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WordPress: 20 Indispensable Code Snippets for Your functions.php

February 8th, 2016
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WordPress: 20 Indispensable Code Snippets for Your functions.php

The functions.php is a file that can be found in every WordPress theme. Not only does it allow you to control important theme features like sidebars, widgets, and the navigation menus, but it also enables you to add small code snippets that activate or deactivate code fragments or manipulate many important aspects related to your website. Basically, this file works like a plugin and...

Themes

WordPress Theme Customizer: First Steps

February 6th, 2016
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WordPress Theme Customizer: First Steps

I’ve already explained how to create a theme options page quickly and easily. Creating a custom page for theme options is optimal if you want to offer your users many features. But there’s another way of realizing a page for theme options. For a while now, WordPress has been offering the theme customizer. This is perfect if your theme doesn’t offer too many options....

Plugins

10 Fresh WordPress Plugins to Start the Year With

February 5th, 2016
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10 Fresh WordPress Plugins to Start the Year With

This month, we’re taking a dive into the official WordPress plugin index once again to show you the most exciting and most useful extensions for your WordPress. New WordPress plugins can contain the features that you’ve been searching for for a long time. Even I discover a plugin that I’ll test in-depth from time to time as I’ve been infected with the plugin virus as...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

WordPress: Is the New Desktop App for You?

February 4th, 2016
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Now and then, Jetpack by Automattic is dug out, and new features are added. While you can think whatever you want about Jetpack, you cannot deny that some features are very useful. A brand-new feature is the WordPress desktop app, which can be used for every WordPress website that has Jetpack activated. Today, we’ll take a look at this app together, and decide if...

Themes

Ten Best Free WordPress Themes of January 2016

January 31st, 2016
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Ten Best Free WordPress Themes of January 2016

WordPress – we all love the variety and the endless possibilities it offers. Sometimes it simply needs a new look, just like you need new clothes. That’s why we roamed the official WordPress theme index again, as usual coming back up with the prettiest new free WordPress themes of this month. What are you waiting for? Here are our findings. 1 – Quidus The...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

WordPress Security: Turn Off the XML-RPC Interface

January 23rd, 2016
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WordPress Security: Turn Off the XML RPC Interface

Since WordPress version 3.5, the XML-RPC interface is activated by default. That wouldn’t be too bad if WordPress weren’t the world’s most popular content management system. The interface does not only provide useful features but is also an important target for hackers. The invaders use the xmlrpc.php for their brute force attacks against WordPress more and more often, as attacking this interface is significantly...

Plugins

How to Use Icon Fonts in WordPress

January 17th, 2016
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How to Use Icon Fonts in WordPress

Icon fonts are a great thing, as they have a lot of things to offer that regular icons don’t have. As technically, they are fonts and not images, these symbols generated from these fonts don’t have the disadvantages of classic icons. Colors and sizes of the font icons can easily be controlled with CSS and HTML. This means they are scalable and can be...

Plugins

WordPress Tips: Turn on DoFollow for Comments, Turn off Internal Pingbacks

January 16th, 2016
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WordPress Tips: Turn on DoFollow for Comments, Turn off Internal Pingbacks

The two small tips that we’ll give you today will make your WordPress better and more fair. The first tip deals with the NoFollow HTML attribute in the comments that automatically considers every person that comments a spammer. The second tip turns off the Pingbacks generated by your own WordPress. This way your WordPress won’t annoy you whenever you link to an internal article....

Themes

20+ Free WordPress Themes to Start the Year With (January 2016)

January 7th, 2016
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20+ Free WordPress Themes to Start the Year With (January 2016)

Let me welcome you to the first issue of our monthly themes roundup for 2016 – the January edition. I hope you’ve had an excellent special season and switched years comfortably. Now is the time to start anew. What have you promised yourself to change this year? If the design of your WordPress website is among these promises, look no further. We have the...

Plugins

Two Fresh Solutions for Code Display in WordPress

January 5th, 2016
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Two Fresh Solutions for Code Display in WordPress

When you’re running a WordPress blog that deals with the development of software, web design or WordPress, you’ve probably felt the need to integrate code snippets into your articles. But, WordPress doesn’t come with an option to display code correctly. For safety purposes, the content management system filters source code that is implemented into articles and widgets. Every entered code needs to be masked...

Themes

Premium for Free, the WordPress Theme HC Blog is a Must-Have

December 28th, 2015
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Premium for Free, the WordPress Theme HC Blog is a Must-Have

Sometimes, you find true gems in the depths of the internet when looking for themes. One of these gems is the new free premium WordPress theme »HC Blog«, which offers a whole bunch of interesting features. HC Themes is the name of a new theme provider. To raise its popularity HC Themes makes this free theme with premium features available to the public. It...

Plugins

December 2015: Ten Free WordPress Plugins to Revamp Your Blog

December 22nd, 2015
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Ten Free WordPress Plugins to Revamp Your Blog

This monthly article on new free WordPress plugins is always fascinating to me. More often than not, there are absorbing plugins among them. I have found exciting features since I run this series. You can revamp your blog in no time and offer functionality to your readers (and yourself) that make your blog stick out of the thousands of others. That’s why I dug...

Themes

Top 10: Free WordPress Themes of December 2015

December 21st, 2015
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Free WordPress Themes of December 2015

December brings us some fresh and free WordPress themes. That might not be surprising considering December is the single most important month for all the givers out there. Have you been waiting for a new design to deliever your content in, waiting time is over now. As usual we have looked for the most beautiful themes of the past month. As always, all the...

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16 Fresh Free eBooks for Designers and Developers

December 18th, 2015
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Being a designer or developer means that you’ll never be able to stop learning. Learning is like your second leg. You can still move with only one but won’t win any contests any longer. Free eBooks are perfect in helping you staying updated as they usually offer knowledge in a very compact form. That way they don’t take up too much of your time,...