40 Best WordPress Tutorials of June 201220th Jul 2012 | Posted by Eko S. | 4 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 developers. So every month we tried to collect the best of wordpress articles around the world.
In this article we are going to share very useful wordpress tutorials for June 2012. 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.
Creating an Ajax Countdown Timer WordPress Plugin
by Ciprian Turcu
In this tutorial we are going to look at a way to create a simple countdown timer plugin. We’ll look at integrating it into the WordPress installation as a widget and a shortcode in the content using settings from a meta box inside the WordPress admin editor.
Quick Tip: Next and Previous Posts With Thumbnails
by Tammy Hart
Media rich content is engaging content, right? And giving readers an opportunity to browse through posts linearly is one good way to keep them at your site reading longer, right? So why just give them a title? This quick tip will give you the programming you need to include the post thumbnail and the date of the next and previous posts. Styling is left up to you.
Developing a WordPress Theme for a Real Estate Website
by Vladislav Davidzon
In this article, I will explain the process of creating a website for a real estate agency and explain methods and best practices that are not only standard to WordPress, but also to make it easier to develop such a site.
Making a Living With WordPress
by Harish Chouhan
With WordPress powering 8% of the websites in the world, the demand for WordPress related services is increasing exponentially. Not every WordPress website is owned by a developer. After the users get familiar with basic WordPress usage, they would need more specialized services to enhance the way their website looks or to add new features. If you offer your clients WordPress based websites or are involved in any WordPress based development, then this article is just for you.
How to Create a Recent Tweets Widget
by Stephen Harris
In this tutorial we’ll look at how to create a ‘recent tweets’ widget. There are a fair number of twitter-related plug-ins in the repository, however I hope that this tutorial will cover some of the important (and generally applicable) methods needed for creating such a plug-in, (whether Twitter based or not).
Designing With and Running WordPress From a Tablet
by Connor Turnbull
In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the apps and methods of both designing themes and producing content on a tablet, in addition to highlighting considerations you might want to make for those publishing to your design from a tablet.
Coding WordPress With Android
by Sarah Frantz
We’ve already seen that it’s possible to do WordPress coding on the iPad, but what about coding with Android? This article will go over the development of WordPress via a tablet running Google’s Android OS.
Create an FAQ Accordion for WordPress With jQuery UI
by Shane Osbourne
Creating an FAQ section for your WordPress website is incredibly simple. We’re going to use WordPress Custom Post Types for the questions & answers. Then we’ll use a jQuery UI accordion to make a nice cross-browser accordion widget. Finally we’ll assign a shortcode so that we can put our FAQ on any page or post.
WordPress Development and Deployment With MAMP, Git and Dropbox
by Enrico Mingardo
In this tutorial we refer to Mac OS X but you can easily adapt it to any other OS. Additionally we assume that the remote server has Git already installed and SSH access configured with public key authentication (the SSH and Git installations are out of the scope of this tutorial).
Build a Slideshow Plugin for WordPress
by Ciprian Turcu
Integrating slideshow functionality into WordPress is a highly required feature for almost any theme, but how hard is it to include and how flexible is it? In this tutorial we are going to, in different ways, include one of the most popular and used jQuery slideshows, Nivo Slider.
Do-It-Yourself Caching Methods With WordPress
by Milan Petrović
Front-End Author Listing And User Search For WordPress
by Cristian Antohe
This article will guide you through the process of creating a front-end page in WordPress that lists your authors. We’ll discuss why you would want to do this, we’ll introduce the WP_User_Query class, and then we’ll put it it all together.
Responsive Images With WordPress’ Featured Images
by Rachel McCollin
In this article, we’ll look at how to use WordPress’ built-in featured images capability to deliver different-sized image files to different devices. “Featured images,” sometimes referred to as thumbnails, is a feature of WordPress that has been vastly improved since version 3. It enables you to specify a featured image for each post and display it with the post’s content. The fact that the image is stored in the post’s meta data, rather than embedded in the post’s content, means we can use it more flexibly, as we shall see.
Easily Customize WordPress’ Default Functionality
by Joseph Casabona
The absolute best thing about WordPress is how flexible it is. Don’t like the theme? Just change it. Need added functionality? There is probably a plugin you can download or buy. If not, build it yourself! You can change pretty much anything about WordPress. In this article, we’ll go over some easy ways to customize WordPress that you might not know about.
Create A Responsive, Mobile-First WordPress Theme
by Ellen Bauer
Let’s assess the situation. WordPress is an extremely popular, flexible, easy to use and open-source blogging and CMS system. More and more mobile devices are flooding the market every day, changing the way people use the Internet. And the need is growing for more beautifully designed and coded WordPress themes that work well across all of these devices. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get to work!
Add Shortcut Links to the Toolbar
by Jeff Starr
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to add links to the WordPress Toolbar and then take it further with optional accesskey shortcuts and integration with the Google toolbar.
Displaying Code on a WordPress Site
by Chris Coyier
Very useful tips to display a code snippets on your wordpress website.
5+ Ways to Add Google Analytics to WordPress
by Jeff Starr
In this DigWP post, we cover it all with 5+ ways to add Google Analytics to your WordPress-powered site.
