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.
Github Auto Pull on Post Receive

Github, Playground Servers & Auto Pull From Master

There are many different approaches on how you handle middle-scale to large-scale web applications development, source control, deployment and testing. Internally things may change, you can work in waterfall, scrum, agile and other methodologies, but externally it’s pretty much the same — local development server or servers, a testing (I like to call it playground) … Permalink


How to use Feedburner on your own domain

Using Feedburner on Your Own Domain

In one of our previous blog posts about Feedburner we have covered setting it up, tuning it to your WordPress feed, setting up the pings and feeding your content to Twitter automatically. Today we’ll talk a little bit about branding and control — how to setup Feedburner to serve feeds from your very own domain name. … Permalink


WordPress Tweets & Retweets Count

Get Your WordPress Posts Tweets & Retweets Count

It’s not a secret that being social is one of the key factors in today’s blogging world, and you’re probably tweeting your new blog posts every day anyway. You might have your Facebook Like, Google +1 and Tweet buttons set up on your blog already, and today’s topic is about measuring the results of your … Permalink


Customize Your WordPress Tag Cloud Widget

How to: Customize the WordPress Tag Cloud Widget

If you Google this topic, you’ll see that most of the posts that come up help you achieve what you’re looking for, but I couldn’t help but notice that most of them are doing it the wrong way. If you’re starting out with WordPress, there’s one thing you have to always keep in mind — … Permalink


Essential Plugins for WordPress Theme Developers

6 Essential Plugins For WordPress Theme Developers

If you create themes for WordPress, free ones to the repository, premium ones to theme marketplaces or exclusive ones for your clients, there are some techniques that you will probably use to preview, debug and profile your work. The official themes repository and the marketplaces generally have reviews that you have to pass before your … Permalink


Working with Code in WordPress

Embedding Code in WordPress Posts

Whether you’re a tech blogger, web developer, WordPress ninja or simply run your own personal blog, there are times when you’d like to share code samples in your posts, like CSS snippets, PHP scripts or HTML. There are numerous of ways of dealing with code in WordPress, and in today’s post, we’ll try to cover … Permalink


How to: Display Post Attachments in WordPress

How to: Display Post Attachments in WordPress

File attachments are not new to WordPress — you can attach almost any kind of file to your posts, pages and custom post types. There’s also the Media Manager where you can upload files without attaching them to a certain post or page. Attachments are most commonly used to display images in the post content, … Permalink


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5 Google Plus and Google +1 WordPress Plugins Worth Checking Out

We’re all thrilled by the release of the Google +1 button and most of all by the launch of Google+, so today we’re doing a round-up post of Google+ and Google +1 plugins, widgets and add-ons available in the WordPress.org plugins repository. This means that you can try out any of these plugins by browsing … Permalink


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How to: Provide Different Color Schemes for Your WordPress Theme

We’ve covered how to add a new color scheme to Twenty Eleven by child theming it in a previous post, and today I’ll show you how to create color schemes for your own theme, and have other developers take advantage of that to add their own new colors by child theming yours. We’ll be using … Permalink


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How to: Create a Child Theme Based on Twenty Eleven

This is a follow-up of our previous post where we reviewed Twenty Eleven – the new default theme for WordPress 3.2. In the previous post I explained the the structure of Twenty Eleven and why it’s so easy for developers to take advantage of the theme to customize it for their own purposes, i.e. creating a … Permalink


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