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Best Practice: Check if Function Exists When Adding in WordPress Theme

Function Exists

The best part about WordPress is plugins. Theme designers also have a tendency of using WordPress plugins for adding cool features. When working on a custom WordPress theme project for a client, one thing you want to make sure is follow the best practice. Yesterday,… Read More »

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May 18, 2012
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How to Float Your WordPress Admin Menu to Save Time

Floating WordPress Admin Menu

One of the things that Zain Balkhi complained about when we were designing our current WPBeginner design was that the WordPress admin menu doesn’t float. Which is why in our current design, we made sure that our menu scrolled with the user. Recently we got… Read More »

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May 17, 2012
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Beginner’s Guide to Preventing Blog Content Scraping in WordPress

Guide to Prevent Content Scraping

If you write original content day in and day out, you already are aware of the fact that your posts will end up on bunch of SPAM sites within a few days sometimes even few minutes. Some users even noted that the site with stolen… Read More »

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May 16, 2012
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How to Put Your WordPress Site in Read Only State for Site Migrations and Maintenance

Read Only Mode

Managing a multi-author blog is a hard task on its own. It gets even harder during the maintenance times and site migrations. We have helped migrate numerous multi-author blogs to different hosting account, and the single biggest challenge was to keep everyone from making any… Read More »

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May 14, 2012
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How to Add Odd/Even Class to Your Post in WordPress Themes

CSS

Often when designing a WordPress theme, designers choose to have different styling for odd/even comments. Recently while working on a design, we decided to have different styling for odd/even posts. To do this, we needed to add an odd/even class to appropriate posts. Sadly, this… Read More »

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May 8, 2012
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How To Show Number of Queries and Page Load Time in WordPress

WP Queries

One of our users asked how do other sites show number of queries and page load time in the footer. You will often see this in the footer of sites and it may say something like: “64 queries in 1.248 seconds”. In this article, we… Read More »

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May 2, 2012
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How to Disable Plugin Updates in WordPress and Why You Shouldn’t

Disable Plugin Updates

One of our users asked if there was a way to disable plugin updates in WordPress? As we say it in the WordPress community, “there’s a plugin for that”. In this article we will answer the question how to disable plugin updates in WordPress, but… Read More »

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Apr 30, 2012
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How to List Category Posts in a WordPress Post or Page with Shortcode

List Category Posts

Have you ever found a need to list the posts from a specific category on a specific post or a page? In the past, we have used custom page templates and hard coded a solution in. However, recently we have discovered a way that allows… Read More »

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Apr 26, 2012
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How to Add the Theme Editor in WordPress Admin Bar

Add Theme Editor in WordPress Admin Bar

In the past we have shown you how to add the shortlink menu, draft posts, and other things to the WordPress admin bar. In this article, we will show you how to add the Theme Editor in WordPress Admin Bar. All you need to do… Read More »

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Apr 25, 2012
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How to Create Beautiful Coming Soon Pages in WordPress with SeedProd

SeedProd Plugin for WordPress

One of the very hard lessons we learnt in the past is that every business needs a coming soon page before the launch. Coming Soon page is a crucial component of having a successful website/product launch. Coming soon pages are used to create a hype… Read More »

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Apr 23, 2012
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