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How to Show Comments on the Homepage of Your WordPress Theme

Comments in WordPress

Recently while working on a very secret project, we found a need to show comments on the homepage of the site. Normally, on single pages you can just call comments_template(); and it should display, but it wasn’t showing up. All we ended up getting was… Read More »

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Nov 15, 2011
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How to use Thumbnails with Previous and Next Post Links in WordPress

Post Navigation with Thumbnails

One of our users asked us on our Facebook page: How to use thumbnails for previous/next post navigation in WordPress. The next_post_link and previous_post_link functions doesn’t have a simple enough thumbnail parameter which a new developer can simply turn on and off. In this article,… Read More »

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Nov 14, 2011
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How to Redirect Users to a Random Post in WordPress

Random Posts in WordPress

One of the new features that we added in our new design is this feature called “Explore” that you see prominent throughout our entire network. When a user clicks on this button, they are taken to a random post on a site. Previously, we did… Read More »

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Nov 11, 2011
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How to Automatically Link Keywords with Affiliate Links in WordPress

How to Automatically Link Keywords with Affiliate Links in WordPress

If you have read WPBeginner’s Disclosure page, then you probably know that we do make some money from this site. We have been invited to speak at numerous blogging related conferences on the topic “How to Monetize your Blog beyond the banner ads”. We don’t… Read More »

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Nov 10, 2011
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How to Create and Setup Google+ Brand Page for Your WordPress Site

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We heard the buzz about Google+ few months back. It was invite only and very limited. They were not allowing any business to join. Some businesses created a profile as a personal account, and they were all banned. Finally Google has given an official go-ahead… Read More »

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Nov 8, 2011
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How to Improve Your Typography with the Golden Ratio

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Most of us have at least heard of the golden ratio, but have we considered its practical implications? Chris Pearson gave a very good presentation on why we should keep this mathematical phenomenon in mind. Every pattern in nature is designed according to the proportions… Read More »

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Nov 7, 2011
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Making the Most of Your Influence – Keynote with Mitch Joel

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It can be hard to predict where the world of new media is heading. The only obvious thing is that it is here to stay. The panelists for this keynote were Lisa Stone of Blogher, Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner, and Deanna Brown of… Read More »

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Nov 7, 2011
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State of the Blogosphere Address – Keynote with Shani Higgins

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Most of you are probably already aware of Technorati’s annual State of the Blogosphere Address. This year Sani Higgins, the CEO of Technorati, presented the new information that provides some excellent insight into the blogging community. This year Technorati introduced a new category of blogger,… Read More »

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Nov 7, 2011
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When Social Media Statistics Lie and What to Do About It

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There is a lot of advice out there about how to use social media. Everybody is a consultant these days and they all have their own set of data and research to support their methods. In this session Jason Falls goes through several examples of… Read More »

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Nov 7, 2011
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Fake is the New Authentic

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Jay Dolan make some good points in his presentation on authenticity. He started by acknowledging that being afraid to put yourself out there is normal. For anyone who has ever had a blog they know that it can be extremely nerve wrecking the first time… Read More »

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Nov 7, 2011
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