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Monstroid

Monstroid is a brand new, multipurpose WordPress theme from Template Monster. 

It was released with a splash in July this year, and has already managed to gain a lot of attention.

Monstroid costs $79, but today 3 of you have a chance to get Monstroid absolutely free! If you want to be amongst the winners, read on ...

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custom readmore

WordPress makes posssible to override many things, but it's not always easy to override language strings.

Sometimes language strings are in the WordPress core and you can override them using plugins.

However, sometimes language strings are included in the theme, and one common example is the "Read More" link for posts.

In this short tutorial, I'm going to show you how to customize the "Read More" link with a few lines of code.

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How to Uninstall a WordPress Plugin

Sometimes you're done with a plugin and it's no longer needed. If that's the case, it should be uninstalled. Unused plugins can add maintenance and security headaches to your site.

This tutorial will show you how to uninstall a WordPress plugin. Let's get started ...

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Change Usernames in WordPress

So you'd like to change a username on your site?

Unfortunately, a default installation of WordPress doesn't allow username changes.

When you go to edit a user, the username is greyed out and there's a "Usernames cannot be changed" message beside it.

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find slow plugin

Your site's getting popular, but with the increased traffic, it seems slower. You picked a fast host, enabled caching, but for some reason, it's still loading slowly. What's causing the performance issue?

The answer is that it's likely an unoptimized WordPress plugin. One slow plugin can slow down the entire site.

This tutorial will introduce you to P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler). With it, you'll be able to see each plugin's performance on the site.

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wordpress pods

We love the Pods Framework. It's one of the very best ways to create custom fields and content types in WordPress.

So today we're happy to annnounce that we've partnered with the Pods team to make our 11-part video class on Pods available for free.

This series is a great introduction, for those who are new to Pods, and are looking to use Pods without writing any PHP code. These videos cover creating custom post types in Pods, adding fields to the Pods, using Pods Templates and shortcodes to display fields in the content.

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custom permalinks

Custom Permalinks is a useful plugin when you need to assign a custom path to individual posts, pages, tags or categories. This is very helpful in many situations, such as migrating a site to WordPress or creating custom landing pages.

In this tutorial, I'll show you how easy it is to use the Custom Permalinks plugin.

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wordpress resize video

WordPress makes it easy to embed videos into a post or page.

However, by default, WordPress doesn't provide an option for the width and height of the video.

This tutorial will show you how to change the height and width of your WordPress video embed.

UPDATE: If you want an even easier method, you can also check out the EmbedPress plugin. The link is in the box below ...

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NextGEN Gallery is the most popular WordPress gallery plugin.

In fact, with over 12 million downloads, its one of the most popular WordPress plugins of all time.

In this post we're going to show you 3 videos on using NextGEN. These videos will show you how to install NextGEN, set up a gallery and then modify that gallery.

These videos are part of our complete NextGen Gallery class.

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UkuuPeople

Most CRM systems are too complex.

Platforms like Salesforce can be enormously complex and have a step learning curve. CiviCRM is a very popular open source CRM, but it's as complex as many proprietary solutions.

Some CiviCRM developers have now teamed up with the goal of creating a simpler CRM. They've released a WordPress plugin called UkuuPeople.

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wordpress multipurpose themes

WordPress themes used to have specific focuses. You could find themes for restaurants, schools, corporate sites or for even more narrow niches.

However, in recent years we've seen a shift towards multipurpose themes, led in particular by authors at Themeforest.net. These multipurpose themes come with 1000's of features that enable them to cover a wide range of businesses and topics.

Some of the themes have so many features that I refer to them as a "Theme CMS". It's almost like installing a second CMS on top of WordPress.

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JetPack Stats for Wordpress

JetPack is an official plugin from Automattic, the makers of WordPress.com.

JetPack offers tons of useful features, from security protection and comments to social sharing and improved photo galleries.

One of the most useful features is Statistics. Without leaving your site, and without creating additional accounts elsewhere, you can get really detailed information on your site's visitors.

Here's how you can use JetPack statistics ...

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WordPress 4.3: The Customizer Release

The official WordPress 4.3 is still a month away, but this release has already been far more high-profile that most.

Since the new admin design in December 2013, most WordPress releases have focused on iterative improvements.

However, this upcoming release will probably be remembered as a turning point. WordPress 4.3 makes it very clear the future of WordPress for non-technical users is the Customizer.

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easy google fonts

Google Fonts is a wonderful tool to help you customize your site. You can choose from about 700 different fonts to improve the design of your site.

Normally the process of adding Google Fonts to your site isn't easy, because you have to modify your theme's files. However, a plugin called Easy Google Fonts make it simply to add this feature to almost any theme.

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GenerateWP

GenerateWP.com is a wonderful tool for WordPress developers.

GenerateWP can automatically create code for your WordPress project. You can use GenerateWP to build post types, taxonomies, shortcodes, menus and much more.

Unlike many automatic code generators, GenerateWP produces high quality code that meets WordPress coding standards.

In the video below, Topher uses GenerateWP to create a custom content type called "Rooms", without needing to write a line of code.

This video is part of our 2-part series on building a Bed and Breakfast website with WordPress.

