WordPress hack: Show all active plugins

August 3, 2015 at 1:55 pm

For maintenance or any other purposes, you might want to be able to know what plugins are currently active on a specific WordPress install. Here’s a handy snippet to get a list of active plugins in a matter of seconds.

Simply paste this code where you want to display the active plugin list. Once saved, active plugins will be displayed.

function wpr_active_site_plugins() {
    $the_plugs = get_option('active_plugins'); 
    foreach($the_plugs as $key => $value) {
        $string = explode('/',$value); // Folder name will be displayed
        echo $string[0] ."\n";


Thanks to Snipplr for the tip!!

Triple your chances ? You could win an annual subscription to PixelKit premium UI kits and design resources. 3 chances to win!

May 13, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Your friends at PixelKit are gearing up to share 3 Annual Membership Subscriptions with lucky readers! Can you think of a better way to start your day?

If you’re one of 3 lucky winners, you’ll get an Annual Membership Account from PixelKit.com at absolutely no cost!
Imagine taking advantag of literally thousands of graphics from PixelKit that will make you stand out as a web diesigner. PixelKit is specialized for UI kits, meaning that you get everything you need when it comes to app screens, navigation controls and more. Just check out what’s available ? you’ll get all the buttons, sliders, icons and other elements you’ve dreamed of!

Now you want to know how to get your voucher. Here’s how it’s done:

  • Simply comment on this post, and tell us why you should win. Let us know how you’ll use PixelKit’s premium graphics if you do win.
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SnowFlakes – Winter UI Kit

Baby, it’s cold outside! And our winer UI kit is cooler than cool. You can build a snowboarding or skiing site in less time than it takes you to toboggan down that steep hill! Awesome filters, pricing tables, filters, posts and forms culminate at the end of the slope with sliders, footers, and awesome typography.

SnowFlakes UI Kit

Modern Touch – Flat UI Kit

Content is king, and cool with this flat UI kit that offers superior weight, balance and positioning along with outstanding color and fun margins. Form meets functionality, and creates a smorgasbord for the eyes.

Modern Touch UI Kit

Charming Boutique – Shopping Icons

Now that you have people in your online store, you need to motivate them to buy, and you’ll do that with our outstanding shopping icons. 30 amazing icons offer visual appeal, and make your “call to action” more like a “demand to action.”.

 Charming Boutique Icons

Spicy Treats – Restaurant UI Kit

Imagine a restaurant website that looks good enough to eat. We’ve got the ingredients : handpicked elements, modern designs, and delicious layouts. Sliders, tabs, footers and buttons add up to a recipe that’s unparallelled

 Spicy Treats UI Kit

Gentle Edges – Minimalist Icon Set

Don’t need much. Minimalist icons. Good set. 1,000 vectorized icons. 46 categories. Good for any project. ‘Nuff said.

 Gentle Edges Icon Set

What a treat? the Free PixelKit Bootstrap UI Kits. These modern HTML templates make your design visually appealing and user friendly.

Qards giveaway – Win one of three licenses of the awesome responsive website design plugin for WordPress

April 28, 2015 at 12:04 pm

You must have seen a few pages online that you thought they are modern and quite awesome. Well, chances are that they were made with Qards. Even if they weren’t, they had a similar design based on usability and good design principles.

The great news that you receive today is that you can get one license of this awesome WordPress plugin and create dashing landing pages yourself, with a few clicks. Yes, you read that wright. You don’t necessarily need to know how to code, you can just drag and drop elements to make a page in minutes.

I know you always wanted to make landing pages with little or no effort. With this responsive drag and drop WordPress plugin you can create, besides landing pages, a lot of other pages like longreads, promo pages and case studies that will look cool.

You can see how easy it is to work with it by checking out this following video:

As you saw in the previous video, making and editing these pages is pretty easy. With Qards you can make presentation pages like Mashable or New York Times do. You can add wide images, integrate background videos, add paragraphs with beautiful typography, add features sections, subscribe forms and call to action buttons with nothing more than a click of a mouse.

