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    Tools and Habits of Quality WordPress Theme DevelopersValidating wordpress preview
    This article highlights some of the factors one should consider when designing and implementing an actual WordPress theme. The tips are handy primarily for people who are new to WordPress theme development and who plan to work on pore WordPress themes.Read More…
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    Understanding and Working with Data in WordPressWorking with data in wordpress preview
    In this first part of a series on working with data in WordPress, I'll provide an overview of how WordPress stores data and what's stored in which database table.Read More…
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    More Tips for Best Practices in WordPress DevelopmentValidating wordpress preview
    Welcome to the second part of the series. On the first article we explained the WordPress Coding Standards, how to avoid namespaces collisions, comments in the code and some basic security. Today we are going to get a bit deeper and write some more code and learn some techniques to improve performance and security of our plugins. The topics we are covering today are: Read More…
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    Writing Maintainable WordPress Themes: Naming ConventionsWriting maintainable wordpress themes
    In the first post in this series, we reviewed some of the strategies that are available as it relates to organizing our WordPress theme directories in order to make them more maintainable. Ultimately, the goal was to provide a directory schema in which we could organize our files such that we would have a level of cohesion, understanding, and maintainability to the work that we're doing. But that's not all there is to writing maintainable WordPress themes. Another aspect is to follow the conventions set forth by the WordPress Coding Standards. W˜e're going to take a slightly more granular look at some of the strategies and tools that we can use in order to make sure we're making our themes as maintainable as possible.Read More…
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    Tips for Best Practices in WordPress DevelopmentValidating wordpress preview
    In this series, we're going to cover the most important things you should consider when developing a WordPress Plugin or a WordPress Theme. This guide aims to provide a set of good practices that will be helpful to beginners and also to experts developers that are starting to work with WordPressRead More…
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    Taxonomy Archives: List Posts by a Second Taxonomy's TermsCreating post type archive to list by term preview
    If your site uses multiple taxonomies to categorize information, it can be helpful to split up posts in a taxonomy archive by the terms of a second taxonomy. In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a taxonomy archive to do just that.Read More…
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    Writing Maintainable WordPress Themes: DirectoriesWriting maintainable wordpress themes
    When it comes to building WordPress themes - as with many other types of things, really - there are right ways and wrong ways to do it. For those of us who want to be professional WordPress developers, for those of us who truly care about the work that we're doing, and for those of us who want our work to last, then we need to be forward thinking about how we're organizing the files and the code that goes into our theme.Read More…
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    Creating an FAQ Page Using Two LoopsCreate faq page using two loops faqsimage
    A page of frequently asked questions will be much more user-friendly if your visitors can see all of the questions at the top of the page and then go to the answers by clicking on each. This tutorial shows you how to do this by creating two loops for the same content.Read More…
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    Running WordPress on OpenShift Part 2Openshift
    In this tutorial, we will dive deeply into OpenShift to understand the custom build and deployment process. We will also learn the command-line tool for logging and troubleshooting when our application is down. We'll also cover some bonus tips to leverage the SSH features offered by OpenShift. Additionally, we'll look at how to synchronize our local environment with the remote environment including the database, source files, and media files.Read More…
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    Using the TGM Plugin Activation Library in Your ThemesTgm plugin activation
    Themes aren't meant to be functional, but as theme developers, we mostly need to include some features to make our theme a bit better and a function, you know, functional. In this tutorial, we're going to have a glance at the term "plugin territory" and learn to use a fantastic tool written by Thomas Griffin: the TGM Plugin Activation library.Read More…
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    How To Display Post Meta Data on a WordPress PostSingle post meta data thumb
    In my last series of articles, we looked at the concepts of object-oriented programming from the perspective of the beginner. The goal of the series was to take those who were not familiar with object-oriented programming in PHP, and explore the foundational aspects of the paradigm within the context of WordPress. In this article, we're going to take a look at extending the plugin such that we can display the data on a single post page. We're going to talk about how to do this given our existing code, how to do this, and we're also going to talk about why this may not be a good idea.Read More…
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    Running WordPress on OpenShift: An IntroductionOpenshift
    OpenShift is a PaaS that allow you to run your own app for free with low resources. It offers 1GB storage and 512MB RAM, and has support for custom domains. It's faster than Heroku, PagodaBox, and AppFog giving you SSH access to your app server, running in a separate environment. It's just like a real server, but you get it for free.Read More…
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