Wordpress

During my development career, I got to work with various hosting providers, but mainly I worked the most with Bluehost and Godaddy. I would like now to share my opinion based on my experience with them.

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When you order custom post types or regular posts by title, WordPress sees them as alphabetical characters and treat them accordingly, but when we want to have a top 10 list, the number 10 will follow 1.

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Wordpress 3.0 added very useful and cool new functionalities. One of the most popular is ability to create custom post types, so we are not limited only to pages and posts.
In following article I will explain why custom post types are easier to use, how you can register and call in your theme the custom post types and how you can customize their back-end custom overview columns.

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In the following article, I will explain a method to make it easy for you or for your clients, to float multiple images left, in Wordpress.

The method is useful if you want to float images left, on sections such as team bio, where the member will have his/her image left and a bio text aside right.

The alternative, dirty way to do it, would be using tables, but the code is bulky, harder to maintain, page loads slower and definitely not the easiest way to do it. Read on for the good method.

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Have you ever tried in Wordpress, to list only the sub pages of the current parent page and hide the sub pages of the other parent pages?

I had few people asking me how I realized toggling the subpage navigation links in following website.

If you notice, the other parent sub pages are hidden. If you go instead on other subpage, it will hide the others and show up the sub-pages of the current page.

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If / else statements are programming language logic and is something that will help us create better Wordpress custom themes.

A client of mine, wanted to improve his Wordpress site and decided he wants to display different sidebar information depending on the page or section the visitor is.

For example, he wanted to have blog related links as: latest posts, categories and tags, being displayed only on blog section (blog index, categories view, single post view etc). On products/services page and its sub-pages, he decided he wants to have displayed the sub-pages of that section and other interesting links. The rest of the pages, should have only the interesting links section or generic information.

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BBpress Front Page Text for BBpress forum has been released and this post will serve as plug-in’s home page. The simple plug-in, adds a back-end option for administrators to add/manage content for forum’s front page. While the developers can easily add the text by diving in the back-end, the plug-in allows the the clients to easily update the content without being code savvy. It also helps if you need to update the front page text regularly.

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The website speed and responsiveness are very important factors and this aspects should not be neglected if you want to have happy visitors.

There are many areas that should be improved for better website performance as: smart wise written (X)HTML/CSS, optimized images and minimal javascript.

On larger websites, you will have JavaScript, that needs to be loaded just on certain pages or areas from the website, without needing to load it and slow down those.

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I have came across couple methods to display menu pages items in Wordpress including static one recommended by Wordpress, but none of it was suited for my clients needs, since you had to hack the code each time you added a new page. The method I will show you is absolute dynamic and your client or you, can display pages, subpages and highlight them dynamically.

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Have you ever tried to show the title of a grandparent page, while you are on a subpage? Your search has ended because I am willing to share this information with you.

This is great for those who want to have a sidebar navigation with grandchildren pages (1+ subpages) and want to have all the time the grandparent page show up.

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