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Speed Up WordPress: A Developer’s POV

Speed Up WordPress: A Developer’s POV

As an end-user, you might find WordPress ridiculously slow sometimes, not because WordPress itself is slow, but rather the way you're using WordPress is not optimized. That's why speeding up WordPress is a topic that can never get old. Mashable talked about it more than a year ago, Noupe has recently published an article about it, and even a design magazine blog has done the same thing.

All articles found on the Internet... more

Create Fake Pages in WordPress

Create Fake Pages in WordPress

People's need is changing everyday, and so is WordPress. From a simple blogging software, WordPress has evolved into a somewhat feature-rich Content Management System. It is, therefore, not a surprise if we, users and developers, always try to do crazy things with WordPress these days, and creating virtual (fake) WordPress pages is simply one of those unusual objectives.

So, what do we need fake pages for anyway? What I find particularly useful about... more

Ready Your Images for JS Media Viewers

Awaiting Opinion...

Who doesn't want a fancy popup effect for images? Make your images ready for ColorBox, Shadowbox, Fancybox, or any other Javascript Media Viewers, now!... more

Get incoming Search Keywords to your Website/Blog


A simple way to get what search terms people are using to arrive at your website/blog, with support for Google, Yahoo, Bing and other major Search Engines.... more

Remove pingbacks/trackbacks from Comments Feed


Your comments feed might be flooded with unimportant or even unrelated pingbacks/trackbacks. It's time to remove them entirely!... more

Customize your WordPress Tag Cloud

Customize your WordPress Tag Cloud

Tag cloud, one of the most popular things in the blogging industry, is taken care of quite well in WordPress. What we got is a function that generates a customizable tag cloud with some configurable parameters such as font size, font unit, sorting order, etc. This function also provides some hooks for us end-users to modify the output to suit our needs.

In this article I would like to show you how to... more

Add Polldaddy Polls to WordPress

Add Polldaddy Polls to WordPress

Having polls in your posts or your sidebars might attract your visitors' interest in one way or another. The question is what poll systems you can use and how you should use them. There are some WordPress plugins out there that do their jobs just fine, but if you want a more comprehensive solution, Polldaddy will be your perfect poll system.

Adding's polls to your blog is rather easy, but all the... more

Remove WordPress’s Version Number


Remove WordPress's version number in header, feeds, and media links without using any plugin!... more

WordPress’s Fancy Excerpt for Your Site


By default WordPress strips all HTML from generated excerpts, making them look plain and ugly. Fortunately, we can fix this without using any plugin!... more

Using Shortcodes to Show Members-only Contents


This tip shows you how to easily make a shortcode that hides members-only contents from unregistered users.... more

Protect Shortcodes from wpautop and the likes

Protect Shortcodes from wpautop and the likes

It is typical for any WordPress blog owner to have a few (if not many) shortcodes defined in his or her installed theme or plugins. While some shortcodes will work perfectly, some, especially enclosing ones, will not. Most of the time the problems lie at WordPress's built-in formatting functions, famous one of which is wpautop().

There are actually countless support questions and articles about wpautop() and other formatting functions mangling the contents of... more

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