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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 things to check but below are 20 of what I consider to be some of the most important checks before releasing your theme. Include…
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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…
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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 creating new items to sell on existing market places such as Themeforest or Mojo Themes. As buyer, promoter and WordPress…
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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…
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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 taxonomies in their archive templates and end up causing a PHP error to occur when viewing a taxonomy archive. This quick tutorial…
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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.
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2 Steps to Driving Traffic to Your WordPress Blog with Twitter

I am a huge fan of Twitter — not because I think it’s a great social media network for keeping up with my friends but because it (a) is a great place to network with your readers and likeminded bloggers and (b) can be a great source of targeted referrals to your…
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Make Your WordPress Site Load Faster

You may already know that the speed in which your site loads correlates directly with engagement, and in the case of commercial sites, profit. A slow-loading site can be frustrating to use and ultimately discourages visitors from taking your preferred action. All sorts of studies have been carried out that demonstrate the importance of site load speed to the user experience. So it pays…
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