1 February 2013
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The Best of Crafttuts+

We launched Crafttuts+ back in November and it’s now full of awesome tutorials! It’s definitely time to take another look at the newest member of the Tuts+ network. They’ve got a huge collection of incredible tutorials that’s expanding every week, from how to make a woven paper artwork to making your own hobbiton miniature garden. […]


1 February 2013
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Digging Into the Theme Customizer: Practicing II

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Digging Into the Theme Customizer In the previous post, we examined the Theme Customizer’s component in actions. In this part, I would like to show you three additional things that I see as important for you about Sanitization, Transport, and some Extended components in the […]


1 February 2013
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Adaptive Blog Theme: Theme Options

You’ve read about using the Theme Customizer before here on Wptuts+, but today we’re up to the part in the Adaptive Blog Theme where we get to show you a really nice practical example. Utilising the Theme Customizer for your theme’s options page is a robust and future-proof way to give your theme flexibility. Theme […]


1 February 2013
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5 Benefits of Using FeedBurner With WordPress

WordPress has the “feeds” feature in its core, which allows our blogs to be read on feed readers like Google Reader. Although it’s probably the best we can get from a “core” feature, it has missing parts that could come in handy for most blogs. Let’s think of an example: Have you ever wondered how […]


1 February 2013
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Adaptive Blog Theme: Localization and Polishing

This is the final part of this incredible series! We have a bit of polishing off to do inside our functions.php file, including thumbnails sizes, wp_enqueue_scripts, etc. as well as a brief look at POEdit and localization. Loose Ends in functions.php and Theme Testing Pointers Alternatively, Download the video, or subscribe to Wptuts+ screencasts via […]


1 February 2013
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Developing Plugins With WordPress Boilerplates: Why Boilerplates Matter

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Developing Plugins With WordPress Boilerplates Over the past five to ten years, building sites and applications for the web has become much more complex than much of the stuff that people were building in the 90′s. Long gone are manually creating sites using uppercase HTML, […]


1 February 2013
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Developing Plugins With WordPress Boilerplates: Building a Plugin

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Developing Plugins With WordPress Boilerplates In the first article of this series, we looked at how a boilerplate can improve your development efforts by providing a foundation off of which your project can be built. Ideally, boilerplates should provide just enough of a framework to […]


24 January 2013
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Display Your Most Popular WordPress Posts Using Jetpack Stats

Your most popular posts are usually your best work and are likely to attract new subscribers to your blog. If you already have the Jetpack stats module active on your WordPress site, here’s a quick tip for putting your stats to good use on the front end of your site. Jetpack Post Views is a […]


24 January 2013
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How to Remove Menus From the WordPress Dashboard

The WordPress codex is full of fun little things that you can experiment with. Have you ever wanted to remove a menu page from the WordPress dashboard? Perhaps you’re building a site for a client who gets confused by the settings menu. Blow the dust off of your handy codex and check out the function […]


21 January 2013
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Digging Into the Theme Customizer: Practicing I

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Digging Into the Theme Customizer After going through previous posts in this series, I presume that you understand the Theme Customizer components and how to add, remove, and configure them. It seems there are many things to figure out, and it will be a good […]