Wordpress PluginsWritten by Sanjib Ahmad
Maybe you always wanted a feature that hasn't been available in latest release of Wordpress. What you can do is either install a 3rd party plugin or write your own custom code to extend features of Wordpress.
Wordpress plugins are programming code that enhance features of a standard installation of Wordpress. A well written plugin will be basically "drag and drop" without modifying core code of Wordpress. As Wordpress has been designed in a modular way, plugins allow you to customize your site to your specific needs without modifying core of Wordpress.Ever since Wordress version 1.2 plugins have been available. Wordpress plugins can be categorized according to feature it provides. Here a list of various features that you can implement for your web site through Wordpress plugins.
* Administration: Install Wordpress plugins to customize features like Admin Tools, Anti-spam, Comments, Meta, Restriction, Statistics, Syntax Highlighting, Syndication, Tweaking, etc. * Design, Layout and Styles: Change look and feel of your blog by implementing plugins that modify Archive, Calendar - Event, Navigation, Randomness, Styles. * Graphics, Video, and Sound: Add plugins that create Audio - Mood and Images for your blog. * Posts: Implement plugins for Editing Posts, Formatting Posts, and other Miscellaneous Post related issues. * Links: Setup Wordpress plugins that change default behavior of linking. * Miscellaneous: You can install miscellaneous plugins that shows weather information or other outside information from external websites. Installing a plugin for Wordpress is not difficult. Here are list of steps that you need to take to install most plugins. Some plugins may require additional steps.
PHP RedirectWritten by Sanjib Ahmad
A PHP Redirect automatically transfers a web user from one URL to another. For example, typing foo.com in browser automatically transfers user to another URL bar.com.
The PHP Redirect command:
<?php header("location: [some-url]"); ?>
Replace [some-url] with URL where you want redirection to take place.
header("location: ./version2/index.html"); =>redirect to "index.html" page in subfolder called "version2"
header("location: http://www.yahoo.com"); =>redirect to a website called yahoo.com
If PHP is not available, it's also possible to use other redirects:
* HTTP Redirects <meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="[time]; URL=[some-url]">
Replace [time] with seconds. This will pause browser for specified number of seconds. Replace [some-url] with target URL you want to redirect.
For example, <meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="5; URL=http://www.yahoo.com">
The above HTTP based redirect needs to be in <header></header> region of HTML code.