Gems of Docs: Custom Captions in FooBox

Today I’m starting a new series called “Gems of Docs”. I want to use this to highlight some features of our plugins that we’ve documented, but that seem overlooked. I also want to highlight great use-cases for how you can implement them on your site to excellent effect. Custom Captions in FooBox To kick off this series, I wanted to highlight my latest favorite tool in FooBox: Custom Captions. First, head over and read the docs article about it: Custom Captions. OK, so from that docs page you can see that you can do two cool things with Custom Captions … Read more…

How to Enlarge Thumbnails in the Media Library

Media Thumbnail Enlarger Before and After

Our friend Nick Ciske has recently released the Media Thumbnail Enlarger plugin for free on the WordPress repository. What This Plugin Does This plugin increases the size of the media library thumbnails seen when viewing your WordPress Media Library page. By default, it uses the thumbnail size as determined in your WordPress Media Settings. This is typically 150×150. You can also set a custom Media Library Thumbnail size by using a simple image size code snippet in your theme’s functions.php file, which is probably where this plugin will be most useful. add_image_size( ‘mte_thumbnail’, 300, 300, true ); …or whatever size … Read more…

Plugin Troubleshooting

How to Troubleshoot a Plugin Conflict

We’ve all been there: You’re excited about a new plugin, you download it, install it, and then BOOOM! Your site is a blank white page. Maybe you got the courtesy of an error message. Bottom line: A plugin broke your website and now it’s time to start troubleshooting. Why Does This Happen? WordPress is an amazing platform with which to build websites, specifically because it is Open Source. What that means though, is that young developers and designers get to experiment with an amazing code base – which is great, but it can sometimes wreck havoc on your site even … Read more…