Add Social Bookmarks to your WordPress Theme

In this short tutorial, we’ll be adding buttons to our WordPress theme to allow visitors to easily submit the current article to social bookmarking sites like Delicious, Reddit, Digg, StumbleUpon, Twitter and Facebook.

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WordPress for Designers: Day 18

I’ll bet that many of you have used or have been searching for a WordPress contact form to you for yourself or a client. Plugins can be great and very convenient, but your also relying on the plugin developer to make sure it works and does what you want. Today, we are going to build our contact page, complete with a working AJAX/php contact form! We will use the jQuery library to pull off the AJAX call and animation effects. It’s a day you won’t want to miss if you have ever wondered how to build an AJAX contact form with WordPress.

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WordPress for Designers: Day 16

Have you missed us? We’re back and ready for more action with our WordPress for Designers series! We are currently on day sixteen and each fay we are getting closer to completing our goal. Today, we go over creating and styling an entire page from scratch, including the sidebar. Furthermore, we will learn how to use multiple custom fields and text area inputs to take full advantage of the power of WordPress from the backend admin panel. Servers on, text editor running, Hanson playing on iTunes, let’s go!

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WordPress for Designers: Day 15

We’re back with our Wordpress for Designers series! Moving on with our ‘Paper Business’ theme, it’s time to bring in the slider. Today, we will build and implement a jQuery slider plugin into WordPress, style it properly, and discuss how we will pull out the information from the admin panel. Let’s get our slide on!

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9 Useful Snippets for Your WordPress Functions

Seeing as how the WordPress category is one of the most successful and popular categories on Themeforest, it seems fit to cover some useful tips on the topic. When it comes to WordPress, many designers seem to be scared off or uninterested in the functions.php file, when really it can be one of the most useful files for your WordPress theme. Today, we will review nine superb code snippets you can use to enhance your theme.

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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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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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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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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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