Hack: Moving Comments Manually Without a Plugin

If you rarely need to move comments from one post to another, then it is probably not worth maintaining yet another a plugin just for that purpose. You can use a tool like PHPMyAdmin on your server to edit the comments database directly and simply change the post ID for that comment. It gets a bit trickier if the comment has replies, but it is just a matter of changing all of the reply comments to the same post ID.

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Hack: Add a Link To Your Posts Page In the Admin Menu Bar

There is one main page I go to in the WordPress controls more than any other. It is the Posts page that lists all of the posts. This is where, as a content creator, I live. I go here to see what is scheduled, to go into any drafts I need to complete, and to start a new post. Yet there is no link to this page in the WordPress menu bar. Beats me why.

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Hack: Remove the Website Field From the Comment Form

I think it depends on the theme, but by default you usually see name, email and website as three additional fields at the bottom of all of your posts under Leave a Reply. I guess back in the early days of blogging, everyone had a website. Now in the era of social media, we are back to only the chosen few, like us, who have actual websites. The inclusion of a website field doesn’t make sense anymore, if it ever did.

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Hack: Creating Child Themes

A child theme is a theme that inherits all of the files of a parent theme, but allows you to add additional styles, functions and replacement template files. You can use a child theme to modify the parent while leaving the files untouched. This way the parent can receive updates without overwriting your modifications. You can also then see more clearly what changes you have made.

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Tip: Using WordPress Writing Revisions To Get Back Text You Deleted Or Changed

Every time you save a draft while writing a WordPress post, it saves a revision for that post. You can go back and view past revisions, though it is hard sometimes to tell what you are viewing since it shows you raw code. But you can easily revert to a previous version, or copy and paste some text you may have deleted from an old version.

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