Tag: WordPress

How to import posts from one WordPress site to another

Here’s a quick and easy way to copy posts from one site to another using the built-in Tools on your WordPress dashboard. In this example I am importing WordPress posts from SiteA to SiteB (both are self-hosted WordPress sites).

1. Login to SiteA. Select TOOLS_EXPORT (You may be asked to install the plugin. Do it.), choose the content to export. Download Export File.


2. Login to SiteB. Select TOOLS_IMPORT. Select to import from WordPress. If you haven’t done this before, you will be prompted to download the import plugin. Do it. Select the file (the one you just downloaded from SiteA).

If asked, download the plugin...
If asked, download the plugin…
Change author, import attachments...
Change author, import attachments…

3. Done.

I selected “Import attachments” thinking that images associated with my posts would be moved to the new site — didn’t happen.

Embedded images do appear in posts, but they source from their original URLs. So, if I remove the images from SiteA, I will need to move them to SiteB and re-embed them manually.

Click-able images still point to their original locations.

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How to add audio files to a WordPress blog or website

plugin-linkThis a really easy way to add audio files to your self-hosted WordPress site using the WP Audio Player plugin.

The WP Audio Player plugin requires no special coding, short codes or special settings. Just download, activate and go!

The plugin adds a box to your Edit-Post window which allows you to either specify the URL of a sound file located somewhere else on the web or select a sound file you have uploaded to your media folder.

*Placement of the player sound bar does have some limitations and is dependent on where your theme places “Custom Fields”.


add-newStep 1. Get the plugin

  • Plugins
  • Add New

In the search window “WP Audio Player”.

  • Install now

After it downloads, click “Activate the plugin”.

(-or- Download directly here)


media-addStep 2. Upload a sound file

  • Media
  • Add New

Drop audio your file into Upload New Media window or use “Select Files” to upload the audio file (in this case I have a sound file called brobob.mp3)

Once the file is uploaded in the media folder it will appear in the “Featured Audio” box in your post editor.

Close the Media window and select Posts to add a new post.


select-fileStep 3. Add the sound file to your post

  • Posts
  • Add New

You will now notice you have a “Featured Audio” box on the right-hand side of the Add New Post window.

  • Select the audio file you would like to add to your post (or paste the URL for the audio file if it’s located elsewhere).

No need to add any short codes or click insert… Just create a post the way you normally would and the sound bar will appear at the bottom of your post.

  • Publish the post as you normally would.



This plugin places the sound file in “Custom Fields” so it’s location will vary depending on the theme design. Usually it will be placed at the bottom of the post. (more on Custom Fields here… http://codex.wordpress.org/Custom_Fields)


As you can see on my theme the sound bar is placed under the default location for my sharing icons and related posts. This is not the best location, but is fixable with a few edits to my theme’s Single Post php file (single.php). More on that here


In the future the developer has plans make locating the sound bar more flexible…

FAQ: Right now, the player only appears at the bottom of the post. Can I change it’s position?

In version 1.0, no; however, this is a planned feature assuming that the plugin is useful for other people.

Here is a link to the developers website.

Here is a link to the WordPress Plugin Directory.

I hope this works well for you.


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How to Remove the Password Reset – Found it!

So glad to find this! Just copy the code, create the plugin, activate and no more “reset password”!

By default, WordPress allows every user to change/reset their passwords. This is a great option, but in some cases you do not want to have this option available for all user levels. In this article, we will share our story on why we need this functionality, and we will also show you how to remove the ability for non-admin users to change/reset their passwords in WordPress.

via How to Remove the Password Reset / Change option from WordPress.

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How to not show the author name on a WordPress blog

Here, the Network 1.4 by EugeneO theme has an option for showing the author name.

Maybe you don’t want your username showing up on your blog posts?

By default most WordPress themes automatically include the date and author name for all posts. Most of the time your “author name” is your username.

Some themes will let you select whether to show the author name on posts…


If your theme does not have this option, you can remove the author name with this edit to your index.php file. Remove this line of code from your index.php, single.php, etc…

<p>by <?php the_author(); ?></p>



Add a new nickname, then select it in the pull-down menu.

If you would rather not fiddle with php code, there is another way to alter the author name on posts.

1. In the “Users” section of your Dashboard select the author you would like to alter. My user name is MBenny (my author name is also MBenny), but I would rather people saw me as “Mike”.

2. Change the “Nickname” to the name you would like people to see on your posts. I changed mine to “Mike”. (Caution: Do not change the User name, the first name or the last name — just the Nickname.)

3. Underneath that field pull down the “Display name publicly as…” and select the new name.

4. Now, all of your post will include your new “altered” name.

To hide your name completely, change your Nickname to the name of your blog or use a dash, hyphen or other character.

I hope this works for you. Comment below if so…


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