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How To Link To Current Category In WordPress

I was working on a new Premium WordPress theme today and one of the things I was including was custom breadcrumb navigation. In order for it to look best you need to have a structure like this: home > category > post title. Below is the code I used in order to get the current category of any post and link to it. Display Category Link With Custom Code Simply paste this code wherever you…
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How To Enable Multi-Site Support In WordPress

One of the most recent projects I’ve started is taking all my Free WordPress theme demos and adding them onto a multi-site network. Not only with this make it a lot easier to manage but it will allow me to provide better demos for each theme as each one will have it’s…
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Important Checks Before Releasing A WordPress Theme

As I was finishing up my premium theme to submit for review over at ThemeForest I was doing my final testing and figured I might as well write up a post on some of the most important and general checks one should make before releasing one’s theme. Sure there are many…
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How to Create a Custom Comments Callback in WordPress

The WordPress comments template (callback) is not only one of the more complicated steps when creating a custom WordPress theme, but the default comments code is also quite complicated to customize. If you are a theme developer and have gotten stuck trying to customize your comments to make them look the way you want, but can’t because you need to add extra div classes or have to remove some…
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Clean Up WordPress Shortcode Formatting

As I was working on a new premium WordPress theme for Themeforest I was having issues with my Pricing Table shortcode as it kept adding extra spacing due to stray empty paragraph (p) tags that were being added automatically by WordPress. Doing a little searching I found a…
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Buying WordPress Themes The Smart Way

The demand for high quality WordPress themes is INSANE. There are TONS of people searching for both free and commercial themes everyday and people such as myself make a living from selling them. Due to such high demand people are constantly opening new theme stores and/or…
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5 WordPress Tweaks for the Holiday Season

If you haven’t already noticed, we’re about a month away from Christmas. Yep it seems like yesterday that decorations were coming down, but now everyone is prepping for the festive season all over again. While you’re readying yourself for parties and gifts, have you paid any attention to getting your WordPress site ready? Yeah that’s right, your WordPress site needs some year end loving…
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Adding Retina Display Support to WordPress Themes

With the ever growing line of retina display products currently only from Apple, its high time you make sure your WordPress theme is looking hot on those devices. In this article I’ll go over the several different options you have to add retina support to your themes. What…
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Custom Taxonomy Friendly Archives

While not all themes utilize custom taxonomies as part of the theme itself (perhaps for portfolios), it is absolutely vital that all themes include complete support for custom taxonomy archives. What I see far too often are themes that do not adequately support custom…
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Things To Do Before Updating WordPress to Latest Version

If you are running WordPress then the most important thing that you can do is to keep WordPress up to date. Many people complain that their WordPress installation is affected by some malicious script and in most cases, the culprit is the old WordPress installation. Therefore… Always keep your WordPress installation updated to the latest version. WordPress Update: Things to do before hitting the…
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