How to Delete/Update all Custom Fields at once: Mass Custom Fields Manager WordPress Plugin

I have recently purchased Thesis, one of the most powerful WordPress themes which is rich in features, very easy to customize and also sports an SEO rich framework. I have started the process of upgrading my Finance related blog, Equitipz.com to this great theme; during which I came across an issue in which in every post the first image of the post is displayed in the sidebar.

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I started analysing the issue in Thesis, checking the widgets, disabling the Multimedia box (I thought that could be the issue) and also searched a lot on the internet. After trying a lot of things too, I could not remove this.

At last I started to check the individual posts to further dig down into the issue and finally nailed down the issue. The reason for this problem was that my earlier theme was creating a Custom field ‘image’ for every post to create the thumbnail for each post on the Home page. I made sure that this was the reason behind this by deleting this custom field from the post and check the post again. Voila! It did the magic.

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Now, this means I had to do this for every post. Phew! 180 odd posts. I started to search on the internet for some way to run this same thing for all my posts and I came across this very useful wordpress plugin. Check this out below.

Mass Custom Fields Manager (MCFM) is a plugin to manage your post’s custom fields with ease.
If you don’t want to spend your time editing each and every single post’s custom fields to the same value or you want to delete/update specific posts. Just to let you know, you don’t have any other tool that let’s you do that and with that much ease.

You can choose posts by category, ID, custom field value, tags manage their custom fields with a click of a button. You can also choose tags that if a post is saved having that tag, it will automatically get a specific custom field with a specific value.

Have a look at some of the screens from the plugin:

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For further support for using this plugin, comment below or visit the Plugin author’s blog at Oren Yomtov.

Start liking to have a Facebook “Like” button on your Website/Blog

In today’s world, with millions of blogs and websites budding all around the internet, only writing great content and having a good design does not fulfil. To be successful, publicizing your content the correct and effective way holds an equal importance.

Webmasters, mainly the ones who operate blogs, always struggle to have targeted traffic on their great content. This article is about a simple yet powerful solution that will be of a great help to spread content on your blog/website.

We are going to talk about the Facebook Like button integration on blogs which can help to generate lots of traffic for your blog which has a great content published by you but nobody knows that it exists.

As revealed by TypePad on their official blog, TypePad users who installed the Facebook “Like” widget on their blogs have experienced a 50% increase in referral traffic from Facebook.

Facebook Like connects your blog to millions of people on Facebook. In the blogpost, they have put the graphs to support their claims. For those of you who haven’t considered integrating the Facebook Like buttons into your blog, you may want to take a look at these amazing stats and give it a second thought.

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In the below example, as you can see this article about the World cup 2010 live streaming has been liked by 18 people (other than me). Imagine how much exposure does the article get when the message “Amandeep likes Watch free FIFA World Cup 2010 Live Streaming Online on technolism.com.” is displayed on the wall of each and every friend of mine. This is same for all these 18 people with this post shared will all their friends. Calculate the amount of traffic this can bring to your blog.

Importance of having facebook like button on your blog

If you have still not added the Facebook Like button in your blog, then you are missing lots of genuine traffic as a blog. Those of you using WordPress as the blogging platform, can download the latest version of Facebook Like Plugin here.

Below is the tutorial/demo of what this plugin exactly does.

And if you have already added a Facebook Like button on your site, have you experienced any hike in your traffic from Facebook? If so, by how much?