45+ Best WordPress Tips and Tutorials of January 20112nd Feb 2011 | Posted by Eko S. | 11 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.
Remove Title Attribute from WordPress Menu Link
By default, WordPress menu functions, like wp_page_menu(), wp_nav_menu() or wp_list_categories() display menu links with title attribute. But in my recent theme, the attribute and its tooltip disturbed jQuery dropdown menu I created. So I needed to remove the title attribute from the menu.
How to Show Home Link In wp_nav_menu Default Fallback Function
WordPress wp_nav_menu function is really helpful to display a custom navigation menus in your wordpress theme. If you use wp_nav_menu() in your theme and the menu is not created yet in the admin area of WP, wp_nav_menu() will fallback to wp_page_menu() function, by default. The wp_page_menu() doesn’t show home link, by default. The home link can be easily shown, via the function ‘show_home’ argument.
How to Order Categories by Most Recently Updated
I want more option for ordering the categories, I want the categories ordered by most recently updated. Most recently updated I mean, category that has the latest post will display first in the list.
How to Create a Stylish Post Title on your Homepage
To grab the visitors attention on your site also make your blog more interesting and outstanding from the crowd of others you should think over the two main things: content and design. In this article, we’ll learn how to design your post title so it looks more stylish.
How to Display Most Popular Posts from a Specific Category
What if the popular posts we want to display are from a single category only? This is very useful if We have a category We want to promote, by displaying its popular posts.
How to Separate Trackbacks from Comments in WordPress
Ever wanted to separate trackbacks from your comments so the comments on your blog becomes more readable. Then try this simple to follow tutorial. This is surely to help you.
Useful & Timesaving WordPress Code Snippets
We are going to share with you some useful wordpress code snippets to save your time and you can design a great wordpress theme with these handy and ready to work code snippets. So build your wordpress plugins or theme with these ready made code snippets.
5 Quick Tips for Using WordPress
Utilizing all that WordPress has to offer might seem daunting, but there are a few quick tips to getting started with WordPress as a software script for you and your company.
Selling a Theme by the Thousands- What Thesis Teaches Us
It’s a remarkable achievement for a design-based product, particularly given the industry. Here is a theme-not a platform, but a theme-beating many of the world’s leading independent design firms in revenue, all through passive sales.
Do we do enough to support WordPress Plugin Developers
A while back the WordPress community use to be a bunch of coders that were all supporting themselves. One guy would create a nice plugin to manage most popular posts, another to manage social networking… Things were great and people helped each other. WOOHOO!
Quick Tip- How to Target WordPress Sticky Posts
As of WordPress 2.7, we can now assign “sticky posts.” This feature affords us the ability to “pin” postings to the top of our blog. But, how can we specifically target these sorts of postings from within our stylesheet?
Simpler Login URL
The default URL for logging into your WordPress powered site is: http://yoursite.com/wp-login.php. Or if you’ve installed in a subdirectory, something like http://yoursite.com/wordpress/wp-login.php.
How to Style WordPress Navigation Menus
In this article, we will discuss different classes that are added by default within the WordPress menus that we can use to style each individual menu.
How to Display Ads Only to Search Engine Visitors in WordPress
In this article, we will share a technique that will let you make more money from your blogs by simply displaying ads to your Search Engine Visitors ONLY. Whereas your regular visitors do not see these ads. This works very well with targeted Pay-Per-Click (PPC) ad units such as Google Adsense.
New htaccess Code for WordPress Permalinks
While manually upgrading a bunch of old WordPress sites, I realized that the WordPress htaccess rules for permalinks had changed.
How to Hide the WordPress Upgrade Message in the Dashboard
There was a huge debate on Digging into WordPress blog whether developers should let their client’s upgrade or not.
WordPress tip- Remove WP 3.1 Admin Bar
WordPress 3.1 comes out with a new function called Admin Bar. This bar is added to your site (both on the dashboard and the site itself) if you’re logged in. Want to remove it? That’s quite easy, just read on.
How to automatically add a search field to your navigation menu
Do you ever wanted to be able to automatically add a search field to WP 3.0+ navigation menus? If yes, just have a look to today’s recipe, you’ll probably love it!
Automatically add Twitter and Facebook buttons to your posts
Nowadays, most bloggers are using Facebook and Twitter to promote their posts. In today’s recipe, I’m going to show you how you can easily add Twitter and Facebook buttons to the bottom of your posts.
Improve Your WordPress blog With Flash and Video players
Embedding videos in a Website has never been easier, thanks to WordPress and its Plugins. These themes and plugin removes the need to copy and paste “embed” code from the different video sharing sites into your posts’ body.
How to organize your content with WordPress custom taxonomies
Organizing content can be a lot of fun. Well, it can be a lot of fun if you’re a crazy blogger/librarian-at-heart, like many of us are. When you have a good deal of content it can quickly become more than you can handle, if you don’t have a decent system in place. I would even argue that unless you have a handle on your content, no one else can be expected to either.
Selecting the Best Web Hosting Services for WordPress
Deciding where to host your website’s files is extremely important and should be planned and researched like any other part of the process.
WordPress Basics 101- Creating Custom Pages
You can add your own template relatively easy, below are the steps to creating a custom template.
