35 Best WordPress Tutorials of March 201225th Apr 2012 | Posted by Eko S. | 6 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 March 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.
Building a WordPress Security Plugin: The Basics
by Fouad Matin
In this set of tutorials, we will be going through the process of creating a WordPress plugin to detect and fix any security flaws that may lie in your WordPress installation.
YouTube and Vimeo Video Gallery With WordPress
by Max McKenzie
In this tutorial we will integrate a YouTube and Vimeo embedded player on to a page on a WordPress web site, without needing to hit the API docs ( which are YouTube API and Vimeo API, if you’re interested ). By using the tools available to us in WordPress with a little bit of PHP, we can make a gallery that overcomes the problem of content aggregation.
WordPress Theme Development Training Wheels: Day Four
by Nur Ahmad Furlong
A day 4 of WordPress Development Training Wheels – Now we’ve dealt with custom menus, let’s focus on dynamic sidebars and how they can be used within a theme.
Quick Tip: How to Add a Custom Header Image for Your Plugin on WordPress.org
by Ahmad Awais
Today, I will tell you how to add a custom header image to your WordPress plugin and what the advantages are of adding it.
Integrating Superfish Menu Into a Template
by Adam Burucs
This is a short and easy step-by-step guide to using the jQuery menu plugin, Superfish, developed by Joel Birch.
Share Your Posts on Facebook With a Preview Image and a Description
by Claudio Simeone
In this tutorial we will write a plugin to set, for each post of our blog, an image and a short summary that will be shown on Facebook every time a post is shared. To do this, we will use two WordPress core features: a Featured Image for the image preview and the Post Excerpt for the description.
How to Create Infinite Scroll Pagination
by Mohd Hadihaizil Din
Infinite scroll pagination is inspired from Facebook and Twitter. This is just pagination where the user will need to scroll to bottom of the page to read more articles. This is one way to improve the user experience on a website, but if you do it wrong, it can give a bad experience too.
A Short Guide to Trackbacks
by Adam Burucs
A comprehensive guide for wordpress trackback – A trackback is a notification of linking to a web document. In other words this system allows peer-to-peer communication and conversations between blogs. It helps keep track of who is linking or referring to a webpage (article) and therefore brings interested readers to the given site.
The header.php – What Needs to Go in It and What Doesn’t
by Rafael Angeline
In this tutorial, let’s talk about the header.php, an essential file for any WordPress theme. I’ll show you a nice header file example and give tips about what needs to go in it and what doesn’t.
Customizing Your WordPress Admin
by Chris Ensell
In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to tame your admin menu. I will show you how to rename menus, reorder the menus, or just plain eliminate them without touching core.
Using WordPress and Flash Together
by Ivaylo Gerchev
To show you various ways of embedding Flash media in your WordPress powered websites and how to perform these methods properly. Let’s begin with the most essential one, which is a base for the others.
Quick Tip: Paginate Your WordPress Gallery
by Navjot Singh
You can create beautiful image galleries in WordPress using the Gallery shortcode. You can even create your own templates for implementing galleries and do a lot of things. But what if you want to split an image gallery into multiple pages? WordPress provides Pagination functions for everything but nothing for the gallery. Here you will learn how to achieve that in a very simple manner.
Adding Custom Styles in WordPress TinyMCE Editor
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to add custom styles to the WYSIWYG editor (TinyMCE) interface will allow the user to style an element with appropriate custom CSS without having to remember any code.
Translating Your Theme
by Robert Treacy
Out of the top 10 countries that search Google for “WordPress themes”, only one is native English speaking (the USA) and that comes 9th. As of writing this, there are only 269 themes in WordPress’ theme database that are tagged as translation-ready out of more than 1,500 themes. That’s only 18% of the themes. I’m going to show you how to make yours one of them.
Speed Up Your WordPress by Caching Custom Queries using Transients API
In this article, we will show you how to speed up your WordPress site by caching custom queries using the Transients API.
