Enhancing WordPress Custom Fields with Search Filtering

Feb 15 2011 by Kirsty Burgoine | 43 Comments

Enhancing WordPress Custom Fields with Search Filtering

Custom fields are an excellent feature in WordPress. They allow you to store any extra information (meta-data) about a post that you may want.

When I first started using WordPress as a content management system, I shied away from them, as I thought they would be difficult to use for end-users (i.e. the client), but as I learned more about customizing the administration panels of WordPress, I began to realize what a powerful addition to a WordPress site they could be.

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Beginning WordPress Development: A Look at Common Functions

Nov 15 2010 by Amber Weinberg | 38 Comments

Beginning WordPress Development: A Look at Common Functions

WordPress is a great blogging and CMS platform. It’s easy to use and customize, and there’s basically nothing you can’t do with it. If you haven’t used WordPress, give it a try by installing it on your own computer using a web server package like xampp or WampServer. You’ll need access to WordPress in order to follow along with this guide.

In this guide, we will take a look at some common functions in WordPress for use in custom WordPress theme development.

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A Guide to WordPress Custom Taxonomy

Oct 21 2010 by John Gadbois | 54 Comments

A Guide to WordPress Custom Taxonomy

In this guide, we will cover an incredibly great feature of WordPress: Custom taxonomy. Custom WordPress taxonomies give you unprecedented power in the way you can categorize and relate your WordPress content with each other. Though WordPress taxonomies were introduced in WordPress 2.3, it has been revamped in WordPress 3.0 for WordPress developers.

Recently, we had looked at creating custom WordPress post types in the WordPress custom posts guide, and to further our command of WordPress 3.0 site and theme development, we’re going to now discuss custom taxonomies.

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10 Basic Tips for Improving WordPress Themes

Oct 14 2010 by Julius Kuhn-Regnier | 70 Comments

10 Tips for Improving WordPress Themes

A lot of people use WordPress as their blogging platform. After installing WordPress, newly christened WordPress users will usually try to find and download WordPress themes that they can use so that their site looks different from the default theme. Whether a WordPress theme is free or premium, there are plenty of ways to improve them. The following WordPress theme tips cover basic customization, styling and optimization.

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WordPress Custom Post Types Guide

Oct 5 2010 by John Gadbois | 60 Comments

WordPress Custom Post Types Guide

One of the most anticipated features of WordPress 3.0 was the ability to add your own custom post types to WordPress, which allows you to display and categorize different types of content outside of the 5 native WordPress content types (i.e. Post, Page, Attachment, and so forth). The addition of this feature is a big step forward in making WordPress a full-fledged CMS, extending outside its normal use as a blogging platform.

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How to Customize the WordPress Admin Area

Sep 23 2010 by Filip Stefansson | 132 Comments

WordPress is one of the best CMSs out there — if not the best (but of course, I’m biased because I’m a WordPress fanatic). It has loads of handy features that make site administration a breeze. WordPress is a publishing platform with a comment system, a GUI for creating, editing and managing posts and pages, handy built-in tools like the "Export" feature to back up your content, user roles and permissions, and more.

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Top 5 Excellent E-Commerce Plugins for WordPress

Sep 10 2010 by Kyle Prior | 138 Comments

Top 5 Excellent E-Commerce Plugins for WordPress

With the internet being used more and more by your average consumer, you may be wanting to start your own online shop so you can unleash your products to all those potential customers. I’m sure you know that there are countless ways to do just this, but here I’m going to talk specifically about e-commerce plugins for WordPress.

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