Posts Tagged ‘WordPress’

Internationalizing WordPress Plugins

Internationalization is the act of preparing your plugin for use in any number of languages. WordPress uses U.S. English as its default language, but it has a large community of users who don’t read and write in English. This community pulls together to create translations of WordPress in languages used all around the world. One […]

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Wrox Books on Safari and 30% Safari Discount

This is an exciting day and exciting news to share. Wiley and Safari have announced that Wrox books are now available in Safari Books Online. We know many of you use Safari already and many more of you may join now that Wrox books are available there too. We know this, because as our marketing […]

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Creating Your Own WordPress Theme

Creating Your Own WordPress Theme Now you know how to install and activate a theme on your site as well as what the different aspects of the theme are. It’s time to take the next step and make your own theme. You can start a theme from scratch, but why not stand on the shoulders […]

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Using XML, Twitter, and RSS Content in WordPress

Collecting External Content You have weighed the pros and cons of aggregating your online reputation into your WordPress site. The next question is how are you going to do it? And which sites are you going to include? Basically, you can only include sites that have an API to permit the consumption of the data. […]

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WordPress Database Queries, Operations, and Errors

WordPress Database Class WordPress features an object class with method functions for working with the database directly. This database class is called wpdb and is located in wp-includes/wp-db.php. Any time you are querying the WordPress database in PHP code you should use the wpdb class. The main reason for using this class is to allow […]

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Configuring WordPress Permalinks, Keyword URLs, and PHP in .htaccess

WordPress features specific files that can be edited for different purposes. These files can alter how WordPress functions. Always test changes in a development environment before publishing to a production server. .htaccess The .htaccess file is used primarily for creating pretty permalinks and keyword injected URLs for your web site. WordPress by default creates ugly […]

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Ebookpie.com launches with Wrox Chapters and ebooks

Ebookpie.com launched today and as part of their announcement, they mention both Wrox ebooks and chapters. We’re happy to add ebookpie.com to the growing list of retail partners who sell our ebooks. And I’m especially happy to have them selling our ebooks by the chapter. They’ve picked up Wrox’s "Chapters on Demand" idea as part […]

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Managing Media Files in WordPress

  This article is excerpted from WordPress 24-Hour Trainer by George Plumley. (ISBN: 978-0-470-55458-6, Copyright 2010 Wiley Publishing Inc.) In this lesson I show you how to work with the library, both sorting and finding media files, as well as editing and deleting them. I also show you some administrative settings for media files. This […]

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Adding a New Page in WordPress

This article is excerpted from WordPress 24-Hour Trainer by George Plumley. (ISBN: 978-0-470-55458-6, Copyright 2010 Wiley Publishing Inc.) In this lesson, it’s time to cover the functions unique to WordPress pages, such as using page templates or creating sub-pages.   Pages vs. Posts In older versions of WordPress there was often only one word on […]

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