So, what do you want to do? Create the presentation for a product? Easy. Be a visual storyteller for a photography blog or any other blog? Simple. Create pages like Mashable and New York Times? A piece of cake.

How to win a license

Enter this contest and win one license for Qards, this great WordPress plugin that will make your webpages look amazing.

Enter the contest through the form below. If you feel that you can’t wait, try Qards even sooner.

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Giveaway: Three lucky winners will win a ThemeFuse Exposure WordPress theme

March 6, 2015 at 12:51 pm

If you’re a WordPress user, you already know that ThemeFuse premium themes are some of the best available. Now, our readers can all have the chance to win their new Exposure WordPress theme, and they’ll get for free!

Photography WordPress Theme

Everyone knows that a great theme is a must-have on WordPress, and ThemeFuse delivers that with every theme. ThemeFuse.com is giving away vouchers for their amazing photography WordPress theme. You could be one of the winners, and you’ll get one of their high quality themes to help you create an amazing website.

Only three easy steps can have you in the running to win:

Leave your comment and tell us why you should win. Make sure to tell us what you’ll do with your new Exposure WordPress theme.

Tell your followers by tweeting: Win a free copy of @ThemeFuse #WordPress Theme from @catswhocode (RT to Enter).

Involve your Facebook friends by liking the ThemeFuse Facebook page.

The Exposure WordPress theme, which is built on the Unyson framework that provides you with the features and customization options you need to create an awesome website that fits your unique style and design. ThemeFuse created Unyson to be easy to use and packed with customization options.

Unyson WordPress Framework

You’ll be able to create highly customized mega menu configurations from the responsive MegaMenu.

Exposure Mega Menu

The Visual page builder features a drag and drop design to get your website done in just a few minutes, allowing for ultimate creativity that is super easy to use.

Visual Page Builder

With the Exposure photography WordPress theme you’ll get a default blog page, plus many other drag and drop page layouts to help you create all the pages you need for your awesome new website.

Theme Layouts

You can use your creativity to use the drag and drop page builder and shortcodes to design complex pages in less time than you’ve ever thought possible.

Exposure Shortcodes

If you want to find out if you are one of the three lucky winners, make sure to come back in one week to see if you are one of the posted winners!

WPRecipes now accepts guest posts/recipes!

February 24, 2015 at 12:07 pm

For the past months I have been thinking about a way to make WPR a better place, with more recipes and interactions from visitors. This is why I decided to open the blog to guest contributions. Wanna contribute to one of the top WordPress snippets blog and get some exposure? Read on!

So, how to submit your recipe? It’s very easy:

-Make sure your recipes fits the blog style of short and to the point style of writing. If you have a 800 word long article, no matter how good it is, WPR isn’t the good place for it. Read a few recipes if you need to get an idea about the style of writing.

-Make sure your recipe haven’t been published before, as obviously we won’t re-post stuff. Though if you have enhanced or modified an existing recipe, feel free to submit.

-Get the template located at http://pastebin.com/qf6EQDim and write your recipe. Make sure you respect the template style of writing otherwise your recipe won’t be published.

-Done? Create a pastebin, or save your recipe in a .txt document. Once done, simply contact me and say that you have something for the blog. If your recipe matches the criteria of quality, style of writing and have never been published on WPR before, expect to see it live within a few days!

Enter and grab version 3.0 of the X Theme for free!

January 27, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Themeco is turning over a new leaf with X Theme 3.0. If you stick around Themeforest long enough, it’s impossible not to notice the most popular item there among WordPress themes. X Theme numbers more than 36K sales, and users consistently reported that everything about it is perfect.

The Complete WordPress Theme now with Extensions

When you handle multiple web design projects, the last thing you want is to waste too much time looking for individual resources, or taking too long to learn the ABCs of a new theme. The foremost reason why X Theme stands out so decidedly is that it has loads of features, some of them brand new.

