Category Archives: Development

Embedding Tweets in Your WordPress Posts

Embedding Tweets in WordPress with Twitter Blockquotes

Embedding content from third party services like YouTube and Vimeo is not new to WordPress, and we’ve been looking for a simple way to embed tweets from Twitter as well. There are a few interesting plugins in this area, one of which is the Blackbird Pie plugin by Themergency. It’s cool and lovely but trying … Permalink


Authors List Shortcode in WordPress

How To: Create An Authors List Shortcode in WordPress

I’m quite sure you’re familiar with the Shortcode API. If you’re not, it’s a simple set of functions used by theme and plugin developers to create certain macro codes that can be used throughout the post content. [ gallery ] is one example, meaning you’ll see [ gallery ] when editing the post content, but … Permalink


Images, Image Sizes and Thumbnails in WordPress

Images, Image Sizes and Post Thumbnails in WordPress

A recent exploit revealed that many of the WordPress theme designers and developers, including companies like WooThemes and ThemeShift are using third-party tools like TimThumb to manage their thumbnails, preview and featured images in their themes. It’s not a secret (I really hope so) that WordPress has image management implementations of its own which was … Permalink


Post Options API: Need Your Opinion

Post Options API: We Need Your Opinion

This is a follow up to the Post Options API article we published earlier this week. Basically we’ve received some good feedback about the concept in general via Twitter, Facebook and the comments on our site, and today we’ve got some further questions for you. We continue to work on the concept and as tempting … Permalink


Trac Tickets for WordPress Developers

6 Trac Tickets Every WordPress Developer Should Follow

As mentioned in an earlier post here on Theme.fm, WordPress 3.3 is expected to arrive around November 15th and I’m sure you’re interested in what’s happening over at the development side of it, so today we’re publishing our top 6 WordPress Core Trac tickets worth following. If you’re not familiar with Trac, you can read … Permalink


Post Options API: An Alternative to Custom Fields

Post Options API: An Alternative to Custom Fields

Some of the code and concepts in this post are outdated, please view the following post: Post Options API is Almost Ready for Action. Remember Custom Fields? Yeah, the ones with a not so friendly user interface, designed to assign some meta data to posts, pages and other post types, that would hopefully appear somewhere … Permalink


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


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


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