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    Adding Custom Fields To WordPress ProgrammaticallyWordpress
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    Learning the basic methods for creating and setting the values of custom WordPress meta fields programmatically is the first step to creating powerful plugins or complex content management sites.Read More…
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    Understanding and Working with User Data in WordPressWordpress
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    In an earlier tutorial in this series, we looked at the different content types in WordPress, of which user data is one. Here, I'll go into user data in more depth and show how it's stored and used by WordPress.Read More…
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    Add a Beautiful Table of Contents to Your WordPress PostsWordpress
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    If you write longer blog posts and want to give your readers a structured way to navigate your pages and posts, the free Table of Contents Plus plugin is an elegant solution. It automatically generates a Table of Contents on your page from section headings, resembling very much the great collapsible Wikipedia style contents boxes. In this article, we'll take a look at exactly how to do this.Read More…
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    Implementing the EU Cookie Law Into Your WordPress SiteWordpress
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    If you live in Europe you've probably heard about the cookie law. The exact law changes from country to country and some of the guidelines are a little unclear about ways it should be implemented. This article is not to discuss or advise on the law, but to show you the method behind creating a simple cookie law popup plugin.Read More…
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    Using The WordPress Custom Field User InterfaceWordpress
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    In the first post in this series, I covered what custom fields are and why they are important. I also gave an overview of the various ways to add them to WordPress posts. In this article, I will cover the Custom Fields User Interface.Read More…
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    The Privacy and Optimization of a WordPress Dashboard WidgetWordpress
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    People often complain that WordPress is slow. Whether or not this is true depends on many factors, but if we can see server resources inside the WordPress dashboard, then it may give some insight about how well our WordPress installation is operating. In this tutorial, we will be crafting a plugin to show server status including disk space, memory consumptions, CPU usage, and process usage. We will also learn about WordPress cache to avoid querying these metric over and over and we will also cover WordPress cron jobs to generate this data automatically.Read More…
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    Understanding and Working with Posts in WordPressWordpress
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    Like so many examples of WordPress terminology, the term 'posts' can be confusing, as it refers to a post type as well as a content type stored in a specific database table. Here, I'll clarify the difference between the two and look at post types in detail.Read More…
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    The Fundamentals of Building a WordPress Server DashboardIcon
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    People often complain that WordPress is slow. Whether or not this is true depends on many factors, but if we can see server resources inside the WordPress dashboard, then it may give some insight about how well our WordPress installation is operating. In this tutorial, we will be crafting a plugin to show server status including disk space, memory consumptions, CPU usage, and process usage. We will also learn about WordPress cache to avoid querying these metric over and over and we will also cover WordPress cron jobs to generate this data automatically.Read More…
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    Exploring WordPress Custom Fields and Why They're ImportantValidating wordpress preview
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    WordPress' post meta table is an almost totally blank slate waiting for you to use it to power a content management site or a plugin. In this series I will show you various ways to create and update custom post meta fields.Read More…
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    Turning a WordPress Server Dashboard into a WidgetIcon
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    People often complain that WordPress is slow. Whether or not this is true depends on many factors, but if we can see server resources inside the WordPress dashboard, then it may give some insight about how well our WordPress installation is operating. In this tutorial, we will be crafting a plugin to show server status including disk space, memory consumptions, CPU usage, and process usage. We will also learn about WordPress cache to avoid querying these metric over and over and we will also cover WordPress cron jobs to generate this data automatically.Read More…
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    Understanding and Working with Content Types in WordPressWordpress
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    In the first two parts of this series, I introduced the WordPress database and its structure and showed how relationships between different content types are managed. Here, I'll look at content types in more detail and describe the different types of content in WordPress and how they interact.Read More…
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    WordPress eCommerce With Selz & EcwidImg
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    When it comes to setting up an eCommerce website, the natural tendency for most site owners is to go for a custom developed website. However, a much cheaper and easier alternative is to use WordPress. Selz & Ecwid both work really well with WordPress, and in this tutorial, you'll learn how to set each of them up and get the most out of them.Read More…
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