Best WordPress Tips and Tutorials of August 201127th Sep 2011 | Posted by Eko S. | 5 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 August 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.
Build a Short URL Service with WordPress Custom Post Types
by Vinh Quốc Nguyễn
In this tutorial I will teach you how to build a shortened URL service, write some plugin code using object oriented techniques, and deal with WordPress routers and custom error messages.
Adding A Google +1 Button To Your WordPress Blog
by Tom Chubb
This tutorial will show you how to make some simple modifications to your WordPress blog to show the button – without using a plugin. I found that a plugin wasn’t working for me with another third-party plugin and I needed a solution so here it is for you all to use!
Getting Started With WordPress Shortcodes
by Rohan Mehta
In this article, you will be given a detailed explanation of WordPress’ shortcode API and learn how to create a shortcode… the right way. You will then be shown some useful examples of more advanced shortcodes and how to code your own custom variations! Ready to add a new skill to your bag of tricks? Let’s get started!
Post Formats Inside and Out
by Braden Keith
In this tutorial we will cover what post formats are, how to use them, what they can do for you.
Create a Basic Flickr Widget Using the Widget API
by Rohan Mehta
In this tutorial, we will be using the WordPress widget API and the Flickr API to create a basic Flickr widget. The widget will be a multiple-use widget; it asks the user for a username and number of pictures to display, and uses that information to display Flickr photos. There are lots of pre-built plugins out there that work with Flickr, but nothing’s beats making it yourself if you’re looking to take another step in your WordPress education!
Using Custom Post Types to Create a Killer Portfolio
by Joseph Casabona
Today is all about actually building a project using CPT’s from scratch… We’ll be doing everything from creating the custom type – to styling it for use in the theme. The CSS (and CSS3!) I use should be generic enough for most themes, but in case it isn’t, feel free to change it! This is intended to be used as a launchpoint for everyone, so feel free to get creative!
How To Publish To The WordPress Plugin Repository
by Tom McFarlin
In this article, we’ll look at how to setup a WordPress plugin repository and maintain your project through its development life-cycle. Note that this article assumes you have basic familiarity with Subversion.
Customizing WordPress images
Manipulating images in PHP isn’t all that difficult. WordPress offers some functions to make it easier, and integrating with the WordPress uploader isn’t at all difficult, really.
How to use FTP to upload files to WordPress for Beginners
by WP Beginner
In this article, we will show you how to use FTP to upload a plugin to WordPress. We will also show you how to change the permissions of each individual file.
How to Customize the Display of WordPress Archives in Your Sidebar
by WP Beginner
Recently, we were working on a client’s site design that required us to display monthly archives arranged by year in the sidebar. It probably was really easy for their designer to mock it up in Photoshop, but it was a bit complicated to achieve in WordPress.
How to Install and Setup Facebook Comments in WordPress
by WP Beginner
Among these social plugins, there is one called the Comment Box which enables user commenting on your site with a layer of facebook authentication. In this article, we will show you how to add facebook comments on your WordPress site.
Understand Caching in WordPress, Part 1: The Basics
by Jay Andrew Allen
In the first of this two-part series, I’ll cover the basics of caching, why it’s important, and the (many) types of caching available on both your users’ computers and your Web server. I’ll even discuss a few non-caching performance optimizations that are included in the most popular WordPress caching plugins.
Install WordPress Locally on Windows with Xampp
Today I’ve got a reader-requested tutorial about how you can install WordPress on your Windows 7 computer (same applies for Windows XP & Vista). This is such an important part of my WordPress working life, and if you don’t know how to do it, now’s your chance to learn.
How to Create WordPress Posts in Themes/Plugins
by Michael Martin
Recently, one of our clients needed to let visitors create WordPress posts (Or custom post types of course) from the website itself.
In this post, I’m going to walk through some of the WordPress functions I used to achieve this. We’ll go over creating the post itself, adding categories/tags, and adding metadata.
Create an Articles-Only Feed
by Jeff Starr
In this post, we create a custom, “articles-only” feed for visitors who want to subscribe to the main content only, without all the side stuff. The technique is actually pretty flexible, and works great to create just about any type of custom WordPress feed content. It’s pretty easy to do, requiring a whopping two steps to make it happen..
How to Redirect Logged-In Users
by Jeff Starr
WordPress provides a variety of ways to redirect logged-in users. In this post, we explain each of these methods along with some useful tips and tricks along the way.
Quick Tip: Display Post & Comment Time as “x … ago” Twitter Style
Instead of displaying time in the usual manner of Day Month Year, it will display as “3 days ago” or “2 hours ago” etc – the same style of date that is used on Twitter and Facebook, that people have become used to.
10 Codes for your functions.php to manage the WordPress Admin
If you’re a theme developer it is handy to keep a record of various pieces of code you can add to your theme’s functions.php file so you can reuse them. In this post I’m going to be listing a number of things you can use to control the WordPress admin area.
How To: Create a Custom Login Page for your WordPress Theme
If your site requires people to login and you’d like them to do it via your theme rather than the default WordPress login screen ( wp-login.php ) you can create a custom login page using a page template. In this tutorial I will walk you though how to create one.
Use WordPress Custom Post Type In CSS-Class for Styling
Today I would like to show you, how to assign CSS classes to custom post types for styling your website.
Complex Meta Boxes in WordPress
The present article will discuss the finer details of adding meta boxes to WordPress write screens. It will cover the WordPress functions involved in the process, as well as give in depth information about the necessary hooks involved in the process. You will learn how to display and save meta boxes. After working through this article, you will have the capability of adding your own meta boxes to your projects!
Custom Page Templates – The Very Basic
This tutorial will show you the very basics of how to create custom page templates.
How to Install WordPress on a Local Environment
It’s a well know fact that not many people know that WordPress can also be installed locally, and one can even work or test offline. And the best thing is that you don’t need to purchase anything and no need to be a coding ninja for this. Even a beginner can do this.
Split Your Long WordPress Posts And Pages
by Kevin Muldoon
If you feel that the article you are writing is too long you have two options. One option is to split the article into a series of posts (part 1, part 2 etc), thereby giving visitors a reason to subscribe and return to your site the following day or week. Another option is to use the nextpage option in WordPress to split your article into two or more pages.
Three Ways To Display Your Latest Google+ Updates On WordPress
by Kevin Muldoon
Today I will be showing you three ways to can show your latest updates from your Google+ profile on your WordPress website.
Creating Personal Branding for Your WordPress Backend
by Salman Siddiqui
This tutorial will help you hack through the most famous Content Management System and make it a lot more personal like the Le-Hiboo login page.
10 super useful WordPress shortcodes
by Jean-Baptiste Jung
Shortcodes are real time-savers for all WordPress users. They allow you to do complex tasks easily, just by inserting the shortcode in your post editor. Today, I’m glad to show you 10 new and super useful WordPress shortcodes to boost your productivity!
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