30+ Best WordPress Tips and Tutorials of November 201115th Dec 2011 | 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 November 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.
How To Localize WordPress Themes and Plugins
by Tom McFarlin
In the this article, we’ll take a look at understanding what localization really is, why it’s important, and what steps are necessary to localize your project.
WordPress Permalinks 101: What, How, When and Why to Use Them
by Connor Turnbull
WordPress Basix Article! Most major WordPress blogs nowadays are using permalinks (otherwise known as “pretty” URLs); WordPress gives us a few great tools for setting them up quickly and easily… but what do you really know about them? That’s what we’ll be exploring today. WordPress offers a bunch of options to “beautify” your permalinks from the standard question mark-prefixed number to a feigned path-style URL.
Create a “Mashable-Inspired” Sidebar Social Widget for WordPress
by Ariff Shah
I’ve had a lot of requests lately to share a tutorial on how I created the sidebar widget on my personal blog. It looks nice and most important, it works! With some simple PHP and CSS, I’m sure everybody can implement this on their blogs easily. Today I’m going to show you how to create mine… in hopes that you’ll be able to create your own custom version for your own projects!
DIY WordPress Framework Part 2: Creating the Theme
by Joseph Casabona
In this tutorial, we’re going to cover the steps I took to create what I called my WordPress Boilerplate, taking a close look at the CSS, functions.php, and select template pages.
DIY WordPress Framework Part 3: Using the Framework as a Child Theme
by Joseph Casabona
In the last installment of this series, we created our theme framework, which amounts to a fairly simple boilerplate, where we added some functionality that we commonly use. There are 2 ways that we can use our framework now: as a child theme and as a true boilerplate that we just copy and edit. Today we’re going to use our framework as a child theme.
DIY WordPress Framework Part 4: Using the Framework as a Boiler Plate
by Joseph Casabona
Last time we used our framework as a child theme, creating a totally new theme that depends on the framework. Today we’re going to use our framework as a boilerplate, copying the folder and making edits right to it.
Changing the Fonts of Your WordPress – Part 2: Theme Integration
by Fouad Matin
In the previous tutorial, we went over how to add fonts to your theme via a plugin. Now, we’ll integrate font options directly into the theme’s options.
How to Make a Splash Page with WordPress
by Craig Morgan
Today we’re going to show you a technique for creating a custom “Splash Page” for your WordPress theme. You’re probably seeing a lot of these around the net today, so you know that they’re great for running quick promotions of products or events… but you can have fun with it and come up with creative ways to use a splash page such as advertising, donation button, radio pledge drives, highlight of an upcoming race, or highlight of a new product.
Create a TwitterRSS Stats Widget for WordPress
by Ajay Patel
In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps of setting up a widget, its settings form, and displaying it on your site.
How to Create and Setup Google+ Brand Page for Your WordPress Site
In this article, we will show you how to create and setup your Google+ Brand page for your WordPress site.
How to Redirect Users to a Random Post in WordPress
In this article, we will show you how to redirect users to a random post in WordPress.
How to use Thumbnails with Previous and Next Post Links in WordPress
In this article, we will show you how to use post thumbnails with previous and next post links in WordPress.
How to do Lead Generation in WordPress: Part 1 – Comment Form
Lead Generation is a method to generate consumer interest or inquiry into products or services of a business. In part 1 of our lead generation in WordPress series, we will look at how can you use the WordPress comment form to generate leads for your business or build a larger email list.
How to do Lead Generation in WordPress: Part 2 – Contact Forms
In part 2 of our lead generation in WordPress series, we will look at how you can use WordPress contact forms (or any other forms) to generate leads for your business or build a larger email list.
How to do Lead Generation in WordPress: Part 3 – Lightbox Popups
In part 3 of our lead generation in WordPress series, we will look at how you can utilize Lightbox popups to generate leads for your business or build a larger email list.
Customizing Your WordPress Theme Using Firebug
by Siobhan McKeown
Today I’m going to look at how you can customize a WordPress theme using Firebug. The great thing about this is that you can check out your changes in your browser without editing your site at all. Only you can see what you’re up to so it doesn’t matter if you make mistakes in Firebug. Just refresh the page and breath easily again.
The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Post Tags
by Tom Ewer
If you have an interest in post tags, have utilized them on your blog to an extent, but don’t really know if you are going about things in the right way, I’m here to set you on the right path.
