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Remove Unnecessary Code from wp_head

WordPress includes a lot of stuff through the wp_head() hook included in most themes. Most of this stuff I would consider unnecessary. A few lines of extra code in your header probably won’t slow your site down that much, but I like to keep things as clean and efficient as possible. In this quick tip post, I’ll go over how to remove the following from being output through the wp_head…
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How To Make A Bio Dropdown Box With CSS

After I released the most recent Theme Lab redesign, I had a number of comments on the “bio dropdown” box I have up in my navigation bar. I coded it with just a few lines of CSS along with a background image. In this CSS tip post, I’ll go over how you can have a…
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Shortcodes Should Never Be Included With Themes. Period

ThemeForest recently updated their WordPress theme submission requirements to be more stringent and more inline with WordPress theme development best practices. The guidelines require the use several of WordPress’ core features, standard theme hooks, and disallow PHP…
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Do We Really Need More “Coming Soon” Themes and Plugins

It seems like there’s a new “coming soon” or “maintenance mode” theme or plugin coming out every day. Haven’t we seen enough of them? Note: I use “theme” and “plugin” interchangeably a lot in this post. Depending on your site, it may make sense to get…
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Get The Google Malware Hammer For Commented Out CSS

Yes, you read that right. Here’s the deal: WPTavern interviews a split-testing service Split-testing service site gets flagged for malware (terrible timing, I know). Why? Because their style.css had a comment referencing another site with an actual malware infection. That’s it. Read more about it in this comment. If you’re a WordPress consultant, developer, or whatever, and your client…
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How to Tweak Your WordPress Website Colors

There are WordPress frameworks available that allow you to choose the colors your website uses. Most themes however control the color scheme of your website directly through the style.css stylesheet template. Modifying your color scheme through your stylesheet is not as…
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How to Add a Multimedia Slider in WordPress

Sliders are beautiful and an easy way to grab user attention. You can add videos, text, buttons anything you want in a slider. But the problem is that you don’t want the slider to slow down your site. In this article, I will show you how to create beautiful multimedia slides in WordPress using my favorite WordPress slider plugin, Soliloquy. Why Soliloquy is The Best WordPress Slider Plugin? If…
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