Theme.fm Weekly Roundup #8

Theme.fm Weekly Roundup

Yes, Friday is here, and as always we are ready to bring together a list of most of the week’s happenings in the world of WordPress; stuff that you may have missed and can’t afford not knowing and thinking about, stuff that will hopefully make you a better WordPress developer this week. Permalink

How To: Upload Media via URL Programmatically in WordPress

Upload Media Programmatically in WordPress

WordPress themes and plugins sometimes need to download files from third party servers, like images, documents, archives, and more. A Flickr image browser is a great example, where you wouldn’t want to hotlink to the images on Flickr, but rather download them to your own. Note that file_get_contents is not the way to go, so in this post we’ll talk about two more WordPress friendly ways. Permalink

Using the Google Analytics API in WordPress

Google Analytics API in WordPress

I’m pretty sure you all know what Google Analytics is, but not everybody is aware that it comes with a Data Feed API which can be used to grab different sorts of valuable information from your Analytics profile.

In this post we’ll talk about the API, authentication and firing requests to the API using the WordPress HTTP methods, about understanding and parsing the response and finally, we’ll go through some examples of how the techniques can be used to get interesting information from your Analytics account straight into your WordPress site. Permalink

How To Style Your Posts Based on Category, Tag or Custom Taxonomy in WordPress

Style Posts by Taxonomy

We heard this question many times and it’s not as simple as it sounds, so we’re dedicating a whole blog post to the solution. Today we’ll talk about child themes, taxonomy (categories, tags and custom taxonomy), the post_class function, it’s filter friend and their correct usage in WordPress themes. Permalink

Theme.fm Weekly Roundup #7

Theme.fm Weekly Roundup

This week’s been filled with quite a lot of cool WordPress stuff among everything else and our weekly roundup will help you get a scoop of the latest happenings in the world of WordPress. Permalink

WordPress 3.3 Beta Expected October 7th

WordPress 3.3 Beta

We posted the WordPress 3.3 scope back in July and today we’re here to give you a short update of where 3.3 now stands. It seems like the final release has been moved from November 15th to the 29th, but the good news is that we can expect the first beta tomorrow! Permalink

How To: Create Tabs with the Settings API in WordPress

Tabs with Settings API in WordPress

WordPress themes and plugins come with quite a lot of features and options these days, and the Settings API does provide a very easy to sectioning method. Sections are good and work out of the box, but if you’ve got more options than your sections can handle, it’s wise enough to split them into different options pages and provide tabs. In this post we’ll cover tabs usage via the Settings API in WordPress. Permalink

Writing a Tweets to WordPress Posts Plugin (Part 2)

Tweets to WordPress Posts Plugin

In the first part of this tutorial, we covered the WordPress Cron engine, created our own scheduled task that used the WordPress HTTP API to query the Twitter Search API and create new Status posts out of new tweets in the search.

Today we’ll talk about some improvements that can be made to the plugin. We’ll create a plugin options page using the Settings API and talk about different search techniques available on Twitter. Permalink

Theme.fm Weekly Roundup #6

Theme.fm Weekly Roundup

This week’s been more energetic than ever in the world of WordPress and without further ado let’s dig in this week’s happenings. Permalink

5 Useful MySQL Queries for WordPress

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 database. Permalink

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