Author Archives: Konstantin Kovshenin

About the Author:
Konstantin Kovshenin

Co-founder and Ex-Editor in Chief, WordPress core contributor, theme and plugin developer. Gone to Automattic and keeps blogging from time to time.
Style Posts by Taxonomy

How To Style Your Posts Based on Category, Tag or Custom Taxonomy in WordPress

We heard this question many times and it’s not as simple as it sounds, so we’re dedicating a whole blog post to the solution. Today we’ll talk about child themes, taxonomy (categories, tags and custom taxonomy), the post_class function, it’s filter friend and their correct usage in WordPress themes. Permalink Permalink


WordPress 3.3 Beta

WordPress 3.3 Beta Expected October 7th

We posted the WordPress 3.3 scope back in July and today we’re here to give you a short update of where 3.3 now stands. It seems like the final release has been moved from November 15th to the 29th, but the good news is that we can expect the first beta tomorrow! Permalink Permalink


Tabs with Settings API in WordPress

How To: Create Tabs with the Settings API in WordPress

WordPress themes and plugins come with quite a lot of features and options these days, and the Settings API does provide a very easy to sectioning method. Sections are good and work out of the box, but if you’ve got more options than your sections can handle, it’s wise enough to split them into different … Permalink


Tweets to WordPress Posts Plugin

Writing a Tweets to WordPress Posts Plugin (Part 2)

In the first part of this tutorial, we covered the WordPress Cron engine, created our own scheduled task that used the WordPress HTTP API to query the Twitter Search API and create new Status posts out of new tweets in the search. Today we’ll talk about some improvements that can be made to the plugin. … Permalink


MySQL Queries for WordPress

5 Useful MySQL Queries for WordPress

MySQL is what runs behind 99.9% of all WordPress installs so with a little bit of SQL knowledge and some creativity, you could do some great stuff to grab all sorts of data directly from your WordPress database. This post will show you five interesting and quite useful SQL queries to run against your WordPress … Permalink


WordCamp Boston Videos

6 Sessions from WordCamp Boston Worth Watching

WordCamp Boston was back in July and unfortunately we were unable to attend or cover the event. Fortunately though, the videos from most of the sessions are available at WordPress.tv and in this post we’ll embed the most exciting ones from over 40 videos. Permalink Permalink


Tips for WordPress Theme Developers

5 Tips to WordPress Theme Developers

The WordPress theme development market has grown incredibly in the past few years and with so many companies and freelancers around, how do you stand out? In this post we bring you five tips on how to make your theme easier to use, avoid frustrating customers, use WordPress to the max and provide better and … Permalink


admin-pointers-video

Theme.fm Experiments: Admin Tour with WordPress Pointers

We wrote about feature pointers in WordPress earlier this week and one of the usage scenarios that came into my mind (except introducing new core features after WordPress upgrades) is tours, which is why we created this yet another experiment. Permalink Permalink


Tweets to WordPress Plugin

Writing a Tweets to WordPress Posts Plugin (Part 1)

There are quite a few plugins out there and this post is not about using them, but rather about creating your own. In this tutorial (which will be divided into several parts) we’ll cover the fundamentals of the WordPress Cron (task scheduling) engine, we’ll query the Twitter API every once in a while to gather … Permalink


Admin Pointers in WordPress 3.3

Introducing Pointers in WordPress 3.3

WordPress 3.3 is planned for November this year and we published the scope a while ago here on Theme.fm. As mentioned in that post, 3.3 will get a series of UI improvements, one of which is Pointers (or Admin Pointers). We learned about pointers in WordPress a few hours ago from one of Daryl Koopersmith’s … Permalink


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