Recently searching for a way to embed PDF file directly into a post, which can help readers to eliminate the step of download actual file on local machine and open it with dekstop application such as Adobe Reader.
Then i found a plug-in called “PDF and PPT Viewer“, a WordPress plugin for embedding documents to posts, created by Vladimir Kadalashvili. the plug-in make use of web-based Google Docs Viewer that automatically opens linked PDF, PowerPoint and Word documents. Although this plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years, but it still works perfectly.
Step to install PDF and PPT Viewer plug-in:
After activated, you can now start writing a new post, insert a PDF file to your post by “Add Media”, then upload the needed file. Insert the code as below, input the correct link at the “href” to embed the PDF, you can manage the size by changing the value for width and height.
Wanted to show blog post’s first paragraph or summary on the main page, tried on Dashboard -> Setting -> Reading -> For each article in a feed, show: “Summary”, but doesn’t work as I expect because it only shows summary on feeds reader (ex: Google reader, Netvibes).
After done web search, it cannot be done in a universal way throughout the blog, gotto insert one by one with 3 simple methods to do so: Excerpt at “Screen Options:, The more tag in “Visual” Editor and The more tag “Text” Editor.
To enable it, go to Dashboard -> Add New Post -> “Screen Options” -> tick “Excerpt”. A new column will be added under post editor (where you write content), write in summary or just copy-paste paragraph from your blog entry and it will display in main page.
Check out WordPress official support, Excerpts: http://goo.gl/Gf0Fm
Got to change the WordPress blog theme from time to time to keep it look fresh, else i’ll be bored to the same old look. Installing a new theme will not visually present properly right-away for my blog, because the blog is previously customized by editing the PHP files and CSS stylesheets according to my preferences. Means the more you edited previously, the more time you’ll need to work on new theme’s codes.
There are two methods that i done previously,
Now, the 3rd method, easiest way that recently found is by install a WordPress plaugin “Theme Test Drive“. This is one of the coolest free WordPress plugin i ever used other than Crayon Syntax Highlighter.
To install the Theme Test Drive plug-in, head to links below,
After done installed, choose the new theme to edit and click “Enable Theme Drive” as image above. While Theme Test Drive is enable, the “current” theme will be set as default, stay untouch and display to visitors like it used to. Now, you can start messing with new theme’s codes without worry on affecting the “current” display.
Here are the modification can be made while Theme Test Drive enabled:
After done modification and satisfied with new look, disable “Theme Test Drive” and activate new themes at “Appearance”-> “Themes”. Do take note there will be 2 more left to touch up right after the new theme activated:
Just figured it out on how to convert a PDF (Portable Document Format) file to image, so i can share the content easier in WordPress blog. Instead of using software, i tried a Free Online Conversion Services, dubbed as Zamzar.
i) head to official site http://www.zamzar.com. Choose your file to upload, type of conversion file (ex: .BMP, .PNG or .JPG) and key in your email address.
For more methods other than zamar.com, refer to “How to Convert PDF to Image Files“.
Happy New Year! Thank you all for support and wish you folks all the best with a full prosperous year!
Short story about Kampung Toys, it started as personal interest blog with minor post (sports, music and photography) since 2011, annual total page views with just little over 2,000. It begin to attract more audience when i started to blog on Xperia smartphone.
Surprised me when Miss Jana found the blog, thanks to her by continuously feeds me with first-hand Google Malaysia news and media events invitations. Also thanks to Steven Wong from Asus Malaysia by inviting me to latest Asus product launch event to get more sources for blog post.
With all the source and information i received, the blog’s traffic increased more than i expected, that also require me to increase exabytes web hosting bandwith twice a year.
In year 2012, kampungtoys.com hits 174,520 Page Views (huge different compare to 2011) with total of 174 different countries where most visitors came from Malaysia, with United States & Singapore not far behind. Getting an average about 484 page views per day and over 14543 page views per month with 17.52% of them are returning visitors.
Kampung Toys Annual Report: