Category Archives: Wordpress

View WordPress Page Drafts in the Dashboard

Wordpress Draft pages on Dashboard

TheDashbaord page of yourWordPress admin interface offers a quick and useful high-level view of your site’s content with the ability to quickly take action as well. There are a number of modules on the dashboard, one of which is the QuickDraft module. Not only does the QuickDraft module allow you to quickly begin a draft of a new post but it also presents you with a list of drafts. For some reason it has been decided that this module should only display drafts of Posts. It would seem to make perfect sense that draft Pages would also be included, but they’re not. However, there is a quick fix for this!

For some reason it has been decided that this module should only display drafts of Posts. It would seem to make perfect sense that draft Pages would also be included, but they’re not. Have no fear, there is a quick fix for this!

To make draft Pages show up in your QuickDraft module on your WordPress Dashboard simply edit the dashboard.php file in your WordPress install. This file can be found here:

> wp-admin > includes > dashboard.php

The line in question is in the function wp_dashboard_recent_drafts. Search for this function and edit the following:

'post_type'      => 'post',

and change it to

'post_type'      => 'any',

 

That’s it! Now you’ll have your draft pages listed right there on your dashboard for easy access.

 

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Easy Fix For Broken WordPress Permalinks

Wordpress Permalink Fix
Wordpress

Have you ever had your WordPress blog’s posts or sub-pages stop working for no apparent reason? Well, that happened to me recently. The home page worked fine but any page other than that resulted in an error page from the browser. How this happened I don’t know (if you have a theory, please let me know) but I did come across a quick and easy fix.

To fix this, you need to reset your permalinks in the WordPress admin interface. To do this, log in to your admin interface and click on ‘Settings’ in the left side bar. This should open up a sub menu. In that sub menu, click on ‘Permalinks’.

Once in the ‘Permalinks Settings’, change your settings to something other than what they are currently set to by clicking on one of the other radio buttons in the upper section of the page. If you’re using a ‘Custom Structure’, make sure you copy what is in there first as it will be wiped out when you change this. Now click on ‘Save Changes’. Then, change this setting to how you had it before and click ‘Save Changes’ again. Voila! Your links should work again!

Easy. Quick. Nerdy.