WordPress IFTTT Recipes

How to Use WordPress IFTTT Recipes to Automate Your Workflow

WordPress IFTTT recipes create connections between WordPress and a huge number of web services allowing users to automate their online activities

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WordPress user roles

A Deep Dive Into WordPress User Roles and Capabilities

Anytime a site viewer signs-up for an account, or you manually add a new user in Admin Users Screen, WordPress registers essential user data in wp_users and wp_usermeta tables. The new user gets the username of his choice, a password, an email address, a role which determines what she can view in the admin panel. […]

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Why and How to Publish a Plugin to the WordPress Plugin Directory

With over 50,000 free plugins, the WordPress Plugin Directory is the city mall for every WordPress user, and where you’ll find plugins covering all features and functionalities for your next website. Nevertheless, chances are that you won’t find a plugin providing that exact feature expressly required by your client. Like it or not, you may […]

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How to Create a WordPress Widget From Scratch

WordPress Widgets are blocks of static or dynamic HTML content that can be added to specific areas of the front-end pages (widget areas or sidebars). WordPress provides a good number of built-in widgets, like Archives, Categories, Tag Cloud, Search, Recent Posts, Calendar, and more. Moreover, as I’m going to explain in this post, plugin developers […]

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disable wordpress plugins

How to Disable WordPress Plugins From Loading on Specific Pages and Posts

When it comes to WordPress performance we have a lot to say about plugins. Each plugin adds PHP code that has to be executed, can include scripts and styles, and some may execute additional queries against the database. This means that unnecessary plugins can affect page speed and may have a negative impact on user […]

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wordpress shortcodes

An Introduction to WordPress Shortcodes for Developers

According to the WordPress.com definition, a shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. Shortcodes can embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line. In other words, thanks to WordPress shortcodes there’s no need for users to manually […]

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wordpress media library hacks

4 Handy WordPress Media Library Hacks

The WordPress Media Library is a powerful tool for media management. Check out these 4 handy hacks, utilizing functions and hooks, to customize it further.

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wordpress multisite

An Introduction to a WordPress Multisite Setup

WordPress Multisite is a collection of independent websites sharing the same WordPress installation. The sites in the network are virtual sites, meaning that they do not have their own directory on the server, although they do have separate directories for media uploads and separate tables in the database. In this post I will introduce you […]

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twenty seventeen theme

A Developer’s Introduction to the Twenty Seventeen Theme

With the release of WordPress 4.7, also came the new Twenty Seventeen theme. More than all its predecessors, the new default theme is highly customizable for both users and developers, it’s easy to use, and perfectly suitable for both personal and professional purposes. Moreover, it is great when it comes to site performance, as Brian […]

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amazon associates link builder plugin

A Look at the New Amazon Associates Link Builder for WordPress

Amazon Associates Link Builder is Amazon’s official plugin that provides an easy way to monetize content by linking items on Amazon’s websites

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wordpress tinymce editor

Dissecting the WordPress TinyMCE Editor

An in-depth dissection of WordPress TinyMCE editor: what it is, how we can add functionalities and how we can create our custom plugins

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wordpress text editor

A Deeper Look Into the WordPress Text Editor

WordPress users have two editors to choose from: the TinyMCE visual editor and the WordPress text editor. In this post we will have a look at how to get the most from the WordPress text editor.

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wordpress custom menu

Enhancing WordPress Custom Menus for Navigation

Custom navigation menus are an amazing feature that allows admin users to add any list of links anywhere into the site. In this post I will dive deep into this feature and show you how to create a WordPress custom menu and enhance the menu screen like a pro.

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wordpress automatic updates

A Deep Dive Into WordPress Automatic Updates

In order to keep your website secure, it’s mandatory to perform regular updates of WordPress core, themes and plugins. If updating WordPress is an annoying and complex job for you, consider to streamline the upgrade process and keep secure your website with WordPress automatic updates.

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wordpress permalinks

In-Depth Look at WordPress Permalinks and URL Rewriting

WordPress provides a fully fledged URL rewriting system which allows site admins to set basic and advanced semantic, usable, accessible and SEO-friendly URLs. In this post we’ll dive deep into WordPress permalinks, from the basic user-level functionalities to the more advanced features of the Rewrite API.

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How to Share Logins and Users Between Multiple WordPress Sites

In some situations you may want your site’s users to access another website with the same roles and with no need of additional subscription. In this post I will show you how to get the job done with Wordpress and what you have to know before you get your hands dirty.

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wp-config.php

wp-config.php File – An In-Depth View on How to Configure WordPress

Database connection, security settings and advanced features: let’s dive deep into wp-config.php file to set-up WordPress at its best

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wp_query

Building Efficient WordPress Queries with WP_Query

When traffic and content are limited, we don’t care about query speed. But when site content grows up to thousands of posts, we must consider the query execution time. In this post I will focus on those parameters provided by the WP_Query class specifically to optimize the SQL queries, reducing execution time and resource consumption.

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