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  • Theme Development
    Creating a Custom 'The Posts I Commented On' LoopScreenshotd
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    Sometimes a WordPress developer might need custom loops which can not be generated with standard loops as category, author, index, date, archive, taxonomy etc. One of them is "the posts which I commented on". In Q&A sites it means "the questions I answered", so it might be needed for many developers. On base of this tutorial we can create another custom loops. Let's go to create this section.Read More…
  • Theme Development
    Getting Started With The WordPress Transients API, Part 1Preview
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    One of the nicest things about working with WordPress is the power of its API. When creating themes and/or plugins, the platform makes it incredibly easy to serialize and retrieve data. In fact, the API abstracts many of the common challenges of working with data such as data sanitization and efficiently retrieving data on request. Throughout the next two post, we'll take a look at the Transients API, why it matters, how to use it, and take a look at a practical implementation that we can use in future projects. Read More…
  • Plugins
    Create a Responsive Slider Plugin With FlexSlider for WordPressThumb
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    Sliders seem to be all the rage these days, and for good reason! You can add photos, content, videos, and more to an eye-catching, animated area of your website. While there is a wealth of slider plugins out there (my current favorite is the one for Nivo Slider), there is not one for FlexSlider, a slider that has keyboard shortcuts and works with swipe on touch screens. In this tutorial, we'll create that plugin!Read More…
  • General
    How To Change Your WordPress Publishing Workflow For The BetterPreview
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    Running a blog has never been easier. Running a blog well is still a difficult task. Working with a team of people on a blog increases the challenge, so anything that makes that challenge a bit easier should be given a chance to show you its wares. Read More…
  • Theme Development
    Creating Custom Page TemplatesCustompages
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    Pages are hugely useful when using WordPress as a CMS, and when you're making a website, it's not uncommon for two pages to have entirely different layouts. Sometimes an if statement will do the trick; if not, you'll need a custom page template.Read More…
  • Theme Development
    Developing BuddyPress Themes - Part 3: BuddyPress 1.5, Member Pages, & the Overall User ExperienceBp themeing
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    Welcome to part 3 of Developing BuddyPress Themes. In this tutorial, we'll focus on BuddyPress' latest release - version 1.5, as well as how to customize the user experience through editing member pages and adding custom functions. Read More…
  • Theme Development
    How to Create a Viral Launch Page with WordPressThumbnail
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    Viral launch pages are turning up everywhere and for good reason. They are an elegant and effective way to turn what could be a business's least-effect time online (no website or product ready yet) into the most effective marketing opportunity. Little explanation is required to create a lot of buzz, especially when there's an incentive thrown in there. Leverage the power of mystery! Also, people like free stuff.Read More…
  • Widgets
    Building An Awesome Flickr Widget: Screencast IncludedScreenshot
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    WordPress's Widget API makes building widgets for WordPress a breeze. With four simple yet powerful functions, you can generate a lovely little form for the user, grab whatever the user enters, store that information, and use it elsewhere to generate some awesome code.Read More…
  • Security
    Backing Up WordPress With DropboxThumb
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    Many of you probably already use Dropbox for your own personal/commercial uses to keep your data safe, did you know that you can even store your WordPress data inside of your Dropbox. In this video tutorial, we’ll go over how to backup your precious WordPress installation through Dropbox. Read More…
  • WordPress
    12 Useful Customization and Branding Tweaks for the WordPress DashboardThumbnail
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    The dashboard is somewhat the heart of a blog. It controls all the content and the options of your blog. But, as we know, WordPress is not a custom product specific to one type of blog, but rather something that has been created to accommodate a wide variety of bloggers. Therefore, the contents of the dashboard can be pretty generic and might need a bit of customizing to be optimized for your website's type. This is where plugins and tweaks come in. Today, we'll take a look at some methods of customizing parts of your dashboard.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Quick Tip: User Permissions and Your PluginWilhelmsenquicktip
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    Today we're going to go over user permissions within the scope of your plugin. Specifically, I'll discuss what you should be using to determine who can see the various admin menus of your plugin. Read More…
  • General
    Using Shortcodes to Speed Up Posting with Popular ServicesThumbnail
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    Today, we're going to look at how to use shortcodes in conjunction with a variety of popular services - including sites like YouTube and Flickr by first recapping how to create a shortcode, and then how to convert that third-party code into something that can be repeated and manipulated.Read More…
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