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.
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WordPress Setup in Less Than 3 Minutes with SSH

We’ve been working with WordPress and websites for quite a few years now and when it comes to creating a new clean WordPress installation, we’ve got most of the stuff memorized and trained out. Yes, things change, and we adapt to the new traditions, but the core concepts don’t. The following video illustrates a quick … Permalink


Hacking the WordPress Admin: Custom Columns

Hacking the WordPress Admin: Mastering Custom Columns

The WordPress admin panel changed from version to version, and 3.2 introduces an even newer look for the whole admin section. What hasn’t changed is the semantics, the data model and structure of what powers the admin area, and this is what backwards compatibility and “solid platform” is all about. Today we’ll talk about the … Permalink


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How To: Publish Your Blog Posts to Twitter with Google Feedburner — In Real Time

Feeds are not new to WordPress, and neither is Feedburner. Are you tired of tweeting your posts from your blog every time you publish them? Well Feedburner, Socialize, XML-RPC update services and WordPress will solve that issue for you, in real-time! I’m sure you’re aware of what RSS feeds are and have a clue of … Permalink


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Theme Review: Digging Into Twenty Eleven

As you probably already know, WordPress has announced it’s third release candidate for version 3.2, while the actual release is being delayed for a few days. You might be familiar with some of the new features coming up in 3.2, but we have a dedicated blog post for that lined up. This post is about … Permalink


Backup Your WordPress Setup

A Shell Script for a Complete WordPress Backup

Backing up is one of the most important things to do when running a website and this is not related to WordPress websites only. There are so many things that can go wrong, whether your hosting provider is down, or you forgot to pay the hosting bill, or maybe you accidentally locked yourself out of … Permalink


Book Review: Smashing WordPress Themes

Book Review: Smashing WordPress Themes: Making WordPress Beautiful

I’m not a big fan of books but when I stumbled across this book earlier this year, I knew I just had to read it. Smashing WordPress Themes: Making WordPress Beautiful, by Thord Daniel Hedengren (@tdhedengren) covers most of the basics of building, modifying and hacking WordPress themes in 350 pages. Permalink Permalink


Tutorial: Creating a Twitter Widget in WordPress

Tutorial: Creating a Twitter Widget for WordPress

How to create a Twitter widget for WordPress.. Well not that there aren’t any plugins around, that already do that. Actually there are quite a few but wouldn’t it be nice to learn how to create one from scratch? And that’s the topic of my post today — I’ll show you how to create your … Permalink


How To Style Your WordPress Gallery

How To: Style Your WordPress Gallery

Galleries and images are not new to WordPress. Gallery plugins existed long before WordPress had enhanced media functionality of it’s own. The [ gallery ] shortcode was introduced in version 2.5 and the Gallery Post Format came around in 3.1. This post will walk you through the process of working with and styling the native … Permalink


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