01 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

How to Write Simple Modular Code for WordPress

In my last article, we learned a new way to use Bitly URLs in WordPress. In most of these cases we usually edit our functions.php file. Today we’ll learn a new method for how we can keep our functions.php file nice…

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31 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Organizing and Naming Your Themes’ Template Files for Clarity and Convenience

Whether you’re creating a WordPress theme for sale, for a client, or for your own site, having a good naming structure and taxonomy for your theme files is important. It not only helps you keep your site files clean and organized…

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19 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

The WordPress Theme Developer’s Toolbox

A recent poll on WPMayor showed that the majority of readers of this site are WordPress developers. This post is thus catered to theme developers, and we are going to highlight some of the tools and resources which every WordPress theme developer…

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05 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

A New Plugin to Require Certain Plugins Installed When a New Theme is Activated

Thomas Griffin and Gary Jones have been at work creating a class that will, they say, “revolutionize how plugins can be handled in WordPress themes.” Their class, TGM Plugin Activation, allows theme authors to include plugins…

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29 September 2011 ~ 0 Comments

5 Tips to WordPress Theme Developers

The WordPress theme development market has grown incredibly in the past few years and with so many companies and freelancers around, how do you stand out? In this post we bring you five tips on how…

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25 September 2011 ~ 0 Comments

20 Very Handy Tutorials To Help You Build WordPress Themes

If you are familiar with web design and are happy building sites in html and css, taking the next step and making your designs into WordPress themes isn’t that hard but it pays to learn how to do it the correct way from the start…

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07 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How To Create A Simple WordPress Child Theme Using Twenty Eleven

One of the first things I noticed when I started using WordPress was how well it employs the developer’s mantra, “Separation of Concerns.” In the programming world, you want each component to rely on the other components as little as possible…

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02 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

WP Paintbrush – A New WordPress Theme Creator and Front End Editor Goes Beta Public

WP Paintbrush is a WordPress Theme Creator and Front End Editor built by Ryan Hellyer and Dan Milward of WP eCommerce Fame. The public beta launched today it is definitely worth taking a look. I’ve been playing…

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26 July 2011 ~ 2 Comments

10 Code Snippets WP Theme Developers Should Remember

One of the ways we endeavor to improve productivity when building WordPress templates is to have snippets of code available to us very quickly, through the use of tab-triggered shortcuts. In this article I will share …

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06 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How To Create A Simple WordPress Theme Options Page for the WordPress Admin Dashboard

The other day I was reading a post on WPCandy titled “Custom Designed WordPress Options Screens Need To Go” that talked about how a lot of the premium theme sellers are designing their theme option pages to look completely different from the WordPress UI and are incorporating more options then they…

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16 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How to optimize a WordPress theme for Middle Eastern Right-to-Left Languages

Not all the spoken languages in our world are written from Left to Right. There are some languages’ scripts are written from Right to Left, especially in the Middle East. For example Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Hebrew, Syriac and more…

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