9 September 2013
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Beginning With WordPress: Customising Our Site’s Functionality Using functions.php

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Beginning With WordPress So, here we are at the eighth and final instalment of our quest into getting under the skin of a WordPress website. I hope that by now you feel a lot more comfortable playing around with your own sites. One of the […]


23 April 2013
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What Theme Authors Need to Know About Post Formats in WordPress 3.6

The next major release of WordPress is already around the corner. This is a big one for theme authors with a major focus on post formats. There’s a new post formats UI for the WordPress end-user, along with a new system of handling and displaying this data in our themes. In this article, I’ll cover […]


26 March 2013
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Creating an Image-Based Archive Page: Getting Started

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Creating an Image-Based Archive Page Using images when displaying an archive listing in WordPress can be very powerful. It can increase the visual appeal of your archive pages and your site overall and it can help to illustrate what your site is all about. WordPress […]


19 March 2013
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Custom Page Template Page Based on URL Rewrite

Ever wondered about WordPress custom URL rewrites? Here I was dealing with an interesting problem. I wanted to add a rewrite rule on a permalink and wanted to use a custom template for that rewrite rule. However, this is not an exhaustive post about how to do rewrite rules, there is a very good detailed […]


15 March 2013
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Cross-Site Scripting in WordPress: Practical Tips for Securing Your Site

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Cross-Site Scripting in WordPress In this series, we’re taking a look at how to secure our WordPress projects from XSS – or cross-site scripting. In the first article in the series, we defined what cross-site scripting actually is, understanding how it works, and why it’s […]


11 March 2013
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Create a YouTube Videos Page Template From an RSS Feed

There are plenty of YouTube plugins in the WordPress.org plugin repository, and even in the Envato marketplace, but sometimes a plugin is just overkill for a very simple implementation of recent videos fetched from an RSS feed. In this tutorial, we’ll go over how to use data returned from fetch_feed() to output a YouTube video page template. […]


7 March 2013
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Building a Mobile First Responsive WordPress Theme

Theme building is at the heart of WordPress. It’s the technique you use to build bespoke websites for yourself or your clients and it’s a vital skill for anyone wanting to design and develop with WordPress. More and more WordPress themes now are responsive – they use CSS media queries to adapt to different screen […]