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    50 Filters of WordPress: The First 10 Filters50 filters of wordpress preview
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    In the first post of the series, we introduced the idea of the world of filters within the context of WordPress. In this tutorial, we're going to start reviewing 50 selected filters by explaining what they do and see an example for each filter. So, without further ado, here's the first batch of our 50 filters!Read More…
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    How Theme Frameworks Actually WorkBuild your own theme framework preview image
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    Theme Frameworks can be extremely powerful. For non-technical WordPress users, they make it possible to create a unique site which looks like it's running a bespoke theme, and for WordPress developers they can help you apply the DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) principle and give you the ability to build custom sites fast. If you've been using a third party framework for a while and have become frustrated with the bloated code or lack of flexibility, or you just want to have complete control over your code, then building your own theme framework could be the best approach.Read More…
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    Building a Social Profile Widget to Display Your Follower CountBuilding a social profile widget feature
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    In this final part of the series, we will develop a social profile widget that links to a Facebook page, and to Twitter, and Google+ profiles. The widget will also display the count of Facebook page likes as well as Twitter and Google+ followers count.Read More…
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    50 Filters of WordPress: An Introduction to Filters50 filters of wordpress preview
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    WordPress is an amazing platform and the most popular content management system in the world. The reason for this title is because of its extensibility. In this series, we're going to learn about filters - one of the best ways we can extend WordPress.Read More…
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    Adding the CSS for a Color Scheme in the Theme CustomizerTheme customizer color scheme preview
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    In the first part of this two part series, I showed you how to create the settings and controls for a color scheme in the WordPress theme customizer. In this part, you'll use these to define CSS in the theme based on what users select using the customizer.Read More…
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    Collecting Donations With WordPress: BitcoinDonation series image
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    In the second and final part of this mini-series titled, "Collecting Donations With WordPress", you'll learn how to write a WordPress plugin that allows users to send you a donation via Bitcoin. The plugin uses its own backend settings panel, and is highly customisable. Read More…
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    Building a Social Profile Widget: Get Your Follower CountBuilding a social profile widget feature
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    Recently, a feature that's becoming more and more common with a lot of websites the social media profile widget. The widget consists of icons and text that link to a number of social network profiles to which the website is associated. Some of these widget also the number of followers on of each social network. There are a lot of free and premium social profile widget plugins available for WordPress that one can use in linking to his/her personal or website social network's profiles. In this two-part series, I will show us how to get the count of Facebook page Likes, Twitter and Google+ followers how to build a Social Profile WordPress widget.Read More…
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    Integrating CloudFlare With WordPressCloudflare1
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    CloudFlare is one of the leading CDNs on the web right now. It has strategically located servers all across the globe that reduce the load times of your website by serving static files like images, videos, CSS and JavaScript from the data centers located closest to the website visitors. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate CloudFlare with your WordPress site.Read More…
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    Creating Maintainable WordPress Meta Boxes: Save and RetrieveMaintainable meta boxes
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    In this article, we're going to continue our work by saving the information to the database, retrieving the information, and displaying it on the front-end. Along the way, we'll also look at some of the built-in WordPress API functions designed to help make this a bit easier for us as well as some tips for double-checking our work in the database to verify our information is being saved exactly as we expect.Read More…
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    Settings and Controls for a Color Scheme in the Theme CustomizerTheme customizer color scheme preview
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    The theme customizer is a great tool to allow your users more freedom to tweak a theme without having to edit the code. But if you want to let your users change the colors of their site, things can get complicated. Adding a control for every single element they can change will make things cumbersome and users may end up with a site which looks like a garish mess. Instead of adding lots of controls for all of the elements you want users to be able to change, you can simply create a color scheme, allowing users to select a few colors and then applying those to a range of elements in the theme.Read More…
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    Pagely Review: Fine-Tuned Managed WordPress Hosting Preview image
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    Managed WordPress hosting has exploded in the past couple of years, but the concept of hosting specifically optimized for running WordPress sites was pioneered by just a few companies. Pagely was one of those forerunners back in 2006 as the first ever managed WordPress platform, and in this article, we're going to take a look at what they have to offer and what still sets them apart from other managed WordPress hosting solutions nearly a decade later.Read More…
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    Creating a PayPal Buy Now Button With Variable ShortcodesPaypal variable
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    PayPal is a great payment processor that allows anyone to send you money, which you can then send directly to your bank account. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a WordPress plugin allowing you to generate a Buy Now button, using a variable shortcode.Read More…
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