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WordCamp Europe – Day One Recap

I will split this by speakers and interesting things that they said (from my point of view ), you can find more things on twitter using : #wceu Speaker : Vitaly Friedman ( @smashingmag ) – Editor Smashing Magazine Presentation : Behind the Scenes at Smashing Magazine – You don’t need legal mumbo-jumbo – You don’t need deadlines – You don’t need many articles – You don’t need

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How to Add Publish and Delete Buttons to the Frontend of WordPress Posts

Your site may be set up in such a way that posts need to be approved. It may be that they don’t need to be approved, but it allows contributed posts that you may need to delete. Publishing and deleting articles in these cases can get annoying really quickly. You have to check for pending post son the backend, then preview it in the frontend,

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How to Create an Attractive Dropdown Blogroll with CSS

Dropdown menus are great ways to use navigation on your site without cluttering up the page. They can get annoying though, because they can be really hard to style. Most people would use JavaScript, but we’re going to use CSS for flexibility, speed, and compatibility. Unfortunately, this method will not work with IE6, but will still be more compatible than JavaScript. (If you’d like to see the final

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Keep your Comments Thread Awesome

So you have a blog. You’ve got all your great articles on there and, like many bloggers, you’ve decided to have a comments thread for each article. You know what? That’s awesome and you know you love when someone starts a quality, relevant conversation in the thread. Then you start getting the spam. “I like this post.” “Check out my site.” It gets cluttered with

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Load Old WordPress Posts on the Same Page with AJAX

Loading a new page to see content is annoying and time consuming, so why would you want to make visitors to your site load a new page to see old WordPress posts? With the following instructions, you can build a plugin that replaces the “Older Posts” link with a button on the bottom of the page that loads older WordPress posts on the same page.

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WordPress: A Decade in the Making

  What’s WordPress? If you have to ask, you’re missing out on one of the largest content management systems (CMS) in the world! On May 27, 2003, WordPress was released by founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, and as of September 2013, there are 69,764,179 WordPress sites accounted for around the world! Over 17 percent of the websites in the world run on WordPress, or

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Four Tips for Keeping Your WordPress Site Safe from Hackers

You spend time and money developing the perfect site: hiring a graphic designer, hiring a coder, considering colors and specifics that will make your company glow to potential customers. The site goes live and, within weeks, gets hacked. It’s an all too familiar story. Some estimates show about 30,000 WordPress sites get hacked each day! Why Do Hackers Hack Websites? The reasons behind this are

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How to Get those Handy Social Network Statistics Counters

Most sites nowadays have a little collection of icons and numbers in a section of their webpage. The purpose of this jumble of pictures and text? To show how popular the site is on social networks. Well now you must be thinking, “Cool! How can I do that?” After reading this article, not only will you have those handy, dandy counters on your site, but

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Three Styling Changes You Can Make to Change Your Blog’s Appearance

  If you want to make major changes to your website, you’ll likely need to hire a designer. But what if you want to make minor changes? Changing the background, the color or font of text for your headers and content, and styling the hyperlinks can be done in just a few small steps. First, A Few Words About CSS Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS, allows

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Using Color Theory in Web Design

In an earlier post, 5 Dos of Great Blog Design, we discussed the concept behind color theory in the way it pertains to white, or negative, space. Color theory tells us that different colors work together – or don’t – for specific reasons. (For a more in-depth definition of color theory, check out this article from NYU.)

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6 of the Best Website Builders Compared – Prices, Features, Which One to Pick

6 best website builders

In general, people can’t code. HTML? CSS? PHP? You name it. That stuff is hard, and not everyone has the time to master the skill. But there’s another problem. A lot of people need a website, but they might not be able to afford it – hiring a web designer can get expensive. Luckily, there are some tools that can come handy here, and today, we’re looking into 6 of them.

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5 Dos of Great Blog Design

If you’re venturing into the world of blogging, chances are you hope to: Gain readers Promote a product, and Make money Of course, some blog for personal reasons- to tell a story, to keep family up to date with going ons – but those with a business who start a blog often want to monetize their words, thoughts and articles. Good blog design is critical

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How to track WordPress search keywords

If you are wondering why you should be aware of what your visitors are searching for on your website, you should know that knowing what traffic comes for will make you able to profit from those topics and increase benefits. For example, finding out what are the most popular topics for your readers can help when doing page interlinking, and also to check if some

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Do You Know How to Protect your WordPress Sites?

If you keep up to speed with the latest WordPress news you will already know that the world’s favorite CMS was recently hit with a botnet of “tens of thousands” of computers. What is more concerning is that some experts are suggesting that the worst is yet to come. Experts says that the 90,000 WordPress blogs were attacked. The 90,000 WordPress blogs that got hacked

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