Apart from a respectable support forum, X Theme is coupled with comprehensive documentation, 30+ demos, and videos that will see you through. The first thing you ever understand about X is that several unique designs are included in it. These Stacks have answers for all of your design projects, be them business websites, blogs, portfolios, or news websites. Check out Integrity, Renew, Icon, and Ethos, and you’ll see why everyone’s rushing forward to label X Theme as supremely versatile.

X is responsive through and through, and it comes with benefits like a live preview customizer, shortcodes, free lifetime updates, and amazing plugins. For each and every individual license that you validate with Themeco, free extensions are revealed: Video Lock, Facebook Comments, Terms of use, etc. They just keep on coming, and the most important detail about them is that they never impact performance.

‘Hands down, the best theme and support I’ve experienced! The developers respond quickly in the support forum, and resolve any issues in a timely manner. Well done!’

Grab a Free Copy Now!

Thanks to Themeco, you now have the opportunity to win a license with X Theme 3.0 by logging in to Rafflecopter. Good luck! In the meantime, X Theme is up for sale here.
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Exclusive Giveaway: Win a full full pack website (WordPress theme + 1 year hosting plan + 1 optional free domain) from ThemeFuse.com

January 12, 2015 at 6:34 pm

WordPress lovers rejoice! ThemeFuse.com has come up with an exciting offer where it is possible for you to launch a new website within a few minutes.

Yes, all it takes is a few minutes of time to have your new website go live if you choose a WordPress theme with a hosting plan for 1 year and a free domain from ThemeFuse. You can watch the video tutorial below to understand the whole process:

Enter the giveaway by following the three simple steps for a chance to win this pack. First use the comment section of this post to tell us why you deserve this free pack and what would you do with it.

Next tweet the following message: Win a full website (WordPress theme + 1 yr hosting + 1 free domain) @ThemeFuse #WordPress Theme from @catswhocode (RT to Enter).

Last, show us some love and like the ThemeFuse Facebook page.

That’s it. Three steps and you can win one of the two free packs on offer. Within a week names of the winners will be announced. Make sure to mark your calendars and check this page to see if you are the winner.

Enter for your chance to win a WordPress theme from TemplateMonster

October 16, 2014 at 4:25 pm

The good folks at TemplateMonster have reached out to yours truly with an exciting giveaway: three of you will get great prizes just for leaving a comment right here, right now.


A Premium WordPress Theme from TemplateMonster

We’re looking for THREE winners, meaning we will give away THREE WordPress themes

Please note: TemplateMonster has more than 1,500 WP themes to choose from and you can win ANY of them. It can be a responsive or non-responsive WordPress theme. It can be a design for a personal blog, business site, news site or even an eCommerce website. Just decide which WP theme you need and win it!

How to Win

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling me what your favorite TemplateMonster WordPresss theme is. (For example, ‘I would like to win WP theme #51129?).

Note: You can see all TemplateMonster WordPresss themes here


The giveaway will be running for a week. The last day to enter is Wednesday, October 23.


  • Three winners will be chosen randomly. One (1) winner will receive one (1) WP theme.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified by e-mail in one or 2 days after the giveaway is over.

Enter now to win!

SKEW: One Page & Multipage WordPress Theme – only $17!

September 30, 2014 at 1:18 pm

If you could sum up WordPress in one word, it’d be “flexibility.” The powerful software lets you easily build your own website with a bunch of nice options. Now, imagine a robust theme built to integrate seamlessly with the WP framework, and you’ve got unlimited potential! You’ve also got the amazingly awesome Skew WordPress Theme!

This powerful theme is incredibly versatile. For starters, you can use it as standard multipage website theme or the popular one-page theme that’s all the rage these days! It’s also built with a responsive design, so it’ll work anywhere your users go. Toss in a drag-and-drop page builder, Revolution Slider, SEO optimization, highly customizable features, and more, and you’ve got yourself one incredible theme! Even better, you can snag this Mighty Deal for a mere $17!

