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  • How to Style WordPress Navigation Menus Using CSS

    A navigation menu should not only be useful, but also look good. In this guide, Catherrine Garcia shows you how to style a WordPress navigation menu using CSS via plugins or through direct manipulation of CSS code.

  • Why You Still Need HTML to Release Creativity

    Whether you choose a minimalist website-building platform or any of the other tools that are available online today, these sites are lacking something. Learn more about why you still need to use HTML to adjust the content to suit your own flavor of creativity.

  • How to Install or Update a WordPress Plugin Using a ZIP File

    If you are looking for a guide on how to install and update a WordPress plugin from a zip file, you have come to the right place. This tutorial will provide a step-by-step explanation of the process.

  • 5 Simple Techniques to Debug a WordPress Site

    Explore five techniques and see how easy it is to debug your WordPress sites.

  • Creating a Custom Homepage When Using a WordPress Theme

    Including a unique static page with a WordPress theme can be done in just a couple of easy steps!

  • 7 Ways to Start Learning JavaScript as a WordPress Developer

    See why, if you are looking to become a successful WordPress developer, you must learn how to use JavaScript.

  • How to Secure WordPress Theme and Plugin Code

    Follow these steps to help you effectively beef up the security levels of your WordPress website.

  • Beginner's Guide to Customizing WordPress Themes

    If you are new to blogging and want to know how to customize your WordPress themes, you have come to the right place.

  • Bind Event Handlers to a Dynamic Form

    Learn how to bind event handlers to the form and child elements in order to to allow users to upload Excel spreadsheets to the server.

  • Create a Dynamic Form in WordPress

    WordPress appeals both to the novice and expert developer, allowing him or her to create anything from simple static sites to large-scale eCommerce systems. Rob Gravelle describes how to construct a dynamic Import form in WordPress using jQuery.

  • How to Clean Your Hacked WordPress Site Without a Backup

    Learn more about the important steps to identify if your site has been hacked, how to clean the malware or the hack--and how to enhance the security of your website going forward.

  • Create a File Uploader in WordPress

    Many WordPress sites include file upload fields in registration and data import forms. Learn how to add a file upload form to a WordPress page that is processed by a custom plugin on the server.

  • SEO Guide: How to Optimize Your Posts in WordPress

    By creating content that is easy and interesting to read, adding catchy titles, useful categories and tags, meta descriptions, etc., you can make sure your blog posts are reaching the maximum number of people.

  • Creating a Hamburger Menu with HTML, CSS and jQuery

    Learn how to develop a burger-type menu that consists of a fixed button on the navigation bar that, when clicked, displays or hides the side menu containing a list of links.

  • 6 Things to Consider When Using jQuery with WordPress

    Get some tips on how to get the most out of using jQuery and WordPress together to build a great site.

  • Using the WordPress Theme Customization API

    Learn how to easily create custom theme configuration options that can be changed through the WordPress admin panel.

  • Switch Your WordPress Site to PHP 7 for Increased Performance

    Upon testing, Caleb Boylan was surprised to see that there are negligible differences in the servers running the two newest WordPress versions (no visible impact on CPU or RAM). The much more interesting performance gains were actually from the move to PHP 7.

  • Add a Podcast to Your Blog with the Blubrry PowerPress Plugin

    Learn how to install, configure, and use the Blubrry PowerPress plugin for fast and easy podcasting.

  • Using Custom Post Types in WordPress

    Learn why custom post types make WordPress suitable for creating any type of Web site.

  • Responsive Design: 9 Tips for Your WordPress Site

    Responsive layouts are one of the most crucial factors that enable companies to offer a fantastic user experience to their customers. Now, you must be thinking, how? Learn more about every aspect of creating a fantastic, responsive WordPress site.

  • Top 8 WordPress Social Media Sharing Plugins

    WordPress developers use a variety of WordPress social media sharing plugins. We will discuss a small subsection of the myriad WordPress social media sharing plugins.

