Category Archives: Tips

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Stella API reference: Custom Localizations. Part 1

Hi! We are working on Stella plugin custom localizations API. In these series of posts I want to tell what you can do with this API. Permalink Permalink


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Switching to WordPress using Importer Plugins

The ever popular WordPress, is now powering over 5 million (yes, 5,000,000+) websites and steadily growing, and is becoming more and more attractive to those who use other content management systems, such as Drupal or Joomla and blogging/publishing platforms, such as Blogger and Tumblr. So, you’ve finally decided that it’s time to switch to WordPress. … Permalink


12 Lorem Ipsum Generators that Make Dummy Text More Fun is a great list that designers and developers would appreciate (and in the end, your clients too.) Tired of the old “lorem ipsum” test when designing, developing and testing WordPress sites, themes and plugin? Why don’t you try Bacon Ipsum or perhaps Cupcake Ipsum ;) … Permalink


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WordPress End-User Security by Dre Armeda

In this video from WordCamp Chicago, Dre talks about security when working with WordPress. He starts from securing your local computer, using safe passwords and the good ways to securely connect to the Internet and WordPress. Dre then mentions a great deal of techniques on making your WordPress installation more secure, file permissions, SSL certificates, … Permalink


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Chip Bennett on WordPress Theme Repository

Chip Bennett (who is one of the leading reviewers for WordPress.org themes) talks about the WordPress Theme Repository at WordCamp Kansas City 2011. Chip gives quite a complete walkthrough of what the theme repository is, how it works and of course how to develop and submit your themes for approval to the themes directory. Guidelines, … Permalink


Building WordPress Themes You Can Sell by Sawyer Hollenshead for Smashing Magazine describes the process of entering the theme market. Sawyer writes about his mistakes and covers some great tips for young developers hungry to make money from WordPress themes. Child themes, theme options, shortcodes, advertising and social networking options are covered as well. Permalink Permalink


Peter Chester on Scaling WordPress

What the hell is scaling anyway? Ability to handle high web traffic. Ability to deal with tons of file uploads, and tons of data in the database. Ability to rapidly deploy lots of blogs. A systematized process for quality assurance. A dummy proof admin interface and a support system for the people using the system. …


Joost de Valk has published some great questions and answers about SEO and WordPress on his blog. Joost used his Facebook page to gather questions from his fans and followers for 24 hours (around 50 questions were posted) and then answered some of them in a post on his website. We think the idea is … Permalink


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Advanced WordPress Development

In this video Andrew Nacin and Otto Wood (who both work on the WordPress core) gave a great talk at WordCamp Montreal a few of weeks ago. The presentation was called “Advanced Topics in WordPress Development” where andrew and Otto covered some real cool advanced APIs. They talk and share code snippets on correct usage … 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


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