Category Archives Wordpress

Wordpress Archives

In this extensive category you will find general articles, detailed tutorials, handy resources, and many free themes for WordPress.

Sub-Categories: WordPress Plugins

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Understanding How to Best Employ Taxonomies within WordPress

For years, WordPress website owners have stressed over how to properly implement taxonomies within the software; that’s because WordPress includes support for categories, custom fields, and tags, and all of these classification methods are both utilized and encouraged. Even more advanced WordPress users are not sure how to best employ these methods of tagging posts with relevant information, and they’ve…

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Making Advanced Customizations to the WordPress Roots Theme

WordPress is well-known for having the single largest and most active development community of any content management platform, and that large development community has created some of the most powerful pre-made themes available anywhere. Lately, most developers have been focusing their efforts on migrating their designs to new technologies, including HTML5 and CSS3, which are more able to scale with…

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The WordPress header.php Template File: Do’s and Don’ts of Good Header Design

The WordPress header.php file is an often-underappreciated template file can actually make the difference between visitors who stick around and “drill down” into other website content, and those who simply come to the site, stay for a few seconds, and then point their web browser elsewhere. Amateur web designers and developers who are new to things like DOCTYPE tags and…

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Creating Advanced, Contextual Layouts in WordPress with Conditional Custom Fields

One of the most overlooked features of WordPress is its ability to place content outside the main post content area and into custom fields created by the website’s administrator user. These fields can be used to do just about anything, from displaying a current mood or song to holding a great deal of content-specific information that might be relevant only…

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Developing a WordPress Theme with a Responsive Framework: Guidelines and Things to Avoid

One of the biggest emerging web design trends of the present decade is “responsive design.” This type of web design is virtually a direct response to the proliferation of mobile devices around the world, whether in the form of smartphones or tablet computers. Both devices feature dramatically smaller screens than their desktop or laptop counterparts often measuring between three and…

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Using WordPress to Create a Micro-Site within an Existing Theme

One trend in content management has become pretty clear in recent years. Increasingly, site administrators are creating so-called “micro-sites,” or websites within a website, that contain completely different posts, styling, and other features. These micro-sites often appear in the form of digests, magazines, social media repositories, and other types of website that necessarily need to be separated from a site’s…

Creating a Mobile WordPress Theme with the jQuery Mobile Library

When it comes to separating a mobile website from a truly robust mobile experience, the main differentiator is typically the use of jQuery. This innovative use of JavaScript, which is generally considered the only acceptable use of the JavaScript language in mobile websites, is the key way to turn a standard website into one that more closely resembles the experience…

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Building a WordPress Theme Around the Events Calendar Plugin

WordPress has quickly transformed from a mere content management platform to one that is now involved in managing almost every aspect of an administrator’s day. The world’s most popular content management solution can, via plugins, manage events, dates, to-do lists, notes, tweets, Facebook status updates, and more. And, of these new ways to manage content, there is perhaps no more…

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Unraveling the Secrets of WordPress’ comments.php

One of the most important templates in any WordPress installation is the “comments.php” template file that is paired with virtually every single theme distributed for use with the world’s most popular content management solution. More than 60 million people rely on this basic template file every single day in order to encourage user interaction and communication. But, surprisingly enough, a…

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Free WordPress Security E-Book Available from Code Poet: Locking Down WordPress

Code Poet, launched in May by Automattic, has this week released a new e-book on WordPress security. In the pages of “Locking Down WordPress,” three WordPress developers provide important advice on taking the right precautions. The book interviews the three seasoned WordPress pros, all of whom recommended updating all server code in the event of a security breach and requiring…