Highlight Author Comments in WordPress (Like a Boss)
by Tim Gregg
Highlighting author comments is an easy way to distinguish your own input and make it easier for people to find in a rambling comments discussion.
If you want to boss it up a couple of notches and stand out from the crowd, this is a very easy way to do it.
How To Start Building An Email List For Your WordPress Blog With AWeber
by Tom Ewer
If you are sold on moving forwards with AWeber, you’re in good hands. In this article, we are going to get your list set up and your first message written and ready for sending to your potential horde of adoring fans.
How To Improve Your WordPress Plugin’s Readme.txt
by Siobhan McKeown
If you’re a plugin developer and you just love to write code, then writing a readme.txt file for a plugin in WordPress’ repository might be your idea of hell. When you’ve written all of that lovely code, why must you spend time writing about how to use it?
Securing Your WordPress Website
by Daniel Pataki
While a large part of this article is specific to WordPress, a sizeable chunk is about general practices that anyone can use. Even the WordPress-centric sections contain useful logic, so reading them may well be worth it even if you use a different framework.
Writing WordPress Guides For The Advanced Beginner
by Scott Meaney
n this article, we’ll explore how to create clear easy-to-navigate tutorials, and tailor them to the underserved “advanced beginner” Web developer. The entire goal of this article is to make sure we see many more tutorials written for budding new coders who are ready to jump to the next level.
Building WordPress Themes You Can Sell
by Sawyer Hollenshead
When I took my first steps into the WordPress theme arena, I didn’t know much about it. To save you from going down the same winding path, I’ll share some of the important takeaways that I’ve learned so far, like how to gain a solid user base, what to include in your themes and, most importantly, what to leave out.
How to Create an Account Center
by Brady Nord
The concept is rather basic, you will create pages or posts (really it can be just about any type of content) and check to see if the user is logged in or not. If the user is logged in display X, and if they are not logged in display X. For this example, we are going to create an account center that only people logged in can view. Here we go:
HTML Formatting for Custom Menus
by Jeff Starr
In this DiW article, we’ll see how to enjoy both: WordPress custom menus and clean, well-formatted HTML markup.
Create a Typography Based WordPress Blog Theme
by Chris Spooner
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve posted the design process of my latest WordPress theme. We’ve gone through the Photoshop design stage, the HTML5 and CSS3 coding stage and now we’ll go through the templating stage to finish off the Typo design as a fully working WordPress theme.
How To: Easily Sell Digital Downloads using WordPress & E-Junkie
One of the very best ways to monetize your blog is by creating digital products for people to purchase and download. In this tutorial I will walk you through the process of adding products to E-Junkie and placing the code on your site.
Notify Your Theme Users About Updates in their Dashboard
Today I will show you how to add automatic notifications when a new version of your theme is available and direct people how to upgrade from within their dashboard.
Replace p-Tag on Images in Content of WordPress
WordPress has a feature on delivering content that come from the editor – setting breaks and paragraphs. Since forever WordPress is the reason for that, not TinyMCE and the same applies to the integration of images or other elements of this kind. In order to use HTML5 in a perfect way I had to replace the p-Tag with the figure-Tag and so is this small filter was created.
Use Constants for deactivate the Editor in WordPress Backend
WordPress is known for, that several constants lie dormant in the core and often provide quick solutions. In this context I have recently come across two little strings in the core of the backend editor of WordPress and in the core for updating the system as well.
Case Study: Building an ‘About the Author’ Box in WordPress 3.2
by Jake Rocheleau
WordPress users who are up to date with the latest 3.2.x release can easily implement this feature via custom plugins to extend WP functionality. But I want to explain how you can custom-code your own author box! I feel this method gives you more control over the layout and you can manipulate the HTML/CSS much further than with plugin codes.
Customize WordPress – How to Easily Customize Your Themes Style Sheets Like a Pro
by Brad Dalton
In this tutorial for beginners, i’ll show you the easiest way to customize the appearance of your site and you can also view a video at the end of this post which shows you from a different perspective.
How To Display Related Posts In Your Sidebar Only
by Brad Dalton
Why not just display related posts after your content? Displaying links to related posts in your sidebar means you can keep the links above the fold. In my opinion, this is better for Seo and will attract more click thru’s than simply displaying the links below your content.
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