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5 Tips for Becoming a Better WordPress Developer

5 Tips for Becoming a Better WordPress Developer

There are a lot of tutorials, videos and screencasts, training courses and books that can teach you WordPress, and WordPress is well known for it’s large community, so perhaps the most important part in your journey is to be part of that community. Today we’ll talk about some tips that will make you a better … Permalink


WordPress Internals: How WordPress Boots Up

WordPress Internals: How WordPress Boots Up

Managing a WordPress blog, designing and deploying WordPress themes, and even writing WordPress plugins does not require an in-depth knowledge of how WordPress processes requests to its pages, forms responses based on those requests and spews out a nice and clean HTML code to make the users happy. However, understanding the inner-workings of what makes … Permalink


WordPress and Capistrano

Deploying WordPress with Capistrano Part 2: Staging Servers, Tagging & Database Security

In the first part of this tutorial we met Capistrano — a command line utility to deploy your web application. We went through the process of installing Capistrano and “capifying” WordPress, a new look at the WordPress configuration file and the shared uploads directory. Today we’ll dig deeper into Capistrano and cover three topics that … Permalink


Post Options API for WordPress

Post Options API is Almost Ready for Action!

You probably heard about the Post Options API project that we’ve been working on for a couple of months now. It’s a set of functions that allow you to easily create additional fields in posts and pages edit screens. Quite a good alternative to the native WordPress Custom Fields. We’ve done some major modifications to … Permalink


Deploying WordPress with Capistrano

Tutorial: Deploying WordPress with Capistrano

Capistrano is a command line utility for deploying web applications to one or more servers. It was primarily developed for Ruby on Rails applications, but applicable to all sorts of web applications these days, including of course WordPress. Honestly, I discovered Capistrano a couple of weeks ago during Mark Jaquith’s talk at WordCamp San Francisco … Permalink


Different Colors in Different Menu Items

WordPress Tricks: Different Colors in Different Menu Items

I came across this idea while working on one of our themes that had to have different body colors for different pages, like a red body on the home page, a yellow one on the contact page, a blue one on the archives page and so on. Of course this would be easy to achieve … Permalink


WordPress Themes Typography Options

Providing Typography Options in Your WordPress Themes

Most of the premium themes and many free ones come with typography options these days. This means that the end user is allowed to customize their theme by picking a different font in their theme options. Not only does this give more freedom to the end user, but if done correctly, it gives freedom to … 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


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