Customize WordPress With Four Easy-To-Add Scripts

Posted in WordPress2 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

Probably at some point you wanted to customize things in WordPress instead of using the “default” for every page. Like a pretty image gallery in a few posts, a syntax highlighter for your tutorial category or a demo page for your tutorials.

Well all those things break the standard, so people will see it as “impossible” to change. Should you put the following scripts on every page? No. That would be a waste of resources, since you’ll load a lot of useful things many times. Should you put them directly in your content (dear lord, please, don’t ever do this)? This would be really hard to maintain, since every simple change would be a big waste of time because you would have to make those changes post by post.

Let’s see a couple of ways to get this easily working.

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Manage All Your WordPress Sites From One Place: Meet ManageWP

Posted in Interviews, Plugins, Web Design, WordPress2 years ago • Written by 6 Comments

For a kickoff we’ve prepared a review of a really neat and useful service some of you guys will be keen on. Those of you who manage more than one WordPress blog will be more or less familiar with the management problems multiple blogs can create. Installing new plugins, updating platforms, keeping an eye on the posts – it’s getting pretty inconvenient if you’ve got couple of active blogs.

Yes, some of you might have already figured out what kind of service we’re writing about here. ManageWP is a service that allows you to manage all your WordPress websites from one single dashboard. What does it mean?

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The Most Effective Tools To Enrich Reader Engagement On Your Site

Posted in Tools, Web Design, WordPress2 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

What do we mean when talking about reader engagement? Well, in terms of blogging the first things that come to mind are comments, sharing, questions, conversion rates. To sum up we could compare reader engagement with building a community. A community where readers care about each other, where action doesn’t stop after reading the final paragraph and where exciting discussions are born. Unfortunately, good content and neat design aren’t the only factors which affect reader engagement. You need to learn to focus readers attention and start a conversation. Developing an engagement is a win-win situation. Your visitors will want to explore more and join the conversation but you, as the publisher, will be looking at higher conversion rates.

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15 WordPress Plugins For A Better Facebook Experience

Posted in Plugins, WordPress2 years ago • Written by 9 Comments

With hundreds of millions of users accessing Facebook on a daily basis, it’s important to take advantage of everything the social network has to offer. Facebook plugins give businesses the ability to create an enhanced experience for their audience so users can share content easily and effortlessly.

Facebook plugins are centered on users and their experience with your website, blog or Facebook Page. Plugins make interacting and communicating with your content simple by providing users with many reasons to share and interact, receive friend’s recommendations or “like” your Facebook Page.

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Create Elegant Tags With Sliding Post Count For WordPress

Posted in HowTos, Plugins, WordPress2 years ago • Written by 16 Comments

Tired of the boring category style being always same, like a mini menu? Tired of items arranged horizontally or vertically, styled always the same way? Yes, I’m tired of it too. So let’s make things more interesting now.

Our starting point will be a cool sliding tags design made by Thomas Bosée. Then we’ll learn how to use WordPress wp_list_categories function, how to edit its result, how to code CSS and finally a little of jQuery “Black Magic”.

So, let’s rock!

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To Fight Spam With Akismet Or With An Alternative?

Posted in Plugins, WordPress2 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

Akismet is one of the most popular anti-spam measures for WordPress in particular and many other CMSes/platforms in general. The Akismet plugin is bundled with the official WordPress install by default, and it is one of the most reliable solutions when it comes to fighting spam.

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Perfect Christmas Package: Wallpapers, Web Designs And Fonts

Posted in Fonts, Freebies, Showcase, Wallpapers2 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

Done with Thanksgiving Day and preparing for Christmas? Here we are at your service. 1WD presents a perfect Christmas package for web designers and Internet nerds. We will put forth some of the best Christmas Wallpapers, Christmas Web designs and Christmas Fonts to brighten your Christmas. Use them as and when necessary and do tell Santa that 1WD already sent you this special gift!

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Mouthwatering Collection Of jQuery Plugins And CSS3 Tricks

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS, JS & AJAX, Plugins2 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

I’m sure that at one point or another you were designing a website and thought it could use a little something extra. That bit of something that adds extra functionality or enhances what it already has, making it not only easier for the user to receive the information they seek, but also present it in a neat package.

In no particular order, I give you a handpicked collection of jQuery plugins and some CSS3 tricks to top it off. Surely, with these in your designer arsenal, your creations will stand out more than ever before.

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Pligg: A Social Networking Content Management System

Posted in Showcase, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

What is Pligg? Don’t we use WordPress as the “default” Content Management System? Enough, you WordPress dreamers! The world outside WordPress is huge and you got to jump out of your favorite content management system so as to discover the rest of the virtual world. Today, we will break some shackles to travel outside our comfort zone. It is time to discover one Content Management System which has been doing rounds for quite some time: Pligg.

P.S. You will notice how by the end of the article I slowly drift into the favor of WordPress (even when I won’t mention this openly). After all, WordPress rocks!

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Showcase Of Small But Useful Content Management Systems

Posted in Showcase, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

There are lots of Content Management Systems on the internet and sometimes it might be difficult to choose one of them. Sure, WordPress is leading and Blogspot is following on the second place, but what if you want to have something else? If you are one of the ones who needs an advice, then this article should be perfect for you. Today we take a look at popular CMS all over the web and describe them so that you know which one fits you best. Although I could write about them, I would rather skip WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Blogspot, because everybody knows about them and I do not think they need descriptions.

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