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WPBeginner offers some of the best WordPress themes tutorials that teaches you how to extend the power of your WordPress theme.

How to use Shortcodes in your WordPress Themes

Recently, we got a request from a user asking how they could use WordPress shortcodes in their WordPress themes. Shortcode is a special tag that you can enter into a post that gets replaced with different content when actually viewing the post on the website.… Read More »

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Apr 8, 2011
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How to Set a Default Fallback Image for WordPress Post Thumbnails

Often new bloggers forget to set a post thumbnail (featured image) which causes the template display to break. In this article, we will show you two different ways of adding a default fallback image for WordPress Post Thumbnails.

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Mar 27, 2011
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How to Display Only Child Category in your WordPress Post Loop

In our previous post, we shared how you can only display parent category in your WordPress Post Loop. This article is the continuation of the similar technique except here we will try to only show child category in your WordPress loop. Unfortunately the_category() does not… Read More »

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Feb 3, 2011
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How to Display Only Parent Category in your WordPress Post Loop

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

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

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

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 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

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

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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