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    7 Simple Rules: WordPress Plugin Development Best PracticesPreview
    We've been talking a lot about "Best Practices" here on Wptuts lately. Today, we'll cover some important best practices for creating a WordPress plugin. From security tips to namespacing tricks, follow these rules and you'll do no wrong. Whether you're a budding new plugin developer or a time-tested veteran, these simple rules and suggestions will make you a better developer (and the community will thank you for it!) Read More…
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    How To Internationalize WordPress Themes and Plugins Preview
    In 5 Cardinal Sins of WordPress Theme Development, we briefly spoke about the significance of internationalizing themes and plugins but we didn't actually discuss how to do it. If you're in the commercial theme or plugin space, then it's almost expected that your work will support multiple languages. In the this article, we'll take a look at understanding what internationalization really is, why it's important, and what steps are necessary to internationalize your project. Read More…
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    Create Your Own Custom Twitter Plugin for WordPressTwitter thumb
    You just published an amazing post on your WordPress blog and would like to tell everybody about that. Do you have a Twitter account? Then let's develop a plugin which whenever you save a new post on WordPress automatically tweets, letting all your followers know that they can find something new on your blog. Let's get started! Read More…
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    The Ins and Outs of The Enqueue Script For WordPress Themes and PluginsIml ami wp tuts
    The wp_enqueue_script function is the best solution for loading JavaScript files into your WordPress site. If you're developing a theme that uses JavaScript or JavaScript Libraries, the wp_enqueue_script function is the way to go. If you haven't really used this before though, it can be confusions... so today, we'll be taking an in depth look into how to properly load scripts into your theme or plugin using the enqueue function.Read More…
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    Allow Users To Submit Images To Your WordPress SitePreview
    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a plugin that allows users to submit images and upload them to the WordPress media library. You'll also learn how to correctly delete images from the WordPress media library as well as do some basic validation on uploaded images.Read More…
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    Changing the Fonts of Your WordPress Site - Part 1: Using a PluginType
    WordPress continually proves itself time time and again that it has very few limitations, and is rapidly pushing itself to being, if not the best, but certainly the most versatile CMS available. Out of the box it is certainly not perfect, but you can change it however you want. In this tutorial, we will go over how to change the fonts of your theme using a plugin. You can use either Google Web Fonts our your own custom fonts.Read More…
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    Add the WordPress RSS Feed Anywhere In Your ThemeRss icon
    If you're looking for a way to display RSS feeds anywhere on your site and you're using WordPress then you'll be happy to hear about this trick. You know about the WordPress RSS widget... but what if displaying a feed in the sidebar is not enough. This tutorial will show you how to take an RSS feed and put it anywhere in your theme, including a page or post template. This is a great solution for you folks out there using RSS feed generators (say goodbye to small footer credits) or plugins (say hello to a faster website)!Read More…
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    Getting Started with the WordPress Transient API, Part 2Preview
    In the first post in this series, we took defined what the API is, how it differs form the settings API, and some of the general calls that we can make to the API. In this post, we'll be taking a look at a practical implementation of the API and how to handle some idiosyncrasies that come with dealing with expired data.Read More…
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    Attaching Files To Your Posts Using WordPress Custom Meta Boxes, Part 1Preview
    Over the course of the next two posts, we'll take a look at how we can leverage the WordPress API to define our own custom meta boxes for attaching a document (such as a PDF) to our WordPress pages. We'll also take a look at how to properly remove files should we choose to delete them from our posts.Read More…
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    Displaying WordPress Site Data Via jQuery ChartsInfographic
    In this tutorial we will use the jQuery Charts Plotting plugin, JQplot, to create a new WordPress plugin which can display some of your blog's traffic, popular categories, and more with some beautiful visual charts. Looking for a way to pimp out a client's dashboard (or your own!) with some useful infographics? Look no further... we'll show you how it's done right here.Read More…
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    Display & Style Related Posts For Your WordPress SitePreview
    Displaying related posts is a great way to keep readers on your blog and this tutorial will show you how to achieve just this! There are definitely many related posts plugins out there that would be great to use, however I couldn't find any plugins that fit exactly what I needed. So after a lot of reading and researching, here's what I ended up with that's helped me on a ton of my client's projects including my own. Here I will show you how to program a custom WordPress loop that will display your related posts with thumbnails. Read More…
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    Allow Users To Submit To Your WordPress Site: A Quotes PluginPreview
    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a plugin that allows users to submit form data. You'll also learn about security by using nonces.Read More…