Remove the expanded WordPress 4.0 editor • WordPress Help

One of the novelties of WordPress 4.0 that has caused more controversy has been the extended editor very interesting and practical for some, simply uncomfortable and useless for others.

The truth is that the idea, at first glance, is good: that the screen scroll and the editing box are unified, so that you never lose focus on what you are writing.

But there is people who have not liked this novelty because they have found it uncomfortable and impractical, because there are people who prefer to resize it to their liking, access the editor's target boxes without having to go to the end of the article and things like that.

Fortunately to change from one mode to another is more than simple you do not have to modify any code or install any plugin, you just have to go to the ones unjustly forgotten " Screen options "that you have in the part top right of the editor (yes, next to the dropdown of Help ).

Once the options are displayed you will see that there is a new one that was not before WordPress 4.0 named " Extend the editor to the height of the window ", checked by default.

What do not you like this new functionality of the extended editor? then you deactivate it and that's it . Easy huh?

Make the "Screen Options" disappear from the WordPress Desktop • WordPress Help

Although there are many people who take a lot to discover the tab " Screen Options " of all the WordPress Desktop windows, there it is, and is very useful especially in the ticket editor.

Now, there are situations in which it does not interest that users walk " by tapping " those options and you prefer that they have the options that you have defined by default, something quite common in uses of WordPress as CMS .

For these occasions there is a very simple trick with which to make that tab disappear to avoid restless hands. You just have to add the following code to your function plugin (you can also do it in the file functions.php of your active theme but this is better in the plugin):

You save the changes and you already have it.

Change the time in WordPress • WordPress Help

If you live in a country where change the time in Summer and Winter today you'll probably be like me, a bit misplaced. Well, and will not be because I have not warned you must change the time in your WordPress unless you have set the options so that the time zone fits the city where you live , in which case you should not change anything.

Elegant Themes updates its options panel • WordPress Help

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Elegant Themes one of the sites where for a small fee ($ 19.95) you can download a good amount of high quality themes for a year (with all its updates), just start update the options panel of all its themes to a really practical and elegant new design, the so-called ePanel .

If you are member of Elegant Themes the first 6 themes with the new panel are available, ready to download.

Role Manager Guide

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<p> Paying attention to the multiple requests that you have made to me on several occasions I will try to explain what the plugin is for <span class= Role Manager and what, in my opinion, is the most effective way to use it .

In case you did not know, this plugin has the function to expand the management possibilities of the WordPress user profiles allowing you to fully customize what capabilities each user level will have within your WordPress. The default capabilities are designated by WordPress, and I already explained them in the post of user types in WordPress .

If you need basic management with what WordPress offers, it's worth it, but if you want to define profiles in those that, for example, the collaborators can inc You can use images in the posts, you have to use Role Manager.

And it is not a plugin to be entangling all day with it, it is to be clear about the NEED to use it, to configure the profiles that YOU NEED TO DEFINE, to create new profiles ONLY IF CONFIGURING THE EXISTING DOES NOT SATISFY YOU, and then forgetting.

Really, for the management of users, where needed, is PURE ORO. If you manage a site with open user access. Moreover, consider it as if your blog was a company, where you are responsible for human resources and Role Manager is your manager of access to the work machinery (if you have worked in a newsroom is very similar). If a new person enters your company, it allows you to define what that "grantee" can do, for example, and what you can do when you hire him, then when you ascend you can make decisions (publish directly), if you take charge of a team You can manage the work of others (Editor), and so on. And let's not say with the personalized permissions.

Now, you have to need a management of this type to take advantage of it in all its extension, most of the time it will serve you for a single detail … how to allow users with profile collaborator can upload images

What it allows Role Manager is to assign or deny the default capabilities of each type of WordPress user but it also allows you to do many more things, como …

  • Create custom profiles
  • Assign extra capabilities to specific users
  • Integrate with other plugins to enable additional capabilities
  • Rename profiles by default
  • Modify profiles by default

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The first one you will find it in the WordPress user options, where you will initially see the default roles, but with the bonus that you can activate or deactivate just by clicking on the icons next to each capacity. No need to confirm, just click on the icon and activate / deactivate abilities.

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<p> In addition to this, below, you can <strong> create new profiles </strong>assigning them the capabilities you think are convenient, once you create a new Role, you can assign it to existing users or even define it as the default WordPress role in the General section. from the options window of your site, it's automatic. </p>
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<p> Finally, in this window you also have the possibility of <strong> ] create new capabilities </strong>for which you will have to guide the <a href= capabilities available in WordPress not all enabled by default.

