Switch Users In the Admin Panel

Let’s suppose you have added a post on behalf of someone else, and now you want the correct author attribution to appear when the post is published. That’s just one example of when you might want to be a ‘different’ user in the back end.

One way is to sign out and sign back in as the other person. Another way is to use the User Switching plugin. It allows you to swap between user accounts at the click of a button. You will be logged out and logged in as your desired user.

Hat tip to Chris McMahon at the Cambridge WordPress Group

Plugin To Clear Cache For Visitors

I saw this recommended as a solution in a post in the WooCommerce Help and Share group on FaceBook.

You may have a caching system like LiteSpeed Cache that will clear the cache each time a page or post is changed. If it is connected to a CDN such as CloudFlare it will also clear the cache there.

But if you don’t have that system enabled and you want to be nice to your visitors (especially if you are running an eCommerce shop), then look at the reBusted plugin in the WP repository.

It promises to save you having to ask “Have you emptied your cache?” when customers run into problems or visitors tell you they are not seeing what you are seeing.

It says it is safe to leave running on live sites; only refreshes browser cache for a file if it has been modified; and doesn’t require any configuration.

It is built by Simon Prosser who is part of the BeaverBuilder team, a WordPress core contributor, and part of the Theme Review team, which are good recommendations.

Testing Instant Images Plugin

Description

Instantly upload photos from Unsplash to your website without leaving WordPress!

Instant Images is the fastest and easiest way to upload high quality FREE photos from unsplash.com directly to your media library.

How to use Instant Images after installing it from the WP Repository? There’s a little lightning flash at the top of the sidebar, and when I hover over that it says ‘Instant Images’. So let’s give it a go.

I searched for ‘pear’ and chose these images. The plugin downloads and resizes the images. It brought one down on its side, and though I edited it in the media library it still showed on its side. I would have to delete the image and pull it from the media library if I wanted to use it.

It doesn’t fill in alt tags, but then I don’t know whether the alt tag was filled in for the images I pulled down.

Two of the images were 800px wide and one was 960px wide by 1200px. Let’s see what happens if I change the width and height for that image proportionately to 800px by 1000px. Yes, that works.

Hat tip to Chris McMahon at the Cambridge WordPress Group