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How to Display a Read More link in WordPress Excerpts

Post Excerpts in WordPress

To prevent duplicate content, improve site load time, and for better SEO many bloggers have started to use post excerpts. Excerpts are mini-descriptions of the posts shown on the main blog page, category pages, and archive pages. You can see a live example by visiting any of our categories. But if you notice, our read more button is added on a separate line from the excerpt text. In this article, we will show you how to automatically add a read more link in WordPress Excerpts.

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Aug 2, 2010
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Video: Adding a Second Menu to the WordPress Twenty Ten Theme

Adding Menu

The Twenty Ten theme only comes with one default menu, which is included in the header. However the theme also supports multiple menus, thanks to the use of register_nav_menus(). Here’s a quick tip on how to take advantage of this function and add a second menu to the Twenty Ten theme.

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Jul 26, 2010
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How to Exclude Pages from WordPress Search Results

WP Search

By default, WordPress Search feature displays published posts and published pages in search results. Often when users are looking for something in a blog, it is most likely a post rather than a page. In this article, we will show you how to make your search more relevant and less crowded by excluding pages from WordPress search results.

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Jul 12, 2010
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Adding Additional Default Headers to the WordPress Twenty Ten Theme

Custom Header WordPress

The Twenty Ten theme comes with eight default headers. Any default header that you set is replaced with the “featured image” of a post. You can only see the new header when viewing that post. In this week’s WordPress Quick Tip we’ll see how simple it is to add additional headers to the Header’s Panel.

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Jul 7, 2010
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Useful WordPress Configuration Tricks That You May Not Know

WordPress Configurations

If functions.php is the single most important file in your WordPress theme, then wp-config.php is the single most important file in your entire WordPress installation. In this article, we will share some of the most useful WordPress configuration tricks that you may not know yet.

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Jun 28, 2010
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25+ Extremely Useful Tricks for the WordPress Functions File

functionsphp

In your WordPress theme folder, there lays the most powerful theme file known as functions.php. As the name suggests, this file adds unique functions to your WordPress installation. This file works just like a plugin within your theme. In this article, we will share some of the most incredible and most wanted tricks for the WordPress functions.php file.

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Jun 7, 2010
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How to Automatically Shorten Your WordPress URLs with Bit.ly

Bitly

We showed you how you can create a short URL using TinyURL and use it in the retweet text. But tinyurl is not the best solution for numerous reasons. They are not as tiny as bit.ly, and they do not provide the awesome stats that bit.ly has to offer. In this article, we will show you how to automatically shorten your WordPress Posts URLs using Bit.ly API.

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May 27, 2010
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How to Display Twitter Followers Count and More in WordPress

Twitter Count in WordPress

We have previously written about a code that lets you display twitter followers count which was contributed by Rarst. In this article, we will be sharing a more advanced and more elegant code which lets you display twitter followers count in WordPress. Once again this script was also contributed by Rarst.

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May 19, 2010
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How to Create a WordPress Plugin

Plugin Tutorials

Writing your own Wordpress plugin is not that difficult if you are a web developer with basic PHP skills. The only thing you will need, coupled with your PHP skills, is some direction, some resources, a little information on how WordPress expects your plugin to behave, and most importantly a great idea.

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May 17, 2010
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How to Add Post Thumbnail to your WordPress RSS Feeds

Post Thumbnail in WordPress

In our earlier tutorial, we showed you how you can add post thumbnails in WordPress. The sad truth is that even if you enable the post thumbnails, it will not show up in your RSS feeds. But we have a solution for that. In this article, we will show you how you can add post thumbnails to your WordPress RSS feeds with a simple function.

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May 16, 2010
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