Practical Tips for Aspiring WordPress Developers | Wptuts+

On Wptuts+, we talk a lot about how to achieve certain things using WordPress, how to apply practical tips within WordPress projects themselves, but one overlooked area of working with WordPress is bringing aspiring developers up-to-speed on how to quickly get started with building WordPress-based products.

Sure, there are a lot of guides for beginners that are out there, but what about experienced developers who’ve yet to really hop over into WordPress, or who have worked in environments like .NET or Rails before but are now faced with the task of building something for WordPress?

In this post, we’re going to look at some general, educational, and development related tips that are geared towards the experienced developer in order to bring them up to speed in WordPress development.

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A Layman’s View of the WordPress User Roles | Wptuts+

The WordPress user feature could be confusing for some of us in the beginning. Therefore, to remain effective and efficient, it is paramount to understand the different roles that are available when creating users and defining their capabilities. There are different types of users in WordPress. WordPress offers default roles in the form of Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor and Subscriber. You can also add a new user and assign him custom roles. The role defines a list of things that the person is allowed to do and is known as the capabilities of the role.

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Managing your Site’s Accessibility for Search Engines | Webdesigntuts+

Your site is useless if it can’t be indexed by search engines. If you want it to show up in the search results, you need to make sure that it can be accessed by search engines. However, sometimes you’ll want to restrict access to certain parts of your site, perhaps you want to hide irrelevant pages or private documents. In this article you’ll learn how to manage your site’s accessibility for search engines via a robots.txt file or the robots meta tag.

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Whats New in WordPress 3.5 | Wptuts+

WordPress 3.5 is about to drop, the 80th version of WordPress to be released since May 2003, it brings with it some changes to help maintain its dominant position as the CMS of choice for bloggers and developers all over the world.

There are some obvious changes that we will all notice immediately and then there are some that maybe not everyone will notice, it is however shaping up to be a great release. Let’s take a look at some of what’s new!

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Give Your WordPress Site Wings With Jetpack | Wptuts+

We all have our own set of must have plugins we use on every single site. You can find my own personal list of super useful plugins here. Recently I gave Jetpack by WordPress.com a go and was super impressed. A great collection of super useful plugins, widgets and cloud services essential to any site. This is my new plugin toolbox!Let’s have a look through some of its core features and how it can help give your site wings!

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