Make Full Use of WordPress with the_excerpt_reloaded!

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

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.


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

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

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.