About Chris Ellison

Chris Ellison is a web developer living in the United States, and has been working with WordPress since 2009. He owns Abbson Studios, a design studio where he is free to experiment with new ways of molding WordPress into whatever he wants or his clients need.

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Spam can be a nuisance to anyone who runs a blog. It disrupts your comment flow and forces to you spend time moderating comment after comment. A person with experience using any blogging platform that allows for commenting can attest to this. What can you do about this problem? Most actions fall into two groups: fighting the spam after it has been created, and preventing the spam from ever reaching your posts. First of all, what do we mean by spam? One type of spam occurs when a third party leaves a comment on your blog that includes one or […]

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Log in to almost any WordPress site, and what do you see at the top of every page? The toolbar. Formerly known as the “Admin Bar,” the Toolbar gives any user a central location for quick access to their profile, and can provide higher-level users links to various areas of the administrative interface as well as displaying various statistics and links about ongoing events. This ease of navigation around a website built with WordPress makes the Toolbar an important tool for any developer that wants to allow users to quickly access various resources. To accomplish this, you will need some […]

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As a theme or plugin developer, you may want to incorporate the ability to make WordPress even more of a content management system. Two major methods of doing just that are making custom post types and custom post formats. These two are important due to the flexibility and increased organization that adding a new post type or format can offer you and your software’s users. This tutorial for developers will go into depth about what each method is, what it can do, and how you use it. Custom Post Type A post type is a method of organizing content in […]

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It may be that you want to add some more functionality to your website using the power of WordPress. It may be that you are making a new WordPress website and want to incorporate an awesome HTML template that you found online. In either situation, you will need to convert the HTML template that you currently use into something that WordPress can understand and use. This tutorial will cover the basics of converting an existing template into a WordPress theme, and assumes that you have prior experience working with HTML, CSS, and PHP. Planning When doing any conversion, you need […]

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Do you want to know which of your posts is the most popular? Would you like some insight on what your WordPress website’s visitors like to see? Want to know where you can improve? Sounds like you need to collect some statistics about your website and its visitors. Statistics, by definition, is the mathematics of the collection, organization, and interpretation of numerical data. Some organizers of data prefer to just give you the raw data collected, which can be a powerful tool for an advanced webmaster. For most, some analysis is needed, where important information can be discovered within the […]