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The Cost of Running a WordPress Website (www.poststat.us) A WordPress website is very affordable to get up and running. You can do it for free, plus the cost of your average shared hosting account. However, running a more serious site can get considerably more expensive.
Here’s the list of stuff that we use here on Post Status, along with associated costs.
Isolating Styles When Creating a Theme-Specific Plugin (tommcfarlin.com) Generally speaking, one of the nicest things about WordPress is that we can change the look, feel, and presentation of our blogs and web sites through the use of themes. We can then extend or remove functionality based on the plugins that we install. Read this article to see what options you do have.
Save Time Building WordPress Customizer Controls (wptavern.com) Adding controls to WordPress’ theme customizer can be somewhat tedious and there are many tutorials dedicated to creating your own controls. WordPress Theme Customizer Custom Controls is a project on Github that provides a collection of ready-made controls that you can drop right into your theme.
Taxonomy Archives: List Posts by Taxonomy's Terms (code.tutsplus.com) What if you want to make your main archive for a post type more user-friendly? In this tutorial, we'll show you how to create an archive page for a custom post type which displays posts of that post type categorized according to a taxonomy, so that instead of one long list visitors will see a list for each taxonomy term.
Using Plugins… or not. Time to retire this discussion (thewpchick.com) There are so many factors that go into someone’s choice to use (or not use) a plugin that we really think it’s best to try to stick with a ‘best practices’ for plugins and do what you feel is right for you, your site and your business (if in fact your WordPress site is for your business also). Check this podcast to find more!
179 – Quickly Format Your Posts Using Markdown (yourwebsiteengineer.com) Markdown lets you compose posts and comments with links, lists, and other styles using regular characters and punctuation marks. Markdown is used by writers and bloggers who want a quick and easy way to write rich text, without having to take their hands off the keyboard, and without learning a lot of complicated codes and shortcuts.
A WordPress Hosting Panel #16 (wpbacon.com) If you’re interested in choosing the best WordPress host, learning more about what to expect when you self-host your own WordPress site, or just finding out about how the hosting business works, this is a podcast you can’t possibly miss.