  • Step-by-Step Guide to Migrating a WordPress Site with Zero Downtime

  • Creative Responsive WordPress Landing Page Themes

    Explore an array of WordPress landing page themes available to create a complete landing page with all the eye-catching features.

  • Top 10 WordPress Resources You Should Be Using In 2017

    WordPress now powers over 26% of the World Wide Web, whether you use it as a tool for website creation, a CMS, or a powerful blogging medium, WordPress has a widespread use in everything because of the various platforms its designed to serve. From blog building, website hosting review, theme and plugin installation, WordPress Cheat Sheet or video blogs and with new resources being released each year, you need a quick resource of the top resources being introduced for 2017.

  • 3 Reasons Why Big Brands are Switching to WordPress

    If your website is plagued with security breaches, lagging load times, or limited capabilities, it’s probably time for new website host. Read on...

  • Finding the Right WordPress Add-ins

    The Wordpress.org site alone hosts almost 50,000 add-ins with over a billion-and-a-half total downloads so far. With so many to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down the field to a workable shortlist. Rob Gravelle imparts some tips on how to maximize results for your efforts.

  • Top 10 Open Source CMS Options

    It pays to do some research before committing to a CMS product. Rob Gravelle presents 10 CMS options that are definitely worth your consideration.

  • A Guide to Setting up IP Restrictions in WordPress

    Protecting your website is paramount to providing a valuable service and setting up IP restrictions for WordPress can be very effective when done correct. This article will show you how in just 3 simple steps.

  • Step-By-Step Guide to Index your WordPress website by Google

    In this story we take a look at indexing and how you set it up for maximum results on your WordPress sites.

  • Open Source CMS Pros and Cons - a Developer's Perspective

    Thanks to Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress, anyone can build a website with virtually no programming experience. This article outlines the potential benefits and problems you are likely to encounter as you use them.

  • A Few Essential WordPress Skills to Better Manage your Website

    To achieve a truly interactive and dynamic website in WordPress, you will need to hone a few useful skills. Rob Gravelle presents his top WordPress skills to develop.

  • How to Install Google Analytics Code on a WordPress Site - A beginner's Guide

    Google Analytics is a website utility for web developers of all levels that provides useful statistics about your visitors. This tutorial shows you how to install Google Analytics on your WordPress website.

  • The Top Three Most Common WordPress Errors - and How to Fix Them

    In WordPress (WP), even the tiniest of errors can result in a white screen. Rob Gravelle describes the top three WordPress errors and offers tips on how to combat them.

  • 7 HTML Tricks To Use In WordPress

    WordPress is by far the most powerful open source blogging and content management system available online today making a working knowledge of its intricacies a must for any developer or designer. In this article, Drew Hendricks discusses 7 HTML tricks to use in WordPress to give your site a boost.

  • Top Ten WordPress Themes

    In this article we take a look at ten top WordPress themes which come from a variety of companies.

  • 10 Essential Security tips for WordPress

    In this article we look at 10 of the most important steps to take to secure your WordPress installation and protect it from hackers.

  • 10 Superb Social-Sharing Plugins for WordPress

    There are more than 3 billion people on the internet today – just shy of half the world’s population. Of these, 2 billion are active social media users across the globe. Numbers on social media are huge and growing faster everyday. For any business, that’s a market worth tapping into. This slideshow takes a look at the top 10 Social-Sharing Plugins for WordPress

  • WordPress for mobile

    In this video we're going to have a look at WordPress for mobile.

  • Fetching Extended Product Attributes using the WooCommerce API

    In this story Rob Gravelle dives back into the popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress, WooCommerce as he takes a look at why this plugin is so useful,  as well as its drawbacks. 

