This Week in the OpenLab: November 4th Edition


(image by Sean MacEntee via Creative Commons Liscence)

This week we wanted to run through a couple of plugins that do very specific, very useful things.



This very simple plugin can do wonders to organize a site with multiple users, just by making sure users don’t forget to pick a category. To use, it first activate the plugin:

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When users forget to select a category, they’ll see a pop up reminder:

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That’s it!



Again, a very simple plugin that will allow sticky posts (posts that you want to “stick” to the top of a page) to expire on their own. Once expired, they will move “down” the page in reverse chronological order like any other post. To use it, first activate the plug in:

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Once you do that, you’ll see a new option appear in the “publish” section of your dashboard. Enter the date or choose it from the pop-up calendar, and you’ll set it to expire!

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That’s al for now! Enjoy and as always email us with any questions!

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