46 WordPress Tutorials from February 2013

Why WordPress is one of the most popular CMS and blogging platform around? I think it’s due to many factors, but WordPress is free, customizable, and has great support by community or other developers. And as WordPress users, we should keep updated with the new development, tips and tricks shared by other developers. So every month we tried to collect the best of WordPress articles around the world.

In this article we are going to share very useful WordPress Tutorials for February 2013. We hope this post will help you in solving problems on your WordPress site and as a source of inspiration to develop your WordPress site.

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Adding a Custom CSS Editor to Your Theme Using ACE

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by c.bavota
In this tutorial, I plan on guiding you through the steps needed to get ACE installed in your theme so you can offer this great feature to your users.

 

How to Engage Readers Into Effective Discussions

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by Rakhitha Nimesh
In this article, we are going to talk about some useful techniques for increasing the possibility of getting quality feedback by simplifying the commenting process. Let’s get started.

 

Improving Blog Discussions With Disqus Comments

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by Rakhitha Nimesh
Today we are going to talk about how Disqus can help you to create effective discussions and how you can choose between default WordPress comment system vs Disqus systems.

 

Crucial Things You Must Do When Changing Your WordPress Theme

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by Michael Brown
If you have used WordPress, you may have already switched themes once, twice, or even several times. If this is your first time, you need to take care of certain aspects of your site. It is very easy and simple to change themes in WordPress with just a few clicks, but you need to have a checklist of items to take care of before you change the theme.

 

Strategies for Supporting WordPress Plugins

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by Tom McFarlin
In this article, I want to take a look at the problems that exist with supporting WordPress plugins, some of the current models for supporting WordPress plugins, and then initiate a discussion in the comments about the various options outlined here (as well as those that aren’t covered).

 

Making the Best of Google AdSense in WordPress

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by Barış Ünver
Since Google AdSense is one of the easiest and most popular ways for blog monetization, we’re going to see how to use it with a WordPress blog with multiple authors. (Although, this tutorial will also work for single bloggers.) We’ll be covering how to set up profile fields for authors’ AdSense ads and how to display those ads with a function, with a widget, with a shortcode and automatically inside posts.

 

Quick Tip: How to Install Twenty Thirteen on Your WordPress Site

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by Japh Thomson
You’ve probably seen that the new Twenty Thirteen theme’s draft is now in WordPress core, which is pretty exciting. But what if you want to install it on a site that is running the latest stable version of WordPress (3.5.1), not from an SVN of WordPress Trunk? Let me show you how.

 

Show Yourself Off With a Custom Author Box

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by Will Wilson
Like Wptuts+, on most multi-author sites, you will find a nice little author information box somewhere on the page. Today I’m going to show you how you can create one for your very own site.

 

How to Add a User Interface for Post Formats in WordPress 3.5

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by WPBeginner
In this article, we will show you how to add UI for Post Formats in WordPress 3.5 using the Post Formats UI tool.

 

Why Can’t I Add or Install Plugins in WordPress?

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by WPBeginner
In this article, we will explain why you cannot add or install plugins in WordPress.

 

How to Track Links in WordPress using Google Analytics

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by WPBeginner
Well in this article, we will show you how to track links in WordPress using Google Analytics.

 

How to Add Menu Descriptions in Your WordPress Themes

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by WPBeginner
In this article we will show you how to enable menu descriptions in WordPress and how to add menu descriptions in your WordPress themes.

 

Why You Should Never Upload a Video to WordPress

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by WPBeginner
One of our users asked us, if they can upload videos on their WordPress site. The answer is yes, but we don’t recommend you to do that. In this article, we will tell you why you should never upload a video to WordPress.

 

What are the Limitations of WordPress.com

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by WPBeginner
In this article, we will help you understand what are the limitations of WordPress.com, so you can determine if WordPress.com is the solution for you.

 

How to Add a Forum in WordPress with bbPress

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by WPBeginner
Bulletin boards and forums are good old reliable tools to build online communities. In this article, we will show you how to add a forum in WordPress with bbPress.

 

How to Properly Move Your Blog from Tumblr to WordPress

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by WPBeginner
In this post we will show you how to properly move your Tumblr blog to WordPress, so you can do it on your own without hiring a developer.

 

Why You Should NOT Remove Dates from Your WordPress Blog Posts

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by WPBeginner
In this article, I will provide in-depth details on why I chose not to include dates at first and what changed my mind later. I will also cover if/what are the SEO impacts of having dates on your blog posts (post-penguin and panda).

 

Installing WordPress On Mac Locally With MAMP

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by Kyla
This is the first in a series of posts that will cover basic WordPress theme development from start to finish. I hope you’re able to learn something from these posts – even if it’s something small.

 

My Useful WordPress Snippets List

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by Remi Corson
As a WordPress developer i use very often the same snippets to avoid losing time when creating a new plugin. And today is great day just because i’m going to share some of them with you.

 

How to Create Links on Your WordPress Blog for Increased Engagement

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by Tom Ewer
In this post I want to help you shore up many of those holes. By following and implementing the advice below you are likely to see improved engagement rates and conversions over time, and from a less tangible point of view you’ll also be improving the visitor experience drastically.

 

Add A Custom RSS Dashboard Metabox In WordPress

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by Remi Corson
An example I want to share today is how to create a custom RSS metabox within the WordPress dashboard.

 

A Simple Blueprint for Increasing Engagement on Your WordPress Blog

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by Tom Ewer
In this post I am essentially going to take that strategy one step further by offering you a blueprint with which you can increase the “stickiness” of your blog. This should have a directly beneficial impact on your subscribe rates and value per visitor (if your blog is monetized).
Let’s get started!

