Best practices for WordPress coding

Coding a WordPress theme or plugin can seem to be an easy task at first, but if you want to produce work that is more professional, you have to worry about things such as internationalization and security. In this article, I'm going to show you the best practices I have learned in 3 years of developing with WordPress.


WordPress : 10+ life saving SQL queries

Although there's lots of things that you can do in WordPress, sometimes you may need a quick fix for a specific problem. In those cases, working directly on the database can be a real life-saver. In this article, I'm going to show you 10+ extremely useful SQL queries for WordPress.


How to speed up your blog loading time

Often in blogging, you hear: "Content is king". This is true, but this isn't the only factor of a quality blog. Design is one of those other factors, and so is loading time. In this article, let's have a look at how you can easily speed up your blog.


Spice up your WordPress theme with jQuery

As Wordpress themes become more complex, we found our self trying to improve the user interaction on our web-site. Among a lot of things one can do, using Javascript is probably the most eye catching of them all. This is where jQuery steps up!


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.


8 excellent resources to enhance your WordPress sidebar

Sidebar is a very important part of your blog. Though, it can quickly look the same than in many other blogs. I've compilated 8 excellent resources to help you buid a better sidebar for your Wordpress blog.


WordPress: “Magazine style” Horizontal dropdown menu

Even if most blogs have a very simple navigation, Worpress allows you to create very advanced menus. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a "Magazine Style" horizontal drop-down menu, for your categories or even your pages.