins which you definitely like or even love to use for your WordPress posts.

CP Contact Form with PayPal

With CP Contact Form with PayPal you can insert a contact form into a WordPress website and connect it to a PayPal payment.

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The plugin is for anyone to create content with unprecedented possibilities, very quickly and easily like never before!

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Share Buttons by E-MAILiT

The plugin make easier to increase your content distribution, generate revenue & measure social analytics for free.

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Easy Media Gallery

The plugin is the best gallery plugin for wordpress designed to display various media.

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The plugin lets you grow your audience and traffic with just a few clicks. Easily repost content via relevant blogs, across all blogging platforms!

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Video Gallery

The plugin was created and specifically designed to show your video files in unusual splendid ways.

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Unique Headers

The plugin adds the ability to use unique custom header images on individual pages, posts or categories or tags.

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Users Ultra

The plugin is the ideal tool for creating advanced user communities in few minute.

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Live Chat by Flyzoo

The plugin is the perfect live chat for your community or shop!

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Calculated Fields Form

With Calculated Fields Form you can create forms with dynamically calculated fields to display the calculated values.

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Catch IDs

The plugin is a simple and light weight plugin to show the Post ID, Page ID, Media ID, Links ID, Category ID, Tag ID and User ID in the Admin Section Table.

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The plugin is a quick and easy way to add custom sliders to the WordPress websites (both to templates and posts/pages). The slider allows having unlimited amount of images with their titles and descriptions.

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How To Add Facebook Follow Button In Your WordPress Blog


The day Facebook comes into existence, it took the whole of web-o-sphere into social storm. There are one-to-many ways available by which one considers on sharing and following things through Facebook. But what will be case, if you want to add Facebook follow button in your WordPress blog. Yes, you heard it correct, with some simple steps, you too consider on adding follow button in your WordPress blog.

Steps To Follow

#1 For Single Author WordPress Blog

  • To start with, simply add a Facebook follow button with the help of the code via Facebook Social Plugins website.
  • This code can then be pasted to your WordPress theme page, widget or template, wherever you want.
  • Once you are in the Facebook Social Plugins website, you will be asked to provide Facebook profile URL of the user, and Facebook automatically generates the follow button preview for that.
  • Further, it offers you to choose a layout as well as ask you to configure the appearance of the plugin, which you can get it by clicking on the Get code button.
  • Once you have the code in front of you, simply copy it and make it paste where you want to display Facebook follow button in your WordPress blog.

#2 For Multiple Authors WordPress Blog

  • Simply install and activate Facebook plugin which once upon activated will add to a Facebook menu item in your WordPress admin sidebar.
  • Clicking on it means you will be requiring application key and secret key. For this, now go to Facebook Developers website by logging in with your Facebook account.
  • Once you are in Facebook Developers website, click on Create New App button followed by which a small pop up would appear, which will ask you to provide your app name.
  • Once done, you will enter into a developer page of your app where you will see your App ID and App Secret Key, the one which you require at first step (above).
  • Simply copy those keys and make them paste into your Facebook plugin’s page on your WordPress website.

The Final Step: Adding The Facebook Follow Button

  • Now to add the Facebook follow button, simply go to Facebook» Follow Button menu option. In this an option comes in front of you that will say where you want your follow button to appear i.e. posts, page, archives etc as well as you want it before or after posts or both.
  • Further you can also choose the color scheme as well as content width and so on, totally as per you choice. Once you are done with selection, simply save the changes.
  • Once you are done with setup, simply connect Facebook account with the WordPress blog.
  • If you are running a single author website, then go to Facebook » Social Publisher and click on the link Associate your WordPress account with a Facebook account while if you are running a multi author website, then your WordPress blog can connect other author accounts from Users » Profile page with which they can connect their account.

How To Create YouTube Video WordPress Post Automatically


It is quite one-to-many times when we required adding YouTube video to our existing or new WordPress posts. While the first thing which we thought usually for this is to embed the code directly from YouTube website and make it post in our WordPress post. Although this way is easy as well as hectic for some but with today’s tutorial we are bringing the way by which one create YouTube video WordPress post automatically, thanks to the tool name IFTTT.

