Obsolete browser warning

Whether your website is optimized for certain browsers or versions or not, it is always a good idea to warn your visitors when they use versions with which the browsing experience will not be complete .

WordPress warns internally of the use of obsolete browsers but what about the visitors ?. Well for that there is a fantastic plugin called Advanced browser check .

Once activated you can configure the messages to be displayed and choose on which browsers and versions the warning will be displayed if you use old or obsolete versions. . The browsers it detects are Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer.

Once adjusted, if the visitor uses any of the browsers or versions of them that you have defined as obsolete, a pop-up window will appear where the notice you have determined as well as links to the official websites of each browser will be displayed.

Of course, this does not mean that you should not use a WordPress theme that is compatible with most browsers, but it is a good tactic in order to avoid losing visits and interaction on your website due to the fact that users use obsolete browsers.

Prevent Skype from "creeping" into your WordPress

Ok that Skype is a wonderful video conferencing application I use it myself daily to communicate with family, friends and collaborators, in all kinds of environments, and years ago.

But has an ugly habit and is to add a kind of plugin to browsers that converts every phone that is in an element active and passing adds a flag, an icon of a phone and changes color, all very cute.

But what if I do not want me to change my WordPress?

You'll tell me to go bullshit, " fuck Fernando, go into your Skype settings and remove the mark that adds that kind of stuff to the browser! ". And yes, that is for me, but for all those who visit the page? Why does my website have to look with those colors if I chose a minimalist theme, or even mounted a specific CSS class to display the phone? . Well, that's it.

Well, let's cut to the chase. The idea is to tune your WordPress so that, it does not matter if your visitors have that functionality active, see the telephone numbers of your contact page for example, as you put them, without flags or hosts .

Ea, well if it's your case, run to install and activate the plugin called Prevent Skype OverWriting . There is nothing to configure, you activate it and it works as it should.

Oh, you do not want to install more plugins? because nothing happens either, it's just as sucked by a single line of code. You just have to add this to the file header.php of your active topic:

Incidentally this code is valid for any HTML, the thing is to always add it before the tag .

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From there, whoever wants to call you call and if you really want add a link that activates Skype in WordPress you do it manually, controlled and as you decide.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more . If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say that we have not warned you.

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Install plugins from the browser bar

Our grandmothers used to say that the sciences advance is a barbarity and in WordPress we are getting used to almost every day we are offered wonders that improve our experience with this publication system.

Remember when you had to install plugins via FTP? . Fortunately recently we can install them from our WordPress desktop without having to know what the hell an FTP is. So hold on to the chair because you can now install plugins without even having to enter your WordPress desktop .

Can you imagine that you are seeing new plugins in the official repository, and you see one that you like? , it would be normal, or download and install it by FTP or go to your desktop, find the plugin by name and install it. Would not it be easier to install it from there, without having to go to your desktop, access, go to the plugins page, use the search engine …?

You just have to add ] this bookmarlet to your browser's Favorites bar. Just drag the link with the text " Install WP plugin ".

From now on, when you see a plugin that you like, click on that link, the next thing you will see is a screen that ask for the URL of your site, where you want to install it, and click on the button " Install plugin ", in the same browser screen it will show you the plugin information window with the install button, you click and on the next screen you can activate it.

It's that easy and without having to go to your site, or use FTP or anything. Mola, right?

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Disable the Flash loader

If you have problems on your server with the flash charger for images included in WordPress you should know that you can disable it permanently simply.

As usual, we resorted to the rescued file " functions.php " of our active template, where we only have to add the following code:

You save and you will only see this … the browser's charger.