How To Add More Fields To WordPress New Post Page

Creating additional fields in a WordPress Write/Edit page

Bloggers using WordPress extensively to publish their posts can add more fields as per their requirements easily. Any number of fields can be incorporated in a particular post or web page by using More Fields plugin which normally appears on the far right hand side of the post.

A column is available to the right of the editor in all WordPress pages or posts which displays objects like Preview posts, Publish post, schedule future posts, set private post and many more. Any new fields can be added in this column.

WordPress provides a utility called More Fields WordPress plug-in to add new fields to a post as per the user’s requirements. One can add any number of additional fields on Write/ Edit page by creating number of boxes to hold corresponding additional fields for a post.

Every Write/ Edit page comes with either a large left column or narrow right column. Many elements are available on an editable page or post, and BOX is one such element that is used to add new fields.

WordPress plug-in adds any number fields by creating number of boxes either on right side or left side of the page and with any field type. Different WordPress Fields plug-in can be downloaded from WordPress Plugin Directory.

[ Download WordPress More-Fields plugin ]

How To Turn Off Auto Caption In WordPress

Disable Image Captioning In WordPress

WordPress is one of the most popular platforms for publishing blogs. The latest version of this software has a load of very useful features. Image captioning is one of such features, where a text caption would be shown on the web page to describe the Image.

Normally in WordPress, the Image Captions are enabled or turned on as a default option. This option would help those bloggers who use the more number of images in their posts. This option has been included for the easiness of the author while posting a blog with images.

In the background, while inserting images into pages and blog posts, the WordPress would add caption shortcode automatically to all the images, video clips, pictures and photos via classic media uploader or Flash. The code


, with anchoring an image, HTML element or an object would help in translation of <div> and </div> CSS codes for positioning of the caption accordingly. (e.g.:

<a><img src=a.jpeg /></a>


This option of auto captioning the image on the web page may not be useful to all as few may like to create the caption differently, and few may not like any captions at all. However, these captions may be removed by the author by deleting the shortcode automatically created by WordPress. This can be done in HTML or Visual editor by deleting the shortcode which was automatically created by the WordPress along with the code for insertion of image or a video clip. By doing this we may avoid the caption below the image or video clip.

If we do not want automatic captioning of the images and video clips, then we may disable or turn off the automatic captioning. To do this, we may have to add a small code to wp-config.php or functions.php of the theme. If we include “define (‘CAPTIONS_OFF’, true);” to the .php files mentioned above, the parameter “CAPTIONS_OFF” would disable the auto-captioning and shortcode does not translate any further.

However, the “CAPTIONS_OFF” is a variable that is available in the WordPress. Hence the option of “CAPTIONS_OFF” variable may be used by only those users who are using WordPress, according to Changeset 8321. Hence, this option is not recommended as it is not available in future releases of WordPress.

As per the changes of Changeset 8358, a plug-in’ filter is available for disabling and enabling the image and video captions. This change may likely be released for WordPress Version 2.6.1. Hence, the users of the version 2.6.1 may use Caption Disabler plug-in for enabling or disabling the captions for image and video clips.

How To Delete / Remove WordPress Post Revisions

Delete WordPress Post Revisions Using MySQL Tools

When you turn off or disable versions history or post revisions tracking feature in WordPress (which is added to all WordPress versions since the version 2.6), it is important that you delete/remove existing post revisions which are stored in the WordPress posts table.

You also need to delete/remove the changes made to the pages which are stored or saved in the database so as to reduce the size of the WordPress posts table, especially if the stored revisions or changes are abundant.

Follow the below mentioned steps to delete/remove all post revisions rows and entries that exist in the wp_posts table.

1> Login to the MySQL command-line tool, SQLyog, phpMyAdmin or any other GUI tools for MySQL.
2> Choose the proper WordPress database (incase the same server has more than one WordPress databases).
3> Now issue the below mentioned command. (It is advisable to keep a backup copy of the database before you perform the deletion).

DELETE FROM wp_posts WHERE post_type = “revision”;

The above procedure will purge all records related to post revisions and delete all revisions history. Now, you can no longer check the phase changes or compare versions. Administrators may also choose to delete post revisions in order to ensure privacy and prevent the writers or authors from detecting any changes made to their posts.

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Where Can I Download WordPress For iPhone / iPad

If you are a blogger and love wordpress and own iPhone / iPad, heres a treat for you !

WordPress has come out with their latest iPhone / iPad compatible version of the software. This iOS app is a must have for all bloggers who love to blog while on the move.

Here are some of the improvements that have gone into the latest version released:

>> Video. Record, upload, attach, and play videos within the app. Yay for being able to catch your friends’ and co-workers’ most embarrassing shenanigans creative moments with iPhone video and publish them immediately for all the world to see on your WordPress site.
>> A total rewrite of the way local drafts are handled, to prevent the unintentional loss of your pending posts.
>> Autosave/post revisions. Bam! One of the “oh, thank goodness” features of the web app makes it into the iOS version.
>> Easier setup. Faster and easier process for adding your sites to the app.
>> Media Library. We’re gradually getting closer to the media management you’re used to in the web app.

The best feature I love about the new feature is the Video – Record, upload and attaching facility. Just imagine, you can shoot what you are doing at the moment and upload it right then, share it with your world ! This makes life more fun and me happier !

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