Sweet Plugin: Improve the DFW editor with Fullscreen Preview Button

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Fullscreen Preview Button is a simple little WordPress plugin that solves a problem I’ve been annoyed by for a while. It adds a preview button to the distraction free writing editor so you don’t have to exit out of the view in order to see what you’ve written on your site.

Alex King released this plugin on the WordPress.org plugin directory, which is where you should grab it if you’ve ever had this problem with the distraction free writing editor.

Do you have any favorite plugins designed to tweak and improve the distraction free writing editor in WordPress? Do you use the fullscreen editor as often as I do?

The Sweet Plugin: CSS by Daryl Koopersmith

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The WordPress theme customizer is without a doubt one of the most important new features to be added to WordPress in a long time — possibly ever. If you haven’t used it since WordPress 3.4 came out, you really should.

Daryl Koopersmith was one of the developers who worked on the theme customizer, and he recently released a plugin simply called “CSS”. The plugin adds a box for CSS to the theme customizer panel. So if you want to, while customizing or previewing a theme, you can drop in CSS and watch it update live on your site.

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The Sweet Plugin: Add Admin CSS

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Today’s Sweet Plugin is Add Admin CSS, which I’ve found to be pretty helpful in a few key situations. Mine might be a small use case, since I’ve mostly used it to hide certain things from Dashboards when recording screencasts. If you’ve ever been in a similar situation, though, this plugin might be worth checking out.

The video is embedded at the top of this post’s page, with more about the plugin below.

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The Sweet Plugin: User Switching

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Today’s Sweet Plugin is User Switching, which has quickly become one of my all-time favorite plugins. It allows admins to easily switch to another user, skipping the log-in-log-out process which can become quite lengthy when you’re testing a site for different users. This is one plugin that is seriously worth checking out.

The video is embedded at the top of this post’s page, with more about the plugin below.

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The Sweet Plugin: Let it Snow

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Today’s Sweet Plugin is Let it Snow, which is an entirely fun plugin that everyone should try around this time of year. It doesn’t add functionality to your site, unless you view falling snow on your blog as functionality. But if that’s the case your standard for functionality is probably set a bit too low.

The video is embedded at the top of this post’s page, with more about the plugin below.

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Sweet Plugin: Matty Theme Quickswitch

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Today’s Sweet Plugin is Matty Theme Quickswitch, a toolbar plugin that allows you to quickly search for and change your theme right form the WordPress toolbar. I would consider this the kind of plugin you don’t use all the time, but in the right situation it can be just what you’re looking for.

The video is embedded at the top of this post’s page, with more about the plugin below.

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Sweet Plugin: WP Core Contributions Widget

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Today’s Sweet Plugin is the WP Core Contributions Widget plugin, which is easily one of my favorites because it’s both specific to the WordPress community and so simple that it just adds a widget to your WordPress installation. If you know me at all, you know I love plugins with a tiny footprint.

The video is embedded at the top of this post’s page, with more about the plugin below.

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