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  • Plugins
    Add Facebook Comments To Your Wordpress ThemeFb preview
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    Facebook launched the social plugins for developers in 2010. You all know at least one of them, the "like" button that you see on lots of blog posts across the net (like this one, pardon the pun!). Today we are focusing on the Comments Box system. Adding Facebook comments allows the user to comment on your blog using his Facebook account. There is no need for him to enter his name and email address or even register an account on your site.Read More…
  • Plugins
    Create a Basic Flickr Widget Using the Widget APIPreview
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    In this tutorial, we will be using the WordPress widget API and the Flickr API to create a basic Flickr widget. The widget will be a multiple-use widget; it asks the user for a username and number of pictures to display, and uses that information to display Flickr photos. There are lots of pre-built plugins out there that work with Flickr, but nothing's beats making it yourself if you're looking to take another step in your WordPress education!Read More…
  • General
    Complete Marketing Guide for WP Developers, Part 3: Post-LaunchPlugin marketing guide 3
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    In the first two posts, we talked about pre-launch strategies and launch strategies respectively. But remember, pre-launch is 3 months at the longest, launch is only about 1 to 2 weeks, but post-launch can last extremely long. Hypothetically, it can last forever if your theme/plugin is successful. That's why I want to use an entire post talking about 10 killer strategies that you can take actions on instantly to bring your theme/plugin to a success.Read More…
  • General
    Complete Marketing Guide for WP Developers, Part 2: LaunchPlugin marketing guide 2
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    In the first segment of our 3-part series teaching marketing 101 to WordPress developers, we covered pre-launch strategies - the period of time where you are super enthusiastic about your idea and can't wait to get it out to world. Now, after 3 months of blood and sweat, your theme/plugin is ready. It's time to launch it.Read More…
  • General
    Complete Marketing Guide for WP Developers, Part 1: Pre-LaunchPlugin marketing guide 1
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    Ok, so you fancy yourself as a hardcore WordPress developer who knows the most popular CMS in the world inside out; You can design and code a WordPress theme in a weekend; You crank out a WordPress plugin with the cleanest code possible. There's nothing you can't do with your godlike coding skills... but nobody is using your plugins or themes. "What gives?" Today we're kicking off a new series that examines just that: How to effectively market your plugins and themes.Read More…
  • Theme Development
    Creating a Simple Child Theme Using Twenty ElevenPreview
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    One of the first things I noticed when I started using WordPress was how well it employs the developer's mantra, "Separation of Concerns." In the programming world, you want each component to rely on the other components as little as possible; this makes each component more reusable. A perfect example of this in WordPress is Themes. They totally separate the design from the content. We can change the theme, and the content remains unchanged. WordPress does something similar with they way we can build on themes in WordPress. Instead of modifying an existing theme (and risk losing the changes at the next update), we can create a child theme, which separates our changes from the parent. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a simple child theme.Read More…
  • Plugins
    Quick-Tip: Natively Detecting iPhone Users in WordPressPreview
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    With the rapid growth of smart phone users, it has become increasingly important in web development to ensure visitors who access your website through handheld devices are catered to appropriately. There are a number of ways in which these visitors can be targeted, and in this tutorial we will explore creating a function to natively detect iPhone users in WordPress. Read More…
  • Widgets
    Using Custom Post Types to Create a Killer PortfolioPost type portfolio
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    Quite possibly the best addition to WordPress 3.0 was that of Custom Post Types. This took WordPress from being a CMS that can manage posts and pages to being able to manage anything the user can think of rather easily. You no longer have to add custom fields to posts- you can add high level support to your own types, creating their own theme page files and admin areas. One of the first things I did using custom post types was revamp my portfolio and today I'm going to show you how I did it!Read More…
  • Plugins
    How To Publish To The WordPress Plugin RepositoryThumb
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    One of the considerations that all WordPress plugin developers have to make is how to actually publish their work. Many premium plugins opt to run their own website, documentation, and purchase gateway, but if you're looking to publish a free plugin or perhaps a lite variation of a premium plugin then using the WordPress plugin repository is a great option.Read More…
  • General
    Resource Roundup! 20 Creative Shortcodes To Use In Your ProjectsShortcode
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    WordPress introduced shortcodes waaay back in version 2.5 as a great way of adding theme-specific styling through a simple-to-use tag in your post editor, or in your theme's coding. We can command some awesome features through shortcodes, both useful and just plain exciting (for geeks anyway!). Today, we're going to take a look at some creative implementations of the Shortcode API.Read More…
  • Theme Development
    A Beginner's Guide to the WordPress LoopThe loop
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    The Loop is incredibly foundational to WordPress. It's the first (and possibly the easiest) thing that most new themers want to try modifying... and you can get incredibly creative with it once you know the basics. Today, we're going to lay a foundation for everyone who's new to the loop or has ever wanted to know a little bit more about exactly how it works.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Quick Tip: 3 Tools for Making "Instant" Custom Post TypesPopcorn
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    Custom post types are all over the place nowadays... but what if you want to get your feet wet with custom post types without all of the hassle of coding them from scratch? This quick-tip will give you 3 tools for generating (and managing!) your own custom post types without even firing up your text editor. Nothing will ever substitute being able to code these up from scratch, but this will get you started before your popcorn dings in the microwave...Read More…
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