How to Create Advanced Search Form in WordPress for Custom Post Types
In this article, we will show you how to create an advanced search form in WordPress utilizing the power of the WordPress search query and limiting the results by custom post types.
15 Most Frequently Asked Questions by WordPress Beginners
In this article, we will share most frequently asked questions by WordPress Beginners with answers.
How to Change your WordPress Username
In this article, we will share a step by step guide on how to change the WordPress username on a cPanel Web Host using phpMyAdmin.
How to Disable WordPress Admin Bar for All Users Except Administrators
In this article, we will show you how to disable WordPress admin bar for all users except for Administrators.
Adding User-Submitted Content in Custom Post Types with Gravity Forms
In this article, we will show you how to add user-submitted content in Custom Post Types with Gravity Forms.
How to Avoid Duplicate Post Display with Multiple Loops in WordPress
In this article, we will show you how to avoid duplicate post display when using multiple loops in WordPress.
Inside The WordPress Toolbar
by Dominic Giglio
In this article, we’ll look at the history of the Admin Bar, when (and from where) the bar is enabled, the particular functions that WordPress’ core developers have given us, and how to make the Admin Bar more personal and useful.
Writing Unit Tests For WordPress Plugins
by Zack Grossbart
This article shows you how to integrate unit tests into your WordPress plugin, where to write unit tests and how they can help you.
Getting Comment Info from the WordPress Database
by Jeff Starr
An easy way for visitors to enter their emails is by commenting on a post. We did this recently for people to sign up for a notification email. Instead of using a plugin or custom function for a one-time email list, we just went with WordPress core functionality and used post comments for people to sign up.
How To: Manually Add a WordPress Site to Facebook Open Graph
by Noumaan Yaqoob
It seems like many WordPress users are having trouble with Facebook sharing. The most common issue is Facebook not showing thumbnail image for posts when shared or liked, or Facebook is showing wrong thumbnail image, incorrect title, or not picking up excerpt. Besides using a plugin, it can also be solved easily by manually adding Facebook’s Open Graph Meta Tags in the header.php of your WordPress Theme.
Handy WordPress Code Snippets for Your Themes Part 2
by Oli – WPLift
Today’s post is a roundup of some of the most handy WordPress code snippets for your themes.
Add Class to All Excerpts in WordPress
In this article, you’ll learn how to style the post excerpt function.
Redirect After Adding a New User in WordPress
A little fix that can be added to your function.php, that will bring back the old wordpress redirect method.
WP_List_Table – a step by step guide
Throughout WordPress the class WP_List_Table is used to display data, e.g. users, plugins, comments, or posts. This article tries to give you a comprehensive walk-through all necessary steps to create a table tailored to your needs.
10+ useful SQL queries to clean up your WordPress database
by Jean-Baptiste Jung
After years of usage, your WordPress database can contain weird characters, be filled with data you don’t need anymore, and so on. In this article, I’m going to show you 10+ SQL queries to clean up your WordPress database.
How to Display Your Twitter Status on Your WordPress Site
by Jean Galea
Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can display your latest tweets on your site without using plugins
6 Ways to Power Up WordPress Comments
by Michael Martin
It’s a relatively simple process to add some flair to your blog comments these days. I want to look at 6 of the best free tools and give you a quick overview of the benefits of each.
Add a Backup to Embedded Tweets in WordPress
by Michael Martin
Today, I want to improve on my old script by adding a backup to it. Twitter is often down or unresponsive, and when it is, the previous script fails and displays nothing.
With a backup, we store an extra copy of each set of tweets that we find. When Twitter is down, we can then use this backup to display tweets as normal.
How to Make the Facebook Like Box Responsive in WordPress
by Tom Kenny
An easy solution with a bit of CSS and a div to enclose the iFrame. To solve the problem when developing the Origin WordPress theme was integrating the Facebook like box into the sidebar and making it responsive.
Require or recommend plugins with a WordPress theme
by Thomas Griffin
In this tutorial, we will cover how you can easily include pre-packaged or repository plug-ins with a WordPress theme and prompt users to install and activate them in one single step, using native WordPress classes and interfaces.
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