Change WordPress Mail Sender

WordPress makes it easy and fast to add new users in the backend. Since version 2.8 of WordPress, it can send the access information via email. A nice feature, with no additional settings to change the sender of this email. For example the email should be send from the administrator instead from WordPress.

Nevertheless, there is a possibility and with the help of two hooks, the sender can be changed. I created a small Plugin, where you can easy and simple adjust the sender name and sender email.
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Different Favicons For Backend And Frontend

Do you have the same problem? We all have a lot tabs open, especially of our own blogs and all tabs look the same, since there is the same favicon for backend and frontend in your tabs. It can be annoying to click around to find the admin tab between all the opened tabs of some posts of your blog. As you can see on this screenshot:

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A little hack in your functions.php of your theme can help you with this problem:

/* Different Favicon for Backend */
function favicon4admin() {
 echo '<link rel="Shortcut Icon" type="image/x-icon" href="' . get_bloginfo('wpurl') . '/wp-content/favicon.ico" />';
}
add_action( 'admin_head', 'favicon4admin' );

In this case we put the admin favicon in our wp-content folder. Done!

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It can be a little helpful hack for your daily work. Of course, the text in the tabs are different most of the time, but not always, and a different looking favicon is more visible.

An easy tool to create a favicon is available at dynamicdrive

Adding A Private Page Into The Navigation

WordPress Themes

If you use pages which have the state private, they will not be shown in the navigation. Nevertheless it can make sense to show this specific page in the navigation, if you want to provide easy access to this page for your users. The page should only appear to privileged users for sure. I will show you a little hack, which will let you exactly do this.

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