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    Team Collaboration With GitHubGithub team preview
    GitHub has become the corner stone for all things open source software. Developers love it, collaborate on it and are constantly building awesome projects through it. Apart from hosting our code, GitHub's main attraction is using it as a collaborative tool. In this tutorial, let's explore some of the most useful GitHub features, especially for working in teams, making it all the more efficient, productive and, most importantly, fun!Read More…
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    Contracts: The Practical Side of SemanticsContracts
    We all recognize that we should be writing semantic code. Maybe, you're even using <section> or <em> correctly, and feel pretty good about yourself. But, are you also considering the implied contract that exists when you code?Read More…
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    Adaptive Blog Theme: Session Complete!Adaptive preview
    We've reached the end of our Adaptive Blog Theme Session - what a session it's been! If you've followed along from the beginning; starting off in Photoshop, through to HTML, CSS and ultimately into WordPress development, hats off to you. If you've yet to dive in, take a look at what's in store for you..Read More…
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    5 Benefits of Using FeedBurner With WordPress5 benefits of using feedburner with wp thumb
    WordPress has the "feeds" feature in its core, which allows our blogs to be read on feed readers like Google Reader. Although it's probably the best we can get from a "core" feature, it has missing parts that could come in handy for most blogs. Let's think of an example: Have you ever wondered how many people are reading your blog through your feeds? Even if you did, you probably noticed that you can't track your feed's readers without using a plugin or a separate service like FeedBurner or FeedBlitz. Or if you ever wanted to offer an email subscription option to your readers, you most probably installed a plugin for that. In this article, we're going to learn to use Google's FeedBurner with WordPress to make up 5 missing features of WordPress feeds: analytics, email subscriptions, new feed redirection, publishing to Twitter and an HTML output of your latest posts.Read More…
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    Visual Studio: Web Dev BlissVisual studio
    Developers are a picky bunch, almost to the point of superstition and voodoo magic, when it comes to their tools. If you take into account the countless number of things we use to build apps (Node, Grunt, Fiddler, LESS, EC2 etc.), it's no wonder why, once we find a nice combo, we guard it like a squirrel with his last nut. And it makes sense, since your development environment is pretty darn important to your success.Read More…
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    Practical Tips for Aspiring WordPress DevelopersPractical tips for aspiring wordpress developers
    On Wptuts+, we talk a lot about how to achieve certain things using WordPress, how to apply practical tips within WordPress projects themselves, but one overlooked area of working with WordPress is bringing aspiring developers up-to-speed on how to quickly get started with building WordPress-based products. Sure, there are a lot of guides for beginners that are out there, but what about experienced developers who've yet to really hop over into WordPress, or who have worked in environments like .NET or Rails before but are now faced with the task of building something for WordPress? In this post, we're going to look at some general, educational, and development related tips that are geared towards the experienced developer in order to bring them up to speed in WordPress development.Read More…
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    A Layman’s View of the WordPress User RolesA laymans view of the wordpress user roles
    The WordPress user feature could be confusing for some of us in the beginning. Therefore, to remain effective and efficient, it is paramount to understand the different roles that are available when creating users and defining their capabilities. There are different types of users in WordPress. WordPress offers default roles in the form of Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor and Subscriber. You can also add a new user and assign him custom roles. The role defines a list of things that the person is allowed to do and is known as the capabilities of the role.Read More…
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    Learning How to Contribute to WordPress: Getting StartedLearning how to contribute to wordpress
    It's now 2013, and the WordPress 3.6 development cycle is about to begin. Whenever I talk with other developers about contributing to the WordPress software itself, I often find their impression is that it's difficult to get involved. It's actually not as difficult as it might seem, but things are always easy when you know how. So let's dive in and try and make this easy for everyone.Read More…
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    What's Hot in 2013: Our PicksCodekitlogo
    2012 was a fantastic year for new technologies, products, and frameworks in our industry. That said, 2013 is looking to be even better! Recently, I asked our Nettuts+ writing staff to compile a list of the technologies that they'll be keeping a close eye on. Now these aren't necessarily brand new, but we expect them to spike in popularity this year! Read More…
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    The Best Education of 2012: Month By MonthHtaccess files for the rest of us 1
    Well, 2012 has come to a close. A plethora of excellent tutorials and articles were published throughout the year, both here on Nettuts+ and elsewhere around the web. To document the year, I compiled a list of sixty of the best tutorials, month by month. You'll likely find a few that you missed along the way!Read More…
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    All I Want For Christmas (A Developer's Wishlist)Preview
    It's that time of year again, and there's a good chance you might be looking for gift ideas for your programmer friends. Or, maybe, you need a list to pass on to your friends and family, so they have some ideas for you! Either way, this list of geeky gifts should cover most developers. Read More…
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    5 Essential Tips on Social Media Integration for WordPress5 essential tips on social media integration 200
    These days, being social is everything for websites - especially for blogs. Even search engines take account of websites' activity on social media, so ignoring social networks and focusing on ancient SEO techniques is also out of question. But how do we integrate our website into social media? In this tutorial, we're going to go through 5 essential tips on how to be more social.Read More…