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How to Add a Preloader Animation to WordPress (Step by Step)

Do you want to add a preloader to your WordPress site? A preloader is an animation indicating the progress of a page-load in the background. Preloaders assure users that the website is working on loading the page. This can help improve user experience and reduce the overall bounce rate. In this article, we’ll show you how to easily add a preloader to WordPress. What is a Preloader and When You…
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Install WordPress On Ubuntu Locally With LAMP

We’ve covered how to install WordPress on a Mac and Windows environment. So why should our favorite Linux based OS be left out? Here’s a tutorial that will show you how to install WordPress on Ubuntu. Please note that this installation is valid for all flavors of Ubuntu…
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WooCommerce Recently Viewed Products Shortcode Plugin

A few days ago, WooThemes team announced version 2 of the very popular WooCommerce plugin that allows every single WordPress website to sell any kind of products very easily. Even if i’m more used to work with the awesome Easy Digital Downloads plugin, by the very talented Pippin Williamson, i wanted to go a bit deeper into WooCommerce and show you how you can use existing features to create new…
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Make A WordPress Dashboard Widget Configurable

A few weeks ago we saw how to add a custom RSS dashboard metabox to the administration. Today, I’d like to show you how to add configurable options to this dashboard metabox. Here is the result of what we are going to do: The first thing to do is to obviously read the…
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Post Reading Duration WordPress Shortcode

I saw a few days ago a website providing a little extra information on the top of the page: the estimated time to read the page. I found it funny and wanted to create something similar using a WordPress shortcode. This is pretty easy to do, so let’s start! Step 1: Create A…
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How to Avoid Theme & Plugin Shortcode Conflicts in WordPress

We all have experienced this: you buy a premium theme that is really great, and you also buy an amazing plugin (one of mine for example!) but putting the theme and the plugin together just doesn’t work at all. So what? Is the plugin or the theme having bugs? Most part of the time, when this happens it’s when you are using shortcodes. Let’s imagine you just bought a plugin to handle…
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WordPress Pluggable Functions

Have you ever heard of WordPress Pluggable Functions? If not, then this article should draw your attention. In two words pluggable functions are WordPress core functions that you can override. All these functions are located into one single file…
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How To Ban A WordPress User

I was asked a few days ago to create a system would ban a WordPress user from an install. So I created a simple plugin and I wanted to share with you the basics of this plugin. In this tutorial we will be covering WordPress filters, actions, users columns management and some…
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Master .htaccess WordPress Controls

Most web developers will know about the magic of the .htaccess WordPress file and perhaps some of what it can do. In today’s post I’m going to start of with some of the basics but then show you a whole world of things that you can do with this little text file. All of the tips are specifically targeted for WordPress users, so grab your coffee and get ready to learn some cool tricks. Some…
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