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3 WordPress plugins we love

Submitted by • March 14, 2010

WordPress is the underlying platform for a lot of our website development. Alongside the base platform, there are thousands of plugins that make developing websites easier. We really love three of those plugins; they feature in many of ...

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How to add polls anywhere to your blog or website

Submitted by • March 11, 2010

Tutorial on how to add polls anywhere on your website with wp polls plugin. The article explains how to create the polls and add them into different locations of the blog.

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WordPress Theme Development Checklist

Submitted by • March 7, 2010

Printable version of the WordPress Theme Development Checklist from WordPress Codex. Although, the list is available at the WP Codex, it isn’t enough readable and it’s easier to have the cheat-sheet printed on paper.

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Getting URL of Post Thumbnails in WordPress 2.9

Submitted by • March 6, 2010

One of the improvements in WordPress 2.9 is native support for thumbnail images on posts. The API is pretty good – although it assumes that you want to return the whole IMG tag. If you just want the URL to ...

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10+ life saving SQL queries

Submitted by • March 5, 2010

Working directly on the database can be a real life-saver. In this article, I'm going to show you 10+ extremely useful SQL queries for WordPress.

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Added Permalinks Shortcode on WordPress

Submitted by • March 3, 2010

Shortcode is another WordPress wonderful API, with shortcode we can added content easily and just work ;) we only need added some code in our functions.php and we can added permalinks using shortode. Check it out

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Preventing conflicts with WP mod_rewrite code

Submitted by • March 2, 2010

It may prove useful to lots of WP users, so I'll post it here without all the comments and discussion in that thread. Speed up your WP mod_rewrite code by a factor of more than two

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Bulletproof WordPress Pages-based Navigation

Submitted by • March 2, 2010

One of the most used navigation method used in WordPress themes is to list all of the blog’s Pages and put it horizontally on the header area.

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offloading wpmu themes and plugins to cdn, fast & easy, without plugins

Submitted by • March 2, 2010

One of many ways to speed up your wpmu is by offloading your themes and plugins url to CDN, you can do it very easily without any plugins or htaccess rewrite. just edit your wp-config.php like.

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SEO Steps to take after Installing WordPress Theme

Submitted by • March 1, 2010

There aren't many articles outlining actual steps you need to take immediately after you install a fresh copy of WordPress theme. The information will attempt to do just that.

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Display Latest Contributors with Images WordPress Widget

Submitted by • October 11, 2010

One of my main goals if to award our blog contributors by giving them more exposure and extra backlinks to their sites, if you would like to get this awesome plugin, go a head, I’ve tested it on one of ...

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Best WordPress Contact Form Plugins

Submitted by • October 9, 2010

If you use WordPress for your blog or site - and a lot of people do - you want the best plugins you can get. That's especially true when it comes to letting people contact you. You want to ...

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New Feature – Top Voted Posts

Submitted by • September 15, 2010

Last night I added a brand new feature to WPVote. A 'Top Voted' tabbed section on the WPVote homepage. This means that you can now see the top voted content, by month, and by year, on the homepage of the ...

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Stylish Plugin Sampler: 15 Design-Friendly Plugins For Your WordPress Site

Submitted by • September 14, 2010

Looking for some quick and easy ways to improve your WordPress site design? We’ve selected a few of the best plugins available for WordPress 3.0 that will help you give your site an instant face lift! Keep your visitors clicking ...

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Welcome to the new and improved WPCandy

Submitted by • August 22, 2010

WPCandy is back! Earlier this year, WPCandy changed hands into Ryan Imel's and he'll be guiding the site into the future. He's very excited, and have big plans for WPCandy.

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Showcase: Magazine-Style Layout in WordPress and Resources

Submitted by • August 22, 2010

In this post we will feature 11 sites that provide inspiration for magazine-style layouts, then tutorials for designing a Magazine Theme, and the end of the post includes free and premium magazine style themes for WordPress.

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7 Easy Ways to Add the Official Twitter Button to Your WordPress Blog

Submitted by • August 22, 2010

Most WordPress users want to add the Tweet Button to their blogs because of the large amount of traffic that Twitter drives to websites. Many of the plugins listed here are bundled with extra features that you may or may ...

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Guide to setting up Multisite in WordPress 3.0

Submitted by • June 27, 2010

In this video tutorial I go over from start to finish the complete process of setting up Multisite in WordPress 3.0 and creating new sites with it.

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Top 60 WordPress Resources

Submitted by • April 30, 2010

WordPress is one of the most popular blogging tools online. If you run your website using WordPress you will be able to benefit from plugins, addons and all sorts of free resources. We round up the best WordPress Resources on ...

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Slow Draft Publishing

Submitted by • April 18, 2010

Apologies in advance for the slow publishing of draft posts over the next few weeks. I am currently on holiday and only have sporadic access to the internet. I'll publish legitimate draft posts as soon as I can but can't make ...

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How I created the website screenshots on WPVote automagically

Submitted by • February 7, 2010

When I was building WPVote I wanted to use screenshots of the webpages that were submitted, but I didn't want to have to submit them myself - ad after some research I discovered the information in the article linked. There's ...

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Is SEO Worth It for Blogs

Submitted by • July 15, 2010

When you start a blog you have to make a plan. A plan contain milestones and strategies used to reach the milestones. The milestones should be based on your capabilities.

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10 tricks to make your WordPress theme stand out

Submitted by • April 22, 2009

There are a ton of WordPress themes out there these days, so it can be hard to get your theme noticed. The solution? Use the ten tricks listed in this post to make your theme stand out from the crowd.

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14 tips to WordPress practical security

Submitted by • March 15, 2009

WordPress is the most user friendly expandable blog platform around. "With power comes more responsibilities", says Spiderman’s uncle. So what if your valuable WordPress blog get hacked? You will be literally devastated, violated and humiliated. Now you need to know ...

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30 Most Wanted WordPress Tips And Hacks

Submitted by • February 19, 2010

You will find here 30 Most wanted WordPress tips and hacks that you always wanted to know. Learn to create your own PoPUrls within WordPress or to style individual posts.

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5 tips for using AJAX in WordPress

Submitted by • March 16, 2010

AJAX is used in many WordPress themes and plugins. However, not all of those themes and plugins implement AJAX properly. This article reveals 5 best practices in developing AJAX for WordPress. Warning: This is a long and information-packed article. Be sure ...

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10 awesome .htaccess hacks for WordPress

Submitted by • March 19, 2009

.htaccess, the file which control the Apache webserver, is very useful and allows you to do a lot of things. In this article, let’s see how .htaccess can help you with your WordPress blog, for both security,functionnality and usability.

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10 Things to do After Installing WordPress

Submitted by • March 7, 2009

The WordPress 5-minute install is great, nothing complicated about getting your blog up and running (most of the time). But once you install WordPress there are a number of other steps that you need to take in order to get ...

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20 WordPress Tricks to Improve Your Blog

Submitted by • March 2, 2009

One of the reasons WordPress is so popular is because of its flexibility. Designers, developers, and bloggers have plenty of options. In this post we’ll look at a combination of tutorials for improving a WordPress-based site, and plugins that can ...

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10 WordPress query_posts tips you probably don’t know

Submitted by • March 30, 2010

A collection of hints and tips for the often used, and misunderstood, WordPress command, query_post. Learn the right way to use it, and get some of the more advanced samples of hour it could be utilized to improve your website.

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