The Best WordPress Posts Across the Blogosphere in May 2013 - ManageWP

The Best WordPress Posts Across the Blogosphere in May 2013


It never ceases to amaze me as to how much free quality content there is available on the web. I mean this in all respects: from Wikipedia to the BBC to ManageWP (of course ;-)). The only downside is that there tends to be a whole load of crap you have to sift through to get to the good stuff. Well, with our monthly links mashup, I do all the hard work for you and leave you with just the cream of the crop.

And what a crop it is this month — us WordPress bloggers have been busy! I have a bumper selection of posts for you today. They’re not all directly WordPress related either; some articles are too good not to recommend, regardless of the topic.

This Month’s Articles

A Few More Myths of Running a Theme Business — one for the aspiring developers out there; John Saddington gives us an honest expose on what it’s really like to run a theme business.

How to Properly Comment Your Themes and Plugins — nothing is worse than poorly formatted code, and that includes comments.

6 Simple Tips For Learning CSS For WordPress — a great primer for those interested in learning CSS (I highly recommend that you do).

How To Create A Tab Widget In WordPress — a widget with tabs? What’s not to love?

Tabbed Widget

Redirect To Post If Search Results Return One Post — save your visitors a bit of time with this nifty script.

5 Things to Consider When Finishing a Site — a good checklist to have to hand when you’re ready to go live.

Moving A WordPress Website Without Hassle — moving a WordPress website can be a complicated process (unless you use ManageWP’s clone feature of course ;-)) but this great step-by-step guide makes the process as straightforward as possible.

How to Remove the Admin Account in WordPress — any WordPress user who hasn’t been hiding under a rock knows that it’s a bad idea to have an “admin” username account. With this video you can easily get rid:

Set Minimal Comment Limit In WordPress — ensure that only well thought out comments are published on your blog!

How to automatically insert a list of related articles below the post — if you’re not keen on using a plugin for this kind of functionality then here’s your answer!

What to Do When a WordPress Plugin Causes Your Website to Crash — a nice step-by-step guide to recovering a site when a plugin makes it go kaput.

Using EditFlow as a Repository For Posts — an excellent overview of how to keep pitch, draft, and scheduled posts in order on your blog.


How to Avoid Theme & Plugin Shortcode Conflicts in WordPress — conflicts in WordPress are always a pain and can be very difficult to diagnose, so this guide is a welcome addition.

TinyPNG: Simple Image Compression for Bloggers — a great little tool for making your PNG files smaller with near-lossless compression.

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet — compelling reading. Check it out.


It’s been an absolute bumper month for infographics — we’ve got everything from SEO to WordPress birthday celebrations covered below. Click the infographic to visit the source. Enjoy!

WordPress 10 Years WordPress Video SEO

Tom Ewer

Tom Ewer is the founder of He has been a huge fan of WordPress since he first laid eyes on it, and has been writing educational and informative content for WordPress users since 2011. When he's not working, you're likely to find him outdoors somewhere – as far away from a screen as possible!


  1. Mads Nordholm

    Cool infographics, and thanks a lot for the article about plugin conflicts. Very useful!

    You guys run a tight ship :-)

  2. Mathew Porter

    Nice to see some great 10 year wordpress anniversary infographics that show the progression of the platform.

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