Scheduling Content Updates in WordPress

WordPress is the world’s leading content management system, and as you would expect, it has loads of built in easy to use features to help you publish your site content how and when you want.  However, it surprisingly does not have a method out of the box to schedule content updates to your posts or pages.  When we recently needed to enable this feature for a client, I quickly looked to the WordPress plugin repository which is among the greatest advantages of using the platform.  Thousands of plugins are available to expand upon the base set of features for everything that you can imagine: eCommerce, event management, user forums, learning management, and the list goes on.  Virtually anything you can envision doing on a website typically has at least three or four very well supported, feature rich, and heavily used and vetted plugin alternatives to choose from depending on your specific needs.  This is why we were rather surprised to find the available options for the relatively simple and presumably common task of scheduling content updates to be decidedly slim.  Even many of our old friend content management systems that time has passed by, such as Website Baker, offered this feature out of the box in a simple to use format.  After some deeper digging we finally found a plugin based solution that, though not installed on that many sites (600+ as of this writing), had some very quality positive reviews and a well established legacy so we decided to give it a closer look and try it out.  The plugin we chose is Content Update Scheduler by Infinitnet.

Using Cloud File-Sharing Services for your WordPress Website Uploads

These days most of us use at least one cloud file-sharing service, such as Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive, to sync files between devices and share files with friends or work associates. What you might not have considered is how those same services can integrate with your WordPress website to provide some valuable enhancements.

Manage Email Sending in WordPress using SMTP

Mail Sending

WordPress development is a complicated process. You are juggling themes, plugins, images, page content, forms, and possibly Ecommerce. With all this development going on it is easy to overlook something basic but very important: email sending. Today we will discuss how to improve your WordPress site’s email sending.

The Power of Subscriptions in WordPress

If you think subscriptions aren’t a good fit for your WordPress website, you might want to take a minute to consider all the possible uses for the subscription model. It’s easy to hear the word “subscription” and dismiss the topic because you associate it with traditional subscriptions to things like magazines, newspapers, etc. But the subscription model is far broader and much more versatile than that.

Control WordPress Access Through User Roles

WordPress User Roles

Every WordPress website is packaged with the ability to control site access through the use of user roles. Most WordPress site owners fail to take full advantage of the power of user roles. Below are a few tips and suggestions for getting the most out of this surprisingly powerful feature.

How to Duplicate Pages in WordPress

How to Duplicate Pages in WordPress

WordPress makes it easy to add new pages and posts to your website. It’s one of the reasons it’s so popular. Your website’s theme takes care of the design of your site, which means that you can just focus on the content without having to worry about pages looking consistent.

How to Hide a Page in WordPress

How to Hide a Page in WordPress

WordPress is a great tool for building websites, but sometimes you might not want every single page on your site to be available to the public. You may be working on building new pages that aren’t ready yet, or you may have some information that should only be available to specific users. Luckily, WordPress has many default options for hiding posts and pages from the public, and plugins can extend these privacy settings even further. Below, we’ll walk you through a few different scenarios you might run into when trying to keep your content private.