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    Advanced Use of Attachments in WordPress: Creating Custom Queries for AttachmentsAdvanced use of attachments in wordpress 400
    This tutorial is the second in a four part series in which you'll learn some techniques for working with images in attachments in WordPress which give you advanced options.Read More…
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    Advanced Use of Attachments in WordPress: Assigning Categories and Taxonomy Terms to AttachmentsAdvanced use of attachments in wordpress 400
    This tutorial is the first in a four part series in which you'll learn some techniques for working with images in attachments in WordPress which give you advanced options. Read More…
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    Using a Custom Post Type to Create a Home Page BannerUsing a custom post type to create a home page banner
    Sometimes it's useful to have a nice obvious banner on your site's home page—for announcements, snippets that aren't long enough to merit a blog post, or links to new content within the site. But you don't want to be editing your homepage content every time you add a new piece of content, nor do you want to be delving into the code to add content.Read More…
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    Advanced Grunt TechniquesGrunt logo 400
    In a previous post in this series, I walked you through setting up Grunt in your project. Now that we have everything setup, I would like to talk about a few advanced techniques that you can use with Grunt. Specifically, I'm going to focus on the configuration of your existing tasks and how to create custom tasks.Read More…
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    Using the Included Password Strength Meter Script in WordPressPassword meter 400
    WordPress uses a pretty nifty password strength script that is used to display whether the passwords you entered in the WordPress admin are: not the same, very weak, weak, medium or strong. Currently this script is only used when creating creating new users and when changing your password in your admin. In this article, I will be teaching you on how to use the WordPress' password strength meter in your own forms.Read More…
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    Using WordPress for Web Application Development: A ReviewApplication foundation 400
    Over the past few months, we've been taking a look at all of the features and aspects that make WordPress a potential foundation for application development. In fact, we've spent roughly 15 articles talking about all that WordPress offers. And though we'll be reviewing each of the points in this email, perhaps the biggest thing to take away that building web applications using WordPress is different than using many of the popular frameworks that are currently available namely because WordPress isn't a framework.Read More…
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    Setting Up Grunt For Your Next ProjectGrunt logo 400
    In the first post in this series I gave a quick overview of Grunt and in the next post I'm going to walk you through the necessary steps as to how using Grunt can improve your WordPress development skills. Specifically, we'll talk in-depth about the necessary files like package.json and Gruntfile.js, but for now we are going to create a few sample files so that you can run Grunt with your WordPress theme or plugin project.Read More…
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    An Introduction To GruntGrunt logo 400
    Today, most front end web developers spend a lot of time with technologies like Sass, LESS, HTML and JavaScript. The last couple of years have been an exciting time in web development and technologies like Grunt have contributed to said excitement. In this series, I plan on introducing you to Grunt and to talk about how it can improve our development of WordPress themes and plugins. We'll also work to setup Grunt to prepare it for use in your next project. Finally, we'll take a look at the command line tools, as well.Read More…
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    Using WordPress for Web Application Development: Custom Database QueriesApplication foundation 400
    Throughout this series, we've been looking at the various facilities that make it possible to treat WordPress as a foundation for web application development. Thus far, we've covered a lot of ground: We've talked about how WordPress is more of a foundation rather than a framework. We've discussed the nature of the the Event-Driven Design Pattern. There's been a discussion of Email, User Management, Saving Data, Retrieving Data ...and more. In the most recent articles, we've been talking a look at how to handle queries against the WordPress database through the use of WP_Query and WP_User_Query.Read More…
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    Using WordPress for Web Application Development: WP_User_QueryApplication foundation 400
    In this series, we've been taking a look at how WordPress can be used to development web applications much like a number of different frameworks and other tools that are available. Starting in the last article, we began looking at the different options that we have as it relates to querying the WordPress data. First, we reviewed WP_Query.Read More…
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    Using WordPress for Web Application Development: Features: Custom Queries with WP_QueryApplication foundation 400
    We've been looking at how WordPress can be used as a foundation for application development, but one of the things that we've yet to cover that most modern frameworks offer is how to query the database to retrieve results for any given view. Specifically, we haven't talked about how to get information out of the database and insert it into our pages.Read More…
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    Creating a TextMate Bundle to Easily Package Your WordPress ProjectTextmate bundle 400
    If you've developed a WordPress theme or plugin, then you know how fast your codebase can grow in just a short amount of time. You start off with just a few PHP, JavaScript and CSS files. Then you find yourself creating image assets and adding them to your codebase together with their Photoshop file counterparts. After a while you'll be including other third-party PHP libraries as well. Then when you're finally ready to ship your WordPress project, you'll end up having a web of multiple file types like *.php, *.css, *.scss, *.js, *.min.js, *.png and *.psd, maybe you'll have some hidden files like .DS_Store. You would eventually need to clean your codebase up before zipping them all up for your users. Normally, this just means that you duplicate your files, then scan each and every directory deleting all the unwanted files. You'd then archive your project then perhaps use a third party app to remove the hidden files. This article will teach you on how to automate this packaging process by building a TextMate Bundle that would do everything for us with a single shortcut key. [tip]This article teaches about some tips regarding TextMate, an awesome code editor for Macs. You can find more information on TextMate from MacroMate's website[/tip]Read More…
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