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Vladislav Davidzon (40 Posts)

About: Vladislav Davidzon is the principal of US-based online marketing consultancy Vladislav Davidzon & Associates, developing integrative solutions through high impact search engine optimized WordPress websites for socially responsible customers of all sizes around the world.

Building a Featured Posts Section in WordPress

In order to complete this featured posts section in WordPress, you will need to use secondary and tertiary WordPress Loops, PHP and XHTML coding (with some light CSS), and a small piece of jQuery code for optional animations and transition effects. The overall process is quite easy, and here’s how it’s done on the average WordPress-based website: Step 1: Placing…

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Side-Out Social Media Buttons in WordPress

There are several great methods for integrating social media buttons in WordPress. These buttons are typically paired alongside every single post, allowing for piece-by-piece sharing of a site’s best work. While some websites have taken to turning these buttons into central design elements, other websites prefer a more subtle approach. Indeed, the key to the survival of any blog is…

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Turning a Template into a WordPress Theme

There’s simply no point in overlooking the internet’s vast collection of web templates just because you find the WP conversion process daunting. Turning a basic web template into a WordPress theme simply requires some slice-and-dice routines and a little bit of patience. Here’s how to do it: The First Step: Opening the Template’s Index File The first step in the…

Conditional Variables and Database Queries in WordPress

Over the years, WordPress blogs have grown from simple websites full of basic content to categorized, tagged, archived, and well-organized websites that contain nearly ten years of blog posts, dynamic pages, and other information. There’s no doubt that the 60 million users who use WordPress software have taken the “content management system” label to heart. Because WordPress is now responsible…

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WordPress Form Plugins that can be Easily and Instantly Installed

Deployment of custom WordPress form plugins forms is pretty easy, largely because the plugins are designed to easily and instantly integrate into any template with minimal XHTML or PHP knowledge. They’ll even give themselves some CSS styling, saving the hassle of adding new, field-specific classes to stylesheet. Here are the best options for deploying one of these convenient custom forms…

Minimizing Downtime: Tips for Transferring Websites to a New Host

It’s certainly not a fun process, but moving a website between servers sometimes becomes necessary. In fact, in recent years, it has become an even more necessary and popular task among many website owners and administrators. That’s because prices continue to decrease for basic shared web hosting, while demand increases among medium-sized and larger websites for virtual servers and dedicated…

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The WP_List_Table Function: What it Is and How to Use It Within a Typical WordPress Installation

For the past several major releases of WordPress, the columns of data within the WordPress Dashboard have been sortable either in ascending or descending order. This applies to virtually every column located within the Dashboard, including those that advertise categories, post titles, publishing dates, or page creation dates. It can also alphabetize things like categories, tags, and even pages or…

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Increasing Traffic and Revenue: How to Set Up an Affiliate System within WordPress

Affiliate systems are pretty complex, and this necessitates an appropriately broad and advanced plugin to fully administer the functionality that is considered standard with any such program. Sadly, this means that most of the major plugins for enabling a WordPress affiliate program are paid plugins that place a premium on their advanced features and capabilities. That’s not necessarily a bad…

How to Integrate Paypal With WordPress

Though challenges to the service’s dominance have come and gone, Paypal remains the leading payment processor online for virtually every country where internet access is available and uncensored. It’s easily the payment and donation method of choice on sites like eBay, and it has enjoyed a steady reputation as the leading way to earn and process revenue on WordPress blogs…