• Theme Development
    Create a Settings Page For Your WordPress ThemePreview
    Creating your own theme for WordPress is a great way to give your blog or other WordPress powered web site an original touch. But even the nicest looking theme is not that nice if you have to get under the hood and edit the theme's HTML or PHP code whenever it's time change some aspects of it. Especially, when it's not you but a paying customer using your theme. Luckily, creating a settings page for your theme in WordPress is not very hard, and after reading this tutorial, you will be able to create one in no time! Read More…
  • Theme Development
    Do-It-Yourself WordPress Scheduling: Mastering WP-CronWp chrom
    As one of the lesser-used WordPress features, WP-Cron often gets overlooked by developers. Its applications, however, are no laughing matter. From caching to notifications to clean up, scheduling cron jobs can work to create a distinct advantage in even the most simple WordPress blog. Join in as we explore important applications of this very system. Read More…
  • Security
    Quick Tip: Backing Up Your Blog with VaultPressVaultpress thumbnail
    As with almost every other web app, WordPress stores information in a database. There's always a chance that your data could be lost or corrupted, and it's wise to have a solid backup strategy in place. This is where VaultPress enters the scene to save the day, providing complete backup and security for your WordPress site.Read More…
  • Hosting
    Migrating a WordPress Site From a Local Server to ProductionPreview
    Integral to any WordPress developer's arsenal is the local server. In this tutorial, I want to walk you all the way from installing a local server to theming, exporting databases, and beyond.Read More…
  • News
    WordPress 3.2: What You Need to Know3.2thumb
    WordPress 3.2 (aka "Gershwin") came out on the 4th of July, and it features some radical new changes that you're going to want to know about. A new dashboard design, new default theme, and other enhanced admin features that make using it even easier to use - let's dive into the changes.Read More…
  • Reviews
    40+ Stunning Wordpress Portfolio Themes40 stunning wordpress themes
    Wordpress is the most popular blogging and CMS platform out there. The vast amount of features and the flexibility it provides, one can create mind blowing themes for it. Here is a round up list of the most stunning WordPress themes, created specifically for displaying your design portfolio.Read More…
  • Theme Development
    Developing Your First WordPress Theme: Day 3 of 3Preview3
    Themes are a huge part of what makes WordPress as popular as it is, and in this three-part series we’ll take you through a step-by-step process that results in a completed, functioning WordPress theme. In part three, we'll be implementing the comment system, adding sidebar widgets, and wrapping everything up!Read More…
  • Plugins
    Quick Tip: Using Shortcodes in Theme DevelopmentUsing shortcodes in wordpress
    The WordPress Shortcode API was introduced to WordPress in Version 2.5. Since then, it has become a widely used method for allowing quick customisation of layout and inserting certain formatting snippets. But shortcodes can be equally useful when creating WordPress themes - here's how you can make full use of them!Read More…
  • Theme Development
    Developing Your First WordPress Theme: Day 2 of 3Preview2
    Themes are a huge part of what makes WordPress as popular as it is, and in this three-part series we'll take you through a step-by-step process that results in a completed, functioning WordPress theme. In part two, we delve into coding the bulk of our theme!Read More…
  • WordPress
    8 Tips for Creating WordPress Themes That Sell8 tips for themes that sell preview
    The growing market for premium WordPress themes has made competition tougher than ever. Customers are demanding higher quality and greater functionality leaving theme developers searching for new ways to make their work stand out. Knowing what makes one theme sell better than another can be difficult, but remembering a few basic rules can make a big difference in your total sales.Read More…
  • Plugins
    The Definitive Check List for Publishing Your WordPress PluginPlugin checklist thumb
    When you are getting close to completing your WordPress plugin, it's time to start thinking about releasing it to the broader public. Getting ready for publishing a plugin requires a lot of polishing, testing and fine tuning, and it's easy to forget some steps in the process. This tutorial will guide you through publishing the plugin in the WordPress plugin directory and work as a check list to help you make sure your plugin will be ready for the prime time by the time you hit publish.Read More…
  • Widgets
    Creating a Tabbed Widget for Custom Post TypesPreview
    Custom post types give you unlimited possibilities for creating content. The trick is trying to present it all to your users. We're talking bounce rate here, and one of the best ways to decrease your bounce rate and keep users on your site is to present as much content as possible in a clean and organized manner. This tutorial offers one solution by showing you how to create a custom, tabbed widget that grabs your latest articles from multiple custom post types, and as a bonus, shows you how to display star ratings next to each post!Read More…