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.
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.
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.
You’re search for plugins on WordPress.org has just gotten better. The Plugin Directory now uses Sphinx to power search on the Plugins Directory both from the website and from within WP-Admin.
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 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.
Mashable came out with a list today of 20 Great Free WordPress 2.7 Themes. And, I’m glad that my theme Connections Reloaded has been featured in this list.
You may have figured that we here at Techtites have a thing for WordPress. And who can blame us, right? As a blogger there are many times I’ve thought about putting up a gallery of videos.
While WordPress plugins are really useful, you don’t need plugins always to add certain features to your themes. Here are a few code snippets you can add to your theme files to display recent posts, random posts and recent comments. Recent Posts The following code will enclose the latest 10 posts in an unordered list.