32 Best WordPress Tutorials of April 201224th May 2012 | Posted by Eko S. | 2 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 April 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 a Simple Twitter Plugin for WordPress
by Adam Burucs
Let’s see how can we make a very simple plugin showing some latest posts from a Twitter account.
Optimizing WordPress Loading Speed With header.php & .htaccess
by Aditya Jain
Website loading speed matters a lot for every blog/website, especially for people with shared hosting – which is the cheapest available hosting service. Here are a few .htaccess and header.php tricks to increase your website loading speed by 50-70%
Building Custom WordPress Widgets
by Bilal Shaheen
Building WordPress widgets is just like building a plugin but it is more simple and straightforward. All you need to do is have a single file in which all the PHP goes and it’s easier to code than a plugin which can have more than one file. There are three major functions of a widget which can be broken down into widget, update and form
Image Gallery With Custom Sized Images (Bonus jQuery Plugin)
by Robert Călin
Here is the tutorial on creating a gallery out of the custom sized images. As a bonus you’ll learn how to create a basic jQuery plugin to present the larger sized image of the thumbnail in a more appealing way.
The Complete Guide To The WordPress Settings API, Part 6: Menu Pages
by Tom McFarlin
In this article, we’re going to introduce a new menu to the WordPress dashboard that will make our theme options available elsewhere other than just under the “Appearance” options.
Add jQuery Autocomplete to Your Site’s Search
by Stephen Harris
The function get_search_form() can (and should!) be used to display the search form for your site. It does the job, but it’s very bland. Shipped with WordPress since 3.3, however, is a tool which can make using it a lot easier. In this tutorial I’ll be showing you how to add jQuery Autocomplete to your search form.
How to Use Custom Sidebars on Posts and Pages
by Guillaume Voisin
Today I’d like to show you how to easily add custom sidebars to use within your posts and pages. It could be useful to display different widgets according to your page or post’s topic.
Tips to Customize and Optimize Your Blog’s Feed
by Tips to Customize and Optimize Your Blog’s Feed
by Barış Ünver
We’re going to work on 10 great tips to customize our feeds. We will redesign our feed content, maybe shorten it, create functions for feed-only and blog-only content, add useful post lists like “related posts” and “more from this author”, take precautions against content thieves, learn to make money with our feeds and so on.
WordPress and PayPal: An Introduction
by Alistair Rossini
For this tutorial we will go through the steps involved to integrate PayPal as your Payment Service Provider for a WordPress powered site. Working with Custom Post Types we will create a basic shopping cart and allow for payments to be taken via PayPal. Whilst the worked example is functional, you should take further steps to sanitise and store data when working with payments.
Converting WordPress to Be Mobile-Friendly
by David Radovanovic
As mobile devices become less of a luxury and more of a necessity, the bottom line is becoming obvious: your fixed-width WordPress theme needs to be responsive. Now’s the time to seriously consider converting your WordPress theme to be mobile-friendly. This tutorial will show you the basic steps to make your site fluid.
How to Add the Theme Editor in WordPress Admin Bar
In the past we have shown you how to add the shortlink menu, draft posts, and other things to the WordPress admin bar. In this article, we will show you how to add the Theme Editor in WordPress Admin Bar.
How to Fix Yoast’s WordPress SEO Sitemap 404 Error
In this article, we will show you how to fix the sitemap 404 error in WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast.
How to Improve your Editorial Workflow in Multi-Author WordPress Blogs
In this article, we will share a plugin that we have been using for quite sometime called Edit Flow. It empowers you to collaborate with your editorial team inside WordPress, create an organized editorial workflow, and increase productivity.
What, Why, and How-To’s of Trackbacks and Pingbacks in WordPress
In this article, we will explain to you what is trackback and pingback. We will explain the difference between trackbacks and pingbacks. Then we will show you how to disable trackbacks and pingbacks in WordPress.
How to Secure your WordPress Pages with SSL
In this article, we will show you step by step on how to secure your WordPress pages with SSL.
