WordPress is the most powerful CMS framework available at the moment. It can be used to create highly flexible and extendable websites with very little work. I believe that the Plugins and Themes structure is the main reason behind its success as a CMS. There are around 21,000 plugins available for free on the official WordPress website.
WP To Twitter is one of the most popular plugins available in the WordPress plugin directory. It has reached over 1,000,000 downloads. Basically this plugin enables you to automatically create tweets to your twitter profile when the blog content is published. You need to create a Twitter application and insert the OAuth setup keys in to the plugin inorder to enable its functionality.
This plugin was developed by Joe Dolson. He is a freelance web developer and accessibility consultant. www.joedolson.com is his personal website and you will be able to find more information about the plugins created by him. Recently I had the chance to get an interview from him about his plugin and what he thinks about WordPress Development. I hope you will have something to learn from his interview.
Simple and Flexible Contact Pages with Contact Form 7
Contact page acts as the bridge that connects website owner to the users. Having a simple and effective contact form will help you improve the website as a site owner. WordPress plugin directory provides number of plugins for creating contact forms.
Contact Form 7 created by Takayuki Miyoshi has become the standout plugin amongst them.
- Features of Contact Form 7
- How to Create Contact Forms
- Interview with Author
Embedding Videos In Wordpress Posts
Adding videos is a great way of increasing popularity of your blog posts. Normally users like to see posts with images and videos more than just text posts. So wordpress provides the option to upload videos to your posts directly though post editor or media library. But uploading all the videos to your site will icrease the server space used. In order to prevent that we can upload our videos to popular video servers and embed the videos in our posts.I found a wordpess plugin which lets you embedding your videos very easily using wordpress shortcodes. It supports almost 65 video servers.
- Embedding Youtube Videos
- Embedding Youtube Playlists
- Embedding Dailymotion Videos
- More Video Embedding Options
19 Things That Makes A Complete Wordpress Blog Post
In this post I’ll explain each component in wordpress blog post creation area . Creating a wordpress post is simple as filling 2 fields and hitting on the Publish button. But it is necessary to know all the components of post creation if you want to master wordpress. I’ll provide basic details of each component and this post will be updated in future according to the new changes made by wordpress..
Selecting a Premium Wordpress Theme
There are large number of websites available for free and premium wordpress themes. You will get lot of additional functionality to enhance your website with premium themes. Also you can buy these themes for a price low as 20$-40$. In this post I am going to tell you about my checklist on selecting a premium theme for purchase. I hope this will help you to buy a theme for your next wordpress project or your own site..
- Compatible with WordPress Template Development Guidelines
- Availability of a Demo Site
- Browser and WordPress Version Compatibility
- Sidebar Widgets Support
- Shortcode Support
- Custom Page Templates
- Post Thumbnails
- Custom Menu Support
- Comments and Trackbacks Design
- Theme Options Page
Introduction To Working With Admin Dashboard Themes Section
This tutorial will be a useful resource for wordpress blog owners to select their dream themes for the professional blogs or web sites. Step by step guide on installing, activating and working with themes inside admin dashboard is discussed.
- What is a theme in wordpress
- Working with admin dashboard themes section
- Installing wordpress themes
- How to find your dream theme
Downloading and Installing Your First Wordpress Site
This tutorial will direct you on a step by step guide to downloading and installing wordpress. All the required information with screenshots are provided in this tutorial. Once you complete this tutorial you will be able to properly set up a wordpress blog on your own.
Introduction To Tutorial Series On Mastering Wordpress
I have been using wordpress as my blog platform for almost 2 years now. It is the best blog platform and cms I have worked with compared to drupal and joomla. Its easy to set up and work with. But some users find it difficult to work with some areas in wordpress..
- Mastering Wordpress Web Application Development
Introduction Wordpress Theme Development Functions
If anyone wants to become a wordpress expert he should definitely have the knowledge to develop a wordpress theme. Theme is what the end user sees when they visit your web site. Without a good and professional theme, your knowledge on plugins,posts, and wordpress core will not be much of a use. Developing a wordpress theme is not that difficult even for a highly technical web developer who does not have much knowledge on designing. In this tutorial series i am going to explain the necessary functions to develop a wordpress theme using IPress as example.
- Introduction Wordpress Theme Development
- What Will You Get By Developing a Wordpress Theme
- Wordpress Theme Development Cheet Sheet Episodes
- How To Make Use of Time Spent On This Post Series
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