Understanding IFTTT

IFTTT means “if this then that.” IFTTT basically lets one automate number of tasks based as per the criteria you set. Say, for example,

A new video if one uploads on YouTube (if this happens)

Creating new WordPress post (then do that)

Steps To Follow

  • To start with, you need to sign up to IFTTT website. Once logged in, all you need is to click on the Create button so as you can begins with your first recipe.
  • Clicking on Create button will take you to a recipe wizard in which you need to choose a trigger by clicking on ‘this’ link.
  • A large number of channels come in front of you which IFTTT used. In these channels list, search for YouTube and click on to select it out.
  • On YouTube click, you will be taken to next step where it is required for you to activate a YouTube channel.
  • On activation, IFTTT now ask you to choose a trigger. In this case you need to select a “New Video Upload” trigger.
  • Once you now ‘Create’ new trigger, you will come to second part, the ‘That’ part of your recipe where you have to choose an action channel.
  • In this you will select WordPress as you want to post YouTube video in your WordPress post. On selecting WordPress, you will be asked to activate it by providing your WordPress website URL, username and password (i.e. authenticating it).
  • Once done, IFTTT will present actions which you can choose from. Here, you need to select ‘Create a Post’ action.
  • On selection, you need to choose what all things you considerably like to add to your WordPress post, like that of YouTube title, description as WordPress post title and description.
  • Another option comes in front of you is whether your ‘this’ new YouTube video WordPress post, you want to publish it same time or publish privately or save as a draft for later publishing option.
  • Once you saved the criteria from the above selection, you need to save it out by clicking on ‘Create Recipe’ button. Remember IFTTT automatically keeps an eye on YouTube for new videos update almost in the gap of every 15 minutes. If it finds something new, it will automatically post it out.

Adding WordPress Widgets In Post And Page

There comes a condition in front of you many times when you wish that your favorite sidebar will get added to your post and page content. But the confusion over on this exactly will be the best bet to perform.

amr shortcode any widget

Starting with you need to install a plugin name amr shortcode any widget first and once activated go to Appearance >> Widgets. Once completing this task, now drag and drop the widgets you want to display in your post or page into the Shortcodes sidebar, followed by adding the shortcode [do_widget id=widgetid] in a page or post.

Plugin in use: amr shortcode any widget

The amr shortcode any widget is a simply “utility” plugin which allows you to have any widget used in a page shortcode in any theme.

Steps To Follow:

  1. Test chosen widget works in normal sidebar first.
  2. Activate this plugin
  3. Go to Appearance > widgets and find “shortcode” sidebar
  4. Drag chosen widgets from configured sidebar to shortcodes sidebar. Save.
  5. Go to page where you want configured widget to appear
  6. enter one of: [do_widget widgetname] eg: [do_widget calendar] [do_widget “widget name”]. eg: [do_widget “tag cloud”] [do_widget id=widgetid] in a page or post
  7. If the plugin cannot work out what you want, it will show a debug prompt , click on the debug prompt and look for the id of your widget in the shortcodes sidebar. Try with the id.

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Writing Your First WordPress Post


So you are starting with your WordPress writing realm i.e. writing your first post, but how you can achieve this? Is it really so tough or just simple like anything one can think of. Well, will say relax, calm down, and follow the steps below as I will promise to make the thing as easy as possible for you.

WordPress allows us to either write posts or pages. When you are writing a blog entry, it is termed as posts although posts appear in reverse chronological order – i.e. the one which recently written will comes first, while the one written earlier will comes last – on your blog’s homepage.

While you do have to remember that not to confuse with pages, as overall pages are very similar to posts as they too have titles and content with WordPress Theme templates files which in turn will maintain a consistent look throughout your site. Pages mainly include content like About Us page, Contact page etc.

How To Write A Post?

  • Log-in first to your WordPress Administration Panel – the Dashboard – will be www.example.cpm/wp-admin.
  • Once on dashboard, click the Posts tab followed by adding New Sub Tab.
  • Start by filling the blanks.
  • As per your requirement, select category, add tags, feature and in-content images.
  • Once done all, click Publish.

Understanding Screen Options

It’s often that you don’t want all the fields to display and at that time the screen options work for you as it allow you to choose which Post Fields are displayed or not displayed in the SubPanel. On clicking on the Screen Option tab, you will see a list of the columns with a check-box next to each column.

The Screen Options lets you to check the box for each Post Field which you want to be on display or unchecked the box which you don’t want to display. Once done, click the Screen Options tab again to close the Screen Options. The options then saved so that you can customize it on how your own editing screen will look.

Also make a note here that if you are using WordPress 3.1 or greater version, then some screen options on the Post Administration Panel comes hidden by default if in case they have not been saved earlier. The following fields come hidden by default – Excerpt, Post Author, Discussion, Custom Fields, Slug, Comments, Send Trackbacks and Revisions.

