Auto Deactivate a Plugin on Another Plugin Activation

It is sometimes needed to deactivate a certain plugin while your plugin is being activated. The reason for it can be anything, like if two plugins are incompatible or if you are providing premium version of a free or lite plugin. So while activating the premium version you can automatically deactivate the free or lite version in the activation hook of the premium plugin.

How to Hide Broken Shortcodes in WordPress Post Content

Now-a-days almost all WordPress plugins and some of the advanced themes are offering ready to use and handy Shortcodes, that can be used in the post content to insert some formatted content. Often we use such plugin for a certain time period, use the Shortcode provided by the plugin in the post content and after some days we get some better alternative rather than using this plugin and now we wish we could deactivate the plugin and stop using it. But then what will happen to all of the shortcode insertions in the post content specific to this plugin?

Compare Self hosted WordPress and WordPress.com as Free Blogging Platform

Are you planning to start a blog? I would highly recommend WordPress as blogging platform for non techie as well as tech savvy people. Matt Mullenweg and few other folks created WordPress back in 2003 which is now the best CMS platform awarded by reputed organizations. WordPress comes in two different versions and here is a comparison to help you select the best suitable for your blog.