Shortcodes provide an easy way to add custom content to your site. Whether you want to add tabs to a page or buttons to a post, shortcodes let you quickly insert elements you regularly use.

WordPress introduced the shortcode API with the release of WordPress 2.5 six years ago. Many themes and plugins (including many of [...]

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The New Yorker does it and so does The New York Times, so perhaps it’s just a Big Apple thing.

But changing and then fixing the page header as the reader scrolls up seems like an entirely sensible approach to not only maintaining branding but also to providing consistent and easy access to the primary navigation.

In [...]

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You’ve probably thought before about how good it would be to create a mobile app for your WordPress site. The advantage of having that icon on a home screen, a single tap to engagement, perhaps just the kudos of being able to say “of course we have an app”.

But you checked out the options [...]

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Like most website owners, security was never top of my priorities. It was only when one of my websites was hacked that I realised how common it was for websites to be compromised by malicious parties.

As the most popular web publishing platform on the internet (by a large margin), WordPress is a popular target [...]

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In a recent article on future features that WordPress could consider, I included adding a templating language to the core.

One such language is Twig and an implementation already exists for WordPress via the Timber plugin.

So, what is a templating language, how does it work in a WordPress environment and is it worth the [...]

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WordPress allows you to close comments after a certain number of days, but if you have visitors actively taking part in a discussion in the comments of a post, it might be a shock to them when they discover they can no longer comment.

In today’s Weekend WordPress Project, I’ll show you how to add [...]

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It’s tempting to think that catering for your mobile audience is as simple as installing a responsive theme.

Even if your theme does look good on a mobile device (and there’s plenty that do), there’s still plenty more you can, in fact, should, do to optimize your mobile visitors’ experience.

Here’s 6 steps to delivering [...]

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Have you checked how your WordPress site looks on smaller screens, particularly mobile phones?

Even if you are using a responsive theme, you and your visitors may well still be better off with a dedicated mobile theme.

In this Weekend WordPress Project, we’ll take a look at giving your WordPress site a free mobile makeover with [...]

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WordPress automatically displays a toolbar at the top of the page when you’re logged in. Whether you’re viewing the WordPress dashboard or the front page of your site, it’s still there – and for many people it’s an annoyance.

For developers, the toolbar can slightly throw off a theme’s design, especially if you have some [...]

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