Understanding Post Fields


The title describes what your post will be known by. You have the full freedom to use any of phrases, words or characters. But, also make sure you try to avoid using the same title more than once as using the same title will cause a mess. You can also use commas, quotes, hyphens, dashes, apostrophes and other typical symbols.

Post Editing Area

It is a blank box where you add your content, links, images links and any information you want to share via your site. You can use either the Text view or Visual view to compose your posts.

Preview button

The option lets you view the post before you officially publishing it.

Publish box

It’s a box which contains buttons including Published, Pending Review and Draft where Published means your post has been published on your blog, Pending Review means your post is in draft stage and is waiting for review by an editor before the publishing and Draft means the post not yet published and kept under Draft status.


An important button which defines how your post will appears to the world. There are three options available – Public, which appears to whole world; Private, which lets only administrator or editor able to view and Password Protected, let’s see the post only to those who have password with them.

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Permalink means “permanent links” and is define as a link – a post URL – which does not show up the post ID to all. You have got the full authority to change it totally as per your requirement, but it’s always advisable to use a user- and search engines- friendly permalink.

Suggested Reading: Choosing Your WordPress Permalink Structure


The option will let you save your post either as a draft or pending review instead of publishing the very same time.


Opposite of Save option. Will publish your post the very same time you click on it although you are liable on making any edit you want after even the content being published.

Post Tags

This are termed as micro-categories and helps your site visitors to find the related content. Say, for example, your visitor wants to search for WordPress related content of your site, they can simply do this by typing the following: www.example.com/tag/wordpress in the URL and your site will in turn show all the results having WordPress as one of its tag.


Just like Tags, Categories go the same way. The categories are the topics with which one can classify the post belong to. Typically bloggers have 5 to 7 categories for their content. To add a new category, click the “+Add New Category” link while to manage categories, you can do this by going Administration Panels > Posts > Categories.


A teaser of whole of your post featured on your website’s homepage as well as on the category, achieves, tags post pages.

Send Trackbacks

A way – basically a one of valuable resource in point of SEO also – which will notify the site that you have linked to them.

Custom Fields

It allows you to add information to your site.


This comes in two forms – Allow Comments on the post and Allow trackbacks and pingbacks on the post. In simple words, as the name suggest, it’s a way by which one can engage with other over the post.

Password Protect This Post

The option will let you visible the post only to those who have its password with them.

Post Author

These are post authors who have been offering their expertise in form of content to the site.

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Using Password Protection For WordPress Posts


You often wondered that what or will it be possible to have password protection set for WordPress Posts. The answer is yes, it’s possible although you have to do some minimal work which we will be going to discuss in the article.

As soon as you publish a WordPress post (or Page), it will be visible to everyone (by default) as in WordPress, which means a post which would be having Published status has a default visibility of Public, as per the Public box of an Edit Post Screen settings.

In order to allow you to have password protection for your WordPress posts, the content management system offers two less public options for your post’s Content Visibility which once you click the “Edit” link next to Visibility – Password protected and Private – options will comes in front of you. You do have to remember here that these two visibility options will work only if your post got published.

Why Password Protected and Private?

Password protected as the name suggests will revealed a text field in which on entering a password will only allow the visitor to view the post although the password limit is set to 20 characters maximum.

Private – on the other end – on checking lets only your site’s Users with the role of Administrator or Editor to view the site.

How To: Find or Change a Password?

An Administrator, Editor or the post’s Author are the only people who have been allowed to change a post’s password or visibility setting although the procedure to do the same is quite simple, you have to use the “Visibility: Edit” link while the options are also available using the post’s Quick Edit link in the All Posts Screen.

Understanding Password Protected Posts

You do get surprised on first occasion when you see your password protected posts as these posts displays differently as these settings will bring the change in Title, Excerpt and Content.

  • Title – Checking Password Protected Posts will add the text “Protected: “before the post Title.
  • Excerpt – There will be no excerpt on show as Password Protected Posts settings is checked.
  • Content – You will see the text, “This post is password protected. To view it please enters your password below:” instead of the post content.

Things To Remember

  1. Once the Password Protection setting is checked, WordPress stores this password in a browser cookie, avoiding users to re-enter password if they visit the same page more than one time.
  2. If number of posts using the same password, then the reader has to enter the password only once to access every post.
  3. If you are using two different passwords for two different posts, then you have to put their respected passwords again, say if you entered the password for post B means when you revisit post A, you have to re-enter the password for post A.

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