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WordPress News and Articles
This site is meant to be an aggregate of all of the best, most-informational, WordPress sites on the web. Here you’ll find links to articles, tutorials, and news bulletins that all pertain to the world of WordPress.
WordPress: Is it Accessible?
This week I’m going to take a look at some issues relating to WordPress and accessibility. Are you aware that by using WordPress you are already doing wonders for your site’s accessibility?
Andrew Nacine: On standardized post formats
A few months ago, when WordPress 3.1 and the new Post Formats feature began to get some coverage in the community, there was a minor backlash over how the core team interpreted and decided to implement the feature. I spent most of the day on Twitter doing damage control..
List of WordPress Developers & Designers
Looking for WordPress developers and designers? So are many people. Time is scarce these days, and we get quite a few folks asking about where to go for help with their WordPress site. Most of the WP peeps that we know are just as busy as we are, so it would be helpful to have a nice, healthy list of WordPress designers and developers all in one place that people could check out and find some good candidates.
Q & A with Orman Clark, creator of Premium Pixels
Orman Clark is a WordPress theme author and the founder of Premium Pixels. Orman got started as a graphic designer in the British Armed Forces and has significant experience in web design, graphic design, and SEO with both large and small companies. Today, Orman is freelancing and creating WordPress awesomeness from the United Kingdom.
Hey WordPress, Stop Treating Commercial Plugin Developers Like Second Class Citizens
I’ve noticed an alarming trend in the WordPress community concerning the treatment of commercial plugin developers and this has prompted me to weigh in on the topic. Keep in mind that this is an opinion piece. I welcome friendly discussion from differing viewpoints.
Tutorials and How-Tos
Show off Your Upcoming Posts to Spark Interest
I’ve long wanted to be able to show my visitors the upcoming tutorials on my site so that they might be intrigued enough to subscribe to my feed or subscribe to my newsletter so that they don’t miss out on them. All the tutorials I had seen, didn’t cover it quite the way I wanted, so I set about creating my own code for it.
How to Display Ads Only to Search Engine Visitors in WordPress
From our experience and research of many industry experts, it seems that Search Engine visitors are more likely to click on targeted advertisements then your regular readers. In this article, we will share a technique that will let you make more money from your blogs by simply displaying ads to your Search Engine Visitors ONLY. Whereas your regular visitors do not see these ads. This works very well with targeted Pay-Per-Click (PPC) ad units such as Google Adsense.
WordPress How to: Installing Plugins 101
Today, we’ll cover all the things you need to think about when considering adding plugins to your WordPress site.
Exclude Posts and Pages in WordPress Search
Sometimes you don’t like to display every post and page on search results. Today I like to show you how to filter the search in your frontend. Therefore I add a filter to the query of WordPress and exclude the according posts or pages of the search.
Adding a Post Rating System in WordPress with WP-PostRatings
We were recently looking to incorporate a simple post rating system in our project and had to deal with numerous plugins. After going through several, we found the one that works best for adding a post rating system in WordPress was “WP-PostRatings” by Lester ‘GaMerZ’ Chan. In this article, we will walk you through setting up an AJAX rating system for your WordPress blog posts and pages.
25 Ways to Make Your WordPress Website More Accessible
Web Accessibility is important for anyone with a website to think about. While researching it I came across an excellent guide by Dennis Lembree about 25 ways to make your website more accessible. Dennis is a web accessibility expert, author of the Web Axe blog and of Accessible Twitter. I’m going to piggyback onto the article and look at how WordPress users can achieve many of the steps outlined.
Resources & Freebies
9 Super Useful WordPress Multisite Plugins For Network Managers
When you first enable WordPress Multisite you may be surprised to find that the network management tools are fairly minimal. The purpose is to provide the basics and let networks add more management capabilities depending on your site’s needs. If you’re a Multisite super admin, you’re sure to find a few new tools for your toolbox among these plugins. All of them have been newly added to the WordPress repository this month.
WordPress Anniversary Theme
Download this free theme from Site5, celebreating the aniversary of the creation of WordPress