Page templates in WordPress are a great way to add structural variations or highly customized functionality to your website. They are easy to create so newcomers can get started, but they offer enough potential to keep even seasoned professionals busy.

You can get started by copying page templates from popular themes like the default WordPress theme [...]

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Did you know you can easily modify the style of the WordPress post editor?

All it takes is a simple stylesheet to create a personalized editing experience. Editor styles are commonly added to make sure the style of the theme on the front-end is mirrored in the style of the editor in the backend. This helps [...]

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The comment form is a great tool – it allows your readers to interact with your authors and vice versa. Engagement is extremely important for any website, such a direct line of communication should be fostered with care.

In this article we’ll take a look at some of the options we have for bending the [...]

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The custom post type feature is what transforms WordPress from a blogging platform to a fully-fledged content management system.

Post types cannot be created and managed from the admin but can be exposed very easily using a little code.

In this article, I’ll show you how to create a custom post type for recipes and [...]

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I believe people who use WordPress can be separated into three broad camps:

Plug and players: WordPress enthusiasts who are probably not experienced website designers and are looking for a turnkey solution. They will find a theme, install it, and probably get on with content creation. Tweakers: These folks will take a theme that could probably be used [...]

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Have you noticed how some tweets include additional content, such as large images, a collection of smaller images, and even sometimes embedded video or audio files?

In most cases, this is achieved by using Twitter’s Card feature. It’s a great way to make your content really stand out from the crowd when it is shared on this popular [...]

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One of the great things about WordPress as an open source project is that the core code is regularly updated with improvements and security patches.

Major releases, along with minor security releases, of WordPress are usually shipped two or three times a year. If you have automatic updates turned on, your WordPress install will be [...]

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If you’re one of many people who have experienced intermittent outages of your WordPress site, this article is for you.

It might seem hopeless right now, but if you’ve experienced any one of these errors, there is a solution:

“Data not received” in the Google Chrome browser “Connection error” in the FireFox and Internet Explorer browsers [...]

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When you build a website, one of your top priorities should always be to put your personal stamp on the project. You can do this through your visual style choices, your custom graphics, or even custom footers that say—in essence—I made this.

And while many developers focus on adding branding to the frontend of a [...]

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