Skew WordPress Theme Highlights:

  • 2 Versions in 1
    The Skew WordPress Theme is so powerful, it offers up 2 unique versions of the same theme! Choose a standard multipage layout, or jump on the recent trend of the one-page layout. Both options are available within the same theme!
  • Responsive Layout
    No need to worry about users viewing your site on mobile devices, because Skew was built on a Responsive design. That means your site will look and function great on any of today’s popular mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, laptops and more.
  • Highly Customizable
    Besides switching between single-page layout and multipage layout, Skew offers plenty of opportunities to customize the look and feel of your site.
  • Revolution Slider
    Big and bold, this built-in Revolution Slider gives you a single place to show off the best or most-recent content your site has to offer.
  • Page Builder Plugin
    This drag-and-drop feature lets you easily set up your site the way you want to. NO fiddling with code necessary!
  • Classy and Elegant Style
    The Skew theme sports a classy and refined appearance. The white background contrasts nicely with the skewed dark patterns for an overall elegant feel.
  • Striking Header
    Users view your site from top to bottom, so you really want to make a strong first impression with your header. And that’s just one area that Skew really delivers, thanks to the huge Revolution slider, neatly arranged icon boxes and a stylish typography.
  • SEO Optimized
    Skew comes your way with loads of search engine optimization built in. The theme was created with SEO in mind and supports All in One SEO and Yoast Plugins.
  • Loads More Features
    Skew truly does have it all! Take a look at just some of the many more features available in this fantastic WP theme:

    • WPML Plugin Support (.po, .mo Files)
    • Easy Color Management
    • Google Fonts Support 600+
    • Advanced Theme Options Panel
    • Custom Backgrounds for Modules
    • Simple Gallery
    • Wall Gallery
    • Custom Modules
    • Custom Shortcodes
    • Custom Widgets
    • Portfolio Pages (1,2,3,4 Columns)
    • Non-ajax Portfolio (Good for SEO)
    • Unlimited Sidebars
    • Contact Form 7 Support
    • Mailchimp Plugin Support
    • PSD Files Included
    • Extended Documentation
    • And tons more!

Skew normally sells for $45, but for a limited time only, you can take home this beautifully elegant WordPress theme for just $17! That’s a savings of 62% off the regular price!

Click here to see the live demo.

Get Your Free Copy of X Theme Now

September 25, 2014 at 12:45 pm

X Theme… What a joy to behold! If you’ve been around this past year, then you know that this theme gives you everything you could wish for, when it comes to creating WordPress websites. Stacks are awesome and versatile designs that will help you achieve unique websites.


With X Theme, you are free to give shape to countless unique websites, using a drag-and-drop builder that incorporates a live previewer, so you may quantify your every move in real time. Additionally, both the documentation and the customer support attached to X Theme are excellent, its shortcodes are awesome, and the most recent version (2.5.1) is optimized for bbPress and BuddyPress.

There are four Stacks to speak of for now, but more are on their way: Integrity, Renew, Icon, and Ethos. Consider using the latter when you’re working on a site related to photography or magazines, as it brings out the best in their imagery.

“Your theme is too much! I have had Avada, Enfold, etc…and none compares with the Customizer. Plus, being in the U.S (Miami, FL), it’s refreshing to have complete documentation in REAL English, plus a huge assortment of video tutorials.“
– Superdoc

How to win

A free copy of X Theme is at stake! If you’re interested in being the lucky winner, then surf to a Rafflecopter
and comply with further instructions. Namely, follow Theme.co on Twitter, or like their Facebook page. That’s all. In one week’s time, the fortunate owner of X will have been designated.

Best of luck to you, and here’s an alternative link if you care to purchase X Theme: http://themeforest.net/item/x-the-theme/5871901