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<p> But that's not the end of Role Manager's possibilities, because in the profile of each user it allows to modify their capacities, adding or denying user to user permissions. To do this, you only have to access the page of Authors and Users of WordPress and edit any user. In addition to the usual options you will find a block from which to assign extra capabilities, allowing you to define "special" users without the need to create a customized profile for each type of user. </p>
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<p> As you can see from the screenshots, and I hope that the explanation is a really simple plugin to use and configure.The only pitfall you can find is not knowing exactly what each specific capacity allows, but for that you have the CODEX (see link at the end) and the Google translator. In case it helps, I have translated the plugin, which you can download in the following link: </p>
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<p> If What does Role Manager offer you? You do not have enough, if you still want to curl the loop more by assigning capabilities to users depending on the category, you can combine it with <a href= Role Scoper which adds this functionality, or choose Flutter which also allows creating custom writing panels and fields for each type of user.

Essential links to expand this guide:

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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More news in WordPress 2.8

Although, at the time of writing this entry, version 2.8 was only 36% complete, it already incorporates many new features, but there are always some that stand out. As usual, an image and a brief explanation:

If you like the way you can organize the WordPress Board, you'll love knowing that version 2.8 will include that same mechanism to organize the widgets: just drag the widget you want to the bar you want and ready. Nothing to select confusing options as before.

 themes_wp28 A feature that I liked in version 2.6 was that you could preview the theme before activating it, but honestly, it was annoying for those who wanted to activate a theme without having Preview it (for example, if you already knew how the theme was). Well, now things are simplified: we can activate it, see how it is or even delete it, all separately (although if you preview the theme, you can still activate it as in version 2.7)

Those are the innovations already incorporated in version 2.8 , but there is more: among the innovations to incorporate are:

We hope that these features are finally included in WordPress 2.8 because they look tempting. For the rest, we can only wait 🙂

Access all WordPress options

Are you so tired of the menu and submenu of options in your WordPress administration panel ?, Would not you like to have a single panel from which to change all the internal options and added by plugins? you can do it, have all the possible configurations of your WordPress blog on a single screen.

You can do it with the All Options Access plugin which adds another menu to your administration panel, or access directly access the table ' wp-options ' from a hidden WordPress page. All you have to do is type the following URL:

You will access a page with all the configurable options of your blog each one in a modifiable text box so that you can adjust any value you want to change . At the end of the screen you have a button to save the changes you make. That's right, do not touch anything if you do not know what you're doing.

Make a settings panel for a theme

Taking the base of the theme Mimbo one of the most popular magazine-style free themes, let's see how to configure it so that you have a options panel from which to configure several customizations without having to touch the code afterwards.

Although you take as an example the structure of Mimbo can be applied, and moved to any theme of your choice.

1 – Creating the file functions.php

Search the folder of your theme for the file ' functions.php ', and if it was not created to start this task. You create it blank to include the code of the next step.

2 – Creating the initialization function

The following function, which we will include in the file ' functions.php ' initializes all the variables in if there is no defined value (it is executed first in the options panel)

3 – Creating the function that obtains / saves data

Here you set the variables with the saved data and where they should be saved …

4 – Creating the form and the header

Here we design the form …

Code for the form

function creates the form to enter the custom values ​​

Code for the Header

We are almost finished, now there is only one thing left to do, we have to get the values ​​saved in our theme.

5 - Editing your file index.php (or the one that you want)
This is where the magic happens

Just add this little code in your file index.php

The following code is specific for theme mimbo but also other themes use the same function to show posts, so you can adapt it to your own theme .

In mimbo this code serves to show the last one post of the featured category.

replace it with this other code

also replaces this line


and that's it, now you can manage your theme from the admin panel.

Thanks to CatsWhoCode .

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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My List of what should change in WordPress

The other day I read in WPCandy the 30 things that should change for the next version of WordPress, 2.6, and I saw that it matched some but I also realized that I had my own priorities, so I'm going to encourage you to do my list of requests for WordPress 2.6 … or WordPress 2.7 . [19659003] I will separate it in parts, making a review of the improvements that would make life easier for us …


Perhaps this is the [almost perfect] part of WordPress, with those links to the more usual functions, the ability to customize the feeds you want to have at first glance, even statistics.

