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.

Free WordPress theme: Introducing NYC Theme

by Jean. 38 Comments

It’s been a long time since I released OpenBook, my free “Magazine” theme. So I’m very happy to announce you the release of my new free WordPress theme, called NYC Theme.

WordPress SEO: How to optimize the title tag for search engines

by Jean. 57 Comments

In terms of SEO, the title tag is one of the most important things: In fact, the title appears as a link in search engines results and social bookmarking sites. Unfortunely, most WordPress themes displays the title tag in a non-optimized way. Let’s see how we can change that to obtain a really SEO-friendlt title tag.

How to: Integrate a pagination in your WordPress theme

by Jean. 116 Comments

When creating a premium WordPress theme, it is really better to use a pagination instead of the good old “previous page” and “next page” links. Sure, there’s plugins, but what about embeding a pagination without asking the user to install a plugin? In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to directly integrate the Wp-PageNavi plugin in your WordPress theme.