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WordPress

  • Creative Coding
    Gettin' Jiggy wit' the WP Database: Converting Category Slugs to IDs ($wpdb)Jiggy thumb
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    The "out of the box" type of data extraction that you can do with Wordpress is awesome... really, it is. Until it's not. You see, there's actually quite a few scenarios out there where you need more than a simple function or tag to grab the data that you want and convert it to something that's actually useful. Buckle your seat belts, we're about to jump off the tracks for a few minutes...Read More…
  • Plugins
    Display & Style Related Posts For Your WordPress SitePreview
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    Displaying related posts is a great way to keep readers on your blog and this tutorial will show you how to achieve just this! There are definitely many related posts plugins out there that would be great to use, however I couldn't find any plugins that fit exactly what I needed. So after a lot of reading and researching, here's what I ended up with that's helped me on a ton of my client's projects including my own. Here I will show you how to program a custom WordPress loop that will display your related posts with thumbnails. Read More…
  • Theme Development
    How To Create A Simple 404 Error Page For WordPress Themes404
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    A visitor can encounter a 404 error for a number of reasons. As a website owner, you should ensure that the user experience of your website doesn't leave your visitor feeling lost or confused when this happens. Creating a custom 404 page is easy using the 404.php template in your WordPress theme, and it can go a long way to ensuring a visitor remains on your website, even after they encounter a 404 error.Read More…
  • General
    Intro To TGM Plugin Activation Class For WordPress, A VideoThomasgriffintgmpaclass
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    Looking to "bake" a plugin directly into your WordPress theme? This article will give a brief introduction on how to integrate the TGM Plugin Activation class with your WordPress theme, which essentially allows us to include a plugin with our WordPress theme upon activation. Read More…
  • Security
    How to Sync A Local & Remote WordPress Blog Using Version ControlPreview
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    Ever wondered how you might use Version Control with WordPress? If you prefer to work on your WordPress projects locally but have to get them to sync remotely, this tutorial is for you. You have probably tried to synchronize between the two setups by manually uploading the changed files and using PHPmyAdmin to export and import your database once changed, and (very likely) broke something in the process. In this tutorial, we are going to automate the syncing process; so you can concentrate on what you are supposed to do instead of wrestling with never-ending migrations.Read More…
  • Plugins
    Allow Users To Submit To Your WordPress Site: A Quotes PluginPreview
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    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a plugin that allows users to submit form data. You'll also learn about security by using nonces.Read More…
  • 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…
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