Well, sometimes there are things you say you are going to do weekly and then before you know it, dang near a month has gone by since the last one. I have to do better at getting Five on Friday out on Fridays!
So here are my “five” things for you to try out!
1. Signature Widget for Genesis
If you didn’t receive the notice a couple of weeks ago, my second plugin is available now in the WordPress Plugin Repository. Many bloggers have wanted an easy way to add their digital signature to their blog posts. With the Signature Widget for Genesis it adds a widget area for you to easily accomplish this. All you need to do is create your digital signature, drag over an Image Widget, upload your signature and save it. Read more about it here.
One of the services I provide is troubleshooting. Sometimes I will get inquiries from people who have been working on their sites and all of sudden something goes wonky. They try and try to figure it out and they just can’t figure it out! This happens a lot when people are editing the style sheets! So, they come to me :).
With DiffChecker.com, you can add your original content into the “Original Text” box on the left, and your changed content in the “Changed Text” box on the right side. Then hit the “Find Difference!” button. It will scan the content and highlight any lines that differ from the original content. This is really helpful because even if you misplace a comma (,) or semi-colon (;), you will see it.
If you think you may need to share that file with someone, you can select the drop down and pick how long you want this comparison to be saved. Once you save it, you will be given your own unique URL to that comparison to share with me or another technical support person. Try it out!
3. TinyMCE Advanced
So many ladies ask me this and I’ve just made it a practice to add this plugin to client sites. With over 1+ million installs, you may already have it, but if not – you should take a look at it. As described on the plugin page, it will let you add, remove and arrange the buttons that are shown in your Visual Editor toolbar. It includes 15 plugins for TinyMCE that are automatically enabled or disabled depending on what buttons are chosen.
Basically, it adds a little more bang to your buck when you are trying to create unique, functional content without having to know code.
4. Black Studio TinyMCE Widget
This is another must-have plugin. It is similar to #3, but it adds the functionality to widgets. Have you ever wanted to add bold, italic, or some other special color to the content in a text widget? How about columns? With this plugin you can do just that and much more.
5. Genesis Featured Page Advanced
If you use the Genesis Framework, this is another great plugin to add to your arsenal. This plugin allows you to add a custom image, custom content, page excerpt, and more. One of my favorite features in this plugin is the ability to add a random image, with a snippet of content and add a custom URL. Sometimes, if you use the default Genesis Featured Page widget, you cannot adequately get your point across when you want to talk about a particular page. Using the GFPA, you can add a custom message and point it to any page – internally or externally. Give it a try!
Well, that’s it for now! I’d love to hear your feedback on some of these little nuggets. If you like them, don’t like them. It’s all good!
Have a great weekend, and I’ll try to get better at getting these out on time!