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    Displaying Information of a WordPress.org Plugin on Your WebsiteWordpressdotorg plugin api border 400
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    In the first part of this article, we discussed how to use built-in functions to communicate with WordPress.org and retrieve plugin details. In this tutorial we will put the theory in action to create a simple plugin which will allow us to display details of any plugin hosted on WordPress.org on our WordPress website using shortcodes.Read More…
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    Communicating With the WordPress.org Plugin APIWordpressdotorg plugin api border 400
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    Over the last few weeks I have been wondering on how to possibly pull data about my plugins hosted on WordPress.org and display it on my website. The first thing that came to mind was "Web Scrapping" but quite frankly this is a lot of work, feels like going back in time, and is not something a good web citizen should do. In some cases, it could be illegal.Read More…
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    Migrating Your WordPress Database: WP Migrate DB - Development to ProductionMigrating your wordpress database 400
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    If you've been pacing with this series, then you know that we've been working to not only survey the WordPress database, but work with tools that make our job easier for performing migrations. Case in point: WP Migrate DB. In the previous article, we reviewed how to actually migrate data from production to development, but in this article we're going to look at just the opposite. Though the steps are extremely similar, I find that this situation is a bit more common than the previous, especially for those who are in the business of building a site from the ground up.Read More…
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    Migrating Your WordPress Database: WP Migrate DB - Production to DevelopmentMigrating your wordpress database 400
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    In this series, we're taking a look at not only the structure of the WordPress database, but strategies that make it easy to perform migrations from development to staging, staging to production, or any of the aforementioned permutations. Most of the articles and the tutorials that we provide are obviously long form posts; however, for the remaining two articles in this series, we're going to be looking at two screencasts that walk us through exactly how to use the WP Migrate DB plugin. In this article, we review how to move content from the production environment to the development environment. Then, in the next screencast, we look at how to do the opposite. So, rather than preparing to spend a lot of time reading, prepare to watch a short screencast on exactly what you need to do, and be sure to review the show notes at the bottom of the post.Read More…
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    Migrating Your WordPress Database: A Database PrimerMigrating your wordpress database 400
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    When it comes to working with WordPress-based projects, arguably one of the most frustrating or tedious aspects of deployment is actually getting the databases across your environments in-sync with one another. Sure, there's something to be said for using test data in development, user data in staging, and actual data in production, but there's no such thing as a silver bullet, right? That means that sometimes test data is going to work; other times, it won't. For example, let's say that you inherit a project for which you have to pull down a database and then begin working with existing data. Or let's say that you have to migrate an entire site or application from one server to another. In cases like that, test data doesn't help a whole lot. Instead, you need a tool for it. And sure, the WordPress Importer is a fair tool for basic migrations, and running SQL exports and imports is okay if you're comfortable with database front-ends and working with SQL itself. But what about those who are somewhere in between?Read More…
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    Creating a Shortcode for Responsive VideoResponsive video shortcode main image 400
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    If you're anything like me, you use YouTube to host any video you add to your WordPress site. It saves worrying about browser or device compatibility, it saves space on your servers, and it can be a lot more reliable.Read More…
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    A Better Forum List Widget for bbPressBbpress
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    When bbPress was still a standalone installation, I had tried it out and wasn't really impressed. Things were clunky and it didn't always work the way it was supposed to. After languishing for a few years, Automattic decided to take bbpress and turn it into a plugin, improving the functionality leaps and bounds and making it a strong contender amongst other forum option for WordPress.Read More…
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    Create a Shortcode to List Posts With Multiple ParametersPost listing shortcode main image400
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    On many of the client sites I build, I find there are times when I need to include a post listing on a page. I'm not talking about archive pages here, but adding a custom listing to an existing static page. For example, I might want to list some posts on the 'About' page, or the site may require an in-depth page for a topic, with a list of posts and custom post types related to that topic. One way to do this is by creating a custom page template to include the current page content plus the results of a second custom query, but if you want more flexibility over how you list posts, or just want to do it a few times, a shortcode will be a simpler solution. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a simple shortcode to list all posts of a custom post type, and then I'll expand on that to create a shortcode with various parameters that users can specify to list posts however they want.Read More…
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    Using SuperCPT to Create Custom Post Types, Taxonomies and Meta BoxesSupercpt relief
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    With the release of version 3.0, WordPress introduced custom post types and updated custom taxonomies which were introduced in v2.8. Since then, WordPress users and developers are able to create their own post types and taxonomies. People are no longer chained to the dull "posts" and "pages" with the boring "categories" and "tags". Yes, using custom post types, custom taxonomies and custom meta boxes are cool. You know what's cooler? Creating each with a single line of code.Read More…
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    Integrating Multiple Choice Quizzes in WordPress – Creating the FrontendIntegrating multiple choice quizzes in wordpress
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    This is the second part of the series on developing a multiple choice quiz plugin for WordPress. In the first part we created the backend of our plugin to capture the necessary data to store in the database. In this final part, we will be creating the frontend of the plugin where the users can take quizzes and evaluate their knowledge.Read More…
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    Integrating Multiple Choice Quizzes in WordPress - Creating the BackendIntegrating multiple choice quizzes in wordpress
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    Multiple choice questions are something that most of us have faced at least once in our life. We love them because we can provide correct answers by logically thinking about provided possibilities, even if we don't exactly know the correct answer. Also answering takes less time which makes it so popular. Creating a multiple choice quiz in WordPress can be a very exciting and profitable task. You can use it in your personal blog to attract more visitors, or you can create a premium section with advanced quizzes, or you can create quizzes focusing on popular certification exams. There are numerous possibilities for making it profitable.Read More…
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    Robust Forms With Gravity FormsGravity forms retna
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    Gravity Forms, a rocketgenius product, is a comprehensive form solution for WordPress. Any developer will tell you that building a form can sometimes be very time intensive, especially if it needs to do more than handle a message.Read More…
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