36 Best WordPress Tips and Tutorials of March 2011

Why wordpress is one of the most popular CMS and blogging platform around? I think it because wordpress is free, customizable and have a great support by community or other developers. And as wordpress users, we should keep updated with the new development, tips and tricks shared by other developers. So every month we tried to collect the best of wordpress articles around the world.

Best WordPress Tutorials of March 2011
In this article we are going to share very useful wordpress tutorials for March 2011. We hope this post will help you in solving problems on your wordpress site and as a source of inspiration to develop your wordpress site.

Best WordPress Tutorials

Easily create multilingual sites with WordPress

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Jean Baptiste Jung
Some days ago, I had to build a multilingual website using WordPress and the WPML plugin. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you what I’ve done to make a website available in three different languages.

How to Build a Basic Portfolio WordPress Theme

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Chris Spooner
If you’ve been following parts one and two of this portfolio website tutorial series you will already know how to design the concept in Photoshop and build a working demo in HTML/CSS. Now let’s take the design and convert it into a basic WordPress theme so you can easily manage and update your website through the popular WordPress application.

Add Useful Links to WordPress Admin Bar

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Michael Martin
In this tutorial, we’ll be building a simple plugin that will let us add some handy links (e.g. a Twitter search for the current post, analytics, and ad sales), as well as remove the links we don’t want.

Best Way to Have Quality Comments Only?

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Michael Martin
In this post, I want to share some ideas, along with a quick look at their pros/cons, and I’d love to hear your thoughts. What do you think would work best? Would it put you off commenting?

Events List With Custom Post Types and Taxonomies

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Michael Martin
In this 2-part tutorial, we are going to extend our events list script to set up a new post type purely for the events, and create a new taxonomy for tagging our events. We will then be able to:

Make a Template for Taxonomies & Post Type Archives

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Michael Martin
Today, we want to look at the overall Events page. We’re going to list events by the date they occur, and work back in our tags so users can get a list of only the events that apply to them.

How to Create Fancy JQuery Tooltip for Your WordPress Post Title

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by reza – DynamicWP
Usually, WordPress theme developer already provide a tooltip for post title. This tooltip appears when visitor hover the mouse over a post title in the home page or archive page or any page with linked post title.

How to List Categories along with Their Posts

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by reza – DynamicWP
To help site visitor finding one or two categories, We can use default widget or wp_list_categories to list the categories. In some case, We want to display the categories along with their posts. Unfortunately, this default widget and function can’t perform that. But this snippet can. ;)

How to Create Preload Images with jQuery in WordPress

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by DynamicWP
In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to preload the images with jquery. With this feature your site can enhancing user exprience.

How to Add Live Comment Preview to Comment Textarea without Plugin

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by reza – DynamicWP
The comment live preview feature helps the comment writer to see what they are writing in the comment form as they write. This feature works well to help prevent errors in spelling and grammar by giving the user a chance to see what they are writing before they post their comment.

How to Add “delete” and “spam” Buttons to Your Comments

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by reza – DynamicWP
Comment section in a site is really important. Often, We need to edit, delete or mark certain comments as spam. Yes, You can delete or mark them as spam via admin panel, but it would be really nice if We can do it from the blog. By default, WordPress shows the “Edit” link on comments (using the edit_comment_link() function) but not “Delete” or “Spam” links/buttons.

How to improve local WordPress development on a Mac

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Ryan Imel
In this tutorial I will show you how to set up WordPress installs using MAMP in your Mac /Sites directory, how to set up multiple localhost aliases, and briefly talk about the various versions of WordPress I keep on my Macs.

How to find WordPress themes, quickly and easily

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by Ryan Imel
Sometimes it’s not easy to find the perfect WordPress theme. There are a lot of WordPress themes out there, but the perfect theme can at times seem like a needle in a haystack. To help you in your searching, we’ve put together the following guide to finding WordPress themes. If we’re missing a solid method, feel free to add your own tips in the comments.

Beginner’s Guide: How to install WordPress manually

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Brian Krogsgard
There are a couple of ways to install WordPress, and you should do it in a way that works for you. Some hosts have “one-click” installs via applications that install WordPress without you getting your hands dirty. You can also install it manually with an FTP client or Shell access. We’re going to go the manual route with FTP in this tutorial for a couple of reasons:

How to Redirect Visitors to a Temporary Maintenance Page in WordPress with Maintenance Mode

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by WPBeginner’s Editor
In this article, we will share two WordPress plugins that you can use to redirect your visitors to a temporary maintenance page while administrators can still work and access the site.

What Everybody Ought to Know about the WordPress Admin Bar

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by WPBeginner’s Editor
In this article, we will cover what is a WordPress admin bar, why it was added, and how you can utilize it for your benefits. This article will also show you how to remove the WordPress Admin Bar, how to remove links from the admin bar, how to add links in the admin bar, and much more.

