This little tidbit is for all you WordPress themers out there. It is important that your theme displays the proper title on the page no matter what settings a user has on their site. As you probably are already aware, a user can go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘Reading’ in the WordPress admin menu and change what pages are used for the front page and the posts page (aka blog page)…
On its own, WordPress is a very secure platform. However, when you start introducing third party software and people into the system, this can change. Today we are going to go over some good policies that every site administrator should put into place.
The problem with the WordPress file editor is that it allows users to run PHP code on your site. Anytime a user is able to run their own code, this presents a security risk. If an insecure admin account is hacked, the WordPress file editor is the gateway through which a full-fledged attack can be carried out.
WordPress themers should be aware of all the different title template tags out there for properly calling page titles. Not every function will work in all situations, so you have to think carefully about what to use and where.
It happens to everyone… you find a free WordPress plugin that is just awesome, and then something goes wrong or you find that the plugin simply doesn’t work. Your first instinct is that there is a problem with the plugin, but you don’t know how to be 100% sure…
WordPress is used in many different ways and it is not uncommon to find musicians or pod-casters who want to upload audio to their WordPress site. This is a quick guide to the basics of adding audio to your site. Continue reading
Many people get confused when trying to create a photo gallery in WordPress. It isn’t obvious at first glance how to utilize this built-in feature. Let me walk you step-by-step through how to create a photo gallery by uploading images from your computer or by using images already in your media library. Just in case you need a little more help, you can follow along with the video! Continue reading
WordPress is a popular solution for managing website’s nowadays. The reason it is so popular is because of the simplicity with which you can add or manage the content on your site.
Using WordPress for the first time can be a bit confusing, but once you get the hang of things, I guarantee you will love it! One of the first tasks you will need to learn to perform is how to add a page to your site. Continue reading
Choosing a WordPress theme can be a confusing task for a lot of people. Everyone can choose a theme that looks nice, but being able to head off potential problems before you launch a theme on a live site is extremely important. As a WordPress developer, I am often asked to review WordPress themes for clients. In order to avoid major issues, I recommend doing the following checks on any theme that you are seriously considering. These checks are listed in the order that they should be done…
As you may already know, WordPress and other content management systems automatically generate an RSS feed with the content you create. MailChimp is an online e-mail distribution software that can take an RSS feed and use it to fuel an e-mail newsletter. Find out how… Continue reading