How To Effectively Communicate COVID-19 Announcements Using WordPress

No need for any backstory here, we’re all well aware of how much COVID-19 is impacting operations and one of the more pressing challenges is communicating organizational announcements to patrons. Today’s post provides step-by-step instructions on how to quickly create and manage COVID-19 announcements for websites running on WordPress. Goals Provide a single page for all COVID-19 related messages. Generate an update RSS feed you can use to push new messages into an automated email marketing campaign. Easily remove everything once operations are back to normal. Step 1: Create A New Post … Read more

Two Easy Methods For Shutting Down Comments In WordPress

WordPress is great…until it isn’t. The good news is most of those shortcomings are pretty easy to work with if you know your options. Moreover, most of them tend to be holdovers from the days when WP was primarily a blogging platform. Case in point: comments. For most arts organizations using WordPress for their publishing platform, the comment functionality is a pretty low priority if not entirely unnecessary. Unfortunately, comment fields show by default on posts and even when deactivated, you can still get targeted by comment spammers. We’re going to cover … Read more

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.

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