How to Display Related Posts by Same Author in WordPress

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by WPBeginner’s Editor
Some of our users asked us if it was possible to display related posts by same author which we think is a pretty handy feature for multi-author blogs. So in this article, we will show you how to display related posts by the same author in WordPress without a plugin.

How to Add a Gallery in WordPress with a Lightbox Effect

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by WPBeginner’s Editor
In this article, we will show you how can add the native gallery in a WordPress post or page. We will also show you how to install a plugin that will allow your users to open the full-size images in a lightbox which will keep them from going to a different page.

How to Set a Default Fallback Image for WordPress Post Thumbnails

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by WPBeginner’s Editor
In this article, we will show you two different ways of adding a default fallback image for WordPress Post Thumbnails.

How to Extend the Auto Logout Period in WordPress

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Sarah Goding
Here’s a useful bit of code for increasing the time that cookies are kept, so that users can remain logged in longer. It was originally posted by Alex (Viper007Bond) on the WordPress StackExchange in response to a user’s question.

Ten Things Every WordPress Plugin Developer Should Know

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by Dave Donaldson
Having written several plugins myself, I’ve come to learn many (but certainly not all) of the ins-and-outs of WordPress plugin development, and this article is a culmination of the things I think every WordPress plugin developer should know. Oh, and keep in mind everything you see here is compatible with WordPress 3.0+.

Essential Plugins for Every WordPress Installation

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by Siddharth
Today, I’d like to go over a few plugins that I think absolutely warrant your attention. I’m sure I’ve missed some, though, so make sure to chime in within the comments! Hopefully, this article will morph into an absolute monster of a list that can act as a reference for fellow WordPress developers.

6 .htaccess Tricks for Better WordPress SEO & Security

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Jeff Starr
Here are six htacccess tricks that will help improve the security and SEO quality of your WordPress-powered site.

How to display Content from a Single Category in WordPress

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by Nur
If you have a category called Themes, and you want to display the last three posts from that category on your front page, in your blog sidebar, or somewhere else on your site, you can use this template tag.

Move WordPress Admin Bar to the Bottom

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by Frank
Not everybody likes the WordPress Admin Bar, which exists since WordPress 3.1, at the top of the browser. With just a bit CSS you can change it. The following function provides CSS directly in the footer of backend and frontend. It displays the Admin Bar at the bottom.

How to Remove the Admin Bar from WordPress 3.1

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Andy Killen
ou may have noticed that there is a new admin bar add to WordPress 3.1 that shows up when you are logged in as a subscriber or above. While I can see that this might be useful on some sites, for most this is just an annoyance and makes the site look too generically ‘WordPress’ or detracts from existing functionality that you may have added, such as search adaptations.

20 Helpful WordPress SQL Queries Snippets

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by Paul Andrew
here are endless reasons for editing the WordPress database, but there are always those SQL queries that are needed more than the rest. And that is what we have for you today.

20 More WordPress Code Snippets and Hacks

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by SmashinGeek
When coding WordPress themes, especially if you do it regularly, its really useful to have a selection of code snippets in your toolbox to just ‘copy-n-paste’ as and when the functionality needs. Not just your most commonly used code, but also some snippets that can, when required, extend WP even further.

Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Plugin Development

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Jake Rocheleau
We’ll be going over a few ways to get started in plug-ins development for WordPress. The steps are fairly simple and don’t require a large dedication to study. Rudimentary knowledge of PHP would be useful even with a basic understanding of the WordPress file structure and Administration panel.

How to Code a WordPress 3.0 Theme from Scratch

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Keenan Payne
In this tutorial we are going to show you exactly how to code a WordPress 3.0 theme from the ground up to take advantage of all of these new features, as well as create a blogging-ready, minimal theme.

A Beginner’s Guide to Optimizing WordPress Websites

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Chris Pearson
By default, WordPress websites are a lot like young athletes—skillful and full of promise, yet highly unrefined. In order to help your site reach its potential, you must provide coaching and assistance in certain key areas:

Automatically redirect to current page after login

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by WPRecipes
When building a site using WordPress, you often need to redirect the user to the login page. Today, I’m going to show you how you can easily redirect the user to the current page after login.

How to manually update your WordPress login

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by WPRecipes
If you need to change your WordPress login, the easier is to use PhpMyAdmin and execute a simple SQL query to update it. Here’s a quick recipe to show you how to proceed.

Redirect feeds to a single format

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by WP Recipes
WordPress provides feeds in four different formats: Atom, RDF, RSS, and RSS2. These days, most people are only using the RSS2 format. So what about redirect Atom, RDF, RSS to RSS2? This is what I’m going to show you today.

Add custom parameters into the body_class() function

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by WPRecipes
When creating a website on WordPress, it can be really useful to be able to add one (or more) custom parameter into the body_class() function. Here is a function I use very often when building sites for my clients.

