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WordPress News and Articles
WPCandy Interviews at WordCamp Phoenix
WPCandy LiveBlogged the Phoenix WordCamp and also posted a few interviews with people working in the commerical WordPress space.
Cory Miller iThemes » Grant & Clay Griffiths Headway Themes » Matt Danner iThemes » Brad Williams WebDev Studios » Shayne Sanderson 9Seeds » Jeff & David Organic Themes » Dre Armeda Sucur Security » Ptah Dunbar DevPress ».
WPBeginner launches a WordPress Gallery
Millions of beautiful websites & blogs are powered by WordPress. Our gallery displays awesome WordPress designs. (see the WPLift listing here).
Building Your Own Freelance Business Around WordPress
Recently I gave up my day job – In fact, there are loads of people who have given up their day jobs to work solely with WordPress. Being your own boss in one of the best things in the world – and WordPress makes it possible for hundreds of people to take control of their own lives.
Building a Business Around WordPress: The Plugin Developer
Yesterday I posted about how you can build your own business around WordPress. Over the next few days you’ll get to meet a few people who have made that happen. Today it’s Seth Shoultes. Seth is the developer of the Event Espresso WordPress plugin. He only gave up his day job in December so he’s right in the throes of a fledgling WordPress business.
PHPurchase relaunches as Cart66
PHPurchase has completed a rebranding and restructuring excercise, and they are now Cart66. The basic premise behind the rebranding was to take PHPurchase beyond a plugin and into a complete e-commerce solution.
WooJobs is about bringing a community together and enabling providers & clients to meet on mutual ground. We’ve found that so many WooThemes and WordPress users look for quality designers and developers that can help them out with modifying an existing WordPress theme or website, or developing a custom theme or plugin. We’ve also found that for most clients its incredibly hard to find a provider of suitable quality and more importantly a provider that can be trusted.
Tutorials and How-Tos
Linking to all image sizes in WordPress
One of my more recent obsessions when working with WordPress is trying out some different things with media, especially experimenting with attachment pages. For a new theme I’m working on, I wanted to add links to all the image sizes on the image attachment page in a Flickr-esque fashion.
7 Ways to Link WordPress and Tumblr Blogs
If you want the flexibility to blog from either platform, we’ve selected a few tools that will help to make cross-posting between WordPress and Tumblr much easier.
Display Your Latest Instagr.am Photos on Your WordPress Site
Good news for fans of the Instagr.am app for iPhone! Instagram for WordPress is a new plugin that lets you show 20 of your latest Instagr.am photos on your WordPress site.
How to Add Custom Fields Automatically on Post Publish in WordPress
When creating our WPBeginner Gallery Site, we needed to generate custom branded short urls automatically for each site submitted to the gallery, and then store them as a custom field as soon as the post was published.
How to Display WordPress Shortlinks in Your Theme
Have you ever seen sites that have a little input field at the bottom of their post with a short link to their article? Well usually that shortlink is coming from the WordPress get_shortlink filter. In this article, we will show you how you can use the get_shortlink codes to display a little input box in your post.
Creating a custom functions plugin for end users
Most of the WordPress tutorials I write mention adding custom functions to your theme’s functions.php file. Many of the other tutorials around the Web will use this same technique for adding custom code. However, there are different ways of handling custom functions.
Resources & Freebies
WordPress iOS Apps
WordPress is incredibly popular, so it’s no surprise that there are a few iOS apps out there written either specifically for WordPress or to at least integrate with WordPress.
12+ WordPress Plugins You Shouldn’t Do Without
So here is my list of 12+ WordPress plugins I have found most useful.
9seeds released a new free plugin called WP Chargify
WP Chargify hides content from non-paid members and utilizes the Chargify recurring billing and payment system.