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A Quick Guide to Converting Your WordPress Blog Into a Multi-Site Installation

Ever since WordPress 3.0 there has been the hidden option of turning your blog into a Multi-Site WordPress installation. It’s not something most blogs really require and it’s certainly not for the faint of heart. It is however, something that can be truly useful for websites that want to split their content into individual channels. Before you think about converting your blog into a multi-site…
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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’. Manage WordPress Posts with PHP,In this article we will be looking at how we can extend the basic functions and theory I discussed in Part 1 to create…
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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 design tweaks, there is still a limitation on the customization options available for you to use. There hasn’t been any…
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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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WPTouch: A Quick and Easy Way to Make Your WordPress Website Mobile-Friendly

There are a few ways in which you can handle mobile visitors. One way is to use a responsive design that uses the same HTML as your desktop design but changes the way the page is displayed using CSS. This method is favoured by search engines such as Google as it ensures there is only one URL per page. An alternative method is to create a mobile app for your visitors. This allows you to customise…
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Caching Custom Directories With W3 Total Cache And MaxCDN

Warning: W3 Total Cache And MaxCDN is an advanced topic.  Only a few hard-core performance geeks find this topic attractive. 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…
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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 WooCommerce Order Notes to Completed Emails From Your WordPress Store

There’s nothing better than having information about an order you made regarding its status or any other data that you can find useful regarding your order. By default WooCommerce stores every action linked to an order in the database. This series of actions is available in the administration, in the sidebar when you edit an order. But your customers don’t have access to this actions list.
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