Finding the perfect theme vs. What’s my time worth

A great many WordPress users (yours truly included) spend a lot of time hunting down themes looking for that “perfect” theme to fit their new site.  They scour through loads of free themes and theme clubs looking for that one that is just right.  Once they’ve found something they like, then they spend a great […]

Site Review: WordPress Code Snippets

Are you a WordPress admin, developer, designer, or otherwise creating WordPress sites? Do you struggle with finding good examples of the power of hooks and filters in customizing your WordPress installation?  Then you need to bookmark WordPress Code Snippets at 

Hard disk forensics and data recovery

So your hard disk crashed and you’ve lost all your data – important files, photos of the kids, your contact list and save emails.  You are frustrated because you know you should have been performing backups on a regular basis, but you didn’t and now the data is gone for ever.  Or is it? It’s […]

WordPress Email Settings: Changing the wp_mail address with a simple plugin

The ability to customize WordPress email settings in the admin panel is essentially non-existent.  So what if you want to change the default email address that WordPress sends email from.  Generically this is [email protected], and who wants that?  I know I don’t.  You probably don’t either. In a previous post, I discussed how you can […]

Forcing translated field names when using translation files with WP-Members™

WP-Members™ stores all of its registration field names and some of the user dialogs in the WordPress database.  If you are installing localized translation files for WP-Members™ on a WordPress installation where you have already activated the WP-Members™ plugin, you will likely find that the translated fields names do not load into the database. 

Changing the wp_mail from address in WordPress without a plugin

One common question I often hear regarding WordPress email configuration is, “How do I change the email address from [email protected]?”  I suspect that most people are unaware that WordPress has its own function for sending email and that it has a default address that it sends from.  If they are aware, most users opt for […]