MapPress is a WordPress plugin that provides an interface to Google Maps and easily allows you to insert detailed Google Maps into WordPress posts or pages. We have a site that provides password auditing services called QD Tools and on the homepage there is a map that lists the city, state/province, and country of our customers. I have been using MapPress Pro for a long time because it offers lots of extra features and MapPress itself is such an awesome plugin I like supporting the developer. Anyhow the Google Map on the QD Tools homepage is has over 1,000 markers and continues to grow. I wanted to modify the default MapPress/Google Maps marker that was being used but there is no way in MapPress to retroactively change this so the instructions below explain how to do this.
I have been using the Flexible Upload D3Z Edition WordPress plugin for a couple years now on various sites that I work on or manage. To me it provides a much easier interface to upload images while building thumbnails on the fly than the default WordPress image media upload. The issue is the Flexible Upload D3Z Edition plugin has not been updated since WordPress version 2.6.X so it has broken on more than one occasion. So when upgrading to WordPress 3 recently it broke the Flexible Upload D3Z Edition plugin and below I describe how to fix the plugin so it will operate without issue in WordPress 3.X.
We have a site that does automated tasks using GPU processing however at times we use the GPU processing for other tasks which requires us to disable access to the public. The easiest way to do this is to install a WordPress maintenance mode type plugin that will allow you to easily disable access to the public but not require much work. Having a site in maintenance mode is also beneficial for any major site changes that may prevent a bad customer experience when visiting your WP site. Below are instructions on installing the WP Maintenance Mode plugin as well as information on putting your site in maintenance mode and bringing it out of maintenance mode.
I typically post a lot of code or Linux shell data into WordPress posts using the SyntaxHighlighter plugin however in some scenarios that doesn’t always work the best so I use the QuickCode plugin. Since QuickCode is only rarely used I always forget the possible options that are available so this is a quick reference to those options.
QuickCode: A WordPress plugin formater
Standard QuickCode Post With No Options:
<?php print “This is sample code line one”; ?>
<?php print “This is sample code line two”; ?>
<?php print “This is sample code line three, Question Defense ROCKS!”; ?>
This post will explain how to post notes from Microsoft OneNote into the WordPress admin. When you copy and paste from most Microsoft products into a visual editor such as TinyMCE that WordPress uses you will typically include a bunch of unwanted tags from the Microsoft application. These tags will make it complicated to format correctly and can even spill over outside of your post and cause issues with your entire WordPress page. The method to input this data into WordPress will work with any of the Microsoft products such as Microsoft OneNote and Microsoft Word.
Below is an example of some basic formatted text copied directly from MS OneNote and pasted into WordPress’s visual editor.