Katz Web Services Featured in iContact's Email Marketing Monthly

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iContact sent out their Email Marketing Monthly October email and featured the Katz Web Services iContact plugin for WordPress. We’re glad they like it, and hope you do too!

Get the iContact Widget for WordPress, and check out iContact for your email marketing.

Strip Extra ImageScaler Attribute from Plugin-Generated Code

I am using the ImageScaler plugin for WordPress on a project, and I like what it does, but it adds a non-standards-compliant attribute to images, such as:

<img class="" src="http://www.example.com/imagescaler/generated-image.jpg" alt="Example" width="258" height="234" imagescaler="http://www.example.com/imagescaler/original-image.jpg" />

To strip imagescaler’s imagescaler attribute, add the following into your functions.php file:

add_filter('the_content', 'strip_imagescaler');
function strip_imagescaler($content) {
	$content = preg_replace('/imagescaler="(.*?)".?/s','', $content);
	return $content;

Rich Text Tag, Category, and Taxonomy Descriptions for WordPress

Rich Text Tags Plugin on WordPress.org

Taxonomies, baby!The Rich Text Tags plugin allows you to use the WYSIWYG TinyMCE text editor (the WordPress default editor) while editing Categories, Tags, and taxonomies (custom categorization created by the Yoast Simple Taxonomies plugin). Continue reading “Rich Text Tag, Category, and Taxonomy Descriptions for WordPress”

Simple Taxonomies Formatting — Improve the Plugin's Code Output

Making the Simple Taxonomies WordPress Plugin Semantic

I’ve been using Joost de Valk’s Simple Taxonomies plugin for a couple of projects, and I’ve been very disappointed by the formatting of the terms output code.

When configuring the plugin, you have the option of choosing “Add terms to the end of posts” or “Add terms to the end of excerpts.” If you do, you get a <div> and a couple of spans. Not very semantic. Also, the code uses an #id, instead of a .class, meaning that if you have more than one post on a page with taxonomies, it no longer validates.

Simple Taxonomies uses terms, so let’s make a list of them!

Here’s a way to reformat the code and prevent overwriting in future plugin updates. We’re going to strip the code and use a definition list instead (<dl>). Definition lists in HTML have a term and description; just as a custom taxonomies creates a taxonomy and its terms. Continue reading “Simple Taxonomies Formatting — Improve the Plugin's Code Output”

Contact Form 7 Modules – A Plugin

Check out our Contact Form 7 Newsletter Plugin

Easily add Contact Form 7 form submissions to a newsletter list!  Check it out today.

Download the Contact Form 7 Modules plugin from WordPress.org

Add hidden fields to Contact Form 7

I love the Contact Form 7 plugin, and use it for many of my projects…but one thing it misses is the ability to add hidden fields. The Contact Form 7 Modules plugin adds hidden fields to Contact Form 7 in a way that will not break in future upgrades. It’s simple: install the plugin, then edit your form!

Add Every Form Field to Emails At Once

Contact Form 7 makes you copy and paste each of your form’s fields into the email message. This can take a while, and means that if you add a field in the future but forget to put it in your email, you won’t get sent that piece of information.

Now, with the All Fields Module (included in Contact Form 7 Modules plugin), you only need to add one tag to receive every submitted field: `[all-fields]`

How to Tell if Your WordPress Widget is Active

Check your  widget activation & settings

Also, How to Check Plugin Status

Ever wonder if your widget is activated on an external site?

Here’s how to find out.

When you register a sidebar widget, you use code like this:

register_sidebar_widget(array('Name of Widget', 'class-of-widget'), 'widget_function');

If you want to check whether the widget is activated (you may want to for a variety of reasons), you can do it like this (the “class-of-widget” value from above will be used in the code below): Continue reading “How to Tell if Your WordPress Widget is Active”