WP Script Commander Plugin
A unassuming wordpress plugin that gives you piece of mind knowing that if you update your blogs theme, or the wp version you won't loose any custom code you may have added.
Image you hire someone to customize your blog theme to add additional functionality. Then a few weeks later there is an update to your theme, or a wp version update. Before you know it you've hit the automatic update button.
The update finishes and you think to yourself, I hope all my changes are o.k!
Here's another scenario to consider. What if you WANT to change theme's? You're going to either re-hire the person you paid to make those changes and pay him again to move them to your new theme, or you'll try moving them yourself. And, I'll tell you right now, moving someone else code is never as easy as you think it will be.
With WP Script Commander you know your changes are o.k. After a theme update. The same is true after WP issues and update. That's because Script Commander holds your changes and they are not mixed in with your theme, or wordpress files.
It adds a new set of setting where you can add Global scripts that run on every page. See below:
But, Script Commander isn't done yet. You will also be able to add 'onload' scripts that execute when an action has occurred, see below
The easiest way I can explain 'onload' scripts is to tell you about the sales page for WP Script Commander. On that page there is an 'onload' command that tells me if a visitor has scrolled down the page from 25-75 % . So you see 'onload' commands can be used to provide information, or have it execute another script. That alone is very powerful.
Now, after you've set all your Global settings, each can be overridden within the page, or post.
Or they can be set to run before, or after the global script is run.
Think about how many updates WordPress has issued this year. Think about how many updates your theme provider has issued this year. We know WordPress is fixing things everyday so you are going to get a bunch of updates. My theme provider has issued 9 updates in the last few months and I'm glad every time one comes out because it means they fixed something that was broke, or added some new feature I'm just going to love.
With WP Script Commander doing its thing in the background I never have to worry about braking some code I've forgotten I even added.