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  • Security
    20 Steps to a Flexible and Secure WordPress InstallationPreview
    A comprehensive WordPress installation, albeit simple to produce, often requires multiple steps -- many of which can easily be omitted accidentally. How many times have you forgotten to customize your permalink structure? How about adding in a sitemap plugin? What about changing your timezone? If you've installed WordPress more than once, chances are you've missed something. Take the following steps and you'll never miss anything again.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Creating Custom Fields for Attachments in WordpressPreview
    Custom fields in Wordpress make it easy to customize your theme in a variety of ways; plus, they are simple to implement for posts and pages. Attachments, on the other hand, take a bit more work to implement, requiring you to read through and decipher core source code in order to make them work. We'll be walking through the use of a couple undocumented Wordpress hooks in this tutorial to make this process much easier.Read More…
  • Mobile Web Apps
    Mobile WordPress Theming: Day 1Jqtouch wordpress
    In my last article introducing Sencha Touch, we discussed approaching mobile users through web apps instead of native apps and the distinct advantages and disadvantages of this approach. This is nice, but what about if you just want to push out simple content to users on their mobile devices and don’t need the sophistication of a regular “app” at all? This is where creating a mobile website comes in. In this series, we will create a powerful mobile Wordpress theme that anyone can apply to their blog to make their site easily accessible to mobile users.Read More…
  • News
    How To Be A Rockstar Wordpress Designer: WordPress 3 Revision!Rockable wp cover
    With the recent release of WordPress 3.0, Rockable Press has just released an updated version of How to be a Rockstar WordPress Designer by Collis Ta'eed and Harley Alexander.Read More…
  • WordPress
    How to Integrate an Options Page into your WordPress ThemePreview
    Creating themes to give away or sell is great, but not everyone who uses your theme will have a solid understanding of HTML/CSS. Providing your theme with an options page makes it easier for non-technical users to make theme changes without getting their hands dirty with code. I'll show you how to make one from scratch! Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    10 Awesome New Premium WordPress Plugins from CodeCanyon200x200
    As part of our massive CodeCanyon push this year, I'm pleased to announce that we've launched not one, but two awesome new categories. The new CSS category features everything from incredible pricing charts, to buttons, to entire frameworks; while the WordPress plugins category is quickly on its way to becoming the premier location for purchasing premium plugins on the web. In fact, I'm betting that we'll be there by the end of the year! Today, I'd like to show you the first ten new premium WP plugins available on CodeCanyon. Read More…
  • Plugins
    How to Write a "Most Popular By Views" WordPress Plugin200x200
    As you continue writing for WordPress more and more, the level of difficulty and complexity of your plugins will eventually reach far beyond the simple back-end data manipulation, as demonstrated in our beginner's article. In this installment we'll cover in-depth: database interaction, Admin Widgets, and Sidebar Widgets. Today's example will be a custom built "Most Popular by Views" plugin, which creates an admin area widget for us to view, and a sidebar widget for visitors to see.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Your First WordPress Plugin: Simple Optimization200x200
    WordPress is the largest blogging platform available on the internet today; and with the official release of version three just around the corner, it's only going to get bigger. As such, over the next few self-contained tuts, we're going to learn the ins and outs of WordPress plugin development, starting with the creation of our first simple plugin, "Simple Optimization."Read More…
  • WordPress
    Rock-Solid WordPress 3.0 Themes using Custom Post Types200x200
    The WordPress community is buzzing with excitement over the soon-to-be-released WordPress 3.0. Currently in Beta 2 now, WordPress 3.0 will have a lot of exciting new features , such as a new default theme and better menu management. Quite possibly the most exciting of these features is custom post types. In this tutorial, we'll talk about creating and using custom post types to make a rock-solid theme.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Quick Tip: Making a Fancy WordPress Register Form from Scratch01
    In this tutorial, I will guide you through the process of making a beautiful "Register" form, using Fancybox, jQuery, and, of course, WordPress. As you'll find, the process is really quite simple. Read More…
  • WordPress
    Introducing WordPress 3 Custom Taxonomies200x200
    WordPress 3 fills in a number of important gaps towards being a serious content management system. The easy-to-use custom taxonomies function gives site designers some powerful tools for building a good information architecture. Learn what taxonomies are, why they're useful, and how to use them in today's tutorial!Read More…
  • Plugins
    Build a WordPress Plugin to Add Author Biographies to Your Posts200x200
    Many popular blogs these days are authored by multiple contributors. Today, we'll create a simple WordPress plugin that will allow us to add the post author's biography to the conclusion of each post, much like you see on Nettuts.Read More…