Every month, lots of WordPress users are posting new hacks and tips about their favorite blogging platform on their own blog. Here is our personnal selection of the 10 most useful and ashtonishing WordPress hacks from June 2009.
Introduced in WordPress 2.5, shortcodes are a very easy way to display lot of things on your blog posts by inserting a very simple code. In this article, I’m going to show 10 incredible things shortcodes can do.
Securing your blog is important. With WordPress so popular these days, it’s becoming a bigger and bigger target for hackers. In this post we’ll look at ten easy ways to secure your WordPress blog.
There are a ton of WordPress themes out there these days, so it can be hard to get your theme noticed. The solution? Use the ten tricks listed in this post to make your theme stand out from the crowd.
.htaccess, the file which control the Apache webserver, is very useful and allows you to do a lot of things. In this article, let’s see how .htaccess can help you with your WordPress blog, for both security,functionnality and usability.
What would you use to your advantage to improve the ability to search your site / blog? This tutorial’s goals are the integration of a Google Custom Search Engine on your blog. We are going to harness the power of Google and provide a professional touch to your blog.
2008 has been a very profilic year for the premium WordPress theme market. In the following article, I have compiled a list of my 12 favorite premium themes released this year, to give your blog the profesionnal look it deserve!
Did you noticied that some days ago, Cats Who Code gets a new design? To celebrate 6 months of successful blogging, I’m very happy to announce our Christmas contest: Win 3 premium WordPress themes coutesy of John Kolbert.
Whether you know it or not, you’ll probably use the_excerpt on your website. At its simplest, the_excerpt will display the last 70 odd words from your posts on the homepage, or a couple of words explaining what the post is about, as it is on CatsWhoCode. But say you wanted to display 200 words and images. Without editing the core Wordpress files, there is no way you can do that, without installing a plugin, like the_excerpt_reloaded.
I have read many “tutorials” which told users to modify WordPress core files. This is a really, really, bad idea. Why? Simply because you’ll have to modify that file again when you’ll upgrade your blog. Here’s how to overwrite WordPress core function without modifying any core file.