Send Your WordPress Email From YOU, and Other Email Fixes

I recently came across a problem where none of my emails were getting through to anyone, even me. Registration, comments, forms, etc. They were all hosed up. I’ve got a couple of tricks for you here that fixed things for me. This helped normal WordPress emails, Contact Form 7, Gravity Forms, etc. First I’ll show you how to send your email from YOU, not wordpress@domain.com, then I’ll tell you what else I did that may be host specific.

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Remove the Home Link From TwentyEleven's Page Fallback Menu

Here’s a quick request. Hopefully by now most of us know how to use WordPress custom menu creator. It works great, and alloows for any type of menu to be created. But let’s say you are using twentyeleven, and you are totally happy with it. And, you don’t feel like making a custom menu… you want to stick with the default fallback, wp_list_pages. The only thing that bugs you is that pesky home link…. here’s the answer!

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The Very Basics of SSH/Shell Access – Navigating Through Command Line

After migrating to Bluehost, or actually, while migrating, I came across a situation where I needed to use SSH to accomplish a task. In my case, it was importing a large mySQL database. There may come a time where you need to use SSH to complete a task. There are many great tutorials out there, but they all seem to assume a basic knowledge of using the command line. I’m not going to give you in depth knowledge here, just the very basics, how to get started and navigate around.

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Time to Discuss Site Functionality Plugin Again

I’m going to borrow a page from Otto, and discuss a functionality plugin again. I hope you’ll read this article all the way through. I fully intend to help you make your WordPress life so much easier. We’re going to make a site-specific plugin, and I’ll even give you the bare bones for free! I avoided making my plugin for years, and realize how painful that made everything. These plugins are amazingly easy, and essential really.

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Why Do WordPress PHP Commands Have TwentyTen (Or Any Theme Name) In Them?

It’s a question I see around the forums every so often. Why does my theme have twentyten, twentyeleven, theme name in all of the php commands? It’s a question I had when I was starting out. I would copy and paste things from other themes, and at first I had a variety of theme names in mine, and it didn’t hurt anything. Then I started changing it to match my theme name, and that didn’t hurt anything either. But it didn’t help, because I didn’t understand what it was. Well, here’s a quick explanation.

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Disable bbPress and bbPress Post Toolbar Scripts and Styles if Not on a Forum Page

Here’s a quick little tidbit for you. I was recently working on a few small things to make my site load a bit faster, and I was digging through all my scripts and styles that load. I noticed that the scripts and styles for the bbPress 2.x plugin and the bbPress Post Toolbar plugin loaded on every page. Here’s a quick fix to load them only on an actual bbPress page.

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Edit and Delete posts from front end with no plugin

This is a continuous tutorial to the “post from your front end” tutorial by voodoo. I will break the tutorial to two parts to make it easier. First part will be creating “my-posts.php” template file. This file displays a list of posts (approved and pending) of a user when he is logged in when each post will have “Edit” and “Delete” buttons. Clicking on “delete” button of a post will instantly delete it. Clicking on “Edit” will send the user to “edit-post.php” file that we will create in the second part of this tutorial.

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Add a Login Logout Link to Only One Specific Menu

A while back we had a nice little post one here about how to add a login/logout link to your nav menu. I recommend reading that through first if you haven’t before. It’ll get you up to speed and ready for this next tidbit of information. Today we will expand on that idea, with a login/logout link added to only one menu, with a referrer redirect! I’ll explain it all next.

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