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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Auto-Backup WordPress to Dropbox (Both Files+Database)


Need to perform automatic backups, periodically, to your Dropbox? I've tried two plugins that do this, and both worked on two different WP installation on different servers. First, WordPress Backup to Dropbox pushes your entire WordPress site to your Dropbox, file by file. Database is also included. Interface is clean and authorization uses OAuth, so […]

Show Popular Posts on WordPress like Tim Ferriss


Tim's blog uses DOMTabĀ for tabbing the top lists of popular posts. Tabs are populated with WordPress Popular Posts plugin and some manual lists as well. Remember to allow shortcodes in sidebar. Then add a text widget with something like: <div class="domtab"> <ul class="domtabs"> <li class="active"><a class="domtab1" href="#t1" style="cursor:pointer;">Current hits</a></li> <li><a class="domtab2" href="#t2" style="cursor:pointer;">All time</a></li> <li><a […]

WordPress: Shortcodes in Widgets


Can I use a [shortcode] in a text widget? Sure! "Just add this to your functions.php file: add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode'); This will ensure that the text content of widgets is parsed for shortcodes and those shortcodes are ran. Awesome." via Shortcodes in Widgets | Digging into WordPress.