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How does your WordPress server stack up?

Posted February 15, 2013 By Mr.3

Just found an extremely handy tool. We are assisting a new client and their WordPress install just seemed sluggish. We weren’t sure if we were imagining things or just being impatient. As we like to say: “There’s a plugin for that”, so after searching we found a plugin simply and aptly titled “Benchmark” by Mark Maunder.

These are the results we got after running “Benchmark”. I’d say we weren’t imagining things.

Your System Industry Average
CPU Speed: 2,319 BogoWips 20,410 BogoWips
Network Transfer Speed: 3.99 Mbps 8.94 Mbps
Database Queries per Second: 162 Queries/Sec 1,354 Queries/Sec
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Use visual editor for widgets!

Posted December 14, 2012 By Mr.3

One of our few disappointments with WordPress is that the Text Widget is pure HTML. That makes it really hard to turn over any sidebar text for the end users to manage. Here’s a plugin to make that worry go away: Black Studio TinyMCE Widget.

This plugin simply creates a widget called “Black Studio TinyMCE” and when the widget data is edited, it opens the standard WordPress page/post edit.

Now if there was only an easy way to add table data into a post…

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Handy Plugin – Proper Network Activation

Posted November 18, 2011 By Mr.3

Ever had a plugin that worked wonderfully in “single site” WordPress, but when switching to multi-user mode (WPMU), it doesn’t work on any other site than the initial site? Here’s why. And even better “there’s a plugin for that!” This handy plugin will make some of those stubborn plugins work beautifully under WPMU.

From the plugin’s page:

When running WordPress MultiSite, you have a very handy feature called network activation. It allows you to activate a plugin for the entire network of sites. The trouble is that it only does half the job.

Some plugins have an install procedure that is meant to be run only on activation. However, when you do a network activation, that install procedure is only run for the current site. So, you end up with plugins not working properly on all the other sites.

What this plugin does:

  • when doing a network de/activation, it triggers the de/activation hook on all sites in the network
  • when creating a new site, it triggers the activation hook for all active network plugins on that site


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(In No Particular Order)

  1. Google XML Sitemaps – Arne Brachhold
  2. Contact Form 7 – Takayuki Miyoshi
  3. Contact Form 7 to Database Extension – Michael Simpson
  4. Cloudflare – Ian Pye (CloudFlare Team)
  5. All in One SEO Pack – Michael Torbert
  6. Broken Link Checker – Janis Elsts
  7. Redirection – John Godley
  8. MailChimp List Subscribe Form – MailChimp and Crowd Favorite
  9. StatPress Reloaded – Manuel Grabowski
  10. Theme My Login – Jeff Farthing
  11. WP-DB-Backup – Austin Matzko
  12. WordPress Backup – Blog Traffic Exchange
  13. Smart YouTube – Vladimir Prelovac
  14. WP Email Login – Beau Lebens
  15. No Self Pings – Michael D. Adams
  16. Better WordPress External Links – Khang Minh
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