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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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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Common WordPress Development Mistakes and How to Fix Them | Wptuts+

With WordPress becoming more and more popular there is a massive amount of code being generated by users, agencies and marketplaces. I’ve been working with WordPress for a long time and it amazes me how many developers out there are making the same mistakes over and over again.I’m going to go through some of the most common development mistakes and how you can easily fix them, and going forward make your code better!

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A Guide to WordPress Custom Post Types: Taxonomies, Admin Columns, Filters and Archives | Wptuts+

Before diving into this tutorial please go through my first tutorial on Custom Post Types, where I have explained some of the important aspects of CPTs Custom Post Types. In this tutorial we shall explore more about this wonderful feature in WordPress.This tutorial covers how to create custom taxonomies, admin columns, taxonomy filters and an archive page for your CPT. So let’s begin.

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A Guide to WordPress Custom Post Types: Creation, Display and Meta Boxes | Wptuts+

WordPress is built for customization. It was created in such a way that each and every section is customizable. In this tutorial we will be exploring one of the most powerful features of WordPress known as Custom Post Types and how WordPress reached a new height with the advent of this wonderful feature.

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Building a Simple Announcements Plugin for WordPress | Wptuts+

Let’s say that you’re a launching new product, giving away freebies or organizing an event. How do you deliver the message to your readers? Popular choice is to display a modal dialog in a lightbox, thus forcing the user to take notice. But there’s another, less obtrusive, yet still effective way, to get a user’s attention. In this tutorial we’ll be creating a plugin that displays custom site-wide announcements across the top of the page, with the ability to schedule messages to appear between two given dates.

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How to Include and Require Files and Templates in WordPress | Wptuts+

When it comes to PHP, a lot of developers love the language, a lot of the developers hate the language, and a lot of developers generally just use it to get their work done.For what it’s worth, I’m of the latter camp. I think PHP is fine. Like anything, it’s not without it’s problems, but I enjoy working with it well enough and see it as a way to get work done versus some pie-in-the-sky language for some time of utopia of development.The thing is, one of the things that developer’s love about PHP – its features and flexibilities – are the very things that often trip us up. The list is long, but in the WordPress world, one of the most common points of confusion is the proper way to include external files.PHP offers four! ways to do this and WordPress even offers its own variation thereof.In this article, we’ll survey the four ways that PHP offers to include files, guidelines for when to use each, and we’ll review WordPress’ features for including files.

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Conquering the wp-config.php File – 11 Good Practices | Wptuts+

There are 981 files and 95 folders which come with the WordPress (v3.4.1) package. None of these files need manual modification, except the wp-config.php file. Of course, we don’t have to edit the file if we’re fine with the default WordPress configuration but it’s essential that we learn how to conquer the file in order to apply security precautions, speed tricks and other stuff which we will be studying in this article.

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