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WordPress

  • Security
    11 Quick Tips: Securing Your WordPress SiteSafe
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    WordPress is the most used open-source platform nowadays for any type of websites: whether it is blog, CMS or any other custom solution. WordPress is naturally based on PHP (among other languages), so, as a PHP developer I always make sure to cover/apply some tips for WordPress to make secure and speedup the site which I develop. In this WordPress tutorial you will find tips and tricks for securing WordPress and otimizing your WordPress blog. Read More…
  • Theme Development
    Automagic Post Thumbnails & Image ManagementThumbnail magic
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    Using a custom post thumbnail or featured image function for your posts and pages in WordPress has been a well known trick for a while now. You can use it to create content sliders or other related functions which enhance the overall look of a WordPress site... but using such features can sometimes give you some trouble (or at least I have experienced some difficulties), especially when I'm updating my blog from my mobile device using WordPress for Android or WordPress for BlackBerry. Today, I'm going to show you a few tricks that have helped me out in the past - hopefully they'll help you out as well!Read More…
  • Theme Development
    WordPress Theme Development Training Wheels: Day TwoWp training wheels alt
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    After a short break since our first post in this series, we're back to take things a little further. So far we've only just made our HTML template ready for activation as a theme, and made some minor changes to integrate a few WordPress functions which replace certain Hard Coded HTML contents. I hope you've been practicing your WP pedaling! Read More…
  • Plugins
    Create a TwitterRSS Stats Widget for WordPressPreview
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    In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps of setting up a widget, its settings form, and displaying it on your site. At the end of the tutorial, you can download an example plugin to build from. Of course, you can apply this to your themes as well.Read More…
  • Plugins
    7 Simple Rules: WordPress Plugin Development Best PracticesPreview
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    We've been talking a lot about "Best Practices" here on Wptuts lately. Today, we'll cover some important best practices for creating a WordPress plugin. From security tips to namespacing tricks, follow these rules and you'll do no wrong. Whether you're a budding new plugin developer or a time-tested veteran, these simple rules and suggestions will make you a better developer (and the community will thank you for it!) Read More…
  • Creative Coding
    How to Make a Splash Page with WordPressSplash page via wordpress
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    In celebration of Cyber Monday, today we're going to show you a technique for creating a custom "Splash Page" for your WordPress theme. You're probably seeing a lot of these around the net today, so you know that they're great for running quick promotions of products or events... but you can have fun with it and come up with creative ways to use a splash page such as advertising, donation button, radio pledge drives, highlight of an upcoming race, or highlight of a new product.Read More…
  • Creative Coding
    HTML5 WordPress Music Player & Settings Page IntegrationThumbnail
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    I will be showing how to integrate an HTML 5 Music Player into WordPress. After that we will be adding a Settings Page ("theme options") so you can allow for easy player customization!Read More…
  • General
    13 Great ThemeForest WordPress Themes That Put WordPress In a New ContextThumbnail
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    A lot of the time we highlight great design in the roundups of WordPress themes because, as web designers, we can be very vain when it comes to our designs. However, there's a lot of great examples of fantastic functionality in the themes hosted by ThemeForest, from e-commerce to question-answer sites to classified ad distribution. We're going to look at some of these awesome examples today!Read More…
  • Theme Development
    Changing the Fonts of Your WordPress - Part 2: Theme IntegrationType
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    WordPress continually proves itself time, time, and again that it has very few limitations, and is rapidly pushing itself to being, if not the best, but certainly the most versatile CMS available. Out of the box it is certainly not perfect, but you can change it however you want. In the previous tutorial, we went over how to add fonts to your theme via a plugin. Now, we'll integrate font options directly into the theme's options.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Five Quick Tips to Optimize Your Blog for Search EnginesSeo
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    Search engines like Google are, for most blogs, owners of a large chunk of referrals through users discovering your site through search. Search Engine Optimization (or SEO) is the process of improving a website's standing with regular, algorithmic search engines. This can lead to more visitors as your site becomes better equipped to deal with search engines and their accompanying traffic.Read More…
  • News
    Join the Wptuts+ Community on Google+Googleplus
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    We're excited to let you know that now, in addition to Twitter and Facebook, you can get involved with the Wptuts+ community over at Google+! We'll be using Google+ to let you know about our latest tutorials, competitions, and Tuts+ news. Read on to find out more...Read More…
  • Theme Development
    DIY WordPress Framework Part 4: Using the Framework as a Boiler PlateDiy wordpress framework
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    Last time we used our framework as a child theme, creating a totally new theme that depends on the framework. Today we're going to use our framework as a boilerplate, copying the folder and making edits right to it.Read More…
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