 

A Real Life Case Study in Selling Digital Downloads on Your Blog

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by Tome Ewer
In this post I am going to provide you with a real-life case study of my implementation of Easy Digital Downloads so you can see exactly what is involved in the process of selling digital products via your WordPress blog.

 

Installing WordPress On Windows Locally With WAMP

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by Sourav K
So lets get started. You’re going to need the latest version of WAMP and of course, the latest version of WordPress.

 

10 Common WordPress Theme Issues & How To Fix Them

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by AJ Clarke
I’m sure theme developers and community members are pretty board of answering these questions over and over again, so I’ve decided to write the following post which addresses some of the most common WordPress theme issues so you can bookmark it and have it ready at your disposal.

 

The WordPress Community Offers Advice To Beginners

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by Siobhan McKeown
I reached out to people from across the WordPress community to ask what advice they would give to people just starting their WordPress journey.

 

How To Get The Most Out Of A Premium WordPress Theme

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by Alex Denning
This post aims to take the pain out of using a premium WordPress theme by sharing some tips I’ve learned in my time as a “support expert” for a major theme shop.

 

How To Improve And Refine Your WordPress Theme Development Process

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by Siobhan McKeown
In this article, I’ve asked some of the top theme designers and developers to share some tips and techniques to help you improve and refine your theme development and design process.

 

How to exclude specific categories from your blog homepage

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by WP Mayor on WPRecipes
When displaying your latest posts on the homepage, you might want to exclude some categories from displaying on this page. Here is a simple recipe to exclude specific categories from your blog homepage.

 

How to disable automatic paragraphs in WordPress editor

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by WPRecipes
By default, WordPress automatically creates paragraphs on your post content. While this is generally useful, you might want to change this behavior to fit your specific needs. Today’s recipe explains how you can disable automatic paragraphs.

 

How to easily make WordPress images responsive

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by Rockable Themes on WPRecipes
Responsive images can be big on wide screens and automatically adapt to smaller screens such as iPad. Making your images responsive is not difficult to do: Here is a simple recipe to achieve it on your blog.

 

WordPress function to show a total share counter (FB, Twitter, G+)

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by Davide on WPRecipes
Sharedcount.com is a useful website which allow you to get the total likes, shares, tweets, etc for a specific web page. Here’s a super handy function to display how many times a page has been liked/shared/tweeted on your blog.

 

8 Tips For Improving the User Interface of Your WordPress Blog

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by WPLift
When working with WordPress, it’s easy to stick with the linear familiarity of old layouts. However, designers are discovering more and more that fresher designs that treat a blog like a full-on website are more engaging, effective, and user-friendly. Refer to these eight essential tips to find out if your user interface is performing as well as it could.

 

The Complete Guide to WordPress Membership Plugins

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by Sourav K
Today we’re going to discuss some of the best WordPress membership plugins available in the market and compare their features.

 

The Complete Guide to Increasing Email Subscribers on your WordPress site

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by Oli
In this post I will talk a little bit about tactics to increase your subscribers and then go into some more technical details and look at some services and plugins that I recommend.

 

Mastering WordPress Configuration – wp-config.php

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by Sufyan bin Uzayr
In this article, we shall be discussing the wp-config.php file as well as taking a look at certain tweaks that we can apply to it in order to get the most out of its possibilities.

 

Integrating Social Media into WordPress: Plugins You Cannot Live Without

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by Sufyan bin Uzayr
In this article, we will be taking a look at some of the best social sharing plugins for WordPress websites.

 

15+ of the Most Common WordPress Mistakes

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by Jay Adrianna
This article discusses in brief several common mistakes WordPress users and developers usually make. It is very astonishing how many WordPress users today are making the same mistakes, usually costly ones, repeatedly.

 

Lessons Beginner Webmasters Must Be Aware Of Before Using WordPress

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by Jay Adrianna
This article shows you some of the key points that increase the performance, safety and efficiency of your website. Even if you think you are knowledgeable with WordPress, please remember that sometimes the new things are simply long forgotten old things which just needed to be remembered.

 

How to build effective 404-error pages in WordPress

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by Anna Ladoshkina
WordPress provides an easy way to create and customise the 404-error page, but unfortunately, the simplicity in customization does not automatically mean effectiveness.

 

How To Clean Up & Optimize Your WordPress Install

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by Chris Spooner
In this post we’ll look at 10 ways you can give your WordPress install a spring clean to trim the fat and put everything in its place.

 

Using WordPress as a REST API for a Mobile App

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by Andy Killen
Often when making mobile apps you will need your app to get the latest content from your website, or if there is not a website already with content some way of putting new or timely content into the mobile app. Using a REST API and JSON to deliver the content has to be the easiest way to do this.

 

WordPress snippets, hacks and tips to enhance your comments section

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by Jean-Baptiste Jung
In today’s article, I’m showing you lots of WordPress snippets, hacks and tips to enhance your blog comments section.

 

Filename cache busting for WordPress styles and scripts

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by Dominik
To embed custom CSS styles and scripts in WordPress you should use the wp_enqueue_script(), wp_enqueue_style(), wp_register_script() and/or wp_register_style() functions. Each of these functions allows you to define a version. By default it’s the version of WordPress. The version identifier will be in the URL to the script as a query string.

 

Removing Comments from Attachment Pages in WordPress

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by c.bavota
I’m not too sure what’s been happening over the past week but all of a sudden I’ve been getting tons of spam comments from my attachment pages. I didn’t actually know I had attachment pages but I guess WordPress creates them by default within the template hierarchy. Problem is, there’s no way to turn off the comment section. Though I did figure out a few ways to work around that.

 

How to Remove Image Sizes in WordPress

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by Jean Galea
Today, we are posting a more complete solution where you can actually tell WordPress which image sizes it should or should not generated, and then choose which ones are available in the media uploader/image insertion screen.

 

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