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How to Add Featured Images or Post Thumbnails in WordPress

Featured images also known as post thumbnails are a popular feature in WordPress themes. Today most WordPress photography themes, restaurant themes, church themes, and other types of themes have built-in support for post thumbnails. In this article we will show you how to add featured images or post thumbnails in WordPress. You might be thinking why are we using featured image and post…
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How to Display Featured Posts with Thumbnails in WordPress

There are numerous ways shared on the web to display Featured Posts. But almost all functions and plugins lack something. In this tutorial, we will share a function which will allow users to select specific Post IDs and display them as featured posts with thumbnails by utilizing the WordPress Post Thumbnailfeature that was added in WordPress 2.9. This way allows you to avoid using Sticky posts…
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How to Add Custom Dashboard Widgets in WordPress

There are tons of new themes coming out for WordPress every day, but none of them seems to utilize this feature. WordPress developers should add custom dashboard widget with support information. In this article we will show you how you can customize dashboard widgets in…
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Change the Footer in Your WordPress Admin Panel

There are times when you want others to know that you designed the specific WordPress theme. So you would put a credential link in the WordPress footer. But if you want to take it even further, you can modify the WordPress Admin panel footer. This simple hack is an extra…
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How to Exclude Latest Post from the WordPress Post Loop

Excluding latest posts from the loop and/or offset posts in the loop is one of the things that comes in handy when editing or designing themes. In this article we will show you how you can use the offset parameter in wp_query function to exclude latest posts from the WordPress post loop. First you will need to find the loop that you are working with. Then you will need to add the following…
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How to Enable Custom Background in WordPress 3.0 Themes

WordPress 3.0 introduces a new feature called custom backgrounds for WordPress themes. This feature will give the user an ability to add custom backgrounds to their site which will give their blogs/sites a unique touch. Even though this feature is added to the core, it will…
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Conditional Tag for Post/Page Navigation Links in WordPress

Have you ever visited a site where they have the styling for post navigation links, but there are no links there? It looks quite ugly and it is distracting for the user. Well if you are a theme designer, or a site owner that is having this issue then this solution is just…
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Save time by adding a Quick Edit Button in WordPress Posts

Have you ever made a mistake in your old WordPress posts and realized it when your user emailed you 4 months later? If you have, then you would normally have to go through the WordPress admin panel, search that post and edit it. This obviously takes a lot of time which can be saved by a Quick Edit link in each post page. Majority of the top themes have this included, but there are still theme…
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