How to easily replace words in your posts

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by WPRecipes
Imagine your blog was named “myblog” and you renamed it “mysuperblog”. Don’t edit your XXX posts to replace every single occurence! This extremely useful tip will do it for you, in just a minute!

Our Favorite WordPress Themes in March

Lotus – For Business Software Corporate Portfolio

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by peerapong
Lotus is the WordPress theme for Business, Software, Corporate built with latest WordPress 3.1 features. Custom Post Type, Unlimited Colors, Extensive admin panel etc.

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Karma – Clean and Modern WordPress Theme

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by TrueThemes
Karma is a Premium WordPress Theme built on a highly intelligent framework. It’s the only theme on Themeforest to feature the amazing new CU3ER v1 3D slider. Whether your a wordpress pro or just a beginner, you’ll have absolutely no problems at all working with this theme.

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King Size – fullscreen background WordPress theme

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Denoizzed
King Size WP is WordPress version of top-selling HTML template. Including a variety of options, King Size can be suitable to fit any particular use. Offering you five very different gallery styles (including 4 additional layout styles for ColorBox, FancyBox and prettyPhoto), with ability to blog about your photos (attach featured images) and etc.

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BroadScope WordPress Theme

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Kriesi
Broadscope is a WordPress Theme for wordpress beginners and developers alike. The built in options panel, the visual shortcode editor and the content importer help, to set up a new site in no time. It offers the ability to convert your main menu into a mega dropdown menu which shows all its options at once.

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Photorific – Photography WordPress Theme

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by CadenGrant
Photorific is a premium WordPress theme great for photography and portfolio websites but can also be used for other projects.
With Photorific, you can set as many background images as you want for every page, post, & portfolio item. The image will be automatically stretched to fit the users browser. This theme also comes with a color picker, 30+ shortcodes, 3 widgets, an AJAX contact form, unlimited sidebars and much more. You can also choose your own fonts for regular text, and choose from 7 preinstalled cufon fonts that look great.

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Artwork – Premium WordPress Theme

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by cristy4s
Artwork is a powerful WordPress theme that’s suited for all kinds of sites like Business, Blog, Portfolio and Photography. You can customize almost every aspect of the site by using the intergrated admin panel. It comes with over 50 shortcodes, 12 custom widgets, 40+ custom fonts and 5 awesome sliders.

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Inova Premium WordPress Theme

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Levon Manucharyan
Inova is a premium WordPress theme created for corporate and personal website owners who value the elegant and strong look and want they website to differ. With 9 skins, 3 sliders, powerful custom admin panel, the ability to easily manage the portfolio, sliders, events,create new skins from scratch and huge amount of shortcodes, this theme gives you the flexibility to create powerful and complex sites from scratch in very short time.

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Simplicity

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by WooThemes
Simplicity is a business theme that is hugely customizable with a clean layout, featured home page slider, and custom post types for testimonials, portfolio items, mini-features and slides. Make this theme your own and completely configure your home page how you want.

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Premiera

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by WooThemes
Premiere is a powerful video-based theme that is custom post driven, separating your video posts from your blog content. With a custom single video page template with great social sharing links, the option for your site visitors to recommend videos and a featured home page slider this theme helps videographers, and movie fans alike – with great custom-ability.

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Optimum

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Michael Web
Optimum is a clean, business oriented premium wordpress theme. It features Homepage Slider for all the content you want to showcase, Gallery Page with Lightbox/Zooming functionality and is powered by our Intelligent Core Panel (iCore) which lets you manage your theme with ease.

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Modest WordPress Theme

Best wordpress tips and tutorials of March 2011

by Elegant Themes
Modest is a truly elegant and simple design that doesn’t sacrifice character or style. With this theme I really wanted to strip down all extraneous detail and give people some lightweight and pure. It was hard to resist my natural instict to add additional design elements, but I think this exercise in restraint has yielded a theme that will serve many people well.

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Webly WordPress Theme

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by Elegant Themes
Webly is a professional theme with just enough charm and whimsy to give your website that fun and unique edge. With powerful tools, such as the multimedia slider and content bar on the homepage, Webly provides you with creative ways to engage your visitors. If you are looking for creative theme that will make your business stand out from the crowd, then look no further!

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I hope you enjoyed this post! :) Do you have another wordpress tutorials? Please share with us by leaving a comment below.
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5 Comments to “36 Best WordPress Tips and Tutorials of March 2011”

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  1. Grün Weiss says:

    nice plugin tips and cool themes

  2. Ronald says:

    Great, thanks!
    Always love the monthy resume of usefull articles.

  3. Dessign says:

    Nice resources, its good to see so many tutorials on how to design/code wordpress theme from scratch,

    Marios

  4. Geoff Rogers says:

    Wow – great list of articles – thanks for posting this! The multilingual site tips are very useful in particular for my website.

  5. Seth Bairam says:

    Thanks for this post..Not only on-page gives you the better search engine visibility and the rankings. Now a days, Off page is also plays a major role to make your website more visible in the search engines.

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