Best Shortcodes Plugin

Getting The Premium Look With Shortcodes.

A fantastic and very useful plugin by Vladimir Anokhin that can give your WordPress site a more premium look and feel . Shortcodes Unlimited is packed with shortcodes for Tabs, Buttons, Boxes, Sliders, Responsive Videos, Membership and much more to boot, many of the features that you only get with premium paid themes can easily be implemented using these shortcodes.

CSS Styling:

The author of this plugin has been very thoughtful in many ways when considering the user needs, in the settings section there is a custom css style pane where you can easily customise elements of each component without editing the original plugin css files, in fact to make things even easier the author has put a linked list of all the stylesheets above the editing pane for quick navigation to any stylsheet, “we like that”.

How do I rate this plugin:

I have given this a well deserved five star rating , the author has put a lot of thought into this plugin including many examples and even a quick reference cheetsheet all at your fingertips, and the best thing of all it’s completely free.

So if your looking for a quick but free way of adding a premium look to your/clients WordPress site than I recommend Vladimir Anokhin’s Shortcodes Unlimited be added to your box of tricks.

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Get Responsive

Switching to responsive website design!

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More and more people these days are taking their online activity beyond the front door thanks to responsive design and mobile devices, no longer do you need to come home and boot up your pc to carry on where you left off, responsive design allows the user to view your website on any device as the components will automatically resize to any screen size. It is a must for any modern day business or online presentation that demands a wider audience, so in short if you haven’t got a responsive website you could be missing out on valuable traffic and sales.

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Exclude Categories From Home Page

It would seem logical that you would want to exclude some categories posts from showing up in your main blog or home page, WordPress however by default  will show all posts from all categories in the main blog page making your main blog a mix of all sorts, if you would like to overcome this the solution below is the best if have found.

In your index.php you will see some code like this:

<?php if (have_posts()) : ?>
<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
(Stuff that displays the posts)
<?php endwhile; ?>
<?php else : ?>
(Stuff to show if no posts were found)
<?php endif; ?>

To exclude categories you need to tell WordPress before all of that what to exclude:

<?php
if (is_home()) {
$page = (get_query_var(‘paged’)) ? get_query_var(‘paged’) : 1;
query_posts(“paged=$page&cat=-1,-2,-3”);
}
?>

This will exclude categories 1,2,3