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.
Comments Moderation in WordPress

Display the Number of Comments Held for Moderation

It’s always nice to show how many comments and pingbacks your posts have, right? There are also plugins that can show off how many comments have been blocked as spam as a sidebar widget, although I don’t see how useful that could be to your readers :) Today we’ll talk about comment moderation and how … Permalink


5 Tips for Becoming a Better WordPress Developer

5 Tips for Becoming a Better WordPress Developer

There are a lot of tutorials, videos and screencasts, training courses and books that can teach you WordPress, and WordPress is well known for it’s large community, so perhaps the most important part in your journey is to be part of that community. Today we’ll talk about some tips that will make you a better … Permalink


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Meet Lorenz! A Business Premium Theme from Theme.fm

Today’s a very special day for us, we’re announcing our first premium theme called Lorenz — a nice looking and flexible WordPress theme made especially for small business. We’ve been working on Lorenz for over a month in total and did our best to provide a clean design layout, WordPress features you’re already familiar with … Permalink


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Theme.fm Experiments: Macros in WordPress

We published this video a while ago but didn’t really show it off until today. We do all sorts of experiments here at Theme.fm and based on user feedback we might decide to release a plugin some day ;) This video shows how macros could be used when writing WordPress posts. Permalink Permalink


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How to: Display Avatars with Twitter Blockquotes for WordPress

We released our Twitter oEmbed plugin for WordPress last month and we’ve been getting quite some positive feedback about that from developers. Today we’re going to show you how to use the plugin’s filters to add the tweet author’s avatar (profile image) to the left of your Twitter quotes. Permalink Permalink


WordPress and Capistrano

Deploying WordPress with Capistrano Part 2: Staging Servers, Tagging & Database Security

In the first part of this tutorial we met Capistrano — a command line utility to deploy your web application. We went through the process of installing Capistrano and “capifying” WordPress, a new look at the WordPress configuration file and the shared uploads directory. Today we’ll dig deeper into Capistrano and cover three topics that … Permalink


WordCamp Sessions from San Francisco

5 More WordCamp Sessions You Should Have Watched

A few weeks have now passed since WordCamp San Francisco 2011 and the videos from the sessions are rolling out over at WordPress.tv almost every day. Of course all the sessions are worth watching, but id you’re limited on time, we have picked another set of videos and embedded them all in this post. Permalink Permalink


San Kloud for WordPress

Introducing San Kloud: A Free Blogging WordPress Theme

If you heard about San Fran, a WordPress theme we released around a month ago, you’ll be happy to know that based on it (but not really a child theme) we have created San Kloud — a free WordPress theme made especially for blogging. In this post we’ll talk a little bit about the features … Permalink


Color Picker in Theme Options Tutorial

Using the Color Picker in Your WordPress Theme Options

Theme Options pages get quite sophisticated these days, providing the end user with a highly customizable WordPress experience. Our topic today is color and color pickers, which can be used to provide the theme user with an option to choose colors for different things like the footer area, the general text color, the navigation menu … Permalink


Post Options API for WordPress

Post Options API is Almost Ready for Action!

You probably heard about the Post Options API project that we’ve been working on for a couple of months now. It’s a set of functions that allow you to easily create additional fields in posts and pages edit screens. Quite a good alternative to the native WordPress Custom Fields. We’ve done some major modifications to … Permalink


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