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The WordPress Coding Standards: Bringing It All Together (wp.tutsplus.com) When it comes to writing a series of blog posts, one of the most challenging aspects as a reader is actually keeping up with every post that is published. So in order to make sure that the information presented throughout this series is still presented in a digestible way, we thought we’d experiment with doing a summary of the entire series.
Create a Dropbox Clone with BuddyPress and BuddyDrive (wpmu.org) DropBox has exploded in popularity, offering users the ability to put their files in the cloud and share them with other DropBox users, where everyone can download, access and edit them on the go. Now you can harness this same kind of file-sharing power for your own BuddyPress site, with your very own file upload, management and sharing system.
31 Ways To Make WordPress Secure (www.wpjedi.com) Getting hacked is one of the worst experiences you can have as a webmaster. It is not possible to stop all hack attacks. But there are many things you can do as a webmaster to keep your server and site secure.
6 Key Considerations for Speeding Up Your WP Site (wpdaily.co) Having a fast and impressive website or a blog is the most important attribute of a good web presence. Many website owners prefer establishing their blogs through the WordPress platform because it is simple, it provides with a wide range of plugins and extensions and there is no need of having any specific skill set for establishing a WordPress based website.
Working with Multiple Authors in WordPress (www.wpkube.com) While most websites and blogs using WordPress start life as a single-author project, for some of these sites, there comes a point where bringing other authors on-board the blog is the next logical step in growing the project beyond its current limitations.
“WP Migrate DB Pro might be the most amazing thing that has happened in a really long time in the WordPress world.” — Pippin Williamson#
“It is stellar. Really dig it, very polished.” — Jonathan Christopher #
JSON REST API: Version 0.1 (make.wordpress.org) It’s time for the first weekly release of the API plugin for everyone to sink their teeth into. This post comes to you a few days late, as I’ve unfortunately been a bit sick during the week.
7 Clean and Inspiring WordPress Admin Themes (wpmu.org) We may not all use the same plugins and themes, but everyone of us who uses WordPress sees the same dashboard. For some, seeing the same old dashboard every day can get stale and demotivating. The WordPress admin isn’t a very inspiring place to work. Today we’re going to review some plugins that can provide you with a brand new way to experience your admin area.
Plugin Review: SubPosts (pippinsplugins.com) SubPosts is a really slick plugin for creating relationships, or “links”, between post types. The plugin let’s you easily create links between post types and then connect individual items within a post type to items within another post type.
Announcement: WordPress Theme Submission Requirements (notes.envato.com) For a while now we have been working towards updating our theme standards on ThemeForest. The goal is to have a consistent, public standard so every customer has a seamless experience using our products.
Today, we’re proud to announce to the community that we’re unveiling our new WordPress Theme Submission Requirements.
Best WordPress Magazine Themes of 2013 (www.wpbeginner.com) Magazine style layout has become extremely popular over the years. Mainly because this type of layout can work with a wide-variety of niches. As long as you run a site full with information and/or different types of content, then magazine style layout is for you.
30 Creative Premium WordPress Themes For Individuals (www.wpkube.com) Choosing a WordPress theme that truly represents your personality and style, can be like trying to find a needle in a hay-stack. There are so many themes to choose from – free themes, premium themes and themes for all kinds of different purposes, that without some direction it can become quite a headache.
How To Create A Twitter Widget (wp.smashingmagazine.com) Placing a Twitter feed on one’s website has almost become compulsory. Embedding a feed isn’t all that difficult if you are comfortable with Twitter’s default widget, but making your own will enable you to blend it into your website seamlessly.
How to Check Whether a Plugin is Active (www.wpmayor.com) When creating plugins, I sometimes need to check whether another plugin is already installed and active. This might be due to my plugin adding some extra functionality on top of the other plugin. Therefore it doesn’t make sense to have my plugin active while the main plugin is not active. The situation is the same when creating add-ons for an existing plugin.