Notes, help, and praise for WP plugins. I’m not a programmer and didn’t write any of these, they’re mostly just a place to put my notes.

My Contact Form Isn’t Emailing Me

By |May 17th, 2014|

Someone fills out your contact form but you don't get the mail?


By |March 10th, 2013|

The changelog can be something of a secret weapon to gauging the competence of a theme developer.

Custom Menu Shortcode

By |February 28th, 2013|

Looking to add a list of pages or posts or categories or anything into a page? Create a custom menu first and then use this shortcode to put it anywhere on your site.

WordPress as Learning Management System: Sensei

By |January 23rd, 2013|

You're 25% done with the lessons on learning how to play guitar. Wow, can your website do that kind of learning management? Sensei can.

Why I Don’t Use Custom Post Types

By |January 8th, 2013|

I have tried to stay away from Custom Post Types (not a post or a page, but another type of "post" in WordPress) in case I change themes or plugins and they're no longer compatible or friendly or just don't work the way I want them to.

Jetpack Publicize

By |January 7th, 2013|

Until Jetpack came out with their Publicize module, getting your posts connected to your social media took a few plugins, a bit of hacking, and or a chunk of patience. With Jetpack's new Publicize, it's a snap.

Summary Tables

By |November 30th, 2012|

Did you know WordPress's own Site Stats (through Jetpack) has years of stats right there in the dashboard? Either did I.

List Pages Shortcode

By |August 30th, 2012|

Whaddyaknow, there's a plugin called "List Pages Shortcode." Who knew? Obviously not me. Works like a charm.

GD Press Tools

By |July 5th, 2012|

GD Press Tools Pro is a powerful plugin that can protect, back up, and optimize your site--all from within one plugin.

Limit Login Attempts

By |June 27th, 2012|

The limit login attempts plugin blocks IP addresses after they've tried to get into your WordPress install. You can change the settings to keep them out for a long time.

CSS3 Web Pricing Tables Grids For WordPress

By |February 9th, 2012|

Pricing tables without HTML tables? Sign me up. For CSS3, pure CSS, no tables, crazy management powers and beautiful design, I've found it.

Responsive Design and Mobile Plugins for WordPress

By |October 24th, 2011|

So your site doesn't look quite like you wanted on your iPhone. This article explains some of the options to transform your WordPress site into a mobile-friendly site.


By |August 12th, 2011|

BuddyPress can turn your WordPress site into a full-blown socially-connected, discussion, Facebook-like, powerful community site.

Hana Code Insert

By |May 25th, 2011|

Do your posts' fancy HTML code (or embeds or movies or JavaScript) get mangled when you--or worse--someone else, opens your WordPress post in the Visual editor?

Category Icons

By |May 19th, 2011|

Finally, with the help of the Category Icons plugin, I can designate certain posts in a list to have an icon.