In this regard the only downside that I find is the same fact of the new location of WordPress 2.5 so to access the writing Once you click on any other tab you must "move up" to "find it". I think something so important, from where you can access everything important in your blog, should be much more available, more intuitive, even with links to the desktop.


This aspect has also undergone many improvements but I still believe that you can supervitaminar with some ideas.

One of them would be the possibility of filter by Tags in addition to author and categories. The export should let you do it also by categories or even by dates not only by author. Something similar to when importing, where you should have options to apply Tags or Categories before making the complete import, something like a massive edition to be able to hierarchize the imported entries.

Another little functionality is the Tag administrator. Something like what the plugin Simple Tags would be expected in our blog, what is currently is really pathetic at the level of Tags management .

The library multimedia I think you'll be with me in what is really painful, without any use, is something I've been watching since the first versions and still do not understand how continue to maintain such useless utility . I would earn enough points by offering some kind of simple image editing, and if it were something like Imaset then I would pay homage to the Automattic guys.

Something else And what about removing the category ID column? . Let's see if in Automattic they have decided that I have to have active the browser's status bar to guess the ID in the URL.

To finish, they should implement something similar to the page link manager , and thus be able to decide which ones will be visible and which will not be in the navigation bar.


Here I think that nobody would dislike to have the possibility, which users already enjoy, of Preview how our blog will be when changing the theme it would be great to be able to test our blog before finally changing the template.

Another aspect to improve is the old Editor of Themes currently expired, without the possibility of searching a file, or undoing changes. Also it would help a navigator of available files.

The Widgets perhaps are not at all intuitive but to that they work well ?. Personally, the previous system of drag and drop seemed more simple, but Mac but we must recognize that now they consume less memory.

Finally a request I think reasonable: please, the Kubrick template included by default we've already seen it, to see if they put another, or a few.


And I say … why do not distinguish between comments and trackbacks? ] as Akismet does. Curious, is not it? Well, they are already taking.

Another thing to review is the withdrawal of the edit button from the comments manager, having to click on the user's name is not as intuitive as possible, in fact It's hard to find out.

Another thing … for when a comment system in AJAX ?


Here I have a few silly questions, namely …

  • Why not includes WordPress locations to other languages ​​ series?
  • Why has it been years recommending the folder uploads and does not come in the default installation created?
  • Why support myhacks if one does not come by default or documentation of how to use it?
  • If we all use Feedburner why not give the option directly without plugin ?. If even in WordPress they always recommend it
  • For when a system cache powerful ?. Blogs are powerful publishing tools but if your space becomes popular you always need this type of utilities.


I find it amazing that in these times there is activate Akismet it should come active by defect, for example. But not this alone, here would have hundreds of requests for plugins that should come as built-in function. I already commented something about Simple Tags, but there are things like an SEO tool why should I install a plugin to generate a sitemap ?, could not it come a default utility included? of something so basic?

Sure you have more basic requests but it seems a bit silly that Automattic has its own plugins like Akismet, noWWW or Stats and you have to activate them, even download them, when they might come included by default.


I like the differentiation included in WordPress 2.5 per user but I still do not understand why there is no integrated avatars system like in for registered users and without the need for gravatars, configurable in the user profile.

In another order of things, the possibility of defining the capabilities of each type of user would be necessary, as you can do with Role Manager [1945900] 4].


As you know, there have been quite a few problems with the visual editor in almost all versions of WordPress. When you do not get along with the PHP version you have security conflicts with the servers. Well, this should draw the attention of the developers and take seriously the window that a blogger uses in WordPress, offering improvements and stability to avoid these conflicts.

Apart from this, it is necessary an editor that includes ] more buttons or "quicktags" such as a complete function for creation of tables (essential), another for text size for typography to use and many more that occur to me that, in order not to overload, you could choose which ones to display from the Writing options. I find it essential to professionalize blog posts .

Another aspect that sins a lot is the system of attach media since, since it is a popup (version 2.5) you have to reopen it to insert more images. It seems a little ridiculous that now we can upload more than one image at a time but we have to open several instances of the system to include the uploaded images one by one . It seems that they have only thought about this utility for the gallery system, which incidentally should have more options than the current ones.

They should also remove the "Related" which are almost never used while you write, and put in that privileged place the selection of categories and tags, do not you think?

Ah, I forgot. The editor at full screen is great but … why do I have to leave it to attach media ?, rare? …

Details, details … [19659003] And your list what would it include?

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