This is the first Five on Friday since June 10, 2016. I started these and then my Buster started to become ill. It was all I could do to keep the business going. He passed December 1, 2016. My journey has kept me here in Cleveland, but I adopted a new furbaby name Bella this past June to brighten my days.
With that said, today I am starting Five on Friday again. FOF is where I share five plugins, tools, or other useful resources I use or that clients use. If you have some interesting items you use, plugins or other tools you’d like for me to try out and put on FOF, send me a message. So let’s get this started.
1. Icon Widget
This plugin creates a new WordPress widget that displays an icon, title and description. Select the size, color and text-alignment with easy to use drop down options. It currently supports Fontawesome, Lineawesome and Ionicons. I’ve tried it out and it works great.
2. Stop Emails
One of my favorites and I use it on all migrations is Stop Emails. Install, activate and that’s it. Just like it says, “Stops outgoing emails sent from WordPress.” No more outgoing emails by mistake during migration or development.
Have you ever updated a plugin and it broke the site, or broke your theme, CSS, etc.? Install and activate WP-Rollback. A must-have plugin that allows you to switch your plugin and theme versions (may not work on frameworks) back to the version that was working for you. This will allow you time to find a solution or until the developer can push out a fix while keeping the site up and running.
4. Real IDs
Another plugin that I install for new clients is Reveal IDs. When activated, it creates a column in the admin area that displays the ID of the page, post, category, tag or other content. This is really useful when plugins or custom code requires the site owner to use the ID instead of the page slug.
If you are like some of my clients, you may not want to use Gravatar.com to render your profile image on websites you frequent and make comments. WordPress also uses Gravatar by default if you use the same email address you used to sign up on Gravatar. If you don’t want to use Gravatar, you can use WP User Avatar. Once activated, visit your profile and you will see the upload area to upload a custom image that will own be shown on your website.
Well, that’s a wrap. Have a great weekend!