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This is our weekly WordPress news roundup post, you can view previous news roundups: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 – I also post frequent WordPress links on Twitter all week, follow WPLIft here if you are on Twitter. Our facebook page is growing nicely with over 1700 members now so please “Like” us on Facebook.

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.

Plugin Launch: WP AdCenter – WordPress Advertising Management »

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.

Introducing The WPCandy Quarterly magazine »

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.

Are Web Designers Handcuffed by WordPress? »

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.

10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 3.3 »

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.

7 Simple Rules: WordPress Plugin Development Best Practices »

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.

Revenue Sharing Advertising Arrives On WordPress.Com »

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.

Heads Up 100 + Beautiful WordPress Blog Headers »

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!

HTML5 WordPress Music Player & Settings Page Integration »

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.

A Collection Of Useful Hacks for your WordPress Blog »

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?

How To Improve Your WordPress Plugin’s Readme.txt »

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.

Create a TwitterRSS Stats Widget for WordPress »

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.

Adding Screen Shots of Websites in WordPress Blog Posts »

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 to Exclude Specific Pages, Authors, and More 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.

How I built a micro-site within a WordPress theme »

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 …

20 More Fresh & New Free WordPress Themes 2011 »

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.

Design Group – An Elegant Business WordPress Theme »


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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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4 Comments

  1. Great roundup. Thanks for the link :)

  2. Dev

    Nice roundup, oli and thanks for the link ;).

    Have a great weekend.. !

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