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Five Useful WordPress Tricks I Just Discovered

I've been developing themes and plugins with WordPress for over fours years now and it seems like I learn something new on every project. There are so many useful functions built into WordPress just waiting to be discovered. Here is...

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Why I’m Building My Own WordPress Framework....

When I built my first WordPress theme it pretty much just involved modifying and existing basic theme. I didn't really know what all of the PHP functions were for so I was afraid to modify them and I ended up...

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Sass

Why You Should Use Sass for Modular CSS

Organization is extremely important in Web Development. When starting a new project always take some time to plan out file structure. Doing this at the start of the project will save you and your team a lot of time and...

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WordPress

How I Learned to Love WordPress

I've been using WordPress for over five years now but I'm really just starting to enjoy working with it. Mostly it's been a love/hate relationship. I never really embraced it and pretty much used it reluctantly because I had no...

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Website Pre-Deployment Checklist

Before launching any website it is important to ensure quality and functionality. No one wants to launch a site for a client only to get swamped with angry calls and emails because the site isn't working. This is a checklist...

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infinite scrolling

Why Infinite Scrolling Needs to Die

One of the most overused and poorly implemented UX trends of the past few years is Infinite Scrolling. Infinite Scrolling sounds like a useful UX feature. When a user scrolls to the bottom of the page more content is automatically...

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Recent Tutorials

WordPress

Create Your Own WordPress Framework From Scratch: ...

In this lesson we will build the single.php template. It is very similar to the index.php template. The main difference is that we don't need to check for a post's existence. If we can go to the post's single template...

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Create Your Own WordPress Framework From Scratch: ...

In this lesson we will build the sidebar. This will just be a widgetized sidebar similar to the footer. Some widgets that you can add are a few of your latest posts, past archives, or a list of your blog...

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WordPress

Create Your Own WordPress Framework From Scratch: ...

In this lesson we will build the footer.php template. We will 'widgitize' it so we can easily add menus and widgets to our footer. This will make our theme even more customizable for non-technical users. We already registered the footer...

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