WordPress – it’s a content management system, a blogging platform and “that place you put your blog on”.
Looking for a way to explain to potential clients why WordPress is a great publishing platform? Maybe you need some extra reasons yourself because you don't understand all the hoopla. On the Level343 SEO Article Archive, we recently wrote about some of the reasons why "we" think WP is such a grand thing. Stop on by, add your reasons, and show us your WP site!
This article does exactly what it says it will. This a great resource for beginners (and old hats, too!) as a way to speed up your website as well as your coding. Five stars!
"Today, we’ll be looking at a crop of tips and tricks that will help beginners speed up their development time, and code more efficiently. You’ll see a mix of quick time savings tips, as well as specific coding tricks to increase your web application’s efficiency."
"WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms available today. And for good reason." With that opening, Web Designer Depot opens up a huge resource for those wanting to delve into Wordpress. Well worth bookmarking!
Nice, completely geeky place to waste time at... A whole bunch of open source resources, from brushes to color schemes, charts, menus, polls and more to satisfy the geek within you. Worth the bookmark.
If you're running an eCommerce site using self-hosted Wordpress, you'll eventually want some kind of functionality that isn't native. Have no fear, Wordpressers - there's a plugin for that. Here's a list for inspiration of potential plugins, tasty themes and inviting inspiration.
I was all over the place yesterday, shoving site elements around, and I finally got those frustrating excerpts to show like I wanted them to... except, I needed longer excerpts than the 50 or so words that were showing, and when I'd lengthed the limit, WP had stripped the HTML. Ohhh, frustration abounds... or would have, if I hadn't found this handy piece of code.
The article is 4 years old (2008), but thankfully, WP hasn't changed so much that it doesn't work. We use Thesis, so we know it works with that theme... should work with most! Happy coding!
Marking posts as outdated is a great idea - not just for making a user friendly site, but also for gaining authority. Not everyone looks at the date of an article, and if they think you're sending outdated information, it's not going to look too good on your marketing resume. This post covers how to handle the situation in an automatic, time saving way.
"If you post helpful information on your blog chances are some of your early posts are now outdated as technologies have changed over the years."
No more stray images ending up in Facebook shares! I've struggled with social buttons on our WordPress blog for... well, a long time.. getting those darn things to work like they're supposed to. If I'd only had this article earlier, it would have saved me a lot of time - Here's to hoping it will do the same for you.
"I hate the visual editor more than I hate people who kill kittens for fun" - and with that, Justin Tadlock begins a quick tutorial on taking care of one of his pet peeves... the new monospace font in Wordpress 3.2's HTML editor.
Great tips in the article, but the site is worth a look see and bookmark. Queness is a great resource for beginners, experts, Wordpress aficionados or anyone in between. Links and info about tools, helpful articles, a list of top WP themes hand-picked by Queness... Fun and geeky frolicking at the Q!
You'll find a lot of "Essential Plugins" lists for Wordpress. You'll even find "Top 10" lists that don't agree. So we might end up with quite a bunch for this Scoop it. Having said that, this "essential plugin" list is one I actually agree with. 8 must haves for your WP blog..
If you've ever thought of becoming a Wordpress theme developer, this is a great place to start. It may not teach you how to code, but if all developers read articles like these, there might not be so many broken themes.