How to Add Avatar to Your Comments

The default wordpress themes are came with avatar support. In case you have use some other free or premium wordpress themes with no avatar support, then you can adding the following simple and short coding to your comment.

<?php echo get_avatar( get_the_author_email(),  '80'); ?>

get_the_author_email outputs the post author’s email and the “80” is the size of the avatar image in pixels, you can change the size of the avatar according to your needs. Is it looks simple? :)

How to Display Categories in Drop-Down Box

Personally, I prefer to display my blog categories without in drop down box, but if you really have many categories on your blog, perhaps you can display categories in drop-down box so that your blog will looks more neat.

Below is the simple code to display categories:-

<?php wp_list_cats('sort_column=name'); ?>

To display categories in drop-down box, use the following code.

<form action="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/" method="get">
$select = wp_dropdown_categories('show_option_none=Select category&show_count=1&orderby=name&echo=0');
$select = preg_replace("#<select([^>]*)>#", "<select$1 onchange='return this.form.submit()'>", $select); echo $select; ?>
<noscript><input type="submit" value="View" /></noscript>

Managed and Outsource Printing

I remembered the first time I worked in office as a executive staff, I have learned to operate the printer equipment when I want to print my documents. Not only me, my colleagues that  working in the office also need to learn how to operate the printer equipment. This already consumed our time and will not leave us for other strategic tasks. I was thinking that my boss should look for print outsourcing in order to save some money and increase efficiency at the same time. Perhaps my boss don’t know, sometimes I really spent 1-2 hours stand in front of the printer machine just to print my documents.

My old company also deal with printing company quarterly as we need them to print our company brochure and catalog for marketing strategy and promotion purpose. When the time we want to participate in trade show, we will order lots of promotional items which printed with company name. You can see when we run a business, especially big business like my old company, we will need the help of printing company.

It can be very frustrating when choosing a printing company, almost every company that have computer and printer could start a printing house. First of all, you need to know what your printing requirements are and how a printing organization can fulfill these demands.

For those people who are looking for printing company and located in Dollas, Texas, perhaps you can look for as offers print supply chain solutions, commercial printing and fulfillment services. Whether you are looking for printing service, printing outsourcing, printing procurement solution and company store, fulfillment service and etc, has all of them. Be confidence with, study their case studies then you will know how professional they are.

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How to Prevent Images on Posts from Being Too Large

Everyone will put images on the posts, sometimes the images displayed on the posts looks too large and may be break your current theme layout, it isn’t nice. There is a solution to avoid this problem with the help of adding the following code to your style.css file.

What you need to do is open style.css file, and simply copy and paste the following code to this file.

.post img {
max-width: 540px; /* Adjust this value according to your content area size*/
height: auto;

Most wordpress themes display posts content within a tag. In case this doesn’t work, you can try another way as below.

.maxwidth img {
max-width: 540px; /* Adjust this value according to your content area size*/
height: auto;

Use class=”maxwidth” on your IMG element. For example,

<img src="”../images/abc.jpg”" class="maxwidth" />

Hotlink Protection – Protect Your Images Being Hotlink in Other Places

No people like their images of their blogs being hotlink in other places, because this will increase your bandwidth usage and slow down the speed of your blog. In order to avoid your images being hotlink by other people, you can use Hotlink Protection wordpress plugin to protect it.

How It Works

  • Referrer check if someone requests an image from your blog. If the referrer is not empty and not your blog the request is redirected to an information image
  • The image urls in the feed are replaced by an alternate url. This url is not protected by a referrer check so online feedreaders get the image

What It Not Does

  • It doesn’t protect the images in the feed. So hotlinking the image urls from the feed is possible. But in my opinion it is nearly impossible to protect this images without breaking some online feedreaders.
  • It doesn’t prevent someone from downloading your images and placing them on their own webspace

How to Display Google Adsense After The First Post

If you want to display Google Adsense After the first post, then you can refer to the following code and see how it works. Honestly, this is a wonderful code that I have been looking for so long.

<?php if (have_posts()) : ?>
<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); $loopcounter++; ?>

// the loop stuffs

<?php if ($loopcounter <= 1) { include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/ad.php'); } ?>

<?php endwhile; ?>
<?php else : ?>
<?php endif; ?>

Thanks Web Designer Wall for this awesome code.

How to Create Meta Description Function and Meta Keyword Tags

If you want to create meta description function and meta keyword tags for your wordpress themes, open header.php file and then copy and paste the following code within <head> and </head>.

<meta name="description" content="
<?php if ( (is_home()) || (is_front_page()) ) {
echo ('Your main description goes here');
} elseif(is_category()) {
echo category_description();
} elseif(is_tag()) {
echo '-tag archive page for this blog' . single_tag_title();
} elseif(is_month()) {
echo 'archive page for this blog'  . the_time('F, Y');
} else {
echo get_post_meta($post->ID, "Metadescription", true);

Advantages of IT Outsourcing

I remembered when the time I find a new job last time, I have interviewed by the interviewers from two companies, one is IT outsourcing provider and another one is the company that using IT Outsourcing services. This company that I have joined is too big and has thousand of office workers, this is the reason why they used IT outsourcing services. I have been hired by IT outsourcing provider and selected by this company.

There are many reason why many companies are using IT outsourcing services, especially those companies have big IT organization. The main reason why they are interested in outsourcing is to maximize their revenue and minimize the expenses. In other words, they save on money, time and infrastructure. It offers the promise of a win-win situation for transacting parties. Contractual outsourcing services are obviously more cost-efficient compared to hiring full-time personnel and maintenance. Just like my situation, my salary is paid by IT outsourcing provider, and I work with IT outsourcing provider’s partner.

As we know that, any industry has high turnover rate in employees. The consistency and efficiency of operations will be affected if a company loses a valuable worker. Like this situation, if your company are using outsourcing service, the risk is minimized. With outsourcing, your company will be free to concentrate on your core business, your will be able to see a huge growth in your business. Some other advantages of IT outsourcing like sharing risks, improve service quality, Makes the business more flexible to change and many more.

Referring to the IT outsourcing statistics, many companies choose to outsource because of the advantages it offers as compared to the traditional process of production, this is a trend up from year to year. There will be more and more companies will using IT outsourcing services. For those people who are looking for IT outsourcing provider, perhaps you can check out today!

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