How to Begin Creating a WordPress Plugin

Creating a plugin extends the power of WordPress. Follow along with this tutorial for a quick beginner’s course on how to begin the process of creating a custom plugin. In this tutorial, you will be introduced to: Why creating a custom plugin is a better choice over modifying core theme, plugin, and WordPress files. Why…

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How to Fix: WordPress Site not Working on Localhost After Port Change

If you have installed WordPress on localhost (example: using XAMPP) and then later you need to change the Apache’s HTTP port number, you will find that the existing WordPress installs will stop loading. It will auto redirect to the URL with the old port number and fail to load. Trying to load the WordPress install…

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How to Get the Image URL from the WordPress Media Library

Many tools, widgets, themes, and plugins for WordPress often ask for an image URL during the configuration steps. Follow along to see how to get the Image URL so you can use it in the configuration. In this tutorial, you will learn: How to upload an image to the WordPress Media Library. How to get…

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How to Add PayPal to Your WordPress Site

There are plenty of free and simple ways to add PayPal to WordPress. Today I will provide a quick intro to 4 possible ways to accept payments from PayPal on your web site. In this tutorial, you will see: How to install and use the PayPal for Digital Goods plugin. How to install and use…

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5 Must-Have Features to Look For in a WordPress Photography Theme

As a photographer, the theme you choose can help you display your work in its best light. Given this, there are a number of features you’ll need to look for when choosing one that’s suitable. Unfortunately, many non-photography themes lack what you need to showcase your images. Of course, a dedicated WordPress photography theme can incorporate the…

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Dmitry Mayorov Discusses the Challenges of Organizing WordCamp Moscow and the Future of WordPress Themes

While at WordCamp Europe I had the opportunity to meet Russian designer and developer Dmitry Mayorov, whose themes I had noticed earlier in the year in the WordPress Theme Directory. Mayorov’s design style is reminiscent of other niche theme developers like Anders Norén and Mike McAlister. He launched his own commercial themes business on ThemePatio.com…

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Hamilton: A Free WordPress Portfolio Theme for Photographers, Illustrators, and Designers

Hamilton is a new portfolio theme released by Swedish designer and developer Anders Norén during his summer vacation. It was created for photographers, illustrators, designers, and image-heavy blogs. The theme displays portfolio items in a minimal, masonry-style grid with an optional tagline on the front page. “Hamilton has a pretty simple design at its core,…

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