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  1. WordPress as a Framework

    WordPress is one of the most popular CMS (Content Management Systems) as far as the user base and ease of access is concerned. Many famous content rich websites use WordPress as their back-end - including SitePoint itself. Regular updates, a larger community, great support forum, rich documentation
  2. What's New in WordPress 4.1

    WordPress 4.1, named “Dinah” after the jazz singer Dinah Washington, was officially released today. Here's a round up of what you can expect with this latest version. Around seven days ago the WordPress 4.1 Release Candidate became available, this article is based on the information shared
  3. Customized WordPress Administration Filters

    This article will outline what you need to know about WordPress and its filtering mechanism available to you via your posts administration screen. We will detail exactly what the WordPress filters are and the purpose they serve in displaying your post listings. From there we will learn how you
  4. What is the Best WordPress Theme?

    Your choice of WordPress Theme determines many important aspects of your site. Choosing the right theme can be tricky for newcomers to WordPress, since most people will be attracted by eye-candy alone. A good theme is one that not only looks good, but is also lean and lightweight, easy to customize
  5. What are WordPress MU-Plugins?

    WordPress core is full of features, however, sometimes it is not enough, and we need more. This can be achieved thanks to plugins, and sometimes themes can even add features. However, how can we decide whether a feature should be a plugin or a theme? The answer to this question can be tricky
  6. Adding a Google+ Sign-In to WordPress

    This tutorial is aimed at WordPress developers who want to add a Google+ login to their WordPress theme. For themes built for eCommerce, forums and other sites that require users to login, providing the option for a Google+ login button makes the registration and login process both faster
  7. Using the Shopify API with WordPress

    WordPress is extremely popular with small businesses, but more and more product businesses are also opening up e-commerce stores using Shopify. It's possible to keep an existing info site and use of the Shopify API with a custom page template to pull a feed of products from Shopify into a WordPress
  8. Automate WordPress with Zapier

    Managing a WordPress website can be a time consuming process for even the most experienced users mainly because of minor tasks which add up over time. Whether you're trying to share your posts on social media sites, back up your content or create new content, all of these tasks can take up
  9. Automate WordPress with IFTTT

    Whether you're a blogger, programmer, or just casual user of WordPress, you probably know WordPress is a helpful tool which can be used for a variety of tasks. Whether you're trying to roll out your own self-hosted business powerhouse or are just trying to share your knowledge with the world
  10. The WordPress JSON REST API

    WordPress has a big market share on web. Rest APIs are a growing technique and a big opportunity for developers. Knowing how to create APIs and how to consume them gives you a great advantage. A REST API can be consumed everywhere. On mobile applications, on front-end (web apps) or any other
  11. The WordPress Database Demystified

    Since it was released over a decade ago, WordPress has become the most popular CMS choice for beginners and experts alike. Although the installation of WordPress, and the addition of data does not require any knowledge of the underlying structure, you might find yourself in a situation where some
  12. No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA Integration with WordPress

    pretty effective in combating spam. Previously on SitePoint, we wrote a series on integrating the old reCAPTCHA to the following WordPress forms: login registration comment In this article, we will learn how to integrate the new No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA with a custom form and WordPress
  13. Using Chassis for WordPress Development

    When I wrote the first article on WordPress and Vagrant I introduced WordPress VVV. VVV is a Vagrant configuration for developing WordPress themes and contributing to the core. One common problem, however, is that many people were overwhelmed with VVV. Especially those new to Vagrant, who just
  14. WordPress i18n and Localization

    WordPress is arguably the world's leading content management system (CMS) in use today (some even argue that WordPress is much more than a CMS), powering over 60 million websites globally. By default, WordPress is presented in U.S. English (en_US), but it does come with a built-in language
  15. Blogging: WordPress or Jekyll

    should expect from each. So you want to create your own blog, or port your blog over, but you may not know which platform is the right fit for your needs. Of course there is a world outside of WordPress or Jekyll, but for sake of simplicity we'll only dig down into these two. First, allow me
  16. An Introduction to oEmbed and WordPress

    WordPress is currently one of the biggest CMS and blogging platforms. But why is that? WordPress has been criticized a lot over the last few years. One of the biggest issues is that the architecture isn't as modern as it could be. The way the platform (or CMS) was written in 2004 is different from
  17. Video: PHP Tags in WordPress

    This screencast is designed to give web designers without any PHP knowledge a brief overview of the PHP tags (code) that is used in creating a WordPress Theme. If you want to be able to create a WordPress theme for your client, then you will need to also know some PHP code. You do not have
  18. Sass for WordPress Developers

    There are many benefits of Sass for WordPress developers. You've probably heard many arguments for using a pre-processor by now. CSS pre-processors provide the opportunity for better code organization by using partials and nesting styles. Pre-processors help developers style faster by writing
  19. Uncovering WordPress Vulnerabilities with Ease

    As a developer or design professional, one of the biggest benefits of building your sites on WordPress is that in most cases you are building your code on a proven platform which has been fortified over time. Unfortunately when it comes to security, there's no such thing as a fully hack-proof
  20. Extending WordPress Taxonomies

    What Are WordPress Taxonomies/Custom Taxonomies? Taxonomies are essentially a way to group together sets of information. As covered in my previous article on Custom WordPress Taxonomies, WordPress uses its in-built taxonomies categories and tags to provide grouping for your content types
  21. What's New in WordPress 4.0

    Today, WordPress 4.0 (named "Benny" after jazz musician Benny Goodman) was released. Here’s a round-up of what you can expect to see in the latest update from the WordPress team headed up by release lead Helen Hou-Sandí. Key WordPress 4.0 Features A mountain of work goes into each