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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 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
  3. Designing WordPress Themes for Printing

    In this tutorial we'll take a look at what designing a theme for printing means and how WordPress theme developers can design their themes for printing. Designing a theme to look great in a web browser is not enough, some people still like (or need) to print out web pages for various reasons, so we
  4. Accepting Bitcoin Payments with WordPress

    on your WordPress site, you should read this introduction to Bitcoin, which discusses the many advantages and risks of accepting cryptocurrencies for your business. Why Use a Bitcoin Gateway? Although Bitcoin carries significant risks due to it being volatile, most Bitcoin payment gateways allow
  5. An Introduction to Asset Handling in WordPress

    As a WordPress theme or plugin developer, there will come a time during your development process that you will need to include third party scripts or stylesheets in your plugin or theme. Sure, simply linking the assets in the header or footer would definitely work, but adhering to standard practice
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Custom Shortcodes for WordPress

    What Are Shortcodes? Shortcodes are a convenient method that WordPress implements which provides a way to generate dynamic and often complex functionality from very little input. While developers often create functionality to provide additional features for a website; they are executed
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. XML-RPC for WordPress Developers

    protocol for RPC. In this tutorial we'll look at the different core WordPress functions which can be executed remotely using XML-RPC. This can help us to build tools which can perform various operations on a WordPress installation. One of the greatest examples of this is the WordPress Mobile App
  20. 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
  21. 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