If you’ve ever tried to build a membership site with WordPress, you’re probably already aware of some of the difficulties that this can entail. Thankfully though, there’s a new choice on the market and it makes creating membership sites considerably easier. It’s called WooCommerce Memberships and it’s from the good folk over at WooThemes.
Sometimes, usually due to lack of screen real estate, designers will design a form where the field’s labels are displayed within the input field themselves, rather than sitting above or below them. I’ll admit, they can look nice from a design perspective, but I’m not a big fan of displaying forms like this for usability and accessibility reasons. I’m not alone here either, there’s lots and lots of experts that agree. With that said though, sometimes you just have to do what the designer wants.
Custom Post Types (CPTs) are a fantastic feature within WordPress. They allow you to define your own Post Type and how it operates within WordPress. As an example, if you’re creating a movie review site you might make a Custom Post Type called ‘movies’ and include Custom Meta Boxes and seperate entry fields for data such as “Genre”, “Release Date”, “Director”, etc., rather than adding all the content into the standard edit field. This makes for much easier to manage data when displaying it within your theme.
One of the benefits of having a blog, no matter whether it’s WordPress or something else, is being able to interact with your readers through the use of Comments. Obviously, the downside to this is the Spam that you also attract. Thankfully there’s quite a few plugins around now that allow you to automatically filter out the majority of Spam comments.
One of the things that has been really lacking in WordPress is the ability to easily administer your theme menu(s). Sure, there are quite a few plugins available that made it significantly easier, but there was never any “built in” methods. This has now changed with the release of WordPress 3.0 and in my opinion, it’s one its best new features.