13 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Tom McFarlin WordPress Development Toolbox

Periodically, I’ll get emails or comments asking about the various tools that I use in my workflow. You’ll rarely hear me saying that I think any given developer should be using any given piece of software…

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18 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Tweet to Download Plugin for WordPress Now Available

Tweet2Download is a new Twitter marketing tool for your WordPress site. It allows you to require a tweet and a follow on Twitter in exchange for a free download on your site. The plugin works with ezines, software, code, design creatives, tutorials, audio files, videos, torrent files or any kind of download that you want…

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24 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How to Avoid Common Pitfalls and Ensure a Smooth WordPress 3.1 Upgrade

Watching the tweets coming rolling in yesterday, I discovered that in the excitement of WordPress 3.1′s release, many users forgot some of the basics of upgrading WordPress…

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22 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

You Need WordPress Backups – Snapshot Backup Makes it Easy

Backing up your WordPress site isn’t simply an option; it’s a vital necessity. Some backup solutions involve mirroring or syncing your site to give you back exactly what you lost…

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16 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Canvas BuddyPress: Making a New Friend

In all 3 years of WooThemes’ existence, there’s one “feature request” that has truly stood the test of time: BuddyPress integration. Ever since BuddyPress’ first release, we’ve been …

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15 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Create Highly Customized and Beautiful Mega Menus for WordPress

Does your WordPress site need a solution for managing a complex menu? If your drop-down navigation is getting bogged down with too many pages then it’s high time you discovered UberMenu, an amazingly easy-to-use mega menu creator. UberMenu has created a highly versatile, customizable, and fast plugin that makes mega menus snappy and oh-so-simple to…

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14 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How to Create a Custom Facebook Page for Your Band or Business Using WordPress

Facebook recently announced that they’ve updated page design for organizations, adding in support for iframe tabs. This is good news for WordPress users, because it makes it very easy to embed custom designs that you’re already using on your WordPress pages. In this tutorial we’ll walk you through the process of creating a custom Facebook page …

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14 February 2011 ~ 1 Comment

More Shortcodes!

Since releasing our shortcodes (which are included in the WooFramework), we’ve really been enjoying your feedback in terms of how you were using the shortcodes, and what kind of shortcodes you would like to see us develop, & include going forward. This feedback lead us to including a spiffy new shortcode generator a little while…

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13 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Daily Tip: Remove Unwanted Plugins From Your WordPress Site

Have you ever deleted the “Hello Dolly” and “Akismet” plugins only to find them return when you upgrade the WordPress core? The Unwanted Plugins Remover helps you to keep your site lean and will remove Akismet and Hello Dolly upon each core upgrade. You can also extend the list of plugins removed by using a …

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08 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Graph Paper Press Releases 3 Free WordPress Plugins

Graph Paper Press has created some of the coolest free WordPress themes currently available. Their team has just released 3 free theme-enhancing plugins, all of which are simple to use with no coding skills required. GPP About You Widget Add a quick “about” section to your theme with this handy widget. You can include your…

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02 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

20 jQuery-Powered Design and Usability Plugins for WordPress

jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library for creating and adding simple, dynamic effects to your content. WordPress users who love jQuery will find that there are hundreds of free tools available in the repository, but you can spend all day sorting through them. We’ve selected 20 high quality, recently-updated plugins that will help you …

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28 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

7 Ways to Link WordPress and Tumblr Blogs

Tumblr is a fantastic microblogging platform that allows users to post text, images, videos, links, quotes and audio through an easy-to-update interface. Many bloggers are choosing Tumblr for certain types of blogs that don’t require a full-featured blogging platform such as WordPress. However, if you want the flexibility to blog from either platform, we’ve selected …

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27 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How to Add a Custom Background Image to BuddyPress Avatars

Let’s do something fun with BuddyPress! We had someone on Twitter request a tutorial on how to give BuddyPress avatars a custom background, specifically a Polaroid image, so that’s what we’re going to use as an example today. The only thing you’ll need to do for this tutorial is edit the CSS of your child …

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26 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

9 Super Useful WordPress Multisite Plugins For Network Managers

When you first enable WordPress Multisite you may be surprised to find that the network management tools are fairly minimal. The purpose is to provide the basics and let networks add more management capabilities depending on your site’s needs. If you’re a Multisite super admin, you’re sure to find a few new tools for your …

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24 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

The (Overdue) WooCommerce Update

We’ll jump straight to the extremely honest truth: WooCommerce has been a massive development and public relations challenge for us. With this post, we hope to shed some light on those challenges, which has ultimately caused the delay of this ambitious project, and also resulted in many of you waiting frustratingly for us to finally …

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24 January 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Excellent New Deployment Plugin For WordPress Developers

WP Deploy is an exciting new tool for WordPress developers working in teams using version control software and multi-server environments. It allows multiple config files to be added through the admin system and then dynamically switched depending on the URL from which the user is accessing the site. This flexibility makes it much easier to …

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20 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Exclude Post from WordPress Feed

In a previous post I provide a solution on how to exclude certain categories from your feed. You can do the same with other content and I will show you in this post how you can exclude certain posts from your feed. Therefore I use the filter posts_where (wp-includes/query.php), which is responsible for the output …

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19 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Dump Photos Directly From Your iPhone to Your WordPress Site

iPhone camera technology has been getting better and better in recent years. Currently, the top specs on the latest iPhones boast 5 megapixels, a 5x digital zoom led flash capability and even new processing features like high dynamic range mode for capturing more vivid images on the go. But what good is all of that …

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18 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Beware of Bad WordPress Developers: 8 Ways To Spot and Avoid Danger

Aside from your inventory, vision and personnel, your website is your business’s most valuable possession. With your website, you can brand your label, court your customers, store and disseminate information, manage your projects and contacts, and so much more. Choosing a developer to trust with the creation or update of your WordPress site is one …

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14 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Daily Tip: Find All the WordPress Mobile Apps in One Location

The other day I noticed that a new menu item has been added to the WordPress.org website. Check out the Extend tab for the new home of WordPress mobile apps. You can now find all of them listed here: WordPress for iOS, WordPress for Windows Phone 7, WordPress for Android, WordPress for BlackBerry, and WordPress …

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