Build a Free WordPress Blog in the Cloud

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In this intermediate level WordPress tutorial, I will cover how you can host an absolutely free WordPress blog that you can customize as you see fit. The only alternative solution for a free WordPress blog has to do with signing up with WordPress.com and hosting your blog with them, but they do not offer you the freedom that hosting your site on the Amazon free usage tier does. For......

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Creating a Floating WordPress Share Box

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This is an intermediate level tutorial for WordPress developers interested in adding a floating vertical share box to their WordPress website. I spent the better part of a day trying to find the perfect share box for WordPress and found that most wouldn’t work in both Internet Explorer and Firefox. Well let’s just say they wouldn’t work in Internet Explorer. Most of them work find in Firefox from my......

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Adding WordPress Functions

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This is a tutorial for WordPress developers, theme developers and aspiring WordPress gurus. I would consider this an intermediate level tutorial. The concepts are a little complex, but very easy to implement. I will show you several useful WordPress functions that can be added to your current theme’s functions.php file to enhance the look and functionality of your WordPress website or blog. I will also demonstrate how, through the......

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How to Install WordPress in a Few Minutes

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In this tutorial, we will simply show you how to install a WordPress Blog in just around five minutes or less. This is a beginner level WordPress tutorial meant for those of you who do not know how to install WordPress or have not done so yet. To make the installation as smooth and fast as possible, I will get right down to business. GETTING STARTED Download and extract WordPress to......

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Migrating a WordPress Site with CakePHP

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This is an advanced tutorial for WordPress users interested in using WordPress CakePHP. There are several tricks in this tutorial you can apply to your WordPress/CakePHP setup when moving from one server to another. The tricks in this tutorial can be useful whether you are moving to a new server or adding WordPress to your current server with CakePHP on it. Either way, most of the things in this......

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WordPress, Linux Server and Database Options

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This is an advanced level tutorial for WordPress users who host their blog or website on a Linux web server. There are some things that WordPress server administrators need to know that are outside the scope of most general WordPress tutorials. Understanding the server environment is one of the big ones, so here I will go into detail about several Linux server operations that WordPress webmasters need to know......

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Creating a Responsive Navigation Menu in WordPress

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This is an intermediate level tutorial for WordPress developers. In this tutorial I will explain how to add a responsive navigation menu to any WordPress theme using CSS, media queries and Jquery. Later in the tutorial, I will show you a couple different WordPress plugins you can use to get similar results for those of you that do not like to code. Although, I always caution that plugins can......

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Making a Simple Theme

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This is an intermediate level WordPress tutorial for aspiring theme developers. In this tutorial you will learn how to create a simple theme to get you started on the path to being an accomplished theme developer. This is meant to be a quick start guide to get you started and does not cover everything in detail, but gives you just enough to develop a simple theme without spending months......

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Creating Responsive WordPress Themes

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If you are up to date on the latest techniques in WordPress theme development, you are surely aware of the need for more and more mobile friendly themes. In this tutorial for WordPress theme developers, I will describe some basic techniques to get you on your way to developing your own responsive WordPress theme that will look great in any device. Layout is Key The first step to creating a responsive......

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Understanding the WordPress Plugin API

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This is a tutorial for plugin developers that explains the basics of the Plugin API or Application Programming Interface. Chances are, if you are seeking to learn about becoming a WordPress plugin developer, you probably have worked with some APIs in the past. The WordPress plugin API is one that was developed so WordPress developers no longer have to use outdated hacks to add special features to WordPress. Before......

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