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Terms of Use WordPress Plugin

Instead of adding Terms and Conditions to the signup page, this plugin presents all users except admins with your terms and conditions the first time they login. The Admin menu is hidden until they accept your terms if the option to require agreement on ‘All Admin pages’ is selected. Existing users and those added in the admin will also need to agree to the Terms and Conditions on their next log in. After the terms are accepted, users are presented with a fully customizable welcome message to help them get started using WordPress.
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The 5 Best WordPress Add-Ons for Business

I work as a contractor for several companies, one of which has been using a couple of Ruby on Rails web applications. I worked with a small team of developers to write them: a payment site, and the actual product/service site. As time went by, I became the only developer doing the maintenance and building additions and since software applications take so long to be bug free, these two are far from it. After over a year and more than 1000 users, we are scrapping the Rails apps and replacing them with other options.
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Don’t show a WordPress category on posts page

Have you ever used WordPress posts for something other than a blog post? I use them for FAQ pages, but I don’t want the FAQs to show up in the main blog, so I added this into the theme functions.php. It can also be used in a new plugin.

(?? = category id number)

function exclude_category($query) {
  if ( $query->is_home )
    $query->set('cat', '-??');
  return $query;
}
add_filter('pre_get_posts', 'exclude_category');

The minus sign in front of the category id means don’t include.

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Display Widgets WordPress Plugin

September 2017 Update: Major security vulnerabilities have been added to this plugin since we turned it over. If you are still using it, update to version 2.7. This plugin will not receive any updates in the future. The WordPress plugin team has shut it down, but added one last version so you can safely update to get rid of the malicious code. 2.7 is exactly the same as the last version we released before selling the plugin (v2.05).

Since the WordPress plugin team has taken it over, there will be no updates in the future. If you’re looking for an alternative, try Widget Options. They have even built a migration tool to move seamlessly from Display Widgets to Widget Options.

May 2017 Update: This plugin has been purchased by another company. If you’re looking for support, you can contact them at WordPress.org.

Change your sidebar content with each page. Avoid creating multiple sidebars and duplicating widgets by adding check boxes to each widget in the admin (as long as it is written in WordPress version 2.8 format) which will either show or hide the widgets on every site page. Great for use with Thesis theme, or just to avoid extra coding.

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Update: Please post issues and questions in the support forum

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Contact Form 7 Widget WordPress Plugin

UPDATE: You can now use the Contact Form 7 shortcodes in text widgets. This plugin is no longer needed. If you’re looking for an easier alternative to Contact Form 7, try Formidable. If you’re using this widget for the styling, please note you can also use the Formidable shortcode in place of the Contact Form 7 shortcode.

The Contact Form 7 Widget plugin includes many widget options and must be used alongside either Formidable or Contact Form 7 plugin. We only support the widget plugin and Formidable, but not Contact Form 7. For help and support for the Contact Form 7 plugin, click here.
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