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!

3 ways to compress CSS files using PHP

by Jean. 113 Comments

When you’re using a sophisticated design, CSS files can quickly become very long, and takes time to load. I have compiled 3 interresting ways of compressing CSS files by using PHP.

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.

Mootools Tutorial: Text fading effect on links

by Jean. 15 Comments

Mootools is one of the best Javascript frameworks available. It is fast to load, powerful and allow you to create stunning visual effects. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can easily create an absolutely stunning fading effect on your links.