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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 including 10.02 LTS and later. (If you’re using an even older version, its time for an upgrade!) For a greater part of the…
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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…
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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 first part of this tutorial in order to create the metabox. The most important function in this tutorial…
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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…
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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: “wp-includes/pluggable.php“. Pluggable functions were introduced in WordPress 1.5.1, but in the most recent versions of WordPress this method isn’t…
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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…
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How to Add a Featured Image from a URL in WordPress

Sometimes you need to dynamically add a featured image to a post or a custom post type from another server than the one your WordPress install is running. And you’re facing a common issue: how to do it? Of course in this case, you need to grab the featured image from the second server, download it to your own server, in the upload folder, and assign it to the correct post. In the first step we…
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