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Pluginception: Using a Plugin to Create a Plugin in WordPress

Pluginception: Using a Plugin to Create a Plugin in WordPress

Every now and then we get an email from one of our users explaining how they broke their WordPress site while trying to add some code to their functions.php file. It was for this reason that we wrote a tutorial on how to paste code… Read More »

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Jul 9, 2012
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How to Embed SoundCloud in your WordPress Posts by using oEmbed

SoundCloud

One of our users asked us for an easy way to embed SoundCloud in their WordPress site. WordPress has this cool feature called oEmbed which supports auto-embedding as long as you post the URL in its own line. Currently the WordPress oEmbed library supports popular… Read More »

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Jul 5, 2012
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WPBeginner is 3 – A Look Back at the Past and a Glance at the Future

WPBeginner is 3

Dear WPBeginner Users, If you are in the USA, I want to wish you a Happy 4th of July. This date is special to me because we publicly launched WPBeginner on this very day in 2009. I can’t believe that the 3 years have gone… Read More »

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Jul 4, 2012
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How to Install and Setup WordPress CDN Solution – MaxCDN on your Site

MaxCDN

After our redesign, WPBv4, we spent some time doing performance optimization (still some work left to do). After doing some optimization, we saw a major performance improvement on the site. It was noticeable enough that our users emailed us asking about it. We’ve heard your… Read More »

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Jul 3, 2012
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How to Switch from Blogger to WordPress without Losing Google Rankings

Importing Your Blog From Blogger Into WordPress

Blogger is an awesome free tool to quickly start blogging. However, many Blogger users quickly realize that if they need full control of their blog, they would be better off with their own self hosted WordPress.org blog (What’s the difference between self-hosted WordPress.org vs WordPress.com… Read More »

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Jul 2, 2012
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How to Manage, Track, and Control File Downloads in WordPress

File Download

This is a guest post by Ahmad Awais (@mrahmadawais) Most of the bloggers keep sharing freebies with their readers. It is one of the most common practice to make a big, gigantic button with phrases like “DOWNLOAD NOW“. This way is not cool enough! You… Read More »

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Jun 29, 2012
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Managing a Collaborative WordPress Site Safely and Effectively

Collaboration

This guest post is by Juliana Payson of InMotion Hosting As a longtime WordPress user, I have run many successful websites in the past and have invited many writers/contributors/developers to join my team. To make the process go smoothly, I had to give them access… Read More »

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Jun 28, 2012
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How to Create a Video and Image WordPress Slider with SlideDeck

SlideDeck

Let’s face it, content sliders are awesome – when done right they conserve precious screen real-estate, their interactivity helps keep your visitors engaged and especially for bloggers, they can help keep your most valuable posts in front of new visitors to your site. There are… Read More »

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Jun 27, 2012
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How to Add Google Web Fonts in WordPress Themes the “Right” way

Google Fonts in WordPress

Google fonts are amazing free resource for web designers. In WPBv4, we have started using a popular Google Font combination: Oswald and Lora. Some of our users have asked us how to add Google Web fonts in WordPress themes. If you remember, we showed how… Read More »

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Jun 26, 2012
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