  • Using the WooCommerce Rest API

    WooCommerce is a free eCommerce plugin for selling just about anything in WordPress. It features a useful API, which allows the programmatic reading, creating, updating, and deleting of data using the JSON format. Rob Gravelle describes how to fetch various Woocommerce product components using the the WooCommerce-REST-API-Client-Library.

  • Build your Own WordPress JSON API Controller

    The JSON API plugin for WordPress is fully extensible, allowing us to append our own RESTful JSON API methods to the JSON API core controller. Rob Gravelle describes how to create a custom controller to handle the retrieval of data from the WordPress database.

  • 10 Tips for Writing Code in WordPress Posts

    In this slideshow we look at 10 tips for writing code in WordPress posts. Depending on the nature of your blog, there might be times when you want to use pieces of code (such as HTML, CSS, PHP, or JavaScript) within your posts. The challenge is to make the code appear as code without being executed.

  • Hide WordPress Content using Password Protection

    Keeping WordPress post contents hidden from the general public is achievable without resorting to plugins. Rob Gravelle presents some techniques for hiding various post components.

  • Fetching Post Data using the WordPress JSON API Plugin

    WordPress JSON API Plugin utilizes RESTful style requests to fetch data from your WordPress database and make content available as a JSON feed. In this follow-up to the Provide a JSON Feed from your WordPress Site using the JSON API Plugin article, Rob Gravelle covers a few other core methods for fetching post data as well as how to customize the output.

  • 4 Great WordPress Plugins That Can Help with Search Engine Marketing

    Here are a few plugins designers have created that can guide you the steps of optimizing WordPress websites for maximum search engine visibility.

  • 10 Tips for Creating a Responsive WordPress Site

    Here are ten tips to save you time and help you build a responsive WordPress site. Check out tools and methods to make the process easier!

  • The Process of Building WordPress Themes

    In this article you will learn how to build WordPress themes using an existing commercial theme. This saves you the time and effort necessary to build a template from scratch.

  • Iterating over WordPress Database Rows

    The wp_query class offers a standardized way to retrieve posts and their associated content, in the article we'll take a look at what kind of objects it can return and how to iterate over each of them.

  • Intro to WordPress Meta Boxes

    In WordPress, post information is edited within special components called meta boxes. Rob Gravelle explains how to customize standard WordPress meta boxes in a variety of ways.

  • 10 CSS Design Tips for WordPress

    In this article we look at ten different CSS tips for WordPress. Some of these are meant to be a part of a style sheet while others can be used on-the-fly in a given document.

  • 10 Steps to Create a Great Photoblog

    If you're a photographer, a traveller or both, sooner or later you'll want to have an accurate way of recording your journeys. A great way of doing that is to create a photoblog, which is a combination of images and text.

  • 10 Tips for Writing Code in WordPress Posts

    In this article we look at 10 tips for writing code in WordPress posts. Depending on the nature of your blog, there might be times when you want to use pieces of code (such as HTML, CSS, PHP, or JavaScript) within your posts. The challenge is to make the code appear as code without being executed.

  • How to Monetize Your WordPress Blog

    With WordPress being one of the most popular Content Management Systems, or CMS options on the planet, largely due to its ease of use, flexibility and the basic simplicity to monetize it, one of the many uses for WordPress includes eCommerce and its simple process to install and setup software to sell products and services. In this article we look at several ways for you to monetize your WordPress blog.

  • How to Create Lightbox Popups in WordPress

    In this article we look at Lightbox popups using a WordPress plugin and a AWeber, a popular autoresponder program.

  • Advanced WordPress Security

    There is no disputing the fact that WordPress is one of the worlds most popular CMSs on the web today. And often that type of popularity places a target on whatever it is creating the popularity. In this article we look at several ways of “hardening” your WordPress installation and making it even more difficult for hackers to breach your installation, knowing that no single solution will prevent an attack but the best security techniques will provide layers which will prevent your site from being hacked.

