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How to Display Only Parent Category in your WordPress Post Loop

Get Category Parent

When you use the_category() template function in your WordPress theme, it displays both the parent category and any child/subcategories under it. If you are creating a site that uses a lot of child categories to categorize the content, then this can become a problem because the_category code will create a lot of clutter. In this article, we will show you how to display only parent category in your WordPress post loop.

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Feb 3, 2011
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How to Display WordPress Shortlinks in Your Theme

Get Shortlinks

Have you ever seen sites that have a little input field at the bottom of their post with a short link to their article? In this article, we will show you how you can use the get_shortlink codes to display a little input box in your post. It will also allow your user to select the shortlink on one click which makes it easy for them to copy and paste it.

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Feb 1, 2011
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How to Style WordPress Navigation Menus

Style Menus

In WordPress 3.0, there was a milestone feature added known as WordPress Menus. In this article, we will discuss different classes that are added by default within the WordPress menus that we can use to style each individual menu.

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Jan 18, 2011
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How to Add Facebook Like Button in selective WordPress Posts

Facebook Like Button

We have written about how you can add facebook like button in WordPress posts. There are hundreds of plugins that lets you add the facebook like button at the bottom of each post. But sadly, there is not a single plugin that lets you display the like button on selective WordPress posts. In this article, we will utilize WordPress Custom fields to display the facebook like button in selective WordPress posts.

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Nov 24, 2010
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What, Whys, and How to’s of Post Formats in WordPress 3.1

Post Formats

Post formats is one of the exciting features that are coming in WordPress 3.1. But most beginners have no idea what are post formats, why should they matter to you, and how you can take advantage of this awesome feature.

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Nov 15, 2010
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How to Style Each WordPress Post Differently

WP Shortcodes

Have you ever came across a site that style their posts differently? Some sites have different sticky posts highlighted whereas others have each category post styled with a different color, or some may even have a totally unique outlook altogether.

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Sep 7, 2010
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How to Truncate WordPress Post Titles with PHP

Truncate Titles

While working on our client’s site, the design’s width would not allow us to keep the long titles to be displayed on the homepage. After searching the web for options, we came across several plugins that would truncate WordPress titles, but they would do it sitewide whereas we only wanted it on the homepage. In this article, we will share with you how you can truncate WordPress Post Titles with PHP.

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Aug 16, 2010
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How to Avoid No Thumbnail Issue While Sharing Post on Facebook

Post Thumbnail in WordPress

Have you ever tried clicking on a Facebook Share link from a blog post just to end up with either no thumbnail, or very unrelated thumbnail showing up? In this article, we will show you how to avoid no thumbnail or unrelated thumbnail issue while sharing posts on facebook.

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Aug 13, 2010
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How to Show Home Page Link in WordPress 3.0 Menu

Home Page Menu

In this article, we will show you how you can show home page link under the pages widget in WordPress 3.0 menu system. This is something that all theme developers should have in their WordPress 3.0 compatible themes.

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Aug 5, 2010
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How to Add Social Media Share Count Widgets in WordPress


Social media buttons are being replaced by the share count widgets such as tweetmeme retweet widget, digg counter, facebook share and more. In this article, we will show you how you can add different social media share count buttons in WordPress.

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Jul 8, 2010
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