Quick View on WordPress Settings

WordPress-Christmas-18In all versions of WordPress, there is the possibility to view all settings within the admin area of WordPress, but a menu link doesn't exist. The page options.php enables to have a quick look at various options and also allows you to save settings.
However, it must be said, WordPress stores more data in serialized form, which also is a good thing, but those you can no longer edit on this page.

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Nonetheless, certainly worth a look and now and then a help to quickly look into the settings of the blog. Alternatively, the plugin WP Developer Assistant can help here, because it also allows a glimpse into the serialized data.

Example-URL: http://example.com/wp-admin/options.php

Alternatively you can also add a menu link. Add the following snippet in to the functions.php of your theme or create a Plugin.

function all_settings_page() {
	add_options_page( __( 'All Settings' ), __( 'All Settings' ), 'administrator', 'options.php' );
}
add_action( 'admin_menu', 'all_settings_page' );

Optimize Syndication Frequenzy

WordPress-Christmas-20Today a standard becomes 9 years old. But hardly ever noticed: The Syndication-Module 1.4.1 of RDF Site Summary 1.0.

What is it good for?

Apparently some of you publishing posts less than 10 times per day. Shame on you ... not!
WordPress, however, assumes that you can not even stop, so write it in the RSS feed:

<sy:updatePeriod>hourly</sy:updatePeriod>
<sy:updateFrequency>1</sy:updateFrequency>

In plain English: Every feed reader should check once an hour, if you finally wrote something again.

Anyone who wants to relieve his server from such a thing, can change that. In the functions.php you write this two lines:

add_filter( 'rss_update_period',    create_function( '', 'return "daily";' ) );
add_filter( 'rss_update_frequency', create_function( '', 'return 4;' ) );

A few feed reader keep it by that but other don't. But even if there is only one: You've saved a few resources that you can use somewhere else.

Guest Post

This post is written by Thomas Scholz - toscho.de and is a post in our Advent Calendar on WP Engineer about WordPress.
Thank you very much from my part to Thomas.
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Amazed By Such A Great Support And Feedback!

WordPress-Christmas-19Today is our 19th day of our Advent Calendar and we just want to say thank you to our readers, who have given a great feedback to our tips on our Advent Calendar and we have quite a lot more people reading our blog since the start of our calendar, about 30% raise. We also like to thank for the big support of our sponsors, we are especially happy that our spots for ads are sold out for this month!

We are glad that our readers like our posts on WP Engineer and our sponsors recognizing the value of being displayed on WP Engineer. Just to get to know our sponsors a little bit better, we will introduce them shortly. We hope that you find the services and offers of our sponsors interesting and useful. All of them are WordPress or Design related, I guess a good fit for our readers:

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Sort Posts With The Help Of Custom Fields

WordPress-Christmas-17Quite often, a WordPress developer likes to have posts sorted according to a custom field. If you would write a SQL-statement, it would be quite complex, since you need to JOIN two database tables (wp_posts und wp_postmeta).

But there is a much easier way, if you use the template tags provided by WordPress - in our case we use the function query_posts. Below you can see an example, which includes a custom field in the query, and also sort the posts with the help of this custom field. A short, easy to understand code with effective result:

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query_posts('meta_key=my_day&meta_compare=<=&meta_value=20&orderby=meta_value&order=DESC');

Guest Post

This post is written by Sergej Müller wpseo.org and is a post in our Advent Calendar on WP Engineer about WordPress.
Thank you very much from my part to Sergej.
If you also like to have your interesting post published on our website, please let us know on our contact page. Of course we will appreciate your contribution!