  • Display Secure Atom Feeds in WordPress

    As knowledge of possible cyber threats to feeds has become more widespread, feed broadcasters have taken the extra precaution of transmitting using the HTTPS protocol over a Secure Socket Layer (SSL). Rob Gravelle covers the steps required to subscribe to a secure Atom feed in WordPress using PHP's cURL utility.

  • The Building Process of WordPress Themes

    In this article you will learn how to build WordPress themes using an existing commercial theme. This saves you the time and effort necessary to build a template from scratch.

  • 10 Tips for Creating a Responsive WordPress Site

    In this article we’re going to look at ten different ways of building a responsive WordPress site. For some of you, nothing is more appealing than to build a site from scratch, but that’s not necessary unless you’re a hard-core programmer. Instead, we’ll look at tools and methods to make the process easier.

  • Essential Plugins for WordPress

    WordPress is a brilliant Content Management System, in fact it the single most popular CMS system in the world with a huge number of plugins and templates available for you to build just about any site you can imagine. This flexibility is one of the many items which make WordPress one of the best website development programs available, this article will highlight a few of the essential WordPress accessories for your site.

  • A Look at How to Install WordPress Automatically and By FTP

    In this article we visit the process of installing WordPress, automatically by using cPanel and manually, by using FTP (File Transfer Protocol).

  • 10 Ways to Speed Up Your WordPress Sites

    WordPress is one of the most popular CMS’s (Content Management Systems) available and is widely used by many users. Unfortunately, a large variety of those users don’t realize that a slow site can cost them, not only in performance but loss of viewers. Here are ten things you can do to speed up your WordPress site.

  • WPTouch Pro 3 Advanced Settings

    We’ve already taken an overview at WPTouch Pro, so today we’re going dig-in and look at some of the more advanced features that allow you customize the look and feel of this program.

  • Review: WPTouch for WordPress

    In this review we look at WPTouch Pro 3, a WordPress plugin which allows you to create a customized mobile site from within WordPress, using your existing layout as the source material.

  • How to Build a Sales Page with OptimizePress

    Nathan Segal shows you the basics of building a sales page with OptimizePress, a WordPress theme that enables you to create conversion optimized squeeze pages, sales letters, launch pages & more.

  • Building an OptimizePress Layout

    A squeeze page is a short page or overlay that comes up when you visit a website and it's purpose is to capture your attention. Discover the process of setting up a "squeeze page" in OptimizePress (which can be used a WordPress add-in).

  • An Inside Look at OptimizePress

    In previous articles we've looked at different forms of ecommerce for the web. Many of these have dealt with shopping carts designed for multiple products. In this case we're going to look at a different approach, that of using sales letters as a way of selling products. And to be effective a sales letter is best focused on one product at a time. It is possible to do more than that, though you need an experienced copywriter on hand to make sure your message doesn't become diluted.

  • Web Development for Android Devices: Mobile Joomla!

    While many developers are actively working on an Android app for their client or business, others are going the web app route by creating websites that look and act like apps when viewed on mobile clients. If you're already using the Joomla! CMS, the Mobile Joomla extension will do most of the work for you, as we will show you in this tutorial.

  • Using Templates to Build A WordPress Site

    Without a doubt, WordPress is my favorite CMS for building a web site, partly due to its ease of use and flexibility. Part of that flexibility comes from its ability to use templates for layout and design, and that's what we will discuss in this article.

  • Using Templates to Build a Joomla! Site

    In this article we'll explore the process of using templates in Joomla! and will provide you with an overview of some of the issues you'll encounter when installing Joomla! and setting up templates and extensions.

  • Developers Embrace Drupal and Microsoft Technology Synergy

    By combining Drupal with Microsoft technology, Microsoft and the Drupal Community have made using Drupal on Windows even easier, with all the features developers have come to expect.

  • Do-It-Yourself Social Network with Ning

    Ning is a Web application for building a social networking hub – one that can be private or shared. Point-and-click site building lets you quickly create a website without technical knowledge.

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