Update #1: I have written a post about where you can find free WordPress themes. So once you get to the end of this and are suitably concerned you can check it out for some great places to find your themes. Update #2: This post was originally written in 2011 but has been resurfaced due to its relevance and popularity within the community.
Child Themes Languages: English • Italiano • 日本語 • 한국어 • Español • Nederlands • Français • Português do Brasil • Русский • Slovenčina • ไทย • 中文(简体) • 中文(繁體) • Македонски • (Add your language) A WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme, called the parent theme.
WordPress Security Hacks and Tricks | WPZine Following on from my recently article about WordPress security plugins there are a number of ways you can shore up your security by using a few choice snippets and hacks. Please do ensure you backup before making any changes to your files, the .htaccess if broken can cause your blog to stop working completely! Login Name The WordPress default is “admin” which basically leaves the hacker just needing to workout your password, don’t make it easy for them! Keep Your Install Up To Date By keeping your WP install up to date you ensure all the last patches and fixes are installed thus any known exploits will not work on your blog.
Posted on May 13th, 2010 at 10:04 am by Michael VanDeMar under blogthropology, coding, customer service, Wordpress, WTF One of the services I offer people is cleaning their WordPress installations of hacks and infections, mostly for those who might not have the time or technical expertise to follow my hacked WordPress cleaning guide. Therefore when something happens that increases the number of people getting hacked, such as when a new exploit is discovered, or a security hole in a large host starts getting exploited (like what happened with Network Solutions last month), I get an increase in the number of people requesting help cleaning things up. This month it started happening with a large number of GoDaddy customers. Hosting With GoDaddy? Might Want To Rethink That Decision. | Smackdown!
How to Create a Theme Development Environment for a Live WordPress Site – Inspect Element 11th January, 2010 Tom Kenny Tutorials Any good website owner knows that they need to be constantly looking at ways to improve their site even through small little tweaks. If you’re using WordPress you’ll notice that it isn’t easy to create a development version without creating a separate installation. Of course, you can make changes directly on a live WordPress site but that isn’t recommended for anything other than minor tweaks.
WordPress : 10+ life saving SQL queries - CatsWhoCode.com How to execute SQL queries For those who don’t know yet, SQL queries have to be executed within the MySQL command line interpreter or a web interface such as the popular PhpMyAdmin. Since we’re going to work on WordPress, you should note that the SQL Executionner plugin provides an easy-to-use interface that allows you to run SQL queries directly on your WordPress blog dashboard. Although all the queries from this article have been tested, don’t forget that you shouldn’t test any of those on a production blog. Also, make sure that you always have a working database backup.
Site optimization regardless of platform will always be of some benefit to your site, Google recently decided to penalize sites that were slow loading, which will do no favors for SEO and SERPs. It makes sense to keep your database tidy, cache files and data if possible and reduce image sizes for example. Here are a selection of plugins that should speed up your page loads and speed things up a little in general. WP-Optimize How To Optimize Wordpress | WPZine
Creating a WordPress theme from scratch is not hard. I’ll hold your hand through it. Tutorials on this topic have been written before and the WordPress website also has guides for you to follow. But are those tutorials and guides really helpful to you when you don’t understand the lingo? Even I got lost while reading the WordPress guides. Tools – Before we get started tomorrow, you’ll need:
How To Create WordPress Themes From Scratch part 3b » Themetation July 17th, 2008 by kailoon under Tips continue from part 3. You still can refer to this link when you are doing it.
WordPress Theme Development Tools Update: We’ve created a second edition of this article, with updated code samples and coverage of the latest theme development techniques. Check it out at WordPress Theme Development Tools. It’s part of The ThemeShaper WordPress Theme Tutorial: 2nd Edition.