WordPress Picks for this week 09/26

We’re back this week with a few picks for some of the really good articles in the world of WordPress. How to: Breadcrumbs in WordPress A breadcrumb are simple navigational elements that break up your site structure, allowing a user to navigate through your site, similar to hitting the Up button in Explorer. There are quite a few plugins that allow you to add breadcrumbs to your WordPress blog.

WordPress picks for the week up to 09/16

Top 10 Common Coding Mistakes in WordPress plugins Ozh has always been a good guide in helping plugin authors get their coding right. In his article, Ozh has highlighted some very common errors / bad coding exercises that are present in a lot of plugins. As a plugin author, I must admit that I am guilty of some of these mistakes, but am constantly working towards improving and bettering this.

WordPress Pagination!

We’re back with another dose on how to make your WordPress installation even better. I bet that you’ve, at some point at least, noticed that your default WordPress theme has links only to the Previous or Next post page. While this is fine and makes for a simple browsing experience, there are times, especially if you’re an extremely large site like Smashing Magazine or PSDTUTS, where it makes more sense to have a proper pagination, instead of just simple links.

How to Start a Successful Blog

A blog to many novices seems like an easy way to make some money in their spare time. Yet when they start their blog they realize they have no traffic. A blog will not be successful if you do not put time and effort into it.

WordPress Plugin: Top 10

WordPress doesn’t count page views by default. So, if you’re trying to find out which of your posts are popular, you’re kind of stuck with relying on third party analytics software through which you have to drill through extensively. Top 10 will count the number of page views on your single posts and store them in the database.