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The Redirection Plugin Solves WordPress 301 and 404 Errors
  • Are you moving your WordPress site to a new URL or directory?
  • Are you updating some of your site's permalinks?

If so, you need the Redirection plugin for WordPress.

Redirection can manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors, and tidy up any loose ends your site has with permalinks.

Here are 3 videos to get anyone started with the Redirection plugin:

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When I was 15 the internet didn't exist as far as ordinary members of the public were concerned.

Devesh Sharma, on the other hand, was launching online business at the age of 15. Fast forward several years and Devesh is a full time bloggerr, based out of India, and running a popular WordPress resource site called WPKube.

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ostoolbar wordpress

This week we've rolled out an update for the OSToolbar for WordPress.

If you haven't used it, OSToolbar allows you to provide our training videos to your clients.

OSToolbar is currently available for both WordPress and Joomla and we're considering a Drupal version.

For WordPress, users OSToolbar is a free plugin that you can install directly from the Plugins area of your clients' WordPress sites.

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I've been asked to give a talk about building membership sites with WordPress.

Membership sites is a topic I could talk on for hours, but WordCamp sessions are short and attendees minutes want very practical, hands-on guide.

So, to keep things as simple as possible, I'm going to recommend one plugin and one payment gateway.

I recommend building your membership sites with Paid Memberships Pro and Stripe.

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Wow. There was huge news this week that impacted both WordPress and e-commerce in general.

Automattic (the parent company of WordPress.com) purchased WooCommerce for over $30 million.

As Magento continues to struggle, there's room for a new dominant player in e-commerce and Matt Mullenwegg seems determined that WordPress will become the new king.

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If you run a WordPress site, I hope you weren't on vacation over the last week.

The last part of April has been the strangest, busiest week anyone can remember in WordPress. Here's a quick recap:

  • April 20: Dozens of plugins release new versions to fix a major security hole (link).
  • April 21: WordPress 4.1.2 released to fix the security hole fixed in plugins the previous day (link)
  • April 23: WordPress 4.2 released (link)
  • April 24: WordPress 4.1.3 released to fix a bug in 4.1.3 (link)
  • April 27: WordPress 4.2.1 released to fix another major security hole (link)

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One of the major features in WordPress 4.2 is emoji support.

The inclusion of emoji did not go down well with everyone. Here are some sample Twitter responses:

  • "Emoji support in WordPress core is the stupidest thing ever."
  • “improved emoji support”. WordPress 4.2 sounds scintillating."
  • "Why do I feel like the upcoming WordPress emoji feature is a little 1999. Really guys?"

Even the WordPress 4.2 intro video doesn't seem to take emoji very seriously:

"Tell the world about your love for ice cream, kittens, or even jazz. All without using a single word."

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7 Videos to Help Publish Your Plugin on WordPress.org

There are over 37,000 plugins on WordPress.org.

That means it must be really easy to get your new plugin published on WordPress.org, right?

Wrong. It's not the most intuitive system. WordPress.org has some quirks you need to learn and hoops you'll need to jump through.

In these seven video, Topher gives you an overview of exactly what you need to do go publish your plugin on WordPress.org.

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Last May I noticed an announcement from a friend of mine that his company, The Theme Foundry, had released a new WordPress theme, called Make. I didn't give it much thought at the time. Most of the sites I build have custom designs, and I usually start with something like Underscores, or no theme at all. Then last fall I decided to switch my own blog to WordPress, and needed a theme, and didn't have a design. I tried out Make, and quickly fell in love.

Before I get too far into this, I'd like to point out that Make has 2 URLs you should check out. The free version of Make is in the WordPress.org theme respository. There's also Make Plus at The Theme Foundry's web site. Make Plus is actually a plugin that greatly extends the Make theme, and costs $99. It adds lots of functionality and comes with support, which is great.

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Recently I needed to accomplish a specific chore for my job. I needed to make a meta box in the WordPress admin.

The image below shows an example of a simple meta box. In WordPress, in the admin area, any box that holds a part of the User Interface is called a meta box.

meta box

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wp rocket

Server side site caching has long been a passion of mine. The speed increase for the end user combined with the lowered server resource needs simply make it a no-brainer. You need to be caching your site on the server.

Until last week I’d only worked with free plugins for caching, and been pretty pleased with my favorite, WP Super Cache. Recently however, I’ve been seeing a lot of press about WP Rocket, a plugin that costs $39. It came out about a year ago, we wrote about it back then, and I’ve kept my eye on it to see if it gets any traction. I

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In June of 2010 WordPress 3.0 introduced Custom Post Types, and thereby changed WordPress from a blog platform to a Content Management System.

The power and flexibility of Custom Post Types has played a strong role in getting WordPress to the place where it powers nearly 25% of the web.

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desktopserver

I recently got to test drive DesktopServer from ServerPress, both the free and the premium version.

This app has a very nice interface for installing first XAMPP so you can have a local server environment, but then also for immediately installing WordPress inside it. It also does a wonderful job of managing your own computer’s hosts file, so you can invent domain names like www.my-cool-web-site.dev.

I’ve had some experience with Varying Vagrant Vagrants for local development environments, so I’m no stranger to the theory, but DesktopServer made everything much MUCH simpler. There’s a simple installer for both Windows and OS X, and a very simple interface for setting up WordPress right after that.

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