WordPress MailChimp Integration without buggy membership plugins

After years of working with various membership plugins for WordPress, one particular pattern has emerged: such plugins’┬áseeming inability to keep MailChimp functionality running. The jury’s still out on my tests with Paid Memberships Pro as to the functionality of its MailChimp add-on (*fingers crossed*), but so far I’m liking it a lot –very lightweight membership plugin, and the add-ons …

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Displaying random content/ads in a random position within the_content

This is a follow-up variation to Inserting content (like ad code) after a random number of paragraphs.

In this example, rather than display one block of content that shifts in position (randomly appearing after a paragraph between 2 and 14), we have a widget area that does so. In a minute we’re going to use this new widget …

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Inserting content (like ad code) after a random number of paragraphs

Display your ad code (or any content) inserted after a varying number of paragraphs so that your ads shift around the page from one page load to the next. rather than always being displayed in the same position.

Inserting ads midway through the_content is a great WordPress upgrade for monetized sites -such as displaying an ad after the 2nd …

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Magic Member shortcode for specific member type

Are you like me in that you’ve wasted way too much time scanning Magic Members incomplete documentation, not to mention all the internet, for the shortcode to display content per membership type?

Look no further:

[user_account_is#Gold Member]gold member content here[/user_account_is]

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HostBlocker WordPress Plugin fix for Warning: eregi() [function.eregi]: REG_EMPTY

The issue with this plugin is the PHP function ‘eregi’ which has been deprecated, if you open the plguin file blocker.php, go to line 61, and change ‘eregi’ to ‘stristr’ this will fix the issue.

see http://php.net/manual/en/function.eregi.php

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How to get rotate.php to show multiple images on same page

Using rotate.php to display random images is super simple, but what if you want to display multiple random images on the same page? With the default configuration the same image is loaded in all instances on the one page. When the page is refreshed all the images change to another random image, but a little redundant, no?

To get multiple …

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WordPress Maintenance

A checklist of maintenance tasks to keep your WP site running smoothly. Perform these regular WordPress maintenance tasks yourself, or have a professional do them for a low monthly fee. Multiple-site discounts!

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My Series Order plugin (for use with custom taxonomy Series)

This plugin is applicable for those using a custom taxonomy Series to organize serial posts. You can manually set up a custom Series taxonomy, or quickly do so by installing Justin Tadlock’s Series plugin. Once the taxonomy is in place you can use this plugin to

display all Series on a page
manage Series order through drag-n-drop admin interface (within …

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wp_dropdown_pages without submit button

Found a great tutorial: How to Create a Dropdown List of Specified Pages in a Widget. A portion of which I used to create my own drop down / select menu using the WP function wp_dropdown_pages.

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User2Subscriber – a WordPress MU Plugin for making all users subscribers of blog 1

In setting up a WordPress MU site I was having trouble getting new registered users to show up as subscribers of the main blog. This was important so that I could get various plugins to work. I tried solutions offered on the MU forums but wasn’t able to get it to work as I needed.

This plugin by …

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Erin Bruce