Everything in the world comes with a price. It’s nature’s way of balancing the scales. So don’t be surprised when the premium WordPress plugins can cost you a lot. You need to spend something in order to acquire something that you really need. In our modern world, money is most often that ‘something’ I was referring to.
It is, of course, good to find free WordPress plugins that you could use with your blog or the website that you are currently developing. However, free plugins have drawbacks.Read More
Welcome to the final part of our tutorial series on WordPress Plugin Development for Designers. In the last three parts, we discussed the importance of plugins for you as designers and identified a basic structure for design based plugins while integrating a jQuery slider into WordPress.
Today we are going to complete the basic structure of a plugin by learning how to create a WordPress plugin settings page for our slider. Stay tuned as settings are an important part in customizing the functionality of a Plugin.
So let’s get started.Read More
WordPress plugins have made our lives so, so much easier. In fact, there are already nearly 25,000 plugins developed.
And there are plenty of articles all over the internet featuring the most popular and the most known WordPress plugins that will turn your website into a powerful CMS, blog, forum, etc.
I am here to show you four lesser known plugins that are very useful.Read More
Hello Everyone! Welcome back to the third part of this series on WordPress Plugin development for designers.
In the first part we identified the importance of WordPress plugins for you as designers and the basic structure of a plugin. Then we followed it up with the necessary coding required for developing plugins in the second part, by creating a jQuery slider for WordPress.
I am happy to announce that SlidesJS has won the voting contest and I’ll be using it through the rest of this tutorial series.Read More
In the first part of our WordPress Plugin Development Course for Designers we learned about the importance of WordPress plugins for designers and its base structure. Today we are going to talk about the core WordPress theories and techniques required for creating design focused plugins.
Our final goal is to learn WordPress plugin development while integrating a jQuery slider into WordPress from scratch. Throughout this tutorial, we will be learning the necessary coding techniques using sample slider as the example. By the end of this tutorial, you will have a simple template which is common to most of the design based plugins.
Voting for the slider is still going on and SlidesJS is heading the list. So we will be using SlidesJS the slider for explaining necessary codes in this part.
So let’s get started.Read More
I assume that you are a freelance designer or someone who work full time as a designer for a web design agency. Most of web designers are used work with static website design.
Now the question is: do you have a future as a static website designer?
WordPress is becoming the new static web site.
WordPress integration is simple enough that almost anyone can setup a WordPress site with an auto installer program. Unless you are familiar in working with a CMS like WordPress, you will definitely face issues moving further as a freelance designer.Read More
What would happen if all of the hard work you put into your website was all wiped away by a hacker or malicious virus of some kind? It would be difficult to find the motivation to start all over unless you have a backup of some kind. Using your already established Dropbox account, several options are available to Backup WordPress Sites to Dropbox.
To take out some of the work out of backing up your site, below we will show some ways to automate the process and save the backup to Dropbox. The easier and more hands off the process is, the better, right? Below are some WordPress plugins and other options to help you easily backup your WordPress site.Read More