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My Wordpress Cheat Sheet

My Wordpress Cheat Sheet
I know that there are many resources regarding this topic but there are never enough. This post is dedicated to small snippets from WordPress that will make your life easier. Or maybe my life easier and in this case I want to have them in one single post. In a way I’m trying to help you and in another I’m trying to organize this stuff for myself. Theme Structure If you want to create a WordPress theme, these following files must be included in order to be a standard theme. The Loop You will often see “the loop” as reference in many tutorials or samples. Note: the space in front of ? Template Include Tags These tags are usually used in a single PHP file to include other files from the theme. Template Bloginfo Tags These tags are used to display information regarding your blog, information that can be customized inside the WordPress Administration panel. WordPress Conditional Tags Conditional tags are simple but helpful tags that can be used to customize how your blog will work. Pages based menu

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Understanding WordPress Theme: The Basics of Creating Your Own WP Theme – Make Tech Easier There are a variety of free and premium WordPress themes that you can find throughout the web. You will sometime find that you can spend hours trying to modify the theme, so it is tailored to the way you want it. Sometimes it’s easier to create your own from scratch, and not deal with the headaches that can happen with customization of an existing WordPress theme. This guide will help you to understand the basic of a WordPress theme and how to create a simple theme. I recommend that before you begin, you familiarize yourself with the WordPress file structure by analyzing as many WordPress themes as you can (Note: You need to have a basic understanding of HTML and CSS.)

8 Useful WordPress SQL Hacks Advertisement By Jean-Baptiste Jung Over the past 10 years, the MySQL database has become incredibly popular on the Web. Every WordPress blog is driven by a MySQL database, which contains the blog’s posts, settings, comments and much more. While plug-ins and even coding hacks can solve some problems and achieve some tasks, sometimes you don’t have any other choice than to execute SQL commands in phpMyAdmin or directly to the database via SSH.

140+ Brilliant Free Wordpress Themes Around WordPress! is an award-winning CMS, which enables you to build Blogs, Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made WordPress the most popular blog software available. Best of all, WordPress is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. There are hundreds of WordPress themes online waiting to be paid for. Some of them are worth it, some are not. How WordPress Themes Actually Work [INFOGRAPHIC] WordPress developer and all-around web geek Joost de Valk has just graced the Internet with a highly useful infographic. For a medium that leans toward the amusing, infographics can occasionally be enlightening or even helpful for later reference. This one serves as a sort of "cheat sheet for how your blog works" and takes the reader through the basics of a normal WordPress theme. It's a posts-to-plugins look at the anatomy of a typical WordPress theme.

Learning WordPress: Most Useful Tips and Tutorials - Smashing Magazine Here you can check out the most popular articles related to WordPress that have been published recently on Smashing Magazine. Ten Things Every WordPress Plugin Developer Should Know Plugins are a major part of why WordPress powers millions of blogs and websites around the world. The ability to extend WordPress to meet just about any need is a powerful motivator for choosing WordPress over other alternatives. Having written several plugins myself, I’ve come to learn many (but certainly not all) of the ins-and-outs of WordPress plugin development, and this article is a culmination of the things I think every WordPress plugin developer should know. Oh, and keep in mind everything you see here is compatible with WordPress 3.0+.

PHP Class Tutorial Easy to follow PHP class tutorial (which is Object Orientated Programming – OOP). I’m not sure how to start this one… It can be quite difficult to understand PHP classes at first, but hopefully I’ll make everything seem easy! Let’s just get stuck in shall we… 10 Killer WordPress Hacks Why You Should Get Excited About Emotional Branding Globalization, low-cost technologies and saturated markets are making products and services interchangeable and barely distinguishable. As a result, today’s brands must go beyond face value and tap into consumers’ deepest subconscious emotions to win the marketplace. In recent decades, the economic base has shifted from production to consumption, from needs to wants, from objective to subjective.

130 WordPress Plugins You Could Ever Need: The Best Of: Part 1 WordPress plugins are really great thing, because You even don’t need to know something about coding to install and use really great features, You’ve seen in professional blogs. So this list is separated in parts, so You can easier catch plugins You are interested in. If You’re interested for example in SEO, just check out SEO part and get the best plugins there are optimizing Your blog.

How To Create WordPress Themes From Scratch I’m going to show you how to create a wordpress theme from scratch in these 3 parts of tutorial series. I will cover from Structuring, designing in Photoshop, slicing, coding into fully css based html, and finally wordpress implementation. Table Of Content How to Make a Unique Header for WordPress » Web Design » Design Festival If you use WordPress to manage your website, you likely started with a theme that needs to be modified. It’s easy enough to use the built-in tools in WordPress to modify CSS and sidebars, but arguably the most important identifier for your site is the header. So how do you find this, create your own, and get it in place? PHP Class Tutorial – Part 2 – What is $this-> Please make sure you’ve followed my first PHP Class Tutorial before starting this one, as it follows on using the previous example. This tutorial will explain what $this-> is all about, and how to further your PHP class knowledge! PHP Class Tutorial Chapters Part 1 – Jumping In With Two FeetPart 2 – What does $this-> mean in a PHP class file?Part 3 – What Are Class Constructors?

20 Incredibly Useful Themes and Plugins to Boost your WordPress Admin Area Dec 07 2008 Sometimes we just want to get our WordPress Admin area to look neat and professional just to add a bit more functionality and enhance the way we use it. In this case, WordPress Admin themes and plugins come to the rescue. 130 WordPress Plugins You Could Ever Need: The Best Of: Part 2 This is Part 2 of these article series – again I needed to separate those articles, otherwise I couldn’t post them online. So here is continued list with reminding half of plugins. And You’ve got also bonus plugins at the end of the post..well not really bonus, but I didn’t find these mentioned everywhere else, but these are really worth checking out!

The Ultimate WordPress Cheat Sheet Messing around in WordPress is a pure knowledge thing. It really has nothing to do with skill since all you really have to do is learn what all the different tags do, mean and what their possibilities are. There is no other way to get to that information than to check the tags out and try them for yourself or read up about each one of them. It’s a mammoth job to know everything about WordPress, and I think few people do.