User Role Editor 3.8 is published

September 2nd, 2012

User Role Editor

User Role Editor


User Role Editor WordPress plugin version 3.8 is published at September 1st, 2012. What’s new?
- Bug fix: Some times URE didn’t show real changes it made to the database. The reason was that direct database update did not invalidate data stored at WordPress cache. Special thanks to Knut Sparhell for the help with detecting this critical issue.
- WordPress core capabilities are shown separately from capabilities added by plugins and manually.
- If you configured URE to show you ‘Administrator’ role, you will see its capabilities, but you can not exclude any capability from it. I may just add capabilities to the Administrator role now. The reason – Administrator role should have all existing capabilities included.
- Brasilian Portuguese translation is updated.

Change published to pending after update

August 17th, 2012

Change Published to Pending


Published to Pending

What to do if you wish to approve all changes made into published post by their authors? It’s possible by changing post status from ‘Published’ to ‘Pending Review’ automatically. You need just add a piece of code placed below to your current theme functions.php file. It works for users with ‘Author’ role. If you wish to change it, then change ‘author’ in the code to role name you wish to use.
Is that all you need to do? No. You should remove ‘publish_posts’ capability from your users, otherwise user can to publish pending post himself again. Use User Role Editor plugin for that.
Do you wish to see how does this hack work? Let’s proceed with short video demonstration.
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update_core capability for WordPress user

August 5th, 2012

update_core capability

update_core user capability

WordPress Codex gives us nothing about update_core capability for WordPress user, except WordPress version of its appearing in the code – 3.0. I suppose according to its name, that update_core capability is used to decide, if user can update core WordPress file using built-in WordPress upgrade feature or not. What do you think?

Thoughts are just thoughts, while they are not confirmed by practice and strong experiment. Thus, I decided to check this obviouse guess, satisfy my curiosity and investigate, how and for what purpose WordPress uses update_core capability really. Result of my little investigation will be shown to you below.

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Social Toolbar WordPress plugin review

July 29th, 2012

Social Toolbar WordPress plugin

Social Toolbar WordPress plugin

Every Internet user have a social account. One, two, ten, twenty five… That depends from person’s social activity at the Internet.
Any WordPress blog/site owner have special accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, etc. to promote there sites.
Thus, having capability of easy showing your visitors your site social channels, enabling visitors to connect to their own social channels in one step with data from your site ready to send – it is a drastic enhancement to site usability, which leads finally to enlargement of traffic, quant of daily visitors, your content quotations at the Internet, that again increases traffic, etc., etc.
There are plenty of different plugins with needed social networking functionality: 440 plugins contain word “social” at description, 334 plugins have word “share” at theirs description. How did I get such data?
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Find WordPress plugins fast and easy

July 28th, 2012

Find WordPress plugins from thousand others in a moment

Find WordPress plugins

A lot of people, who use WordPress, spend time searching good plugins. I’m one of them. I have a few WordPress sites and use different plugins their. Right place to search plugins is the WordPress plugins repository. It contains 24 000+ free plugins from hundreds of enthusiastic authors right now. That’s excellent. But that has a drawbacks too. Plugins developers appear and disappear. Every day new guys started new work, but some guys or girls stop it, forever. Thus the list of plugins is overwhelmed by old, outdated code, which is not compatible with the latest version of WordPress.
Did you ever meet with situation, when you searched plugin for your special need at WordPress.org, digged the Internet by hours, but without any success, and then, some time ago, you accidentally found some post about brilliant professionally made plugin, which sitted silently at WordPress plugins repository long time? Or you found that, what you need eventually, but – how many time did you spend on it?
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Broken Link Checker WordPress plugin review

July 21st, 2012

Broken Link Checker

Broken Link Checker

Even ideally written post got defects with time – it could loose links to other posts or external resources inserted into its text. Internet is alive and dynamic system. Thus, it is constantly changing. Pages and even whole sites and URLs or links you referred at your posts together with them go out from the Internet scene on the permanent base. Your brilliant article will contain some garbage inside after referred link death. If you have large blog, with hundreds or even thousands of posts, that’s impossible to check all of them for the links consistency manually. What to do with such sad reality?
- Ta-DA!!! We have the almost ideal decision to fix our posts and return them to their first, ideal state. The name of such decision is “Broken Link Checker” WordPress plugin.

Author: Janis Elsts. Author’s nick at WordPress.org is: whiteshadow.

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The only last will win – You!

July 10th, 2012

Only last will win


You are the only boss for your WordPress network

Change default role for owner of new created blog. Is it a problem? You setup multi-site WordPress network successfully and see, that quant of user created blogs grows. Excelent!
But you are not glad. You are not happy. What the reason? You are angry on all those new blogs owners. They do, what they want. They change, what they wish. They should make good posts only! Why all of them are administrators of their blogs? The Administrator should be only one – You. Only One will Win – You! The biggest thing, what you may allow to your WordPress managed network blogs owners – be the editors on their blogs.
That’s a joke, of course. But some time, somewhere… What to do, if text above describes your situation somehow? Don’t worry, try “Win Only One” WordPress plugin. Just setup and activate for Network. It will help you transparently. Your problem will be resolved in the full silence.
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