Creating Redirects in WordPress

Setting up Post or Page redirect in WordPress is simple using the Redirection WordPress Plugin

The easiest way to redirect a WordPress web page you no longer want visitors to use without having to worry about having a missing page that causes a 404 missing page message.

1. First install the Redirection plugin into your WordPress website. 

2. Click on Tools and the Redirection plugin will be located in that tab.

3. Enter the URL that you want to redirect in Source URL, select Match: URL Only, Action: Redirect to URL then enter the Target URL: and Boom! Just like that you are now directing the user to the specified URL and no need to lose the old url and risk having a broken site link.

 

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Word Press NextGEN Gallery Plugin: how to remove [show as slideshow text] option

How to deactivate this in the gallery options.

  1. Options
  2. Gallery
  3. Integrate slide show (make sure this box is unchecked and the text should disappear)

Plugin information: Version 1.7.4 | A NextGENeration Photo gallery for the Web 2.0.

Favorite Word Press Plugins

My Favorite WordPress Plugins

Here are some of my favorite Word Press plugins.

Just copy and paste the name into the plugins search box in your administrator panel.

  • AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget – Help your visitor promote your site! The AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget allows any visitor to bookmark your site easily with many popular services. Sign up for an AddThis.com account to see how your visitors are sharing your content–which services they’re using for sharing, which content is shared the most, and more. It’s all free–even the pretty charts and graphs.
  • All in One Adsense and YPN – Inserts Adsense or YPN code in to your blog posts. Ad position can be random or pre-defined.
  • AdSense Integrator – AdSense Integrator plugin represents a complete, simple and powerful solution to add and manage AdSense and other ads into your blog
  • Fast Secure Contact Form – Fast Secure Contact Form for WordPress. The contact form lets your visitors send you a quick E-mail message. Super customizable with a multi-form feature, optional extra fields, and an option to redirect visitors to any URL after the message is sent. Includes CAPTCHA and Akismet support to block all common spammer tactics. Spam is no longer a problem.
  • Find and replace – Lets you find and replace pages and posts with a GUI.
  • GD Star Rating – GD Star Rating plugin allows you to set up advanced rating and review system for posts, pages and comments in your blog using single, multi and thumbs ratings.
  • My Brand Login – Customize Your Login, Registration, Lost Password and SOME Features of the Admin Panel. Visit the My Brand Login Site For More Info, or Here For Support.
  • NextGEN Gallery – A NextGENeration Photo Gallery for WordPress
  • Post Randomizer – It will automatically randomize the displayed post on your homepage and on the feed. It will be useful for site or blog that not daily updated so when the visitor come stopping by on your homepage, he won’t see same posts or contents twice. I hope it will help you keep your blogrank when you don’t have time to manage it.
  • Post Snippets – Stores snippets of HTML code or reoccurring text that you often use in your posts. You can use predefined variables to replace parts of the snippet on insert. All snippets are available in the post editor with a TinyMCE button or Quicktags.
  • Promotion Slider – This plugin creates a special post type called ‘Promotions’ that it uses to populate the carousel. Just use the shortcode [promoslider] to display the slider on your site. Be sure to check the user guide for more information on what this plugin can really do!
  • SEO Ultimate – This all-in-one SEO plugin gives you control over title tags, noindex/nofollow, meta tags, rich snippets, slugs, canonical tags, autolinks, 404 errors, rich snippets, and more.
  • Special Recent Posts – A very simple but powerful plugin/widget to display your latest posts with thumbnails. You can switch between different display modes and customize several options to suite your needs. To get started: 1) Click the “Activate” link to the left of this description, 2) Go to Special Recent Post setting page and configure the plugin, 3) Go to Widget page and drag the ‘Special Recent Posts’ widget onto your sidebar and configure its settings, 4) If you wish to use PHP code, use the special_recent_posts() function provided. If you prefer shortcodes, use the [srp] shortcode inside any of your posts/pages. Check the documentation or readme.txt file for further details. 5) Enjoy.
  • SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam – Adds CAPTCHA anti-spam methods to WordPress on the comment form, registration form, login, or all. This prevents spam from automated bots. Also is WPMU and BuddyPress compatible.
  • Simple Social – Sharing Widgets & Icons – Adds a set of social sharing widgets & icons after each post.
  • Simple Twitter Widget – A simple but powerful widget to display updates from a Twitter feed. Configurable, reliable and with advanced caching.
  • TinyMCE Advanced – Enables advanced features and plugins in TinyMCE, the visual editor in WordPress.
  • Twitter Follow Me Box – Creates a box “follow me” twitter without touching the template
  • WP-Table Reloaded – This plugin allows you to create and easily manage tables in the admin-area of WordPress. A comfortable backend allows an easy manipulation of table data. You can then include the tables into your posts, on your pages or in text widgets by using a shortcode or a template tag function. Tables can be imported and exported from/to CSV, XML and HTML.
  • WP From Email – Override the default ‘WordPress <wordpress@mydomain.com>’ from name and email address
  • WordPress.com Stats – Tracks views, post/page views, referrers, and clicks. Requires a WordPress.com API key.
  • WP e-Commerce Plugin – A plugin that provides a WordPress Shopping Cart.

Customize your Word Press Theme

There are many ways to customize your WordPress web site using themes. When you first install WordPress it will have a very generic theme installed as your default template theme.

WordPress Theme Generator Software by Artisteer

If you would like to customize your own WordPress theme I would highly recommend using Artisteer Theme Generator, this is the software I used to design the theme for this web site FreeWebSiteTricks.com as well as a number of other web sites that use word press as the underlying web site application or CMS.

Artisteer - WordPress Theme Generator

How to change your default theme in WordPress with one of the free templates available through WordPress.

To change the default theme in WordPress

  1. log in to your word press admin panel
  2. click on appearance
  3. click install themes
  4. click search
  5. browse through the free templates
  6. once you find the theme you want click install
  7. click activate

That’s it your done

How to Install a custom theme to your WordPress web site

  1. log in to your word press admin panel
  2. click on appearance
  3. click install themes
  4. click upload
  5. click choose file and navigate to your theme
  6. click install now
  7. click activate

That’s it your done.

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Click here to browse available templates / themes for your Word Press web site.

Word Press

WordPress is simple to use as a web site.

I love WordPress, in fact I use WordPress software to manage all of the content on my web sites, if you are thinking about building a web site and would like an easy solution to get your web site up and running with little to no experience I would highly recommend using the WordPress application to manage your web site content and structure. I will use this section of my web site to show you how easy it is to install word press on to your own server as well as how to simply change your default template or theme and then give you some tips and tricks on how you can really enhance the look and functionality of your web site.

Learn more about customizing word press

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Customize your WordPress Theme with Artisteer

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