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    New wp-config Tweaks You Probably Don't KnowTools
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    The wp-config.php file: One of the most loved WordPress feature for some, one of the worst nightmares for others. There are countless tips and tricks in a plethora of articles, and you can't get enough of them; however, this article is aiming to be different. In this article, we're going to get familiar with eight new wp-config tricks that are less known than functionality such as turning off post revisions, increasing the memory limit, or other similar features.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Using Dashicons for Menu ItemsDashicons featured image 400
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    Last year, WordPress moved to using plugins for working on new features for core. One of the first ones to appear was the MP6 plugin. It was a complete redesign of the WordPress admin. One of the changes was moving from using images to an icon font, Dashicons. In WordPress 3.8, we saw this new design make its way into core. All of the icons in the WordPress admin are now using Dashicons and we too can use them in our themes and plugins.Read More…
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    The Beginner's Guide to Setting Static Front Pages in WordPressStaticfrontpage
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    Typically, in a WordPress website, the home page shows the blogger's latest posts, but what if you wanted the homepage of your website to display the same page every time? For those of you who are just getting started with WordPress, then it's worth noting this is not only possible, but it's really easy.In this article, we'll talk about how to implement a static front page in WordPress as well as where it would and wouldn't be appropriate.Read More…
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    WordPress Initialization Hooks: Benefits and Common MistakesHooks
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    In programming, initialization of data is important as it's where we setup the prerequisites for the application such as its attributes, its required files and data, its connection to the database, and so on. WordPress itself has a well-defined initialization procedure. Through the page life cycle, WordPress fires a number of actions many of which we've covered in previous articles. To that end, it provides a set of initialization hooks which are naturally used to initialize the application before executing its primary functionality. As plugin and theme developers, it's important to understand the use cases and common mistakes of these initialization hooks, in order to build quality applications. In this article, we are going to take a look at the importance of WordPress initialization hooks and how they are used in various scenarios.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Add Shortlinks to Custom Post TypesAdd shortlinks to custom post types
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    If you use any form of social media, and in particular Twitter, then you have almost certainly come across 'shortlinks' – shortened URLs which act as a label, pointing to a particular page but disguising its lengthier URL. They've been around for over a decade now, but their use really took off with URL shortening services which provided click-through statistics, and character limits on tweets.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: After the Content - CommentsAfter the content solid
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    What is the best way to get feedback from your readers? Social networks? Contact forms? Nope: Comments are the easiest and the most efficient way to get feedback about the content. In this final piece of our series, we're going to see the most important part after the content: comments.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: After the Content - Share ThisAfter the content solid
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    If we're saying that content is "king", social media might as well be the "queen". We can safely claim that social media is the most efficient way to spread the content around the web, in our time. In this post, we're going to cover how and why we should include a "Share This" section with our content.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: After the Content - More From This CategoryAfter the content solid
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    Do you have a solid construction of categories on your blog? If so, you might not need a "Related Posts" section at all - you can just display latest posts from the same category. In this post, we're going to go through the "More From This Category" section, an alternative to "Related Posts" (which we covered earlier).Read More…
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    Quick Tip: After the Content - DisclaimerAfter the content solid
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    Does your content get scraped by others? Do people without common sense post your content without attribution? Maybe that's because you -kind of- let them. In this post, we're going to see why and how should you include a little "disclaimer" in your posts.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: After the Content - Author InfoAfter the content solid
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    Unless you're hiding your identity on purpose and your readers know it, they will always be wondering about the author of the content you serve. Not just the name - they will care about who you are and where they can reach you. In this post, we're going to learn the importance of the "Author Info" section.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: After the Content - AdvertisementAfter the content solid
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    Monetization is a great motivation for writing more content. Unless you make it a burden for your visitors to read the content, nobody's going to complain about your earnings from your blog. In this post, we're going to see one of the only sections that could directly help us financially: the "Advertisement" section!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: After the Content - Post MetaAfter the content solid
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    Human or crawler, a visitor needs to find where your post belongs. Even if you have category or tag archives, it's almost always a necessity to include a section to display a little bit information for the content. In this post, we're moving on with our series with the "post meta", the identity card of the post.Read More…
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