Upgrading WordPress Is Easier Than You Think

Like the title says, upgrading WordPress isn’t as difficult as you might think. As long as you don’t have a lot of “core upgrades” i.e. direct edits to WordPress core files, it shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes. In this tutorial I’ll show you how in 3-4 simple steps. Take a full backup […]

How to Add WordPress Tag Support To Your Theme

Jeff Chandler wrote a review over at WPCandy of our Nature Blog theme a few days ago. One of the things he said in this review was the following: I don’t immediately see support for tags but thats something that wouldn’t be too hard to add. However, I think tags should be a default quality […]

5 Quick Ways to Fix Up Your WordPress Theme

Let’s face it, not all WordPress themes are coded perfectly (*cough* not even mine *cough*). Theme designers may forget to add little bits of code that may cause undue stress for the theme user. Poorly coded themes may cause feed readers to not recognize WordPress’ RSS/Atom feeds. They may cause certain plugins to be rendered […]

See How Easy It Is To Widgetize WordPress Themes

Making your themes widget-ready really isn’t as difficult as you might think. Widgetizing your theme usually involves making your sidebar items widget-ready. I go over what exactly a widget-ready theme is in a previous article. If you have a theme coded in clean CSS, it could even take 5 minutes or less, and I’ll show […]

The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Conditional Tags

A conditional tag can make the browsing experience for your visitors a little different depending on which page they are browsing. I use conditional tags extensively on this website. How do you think I get the list of all previous tutorials I’ve written listed on only the tutorial pages? How is it the recent post […]

How to make WordPress themes writable

So you’ve uploaded a WordPress theme, head on over to the theme editor to make some changes, and get the dreaded If this file were writable you could edit it message? Not to worry, this is a quick fix. You don’t have to fire up your FTP client and reupload a new template file every […]

The Ultimate Guide to the WordPress Loop

In this tutorial, I’ll be going over The Loop, and how WordPress uses it to display your posts and pages. Keep in mind, this is slightly more advanced than our previous tutorials. Hopefully you will find this ultimate guide easier to understand than what’s available in the WordPress documentation. Here’s what we will go over: […]

Put your dormant domains to use with WordPress

For those of you domainers who have a lot of unused domain names earning nominal revenue at old-fashioned domain parking services or simply collecting dust and not doing anything, read on. Developed domains will almost always outperform one-click landers at parking sites. One of the easiest ways to do quickly develop a domain is to […]

Social Bookmarking with WordPress

With web 2.0 in full swing, social networking sites have played an ever increasing role in the evolution of the internet. Sharing, creativity, and collaboration are all vital factors in this web 2.0 trend. Sites such as Facebook, MySpace, StumbleUpon, Digg, Mixx, Del.icio.us, Reddit, and the like have changed the way content is distributed online. […]

Optimizing WordPress for Search Engines

This isn’t a SEO blog, and I am by no means a SEO expert (whatever that means), but in this tutorial I’ll go over a few tips for optimizing your WordPress site for search engines. I’ll go over some well known SEO plugins for WordPress as well as basic page optimization. After reading this tutorial […]