WordPress for Designers: Day 14

Moving full steam ahead with our WordPress series, it’s time to finish our static home page that we have been creating. Today, we will utilize all kinds of cool WordPress tricks and functions to bring our home page together. Get ready for a day full of custom fields, WordPress queries, and special functions!

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Display Your Recent Envato Items With WordPress and the Envato API

Not long ago, Envato released their Marketplace API. The Envato API is an interface which allow developers to build applications and software that can easily utilize Envato user and item data. One convenient feature of the API is the ability to pull out recent items and products for a certain user. Today, we will develop a WordPress plugin that uses the Envato API to display a list of your Envato items. You will even be able to customize what Marketplace to pull the items from and how many to display! Let’s get coding!

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WordPress for Designers: Day 13

Get ready to jump straight into WordPress coding as we continue on with our Wordpress for Designers series. As suggested by many of our readers, we will go straight into WordPress and begin coding our theme. Today, we will cover a basic reset, as well as begin coding our home page. Start your servers, launch your text editor, and let’s go!

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WordPress for Designers: Day 12

It’s time to move on to Day 12 of “Wordpress for Designers!” We are very close to jumping in to our Wordpress coding, but before we do we need to slice out those images. Today, we will have an in depth look at using the slice tool with our .psd to pull out any images needed to complete our theme. Wordpress theme here we come!

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WordPress for Designers: Day 11

After a short break, we are back! Today is a big day as we continue on with our “WordPress for Designers” series and introduce the .psd that we will be converting. Join us as we get to know the ins and outs of the design we are working with and the basics of getting our images out of the .psd and ready for the web.

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Fun with the PHP GD Library: Part 1

If you’re an avid PHP developer, you are probably aware of the GD library extension. For those who are unfamiliar, the GD library allows you to alter, manipulate, and create images quite simply. Today, we’ll learn the basics of using PHP and the GD library.

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WordPress for Designers: Day 10

While we sort out the final touches on the .psd file, we are going to spend some time today to have a little fun with Wordpress and also create a very simple Wordpress plugin. If you are interested in learning more about using RSS feeds with wordpress and would like to learn the basics of creating a plugin, then today is the day for you!

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WordPress for Designers: Day 9

With the release of Wordpress 2.7 came some awesome new features to the comment section, including threaded comments. Today we will pick up where we left off in Day 8 of the series and continue tweaking our custom comments.php file to perfection. Not only will we cover threaded comments, but how to paginate comments as well! It’s a screencast full of comment enhancements and features, so get ready and let’s do this!

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10 Stunning Premium Portfolio Templates

It’s nearly the weekend, so we thought it would be nice to relax and enjoy some of the amazing themes that can be found here at The Forest. Out of all of the different template categories available, some of the most popular have been the portfolio templates. These templates are fantastic as they allow anyone to showcase their work and what they do without having to spend an enormous amount of time developing the portfolio itself. Below you will find a list of 10 absolutely stunning portfolio templates found on ThemeForest.

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WordPress for Designers: Day 8

Today it’s all about the comments! So many of you have been requesting that we cover the comments.php page, so today we will do just that. Throughout this and the next series we will cover all the ins and outs of dealing with comments in Wordpress, including gravatars and threaded comments. This is one of the longer screencasts we have done so get comfortable, start your servers, and lets start day 8!

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