How To Create a Featured Post Layout in WordPress
by Chris Spooner
Follow this overview post to see how a mix of query posts snippets were used to create a custom featured post layout in WordPress. In my case I would only ever showcase one featured post (no slider functionality) and it would always be a video post. The rest of the latest posts list would appear in a typical layout with post date, title and excerpt in a vertical list.
How To Add a Read More Link to Copied Text in WordPress
In this article we are going to show you how you can easily add a “read more” link to any copied text from your WordPress blog, so you can get additional traffic.
How To Enable Custom Permalinks In WordPress Local Server Environment
A problem that several of our users encountered with their local server installations of WordPress was that they couldn’t get permalink rewrite rules to work. Whenever they tried enabling custom permalinks all of their posts and pages would show “page not found” errors.
How to Get Google’s Verified Authorship for your WordPress Blog
In this article, we will show you how you can get google’s verified authorship for your WordPress blog.
How to Embed SWF in Your WordPress Posts
In this article we are going to go over how to embed SWF in WordPress posts with a plugin and without a plugin.
How to Add Google Web Fonts in WordPress Themes the “Right” way
In this article, we will show you how to add Google Web Fonts in your WordPress themes the RIGHT way, optimized for performance.
Managing a Collaborative WordPress Site Safely and Effectively
by Juliana Payson
In this article, I will share how I manage a collaborative WordPress site safely and effectively.
How To: Safely Backup and Retire a WordPress Powered Site
by Noumaan Yaqoob
I recently decided to retire my two WordPress powered blogs. The reason was that the source of income for these blogs died and keeping them up required regular maintenance and paying hosting fees. For the first time I went through taking down my sites and retiring them.
How To: Add a Staff & Departments Section to your WordPress Business Site
In this tutorial Im going to walk you through how to add a staff area to your WordPress admin menu along with a nice icon that matches the WordPress UI. You can download everything at the end as a plugin.
Take Control of your WordPress Sidebar – Advice & Plugins
by Noumaan Yaqoob
In this post we will discuss some ideas about how to use a sidebar smartly to increase your readership, pageviews and income.
How to Investigate and Remove Malware From a Hacked WordPress Installation
by Noumaan Yaqoob
In this tutorial we are going to learn how to investigate, detect and remove a malware without harming your Data and Files.
How To: Add (Techcrunch Style) Category Images and Profile Boxes Below Posts
by Noumaan Yaqoob
A few days ago, someone on a forum asked “How to add company profile boxes below each posts like Techcrunch“. I didn’t reply to the question at that time but recently I came across a situation where I had to create something similar, and I think it will useful for you.
How To: Add Images for Tags & Show Trending Topics like Mashable
by Noumaan Yaqoob
In the last post, we tried to learn how to display category images by displaying company profiles at the bottom of our posts. Each company was used as a category and we used a little bit of code to display images for the categories used to file the post. We also displayed description for that category and a link to read more posts about that company.
Set WordPress Featured Image Automatically
Anyone who works in his WordPress blog with a picture and always wants or need to put one on his post – depending on the layout implementation, might like this small Plugin, which can do the setting automatically.
If not a Featured Image is set it grabs the first image that was uploaded to the article.
WordPress dashboard hacks for developers and freelancers
by Jean-Baptiste Jung
Today, I have compiled 10 super useful hacks to customize, modify or enhance WordPress dashboard.
How To Fix The Auto Thumbnail Problem In WordPress 3.4
by Kevin Muldoon
When I announced the release of WordPress 3.4 last week I briefly mentioned a problem with auto thumbnail generating plugins. This turned out to be a big problem for me personally as I run four our five websites that use a plugin to automatically generate thumbnails.
Add a Copyright Field to the Media Uploader in WordPress
I decided to add a “Copyright” field so that I could credit each item I upload to the original copyright owner and displayed on the front end wherever I want.
Here is the code you need to add to your functions.php file:
How to Use AJAX With PHP on Your WordPress Site Without a Plugin
When using WordPress as a CMS, situations often arise where you need to display, add or update content on your WP site without turning to plugins. While bolting in some PHP alone can do the job, nothing is more seamless that the magic of jQuery’s AJAX.
WordPress SEO Made Easy: 4 Tips to Double Your Traffic in the Next 30 Days
What would happen if for the next 30 days you were to focus all your efforts on doubling the traffic to your WordPress site? Most people have never thought about doing this, they just wish they could get more traffic and they keep searching for a magic formula.
The DOs and DON’Ts of Constructing a Successful WordPress Portfolio!
by Thomas Hubbard
This article provides tips for building a successful WordPress portfolio in DO and DON’T form. While not a definitive guide, it highlights factors that can “make or break” your online portfolio upon first glance.
10 Ways to Keep Your WordPress Site Updated and Fresh
by John Kadow
In this list, we’ll look at some of the most popular and effective ways to get unique content that have been specially designed for WordPress, and of course we’ll take a closer look at the pros and cons for each.
5 Tips to Organize Your WordPress Theme Stylesheet and Make it Easier to Navigate
by Patrick Cohen
5 simple tips that very useful for you, to organize and easier to navigate your WordPress theme style css.
5 Tips to Glue Your WordPress Site to Google Page One
There’s still a few “magic rules” that can keep your WordPress site glued to the first page of the Google search results, even if you do nothing else. Let’s check these out…
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