How to Embed Slideshare Presentations in WordPress

I think most of you are already familiar with slideshare presentations. A slideshare presentation includes text, graphics and other contents which accompany a speech or an event. We are familiar with showing the presentations in the projector screen, but did you know that you can also embed them in your WordPress website?

In my today’s discussion, I will show you how to add a slideshare presentation in your WordPress website. There are three ways of doing this –

1. Adding Slideshare Presentations in a Page / Post without using a Plugin
2. Adding Slideshare Presentations in your WordPress Sidebar
3. Adding Slideshare Presentations by using a Plugin

Let’s see how we can add a presentation without using a plugin.

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5 Best Google Maps Plugins for WordPress

In one of our previous posts, we showed you how to display a Google Map in your WordPress website. Among the three ways we talked about, one was titled ‘Adding Google Maps using a plugin.’ We discussed about a plugin for that purpose. However, there are some other excellent Google Map plugins for WordPress. We thought we should introduce them to you too. And here you go.

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A Simple Guide to Customizing the WordPress Admin ToolBar

A lot of people have Love-hate relationship with the WordPress Admin Toolbar. I personally love the toolbar as it makes life easy for me. I spend a lot of time working with WordPress and would simply go mad it there is no toolbar. It makes super easy to switch between the Front end and the Back End.

However there might be some cases where you might want to customize or all together remove the toolbar.  For example you might encounter a situation where you want to disable toolbar based on user roles. In this post I cover a few techniques which can be used to customize the WordPress Admin ToolBar. In other

More specifically I will cover the following use cases.

  • Disable Admin Bar for all users
  • Disable admin bar based on user roles
  • Display Admin Toolbar to Logged Out Users
  • Add / Remove Custom Menu Item / Links  to Admin ToolBar

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How to Add Google Maps in WordPress

If you want to include a map in your contact us page, want to provide a map with your upcoming event or want a map for any other reason, you can definitely use Google Maps. And do you think you will need to hire a professional for doing this? Well, not actually. Adding Google Maps in WordPress is easier than you think.

In today’s post, I will discuss  how you can add Google Maps in your WordPress Website. More specifically I will be covering the following

  1. Adding Google Maps to a Page / Post without using a Plugin
  2. Adding Google Maps to your WordPress sidebar
  3. Adding Google Maps using a Plugin.

Let’s try to do it manually before we do the plugin way.

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How to Remove Featured Image from All Posts in WordPress

In this post I will discuss how to bulk delete featured images from posts. One can manually remove featured images but it is time consuming and might not be practical for websites with large number of posts. So in this post I will share a few code snippets which will make the task of removing featured images a breeze. More specifically we will cover following in this tutorial.

  1. Removing Featured Images from All Posts / Pages
  2. Removing Featured Images from all posts belonging to a Category.
  3. Removing Featured Images from  a particular Post Type.
  4. Removing Featured Images from All Posts published before / after certain date

Take note that we will not delete the featured images, we will simply unset / unlink them. In other words the featured images you remove will still be accessible via the media library.

Lets start

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How to Add Featured Image to RSS Feed in WordPress

By Default WordPress only includes the excerpt in the RSS feed. Many a times one might need to add the Featured Image to WordPress RSS feed.

There are two ways to go about it

1) Customizing and Editing the theme functions.php file

2) Use a Plugin.

In this post I will focus on the second point and will share a plugin which will allow you add the featured image to the feed without any coding.

The Plugin is aptly named Featured Images for RSS Feed and can be downloaded for free from the wordpress plugin repository.

The plugin is developed and maintained by Rob Marlbrough (Twitter Profile).

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How to Turn Off Comments on WordPress Pages

In this tutorial I will share a simple snippet which allows you to disable / turn Off comments on WordPress Pages.

The snippet is quite simple and does two things

1) It first checks if the post is of type ‘page’. The check is done after the post object is completely created.

2) In case the post belongs to disabled category, the code uses comments_open() filter to close the comments on the page.

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