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Manage WordPress Posts with PHP – Create and Update

As promised, here is the second part to my first post, ‘Create WordPress Posts And Pages Using PHP – A 101 Tutorial’. In this article we will be looking at how we can extend the basic functions and theory I discussed in Part 1 to create a robust and ultimately reliable PHP Wrapper Class. As always, I do sympathize with those of you who simply want to dive straight into the code. You can find…
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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…
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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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WordPress Tutorial: How To Create A WordPress Theme From HTML (Part 2)

In part one of this tutorial, we covered the basics of converting an HTML template into a WordPress theme. If you’re the tiniest bit curious, we learned a few things about splitting HTML templates into PHP files, putting them back together, styling and naming WordPress themes. Really, we learned a lot, and you will want to familiarize yourself with the concepts we covered in our first tutorial…
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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…
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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 these assets will be automatically cached by MaxCDN? Or perhaps you’ve already noticed that they’re not being cached* and…
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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…
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Add a Q&A Discussion Board to Your Site With the CM Answers WordPress Plugin

Engaging in social discussion is such an important part of being online nowadays. It’s practically mandatory. With that in mind, if you really want to foster discussion about your industry or brand, why not include a discussion forum right within your site? Thanks to the CM Answers plugin by CM Plugins, you can do just that. This WordPress plugin allows visitors to post questions and answers in…
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