40 Best WordPress Tips and Tutorials of December 20101st Jan 2011 | Posted by Eko S. | 22 Comments
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 developer. So every month we tried to collect the best of wordpress articles around the world.
How to Add Official LinkedIn Share Button in WordPress
In this article, we will show you how you can quickly add the LinkedIn Share Button in WordPress.
How to Create Your Own Customized Short URL for Your Blog
In this article, we will share how you too can get your very own customized short url for your WordPress blog.
WordPress trick: Get category slug using category ID
In one of my recent freelance works, I had to play a lot with categories. I was looking for an easy way to get a category slug using an ID, and I found this great function that I’d like to share with you today.
How to Expire Posts or Partial Post Content in WordPress
Well in this article, we will share two plugins that can let you expire posts or partial post content in WordPress.
How to Display Hidden feeds in WordPress Powered Blog
Since WordPress doesn’t advertise these hidden feeds, you’ll have to do a little URL manipulation to find them. Of course, once you’ve located them, you can place the links somewhere in your theme so your visitors can find them too.
Custom Message After the Comments
Have you ever wanted to close a comment thread, but leave a note to communicate why the thread is closed? Many blogs will just update the content of the blog post to say that comments are closed and why.
20 Plugin Replacing Tutorials, Tips, Snippets and Solutions for WordPress
In this article we have taken 20 of the most popular plugin uses and offer a plugin-replacing solution, via either a code hack, tutorial or a simple tip.
How to Install and Setup WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast
In this article, we will show you how to install and setup WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast and utilize all the awesome features that comes built-in.
Custom Login/Register/Password Code
In this DiW post, we transform three slices of code into a clean & stylish tabbed menu that visitors can use to login, register, and recover passwords from anywhere in your site.
How to Setting up Limit Logon Attempts for WordPress Blog
There are ways of protecting your Blog or Site which is using WordPress from malicious threats and bots. There is the best plugin “Limit Login Attempts” which can blocks hackers from trying countless username and passwords after a small number of failed attempts.
How to Create a FAQ Page with WordPress and Custom Post Types
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.
How to Customize WordPress Post Order?
In WordPress theme every one wants to change Post order and page order in navigation menu or on home page, for that in this post I am going to show how to make these changes in Post order.
WordPress Shortcodes: The Right Way
Today, we’ll review the process of integrating one of those popular features, shortcodes, in the most user friendly way possible, into our theme.
How to Turns WordPress’ basic search into a full text
Search is significantly more important than most people credit it. The ability to find content on your site is probably the most important aspect to running a successful blog.
Adding Classes to the Current Page Item in wp_nav_menu()
Something that was bugging me for a long time while doing HTML -> WordPress conversions, and i finally decided to dive into the source code of WordPress and find a solution. Hope it helps you too.
How to Check Broken Link in WordPress Blog
Along with the 404 Notify plugin mentioned earlier in this chapter, you will never have another missing page or link within your blog. Unlike 404 Notify, Broken Link Checker covers external websites as well as internal pages.
Importing Feeds Using WordPress
Not many people know (or maybe they do and don’t talk about it!) that WordPress can actually parse RSS feeds and display them on your WordPress install.
How To Integrate Facebook With WordPress Automatically
Now you can present your WordPress blog on Facebook or use the functionality of Facebook on your WordPress-powered blog. Both of these can be achieved with a set of WordPress plug-ins, a couple of which I’ll present here in detail.
Disable WordPress Search
For whatever reason the time may come when you need to disable WordPress’ in built search function, your project might not call for it or you might want to change it out for Google Search for example.
Key WordPress Code Snippets That Will Boost Functionality #2
With so many websites being powered by my favourite CMS WordPress, the majority all function in the same way. But today I will show you a selection of code snippets that will boost functionality on your WordPress powered website.
Solution if previous_posts_link() and next_posts_link() are not working
Using WP_Query and pagination isn’t showing up? The solution is quite simple.
