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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


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


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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


Tips for WordPress Theme Developers

5 Tips to WordPress Theme Developers

The WordPress theme development market has grown incredibly in the past few years and with so many companies and freelancers around, how do you stand out? In this post we bring you five tips on how to make your theme easier to use, avoid frustrating customers, use WordPress to the max and provide better and … Permalink


admin-pointers-video

Theme.fm Experiments: Admin Tour with WordPress Pointers

We wrote about feature pointers in WordPress earlier this week and one of the usage scenarios that came into my mind (except introducing new core features after WordPress upgrades) is tours, which is why we created this yet another experiment. Permalink Permalink


WordPress Internals Part 2

WordPress Internals: How WordPress Boots Up Part 2

In my previous post on How WordPress Boots Up we went over half of the bootup process up to the point where WordPress wp-settings.php returns as a SHORTINIT’ed version, with the barebones of WordPress available, which, though an obscure feature, turns out to be quite useful for environments where only the very core WordPress features … Permalink


Strategies for Successful WordPress Upgrades

Strategies for Successful WordPress Upgrades

As WordPress has become more and more popular, the community around it has begun to thrive. Currently, we’re seeing a boom in theme development, plugin development, and general use of the platform that’s never existed before. For the most part, all of this is really good stuff, right? Of course! But there’s one glaring disadvantage … Permalink


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


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