Category: WordPress

10 incredibly cool WordPress shortcodes

by Jean. 115 Comments

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.

10 Easy Ways to Secure your WordPress Blog

by Alex Denning. 120 Comments

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.

10 tricks to make your WordPress theme stand out

by Alex Denning. 142 Comments

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.

10 awesome .htaccess hacks for WordPress

by Jean. 251 Comments

.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.

Integrate Google Search on your WordPress blog

by Maigret. 38 Comments

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.

Top 12 Premium WordPress themes of 2008

by Jean. 60 Comments

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!

WordPress contest: Win a premium WP Theme!

by Jean. 97 Comments

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.

Make Full Use of WordPress with the_excerpt_reloaded!

by Alex Denning. 28 Comments

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.

How to: Overwrite WordPress core functions

by Jean. 46 Comments

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.