Without a close look, the two plugins can be easily confused with each other due to the name. WP Maintenance Mode has much nicer looking themes, a higher rating and a lot bigger number of downloads. But when I turned on the maintenance mode, people logged in as editors can still access the admin area [...]

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Peng Zhang on January 28th, 2011

If anybody is wondering why their themes and widgets menu disappear from under the Appearance admin area even if you are logged in as an administrator, this happened to me yesterday. To save you some time, I figured and confirmed that this can be caused by turning on the option to show the Appearance -> [...]

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I decided to play with the two popular WordPress plugins to see how they meet my needs. Here are some facts at the time of this writing: WPML Multilingual CMS: downloads: 199,894 qTranslate: downloads: 190,903 Here is purely my personal opinion: Pros for qTranslate provides easy one-click buttons on admin menu to localise the admin [...]

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When the plugin Maintenance Mode 4.3 by Michael Wohrer was activated, as a site administrator, I had access to the administration backend, but when I tried to use the upload feature under Media Library, after selecting a jpeg file, it appeared that the file was uploaded but then it displayed the “Site in Maintenance Mode” [...]

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Here are top 20 movers of all WordPress plugins that have risen in their ranks based on their number of downloads in the week starting September 13, 2009. The list excluded a few that are not listed as compatible up to 2.8 and later, or not rated above 4 out of 5. Google Doc Embedder [...]

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Peng Zhang on September 19th, 2009

It’s easy to find the most downloaded plugins from WordPress’ plugin directory. The aim here is to find a way to discover the gems that are recently added to the plugins directory. The number of total downloads is an important index to how popular a plugin is. But it will not help you to find [...]

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