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  • General
    5 Cardinal Sins of WordPress Theme Development5sins
    We talk alot on this site about tips and tricks for getting what you want out of WordPress... but today we're going to take a step back from the technical stuff to look at some practices, bad habits, and coding faux pas that would be better left in our past. So, forgive the heavy-handed post title (haha!), we're about talk bring up 5 surprisingly common practices that are blemishes on the platform.Read More…
  • Widgets
    Create a "Mashable-Inspired" Sidebar Social Widget for WordPressPreview
    I've had a lot of requests lately to share a tutorial on how I created the sidebar widget on my personal blog. It looks nice and most important, it works! With some simple PHP and CSS, I'm sure everybody can implement this on their blogs easily. Today I'm going to show you how to create mine... in hopes that you'll be able to create your own custom version for your own projects!Read More…
  • General
    PHP for WordPress: Mastering Conditional Statements and TagsPhp4wp
    The conditional statements feature is an extremely useful and powerful feature in WordPress; still it remains unused in the development process. You can achieve many things by the simple and smart use of these statements. Sometimes when you need specific text or a unique image to appear on a specific page and not on any other pages in your site, by using conditional statements along with WordPress conditional tags you can achieve this easily without creating multiple pages or templates.Read More…
  • Plugins
    Create Your Own Custom Twitter Plugin for WordPressTwitter thumb
    You just published an amazing post on your WordPress blog and would like to tell everybody about that. Do you have a Twitter account? Then let's develop a plugin which whenever you save a new post on WordPress automatically tweets, letting all your followers know that they can find something new on your blog. Let's get started! Read More…
  • Theme Development
    DIY WordPress Framework Part 2: Creating the ThemeDiy wordpress framework
    When I last left you, we had looked at some design principles, explored other frameworks, and came to the inevitable conclusion that we'd build our own. In this tutorial, we're going to cover the steps I took to create what I called my WordPress Boilerplate, taking a close look at the CSS, functions.php, and select template pages.Read More…
  • News
    WordPress Monthly News: November 2011News preview
    For some, WordPress is a livelihood whereas, for others, it's just for fun. Nonetheless, anyone involved with WordPress needs to stay on track with the latest developments in the blogging world. This is our monthly article covering the latest developments in the WordPress world from news to the latest new kick-ass themes on our marketplaces.Read More…
  • Plugins
    The Ins and Outs of The Enqueue Script For WordPress Themes and PluginsIml ami wp tuts
    The wp_enqueue_script function is the best solution for loading JavaScript files into your WordPress site. If you're developing a theme that uses JavaScript or JavaScript Libraries, the wp_enqueue_script function is the way to go. If you haven't really used this before though, it can be confusions... so today, we'll be taking an in depth look into how to properly load scripts into your theme or plugin using the enqueue function.Read More…
  • General
    WordPress Permalinks 101: What, How, When and Why to Use Them Thumb
    WordPress Basix Article! Most major WordPress blogs nowadays are using permalinks (otherwise known as "pretty" URLs); WordPress gives us a few great tools for setting them up quickly and easily... but what do you really know about them? That's what we'll be exploring today. WordPress offers a bunch of options to "beautify" your permalinks from the standard question mark-prefixed number to a feigned path-style URL. Read More…
  • Readers' Polls
    Reader's Poll: What WordPress 3.3 Features Are You Looking Forward To Most?Readers poll wordpress 3.3
    WordPress 3.3 is on the horizon! What features are you looking forward to the most when it comes out later in November? We've already written about the new features... now it's your time to pick your favorites! Hint: We'll be writing up tutorials based on the poll results!Read More…
  • Plugins
    Allow Users To Submit Images To Your WordPress SitePreview
    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a plugin that allows users to submit images and upload them to the WordPress media library. You'll also learn how to correctly delete images from the WordPress media library as well as do some basic validation on uploaded images.Read More…
  • Cheat Sheets
    WordPress Cheat Sheets: Template Heirarchy MapWordpress cheat sheet emplate map
    Next in line for our WordPress Cheat Sheet series, The Template Hierarchy Mapl! If you haven't seen the first posts in this series, this is a new batch of these quick pocket guides that you guys n' gals can download, save to your phones for a fast reference, or even print out and keep next to your desk while you're working on customizing WordPress to do your bidding.Read More…
  • Theme Development
    DIY WordPress Theme Framework Part 1: Defining Your NeedsDiy wordpress framework
    One of the best things about my education at the University of Scranton was the recurring lesson we learned about reuse. Reuse is incredibly important in programming for many reasons: easier testing, saving time, the ability to focus on more advanced things, etc. Once I graduated and entered the wonderful world of full-time freelancing, I decided if I was going to keep doing WordPress work, I would need to apply those reuse lessons to my everyday life. Number one on my list was a simple WordPress theme framework.Read More…