Using WordPress Post Formats as a Taxonomy
One of the great new features in the soon-to-be-released WordPress 3.1 is Post Formats. This feature enables posts to be classified as one of the following “types”: standard (default), aside, audio, chat, gallery, link, quote, status, or video.
How to Troubleshoot WordPress powered Website
WordPress is a very popular blog software for many different reasons. In addition to being free, versatile and extremely user-friendly, WordPress is among the most stable of the available blog platforms. Still, there are times when you may have to troubleshoot a WordPress problem.
Using W3 Total Cache plugin with a CDN
In this guide I will show you how to setup your blog to use a CDN.
So, you want to add your theme to the WordPress.ORG Repository
Phil Frumph put together a tutorial explaining what to consider when submitting themes to the WordPress.org theme directory.
How to Change the WordPress Logo on the Login Screen
It’s a simple quick and dirty function to update the WordPress logo/image on the wp-login.php page, to your own.
Pretty Login URL- a Simple Rewrite API Plugin Example
A few days ago, the fine folks from DigWP have published a .htaccess trick to enable logging in from yoursite.com/login instead of yoursite.com/wp-login.php.
Their trick is perfectly valid, yet improvable: it requires editing of the .htaccess, a file you don’t want noobs to mess with. So my thoughts were: “OK, that’s nice and everything, but a simple plugin would be cleaner, easier for beginners, and more portable”. Let’s do this?
Rethinking how news themes work
As I was working through the post and taxonomy chapter in Professional WordPress Plugin Development and checking out the new post formats feature for WordPress, a light bulb turned on in my head. I wanted to change how we think about news themes.
The anatomy of a WordPress theme
With all the WordPress theme frameworks that arose over the past few years, you’d almost forget what a normal WordPress theme looks like. Almost, because Yoast has got your back and we’re about to remind you! Check out our anatomy of a WordPress theme infographic:
Killer hacks to enhance WordPress editor
When you’re a blogger, the editor is indeed something very important because it is the tool used to write your posts. In this article, I’m going to show you some hacks and tips to enhance WordPress editor. Enjoy!
How To Create An Author Box
Author boxes are those little sections on an article page that has a brief bio about the article’s author (you can see mine at the bottom of this article.)
They are a great idea to implement on your site as it can help user interaction and put a face to the author, it also offers chance to mention your other projects or a little about what you do.
Auto Insert Content After Post
Many blogs at the end of posts offer their readers the ability to share, tweet or vote using social bookmarking sites, email the article to others, or anything else that the blog owner would like to say at the bottom of each post.
How To Adjust Your Autosave Timings
Have you ever been writing a post on your blog, and your computer has suddenly locked or you lose your internet connection and you have lost all of your article? Most of us have been there and if you haven’t experienced this take my word its upsetting!
Forcing A Different Theme For IE6 Users
This snippet will force IE6 users to view the default template leaving your design viewable by users with modern browsers only, thus saving time on IE6 bug fixing.
Set Default Editor In WP-Admin
So today I will show you how to change that and use the HTML editor as default, the following changes take place inside functions.php, so backup before your begin.
Add A Maximum Post Title Word Count
For whatever reason occasionally in our WordPress installs we need to limit certain things, this could be for aesthetic purposes or SEO, so today I will show you how to limit the post title word count.
Exclude Post from WordPress Feed
In a previous post I provide a solution on how to exclude certain categories from your feed. You can do the same with other content and I will show you in this post how you can exclude certain posts from your feed.
Exclude Posts and Pages in WordPress Search
Sometimes you don’t like to display every post and page on search results. Today I like to show you how to filter the search in your frontend. Therefore I add a filter to the query of WordPress and exclude the according posts or pages of the search.
Create a Social Network with WordPress & BuddyPress
To once again demonstrate the versatility of WordPress, this post will be showing you how to create a social networking site using WordPress and the BuddyPress plugin.
Easy Development Using the Genesis Framework
I hadn’t used the Genesis Framework before, but I had heard really good things about it, so I decided to give it a shot finally.
How to Exclude Categories from your RSS Feed
There’s often a case where you want to exclude a specific category or multiple categories from your RSS feed. This way you can publish posts and if you don’t want them to go to your RSS subscribers, they won’t.
How To Create Your Own Custom WordPress Theme
Follow this overview of the build process to create your own custom WordPress theme. We’ll be taking my latest theme design from its basic HTML and CSS mockup and inserting the various WordPress template tags to build a fully working theme ready to install on your blog.
How to Add WordPress.com Stats to your Site
Want to add simple stats to your blog?
Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, has a plugin called WordPress Stats. This plugin is simple and lets your track your visitors.
Using FeedBurner with Your WordPress Feed
This tutorial will walk you through adding your WordPress feed to your FeedBurner account.
How to disable the WordPress Admin Bar
I thought I’d show you a couple of ways to quickly disable the WordPress admin bar, either entirely, or just for you, or just for everyone else.
Turn your commenters into subscribers!
Only a small percentage of your visitors leave a comment. This group of people is probably also interested in subscribing to your newsletter, if you have one. So I created a method to add a “subscribe to my WordPress newsletter” checkbox to my comment form a couple of weeks ago.
Linking to all image sizes in WordPress
One of my more recent obsessions when working with WordPress is trying out some different things with media, especially experimenting with attachment pages. For a new theme I’m working on, I wanted to add links to all the image sizes on the image attachment page in a Flickr-esque fashion.
Does WordPress have a function for that?
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