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    Creating Maintainable WordPress Meta BoxesMaintainable meta boxes
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    Throughout this series, we're going to take at one way that we can write maintainable code in WordPress through an example plugin that introduces meta boxes, various options, and tabbed navigation in the WordPress dashboard.Read More…
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    Seven Plugins to Help Your Mobile UsersWordpress
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    As web designers and developers, we've been living in the mobile era for a few years now. In this tutorial, we're going to review seven plugins that help to make your website look good and perform well for mobile visitors.Read More…
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    Getting Better Support By Avoiding The XY ProblemXy
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    The ability to get fast and effective support is one of the reasons to choose WordPress. With its massive popularity and incredibly supportive community, help with whatever problem you may face is available, if you know how to ask. Ensuring you get a good answer requires avoiding the XY problem - when you ask about a solution to a problem, instead of the problem itself.Read More…
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    Understanding and Working with The WordPress Options TableWordpress
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    In the earlier parts of this series, we looked at the tables in the WordPress database and the relationships between them. In this part I'll cover a table which is different from the others - the wp_options table.Read More…
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    WordPress Full Text Search With ElasticSearchIcon
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    WordPress has a built-in search feature; however, it's not very efficient. For example, the results are not sorted by relevancy. In short, it's a naive MySQL LIKE query without utilizing index. Automattic doesn't even use it WordPress.com. They implement a custom search with ElasticSearch. Why not learn to setup this up on our own site, as well?Read More…
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    iThemes Exchange: Add-onsExchange logo
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    In this series, we've been taking a look at how we can setup an online store using iThemes Exchange. We've reviewed an introduction to the plugin as well as some advanced features. In this article, we're going to take a look at some of the free add ons that ship with Exchange, what they do, and how to use them.Read More…
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    Creating a Professional WordPress Development Workflow With VagrantV
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    As developers, we all know that creating a sustainable and uniform local WordPress development workflow can be challenging and complex. Programs like MAMP, WAMP, and XAMPP theoretically make the setup of a local web server easy, but, for anyone who has tried it you know that it can be riddled with bugs and far from ideal. With tools like Git and Capistrano, it is relatively straightforward to deploy changes from a repository to a server, but making changes before that can be chaotic, especially for teams. That’s where Vagrant comes in.Read More…
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    Options for SSL in WordPressWp error
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    With the ever increasing focus on web security, SSL certificates are started to become common practice when setting up websites. This article will show you how to implement SSL in to your WordPress website using two different methods.Read More…
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    An Introduction to WordPress Global Variables1
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    In this three part series, we're going to be taking a look at WordPress global variables in order to gain a better understanding of them such that we can apply them to our day-to-day development. Throughout the series, we will be going through a set of hands-on exercises that demonstrate the power of the global variables to show and to tweak the inner workings of WordPress.Read More…
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    Saving Images with the WordPress Media UploaderWordpress media uploader
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    In this series, we're taking a look at how to implement the WordPress Media Uploader in an actual plugin. The idea behind this series and its associated code is to give a clear understanding of how it works, how we can use it in the future, and how we can incorporate it into our work. In this article, we're going to pick up where we left off and finish implementing the rest of this plugin. Note that I'm assuming you've read the previous two posts and understand the source code that we've covered thus far.Read More…
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    Adding to the Body Class in WordPressBody class
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    In this short tutorial, we look at the WordPress body class and how we can manipulate it using core API calls. Specifically, we cover adding body classes, removing body classes, conditionally adding body classes and some use cases.Read More…
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    Understanding and Working with Taxonomies and Terms in WordPressWordpress
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    Taxonomies are what takes WordPress beyond a simple blogging platform and into the realms of a CMS. But how are they stored in the database?Read More…
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