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Using Markdown With WordPress: A Beginner’s Guide

WordPress.com had announced that they were introducing Markdown into their core features and allowing their users to use it when writing their blog posts, pages and comments. When new features are added into the WordPress.com ecosystem it is a fairly good bet that before long they will be added to the WordPress.org software. Fans of Markdown have been waiting for this addition a long time.
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How to Customize Your WordPress Admin User Interface

With the latest release of WordPress we saw a dramatic change in the style and design of the admin dashboard. The whole dashboard UI has been updated to look more modern and clean and gives us the option to change color schemes on a per user basis. However, even with these…
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Add Page Templates to WordPress with a Plugin

Update: The code has been updated recently to work on WordPress 4.7+ Have you ever wanted to create your own page templates, but not had access to the theme itself? I, as a WordPress plugin author, have found this problem to be particularly annoying when developing my plugins. Thankfully the solution is quite simple! I’m going to take you quickly through the few lines of code which you will need…
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Caching Custom Directories With W3 Total Cache And MaxCDN

Warning: this is a relatively advanced topic that may only interest a few hard-core performance geeks. Have you ever referenced a bunch of newly created assets (i.e. images or css files) contained in a custom directory within a WordPress template, page or post and assumed…
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How to Hide Posts on Your WordPress Site’s Home Page

Most WordPress themes are set up so that your latest blog posts appear on the front page of your site. Or, if you have a static home page, your newest entries appear on a dedicated page. Regardless of how these posts are displayed — in a list, in a tiled view, or what have you — one thing remains the same: the newest posts appear first. But what if you don’t want your newest blog post to…
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How to Install & Setup WordPress Caching with WP Super Cache

Hello everybody. Welcome to a new chapter in the WordPress Caching series, where we will finally learn how to implement WordPress caching. I hope that you’ve read up on the previous topics in which I’ve explained how WordPress works (internally), what is caching and how WordPress caching works. Today, you’ll finally be able to transform that theoretical knowledge into practical use! So…
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