How to Get Logged-in User’s Info in WordPress for Personalized Results
In this article we will show you how to retrieve information pertaining to the currently logged in user.
Random Redirection In WordPress
by Goce Mitevski
Instead, today I’ll guide you through a custom implementation that I use. It’s not the “right” way to implement random redirection; it’s just one plugin-less solution to start with and build on.
Smashing Special: What’s Going On In The WordPress Economy?
by Siobhan McKeown
In this article I’m going to talk to people who are active in the WordPress economy, people from all over the globe. It’s amazing to see how even in the past few years the economy around WordPress has grown, and what new, innovative, enterprises it’s composed of.
Manage Events Like A Pro With WordPress
by Daniel Pataki
Today we’ll show you how to make event management an easy — nay, enjoyable — task by making WordPress do the grunt work for you. We’ll be looking at out-of-the-box WordPress features, plugins and themes and a DIY approach to managing events. Please do let us know if you have more or better ideas.
Don’t fork your theme, flex it with “is_plugin_active” conditional
by Peter Shackelford
Below I explain how I worked my way away from becoming a donkey with a dozen child themes to manage and maintain, with just a little knowledge of a native wordpress function.
WordPress CMS Features: Custom Post Types Tutorial
by Noumaan Yaqoob
Exactly what makes WordPress a powerful CMS? What are the features that make it more than just a blogging software? The most powerful feature of WordPress is that it is highly customizable. In this post and a few upcoming posts, I will be discussing these features with you.
How To: Create an Authors Listing Page for your WordPress site
by Ahmad Awais
In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to create an authors listing page in for you WordPress site.
Designing & Building a WordPress Theme: My Step by Step Process
In this post Im going to talk about how I design and code a theme from scratch. For more articles about building custom WordPress themes, see the ultimate theme development kit.
Adding Google+ Meta Tags in WordPress
If you’ve decided to include a Google+ button on your WordPress site, it’s also suggested that you add a few new meta tags to your header so that you can customize exactly what appears when people share your page on Google+.
Breadcrumbs for WordPress with Twitter Bootstrap
I’m not too sure if breadcrumbs are still popular when it comes to modern websites but I find them pretty useful when navigating around. I put together a simple function that would add breadcrumbs to your WordPress theme styled with CSS from Twitter Bootstrap.
Get Latest Contributors in WordPress
If you have a WordPress blog with multiple contributors, you might want to display a list of which ones have been recently active. There isn’t a direct way to gather this information without querying the database directly but I found a simple alternative using core WP functions. I’m even going to show you how to cache the info using the WordPress Transients API.
How to Install and Customize Varnish for WordPress
by Austin Gunter
If you’re looking to boost performance for a content-heavy WordPress installation, adding a cache like Varnish is a great way to boost your site’s performance.
WordPress Development: Bypassing the Settings API
by Andy Walpole
The Settings API was introduced in version 2.7 to allow the semi-automation of form creation. All credible Content Management Systems and frameworks have their own set of functions or classes for the same purpose. Drupal has a multitude of hooks which can be leveraged, while CodeIgniter uses a combination of the Form Validation Class and the Form Helper.
Load Minimum of WordPress
A small contribution for all those using WordPress as a backend, framework or something similar. The applications, especially in the B2B sector, becoming more and more, as do the questions.
WordPress Stats Infographic
by Joost de Valk
My Google Analytics plugin recently hit 3 million downloads and my WordPress SEO plugin hit its first million downloads. I thought those stats were cool and I decided to have an infographic made with more WordPress stats and dive in a little bit more and gather some stats that I thought would be interesting.
20 Tips for WordPress Optimization
Check out our 20 top tips for optimizing your WordPress website.
Win the war against spam, not only the battle
There are a lot of anti spam solutions in the market today, so there is no reason to tolerate this no more.
So, what is this spam comment? Spam comment is unsolicited, unwanted, irrelevant or inappropriate comment.
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