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WordPress News and Articles
Plugin Launch: WP AdCenter – WordPress Advertising Management
Today I’m really pleased to announce the launch of my latest WordPress plugin: WP AdCenter. This is an advertising management plugin for WordPress which allows you to control all aspects of your website’s display advertising.
Introducing The WPCandy Quarterly magazine
I’m very excited to announce the launch of a project that has been literally months in the making. Meet The WPCandy Quarterly, our print magazine for WordPress enthusiasts. The Quarterly will be published four times yearly (hence the name) and be filled to the brim with exclusive articles from minds throughout the WordPress community.
Are Web Designers Handcuffed by WordPress?
Some artists find form a restraint. Others find it a release. What is meant by that? Well, take a poet, for example. For some poets, working within the parameters of a rhyme scheme will seem to release a creativity that they could not have found had they been “allowed” to write the poem in any way they liked. For other poets, however, the opposite is true. Trying to follow a certain scheme is akin to being imprisoned.
10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 3.3
WordPress 3.3 is just around the corner and, as usual, it’s chock full of goodies for everyone.
7 Simple Rules: WordPress Plugin Development Best Practices
We’ve been talking a lot about “Best Practices” here on Wptuts lately. Today, we’ll cover some important best practices for creating a WordPress plugin.
Revenue Sharing Advertising Arrives On WordPress.Com
Some users of WordPress.com will now be able to partake in revenue sharing display advertising thanks to the launch of WordAds. I say some users because it’s available only if your application is accepted.
Heads Up 100 + Beautiful WordPress Blog Headers
WordPress is an incredibly useful platform to build on in terms of features etc. However we have delved into the more aesthetic side of things with a collection of WordPress sites that have real impact from the simplest of things. A header.
Tutorials and How-Tos
HTML5 WordPress Music Player & Settings Page Integration
I will be showing how to integrate an HTML 5 Music Player into WordPress. After that we will be adding a Settings Page (“theme options”) so you can allow for easy player customization!
A Collection Of Useful Hacks for your WordPress Blog
WordPress has many ways to hack and tweak to get your desired result, some are simple functions within the loop, whilst some can be hacks right into the core.
How To Improve Your WordPress Plugin’s Readme.txt
If you’re a plugin developer and you just love to write code, then writing a readme.txt file for a plugin in WordPress’ repository might be your idea of hell. When you’ve written all of that lovely code, why must you spend time writing about how to use it?
Create a TwitterRSS Stats Widget for WordPress
In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps of setting up a widget, its settings form, and displaying it on your site. At the end of the tutorial, you can download an example plugin to build from.
Adding Screen Shots of Websites in WordPress Blog Posts
Yes we have all been there creating a lengthy round up post and need to secure images of websites and such forth, or perhaps you would like a nice screenshot of website to fit alongside your next blog post etc. Imagery is time consuming there is no doubt about that.
How to Exclude Specific Pages, Authors, and More from WordPress Search
In the past, we have shown you how to exclude pages, and other post types from WordPress search. But what if you want to exclude a specific page, author, category, and tag from WordPress search?
How I built a micro-site within a WordPress theme
Today, I’m determined to write about the building of the Quarterly micro-site at wpcandy.com/quarterly before moving on to any other projects.
Resources & Freebies
20 More Fresh & New Free WordPress Themes 2011
Its time for another look at what free WordPress themes have been released lately. Our last roundup contained some cracking free themes, so lets see what the theme developers have been making since …
Design Group – An Elegant Business WordPress Theme
Design Group is a beautiful free corporate WordPress theme that was released by Flash Mint in August 2011.