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We're all sold on WordPress, it's a great solution for anybody who needs to easily manage their site's content in a user interface that even the least tech-savvy staff members are comfortable with. But WordPress comes with a price: customizing...
There is no need to ask why anybody would want to write a plugin for WordPress. It's one of the primary features that makes WordPress so flexible and a good fit for a wide range of projects. In the first part of our series we created the base...
If you run your website on WordPress, chances are you use at least a handful of plugins. That's what's so great about a CMS like WP: rather than some huge bloated system with every feature under the sun, the use of plugins lets you add just the functionality...
In the previous part of our series we created the base for a WordPress plugin recognisible by the core. Today we are going to learn how to actually alter the default functionality of the core. The concept of hooks, actions, and filters is responsible...
One of the main problems with technology is the frequent lapses in security we experience; a lot of information is stolen daily and used to steal more information, send spam messages, open backdoors to systems and sometimes even do damage to...
WordPress plugins allow you to easily modify and enhance your blog by bringing new functionality not otherwise available in the base code. Using plugins works more effectively than trying to modify the overall core programming that makes...
A basic WordPress install offers one of the most fantastic blogging experiences available, but with a selective eye for the right plugins, it can easily turn into a really flexible and solid content management solution for an entire website....
If you build new WordPress websites on a regular basis, you may be familiar with the process of setting up a local WordPress installation using WAMP or XAMPP to do your development work before migrating the site to your live server. It’s a great...
One of the primary reasons for WordPress' continued popularity is the ease with which it can be extended and customized with plugins. Building a plugin may seem like an impossible task, but it's simpler than you may think. Today we begin our...
Amongst all the new features and improvements that the recent WordPress 3.4 release has introduced, there is a hidden gem. The Custom Header Image feature has been supported by WordPress for some time, however previously its fixed dimensions...
The evolution of WordPress from a blogging platform into a fully-fledged CMS, simultaneously turns it into a solid framework for developers to build outstanding projects and applications upon. The WordPress core, powers not only the users'...
Have you ever gone to a website using anything other than your desktop or laptop (smartphone, tablet, etc.) and had a bit of a struggle enjoying the site, mainly because everything couldn't fit inside the browser window? Fortunately most smartphones...
There’s no disputing the fact that WordPress is a fantastic piece of software, but one thing it’s never been very good at is search. WordPress has provided its own search functionality for years, but the sad truth is it just isn’t up to...
I'm a WordPress themes junky, as I'm sure a lot of the rest of you are. I love checking out new themes, both for ideas and inspiration, as well as to keep up to date on what's happening in the world of WP theme design. The great thing is that new themes...