WordPress Plugin Review: Carbon Copy Menu Duplicator

Giveaway alert: submit your email to win a free one-year, one-site license for the plugin in this review. Who doesn’t love simple? But when it comes to some content management tasks inside WordPress, simple can get complicated in a real hurry. Case in point, duplicating menus.

While WordPress makes it easy to create multiple menus, there’s no default functionality to duplicate an existing menu. That means if you find yourself in a position where you need to make a copy of a menu, you must rebuild it from scratch, which can become double the hassle if you have a lot of custom link items or use custom classes.

Should Links Open In Same Or New Windows/Tabs?

Should Links Open In Same Or New Windows/Tabs?

When it comes to whether or not links should open in the same or new windows/tabs, the answer for most arts organizations is straightforward: links should open in the same window/tab.  Before diving into why this is the case and how to determine when they should open in new windows/tabs, we’re going to approach this from a contemporary web environment and take a few things for granted: It’s rare for web users to have multiple browser windows open. As such, we’re going to simply use the term “tab” to encompass both window … Read more

The Pros And Cons Of WordPress Plugin Updates

The Pros And Cons Of WordPress Plugin Updates

When an orchestra plays, each musician has his/her own part to follow. They are designed to work together by a single composer to create a cohesive whole, a production with real polish. But now imagine that each part was written by different composers who are supposed to be following some central guidelines, but are largely able to do whatever they want. And now imagine that these composers can “improve” their own scores and introduce them into the overall production at any time, including in the middle of a live performance. One word: … Read more

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