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This is our weekly WordPress news roundup post, you can view previous news roundups: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 – I also post frequent WordPress links on Twitter all week, follow WPLIft here if you are on Twitter. Our facebook page is growing nicely, well over 1400 members now so please “Like” us on Facebook.

WordPress News and Articles

WPCandy Launches The Daily Plugin

This is a new show that will, as you might have guessed, feature a new WordPress plugin every single day.

WPCandy Launches The Daily Plugin »

21 Examples of Responsive WordPress Websites that Look Beautiful on Any Device

Showcase of some beautiful, stylish WordPress websites that look fantastic on different devices.

WordPress Websites that Look Beautiful on Any Device »

Why WordPress Shortcodes Blow Me Away!

Shortcodes are basically little snippets of text in brackets that tell WordPress to do certain things when that shortcode is present within a page or post.

Why WordPress Shortcodes Blow Me Away! »

Google begins to alert WordPress users with outdated versions

In a new push for security, Google has begun notifying users that are running outdated versions of WordPress to update their installs.

Google begins to alert WordPress users with outdated versions »

Don’t use just /%postname%/ as your permalink structure

Here’s the really short version: I used /%postname%/ as my permalink structure on CSS-Tricks for a long time. I have lots of Pages. My site went down. I changed my permalink structure to begin with a number. Now it’s fine.

Don’t use just /%postname%/ as your permalink structure »

Tutorials and How-Tos

Tutorial: Creating a Twitter Widget for WordPress

How to create a Twitter widget for WordPress.. Well not that there aren’t any plugins around, that already do that. Actually there are quite a few but wouldn’t it be nice to learn how to create one from scratch?

Tutorial: Creating a Twitter Widget for WordPress »

How To: Style Your WordPress Gallery

Galleries and images are not new to WordPress. Gallery plugins existed long before WordPress had enhanced media functionality of it’s own. The [ gallery ] shortcode was introduced in version 2.5 and the Gallery Post Format came around in 3.1. This post will walk you through the process of working with and styling the native WordPress galleries and the gallery post format.

How To: Style Your WordPress Gallery »

Secure uploads, upgrade and other directories with .htaccess

It sucks, but a lot of plugins require certain directories to be set at CHMOD 777 for its file permissions.

Secure uploads, upgrade and other directories with .htaccess »

How to Embed PDF, Spreadsheet, and others in WordPress Blog Posts

In this article, we will show you how you can embed PDFs, Microsoft Word Documents, PowerPoint slides, Excel Spreadsheets, and other elements in your WordPress blog.

How to Embed PDF, Spreadsheet, and others in WordPress Blog Posts »

Display Your Instagram Photos as a Gallery with WordPress

Instagram fans will love the new Instagram Gallery Widget for WordPress. It gives you the ability to display your Instagr.am pictures in a simple and elegant gallery, as pictured here.

Display Your Instagram Photos as a Gallery with WordPress »

Backup WordPress Files and Database Automatically to Avoid Catastrophe

It’s a piece of advice that you’ll get told over and over again as a WordPress site owner, but there is a very good reason – BACKUP YOUR DATA.

Backup WordPress Files and Database Automatically to Avoid Catastrophe »

Your Complete Guide to Troubleshooting WordPress

Before you start tearing your hair out, before you start posting frantically on support forums, you can follow this guide to get a handle on what’s gone wrong and how you can fix it.

Your Complete Guide to Troubleshooting WordPress »

Publish Your Posts Later On Your Website

I explained quite a while ago about publishing a feed with a certain delay. Of course you can do this also for your frontend. Thus, the content will be published to the reader only after a certain period of time. A little script as an example will show you how.

Publish Your Posts Later On Your Website »

How to Make WordPress Easier By Removing Widgets, Meta Boxes and Options

Resources & Freebies

The WPLift WordPress Mega Bundle Competition

In case you missed it, we’re holding a competition here on WPLift to win loads of WordPress goodies from top theme and plugin companies.

The WPLift WordPress Mega Bundle Competition »

The Ultimate Functions.php Resource

The functions.php file is one of the most useful files in your theme. If you’re developing lots of themes, the chances are you’ve got some sort of framework either that you use yourself or is published by a third party. This is a collection of snippets you can put in your functions.php file and they’ll perform a number of handy functions which makes your life running WordPress just that bit easier.

The Ultimate Functions.php Resource »

Trending WordPress Theme

Trending is the latest theme I’ve had baking in the Theme Hybrid oven for the past few months. As with the previous theme, Retro-fitted, I wanted to step a little bit outside of my design comfort zone again and just have some fun with theme design.

Trending WordPress Theme »


Author:

Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, a small internet company based in the UK. Kooc Media runs several high-profile websites including WPLift, ThemeFurnace and DesignersTalk.

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