Publishing, Optimizing and Coding: Top WordPress Resources for November 2012 - ManageWP

Publishing, Optimizing and Coding: Top WordPress Resources for November 2012


Wow — we shared a lot of great content this month.

I don’t know if it’s because winter is well and truly upon us and people have nothing better to do but write awesome blog posts, but I had a lot of quality content to trawl through in order to produce November’s links mashup. It’s a real treat for any WordPress user.

We’ve got a wide variety of subject matter this month featuring publishing, optimization, web development and coding tweaks. Basically there is something from everyone — from the humble WordPress publisher to the hardcore coder. Enjoy!


Windows Live Writer

Top 10 WordPress Plugins For Front-End Posting, Editing and Uploading — enable people to publish and upload without ever having to enter the WordPress dashboard.

How to Use Windows Live Writer for Offline Writing — if you don’t want to write online for whatever reason, you can draft your posts offline with Windows Live Writer.

5 Reasons You Should Lightbox Your Post Images — an interesting argument in favor of “lightboxing” images in posts and pages.

WordPress Optimization


WordPress Caching Plugins — caching can be a point of real confusion for beginner and intermediate WordPress users — if you’re not sure what to do, check this post out.

How To Cache Queries In WordPress — if you’re looking to optimize your site further and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, Paulund has some great tips here.

3 Cool Image Optimizer Plugins for WordPress — one of the best ways to optimize your site is to optimize your images. Here are three options.

Spam Destroyer Really Works To Kill WordPress Spam — yet another anti-spam plugin arrives, but does it offer anything more than what we already have?

20 things that could be slowing your website down — is your site guilty of some of these?

Web Development

An example of responsive web design

The top responsive web design problems … and how to avoid them! — we’ve debated the failings of responsive design at length here on the blog — here’s an excellent primer on avoiding some of the most painful issues.

Anatomy of a Successful Landing Page — everything you need to get right when designed a landing page.

The WordPress header.php Template File: Do’s and Don’ts of Good Header Design — you can’t beat a good best practices guide.

Why WordPress Themes and Plugins Are Software — when Tom McFarlin has an opinion on something WordPress, I sit up and listen.

Coding Tweaks

Custom Image Sizes

Add Custom Image Sizes to Media Uploader — if you find the default image sizes in the media uploader not to your liking, here’s how you can create your own.

Conquering the wp-config.php File – 11 Good Practices — you can achieve a lot with the wp-confi.php file — here’s a good place to get started.

Create a print friendly WordPress website — yep — people still use printers. Find out how you can optimize your site for them in this post.

Add contextual help tabs on any admin page — helpful for client sites.

Building Comment Images For WordPress — a picture is worth a thousand words, after all…

3 WordPress Title Box Hacks — get that title box the way you like it!

Creative Commons image courtesy of “Caveman Chuck” Coker

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. Guy Cook

    Great list Tom, thanks for your consistently good material. I”m pinning this onto my WordPress board on today.

    1. Tom Ewer

      No problem Guy :)

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