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Automated WordPress Sites with Page.ly

Automated WordPress Sites with Page.ly
05 Apr 2010

Domain Names & Hosting, WordPress Coding & Design, WordPress Themes Setting up your own website doesn’t have to be an overly complicated and frustrating experience. Even if you don’t know PHP from CSS, even if you don’t have the faintest idea of why your blog needs a database, let alone knowing how you’d make one, that should not stop you from having a proper presence on the web. For some people, the standard WordPress installation is a relatively straightforward process, but that’s ...

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How to stop the blank page after leaving a comment in WordPress?

How to stop the blank page after leaving a comment in WordPress?
05 Jan 2010

WordPress Coding & Design After resolving the scheduling bug in WordPress 2.9, I noticed that I was getting sent to a blank page after leaving a comment here. The comment would post but you had to hit the back button and then reload to find this out. I tried a few things the other day but put it to the back of my head until Rob Starr reminded me about the problem tonight. Here’s the problem. After leaving a comment you are sent to ...

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WordPress 2.8 Features

WordPress 2.8 Features
18 Jun 2009

WordPress Coding & Design WordPress 2.8 has now been released and as always, it’s a great improvement on the previous version. I’ve been using it on a couple of sites and so far the biggest improvement has been the theme editor with its colour coding and line numbering. There are a few other good looking features, the widget interface has improved greatly and you can now arrange your dashboard into four columns. Under your General settings you can change your ...

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Create Your Own WordPress Widget

Create Your Own WordPress Widget
04 Jun 2009

WordPress Coding & Design Widgets make your life easier with sorting out your sidebar in WordPress, however sometimes there’s information or perhaps an external source/item that you want to turn into a widget but just don’t know how. To create a very basic widget it’s quite simple. We just need to add a function into our functions.php theme file which outputs the content, and then register it as a sidebar widget. Sounds easy? It is So, let’s use ...

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Revisiting WordPress Custom Fields

Revisiting WordPress Custom Fields
28 May 2009

WordPress Coding & Design A few months ago I wrote about Custom Fields in WordPress. At the time I just gave a small example of how these could be used, and a couple of people still didn’t grasp the point of them so I’m going to give a few more examples of using them which will hopefully shed some light on how useful they actually are! For the basics of using the custom fields in the admin then please read the custom fields post first. Below are just working ...

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Get your latest tweets on your blog – Plugin free

Get your latest tweets on your blog – Plugin free
22 May 2009

WordPress Coding & Design There are a lot of plugins for WordPress that deal with Twitter. It can be hard to find the right one when you have a specific feature in mind. Although there are some really useful ones, sometimes a plugin is not always the answer. If you want to add your latest tweets to your blog but you don’t have the resources for another plugin, or you just like doing things by hand, here is some code you can use to add your latest tweets from ...

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WordPress Theme Inheritance

WordPress Theme Inheritance
21 May 2009

WordPress Coding & Design The WordPress template system has a relatively unused gem in the template system, Theme Inheritance. Theme Inheritance allows you to set your theme to inherit files from a parent theme, meaning you could create your theme in the colours you choose, but then you can create a number of new themes with just a stylesheet in them, and set each stylesheet to inherit from the main theme, and then just override the styles set. So, if we use the example ...

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