Post Formats – More Creative Ways For A Theme
Some theme authors wanted more defined formats – they wanted the feature “post formats”. This new functionality will be available in WordPress 3.1 and displays an additional meta-information.
Working With Excerpts
One of the beautiful parts of excerpts is that fact you can actually customize them to suit your needs, so I will show you a couple of ways you can do this.
Custom WordPress Login-Page
In the first step I adjust the logo to the login page. We wrote about it here already. To make it simple, just write the stylesheet in the header, in our older tutorial we included an external stylesheet.
Template Tag Reference Guide
Know The Constants Of An WordPress Installation
Today I will show you how to display the constants you use in your WordPress installation. Here is a small code snippet to list the defined constants.
Display Related Post with WordPress Post Thumbnail plus Tooltip
This tutorial was inspired when we were reading one article on Nettuts+, we really liked their related post section, which appeared imemediately after the blog post content. It’s very impressive.
Custom Pagination without WordPress Plugins
On day 9 of our Advents Calendar we show a custom pagination function which allows a user to insert custom next, previous or numbered page links into a post.
Best Way to Display Recent Comments with Gravatar without Plugin
Yeah, I know, there are tons article to display recent comments with gravatar, but I found that most of them are using SQL query to get the comments.
Control When To Display WordPress Admin Bar
On day 10 of our Advent Calendar we show a little code snippet for the WordPress Admin Bar. At first the easiest way to remove the Admin Bar with new function __return_false; include since WordPress 3.0.
Delete all Feed Cache via SQL in WordPress
The Feed-Cache of WordPress is in the database, it’s in the table options and sometimes you like to delete it. With a little SQL this is done quite quickly – but be careful, there is no way back! Within WordPress I do it with the help of the Plugin Adminer, which allows a complete mySQL access and you are still able to work in the backend of WordPress.
Get Image URL of WordPress Post Thumbnail Feature
In my recent work, I have to get image URL of post thumbnail. This is a bit difficult because WordPress doesn’t provide a function to get the URL, but only funtion to get a full HTML code. I’ll share the solution here.
Use WordPress Post Thumbnail as Background image
Now and then you need in a post or page a catchy image. For editors the thumbnail function is quite comfortable to assign an image to a post or a page.
Control WordPress Nav Menu via Custom Fields
WordPress 3.0 also includes the menus, in addition to a number of other new features. Normally you generate a menu automatically by creating pages, but under Appereance / Menus you can create your own menu and assign a place where it replaces the normal menu.
How to Display Featured Post on Sidebar with Thumbnails
Have a featured post displayed on sidebar has several advantages, such as to increase pageviews. With featured post section, you can display your best articles.
Adding Settings to an Existing Page Using the Settings API
When it comes to saving options and settings in WordPress, you all probably know and use the Options API: add_option(), update_option(), get_option() and delete_option(). These functions are the first layer of another, broader and powerful, yet under-used, API: the Settings API.
Add Menus to the Admin Bar of WordPress
The new WordPress admin bar facilitates the access of backend and frontend to areas of the back end. Of course, this new control element of WordPress is expandable and can be adapted to the needs of the user. In some areas and for various needs, quick access to different areas is certainly interesting.
Exclude Pages or Posts of Certain Categories from WordPress Search Result
Often, WordPress users need only their posts that appear in the search results. But, by default, WordPress displays posts and pages when site visitor use search feature.
Alternative Way To Use WordPress Tags
So you can image to use WordPress tags in a different way to implement WordPress themes with complex behaviors based on tags. An interesting example is to use WordPress tags to provide a multi-language version of your posts.
Top 10 Ways To Speed Up Your WordPress Blog
The good news is that there are some easy tips and tricks that you can use to maximize the speed of your WordPress blog. Let me take you through a tour of the 10 best ways to speed up your blog.
10 Important WordPress Tips
Must read tips to improve your wordpress site.
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