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  • WordPress
    Scaling WordPress for High-TrafficScaling wordpress for hitraffic
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    Just because you didn’t get to go to that awesome conference doesn’t mean that you can’t still watch the lectures! Each week, we feature one recommended web development lecture on Nettuts+. This talk, presented by Envato's very own developer extraordinaire, Ryan Allen, will detail some of the potential pitfalls and solutions when maintaining massive WordPress blogs, like Tuts+. Read More…
  • Theme Development
    Innovative Uses of WordPress Post Types and TaxonomiesFolders
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    With the release of Wordpress 3.0, two great ways to better organize and display content were introduced: post types and taxonomies. These two advances improve Wordpress' role as an all-around content management system, and they continue to prove that WP is not just a blog platform. When 3.1 releases with post formats, it will be imperative that you understand how to use and implement post types and taxonomies.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Quick Tip: How to Target WordPress Sticky PostsWordpress sticky posts
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    As of WordPress 2.7, we can now assign "sticky posts." This feature affords us the ability to "pin" postings to the top of our blog. But, how can we specifically target these sorts of postings from within our stylesheet?Read More…
  • Theme Development
    WordPress Shortcodes: The Right Way200x200
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    One of the primary reasons why WordPress is the most popular CMS platform available is the sheer level of customizability that it brings to the table. Today, we'll review the process of integrating one of those popular features, shortcodes, in the most user friendly way possible, into our theme.Read More…
  • WordPress
    How to Create a FAQ Page with WordPress and Custom Post TypesCreating faq with wp jquery
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    In the web world, a FAQ page is created specifically for the viewers/customers, and contains general questions and their respective answers about a particular product or service. This tutorial details the process of creating a dedicated FAQ section in the WordPress backend with custom post types, as well as how to spice up the actual page a bit by using jQuery and CSS.Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    30 Kick-Ass Premium WordPress Plugins and ThemesKick ass wordpress plugins and themes
    The WordPress platform is an integral part of the Envato™ ecosystem. Regardless of whether you need a hand with design or development, the Envato™ marketplaces have you covered! You can purchase premium WordPress plugins and templates to hit the ground running with each new project. Today, we'll review only a handful of the newest and most popular templates and plugins on sale at CodeCanyon and ThemeForest.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Working with Custom Page Templates in WordPressWorking with pages in wordpress
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    In this talk, Randy Hoyt, a faculty member at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), will demonstrate how to take a typical blog structure, and morph it into custom layouts. Along the way, he discusses the inherent differences between posts and pages, how to create custom page templates, how to expedite the process of adding custom fields, and more. Read More…
  • Mobile Web Apps
    Mobile Browser DetectionGeneric background2
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    When creating mobile web apps like our wordpress theme series, it is important to be able to detect a mobile browser and serve the appropriate mobile version. Many readers requested information on how to do this in the comments, so here it is! First, we will cover a wordpress solution, then a PHP solution, and then a popular existing solution. By the end of this tutorial, you will be exposed to the whole spectrum of options and well equipped to handle this scenario!Read More…
  • Theme Development
    An Introduction to Split Testing in WordPressSplit
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    Split testing is a way to experiment with a live site and find which headlines and text are the most effective. Amazon uses split testing to determine which versions of their site convert customers better. We'll use WordPress and Google's Website Optimizer to test two different headlines, and find which works best at capturing customer emails.Read More…
  • Mobile Web Apps
    Mobile WordPress Theming: Day 4Preview
    Welcome to the final installment of our Mobile WordPress Theming series! In this tutorial, we will be loading posts and pages dynamically into our mobile web application. By the end, we will have a usable mobile WordPress theme! Let's jump right in!Read More…
  • Mobile Web Apps
    Mobile WordPress Theming: Day 3Jqtouch wordpress
    Welcome to the latest installment of Mobile WordPress Theming. Last week, we created the HTML version of the WordPress theme that we will be creating in this tutorial. By the end of this tutorial, we will have a basic WordPress theme that can be applied to any existing WordPress site. Next week, we will package and finish it. Let's get right down to it! Read More…
  • WordPress
    16 Vital Checks Before Releasing a WordPress ThemeReleasing a wordpress theme
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    Releasing a WordPress theme on a marketplace, such as ThemeForest, where the audience is so large and diverse, has some challenges. You cannot test a solution directly with the client. You need to plan in advance for all edge cases, and ensure that your theme is as customizable as possible. If you're inexperienced, chances are that some things will unfortunately slip through the cracks. Luckily for you, we have drawn on our hard-earned wisdom to help you avoid repeating the same mistakes we made.Read More…
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