6 Steps to Becoming a Better Programmer

6 Steps to Becoming a Better Programmer

Whether you’re just starting out with computer programming, have 20 years experience or your programming career’s somewhere in the middle—Here’s six steps for changing the way you think about programming and improving your programming skills in the process. Bill Gates once famously stated, "I think after the first three or four years, it's pretty cast in concrete whether you're a good programmer or not." Many programming visionaries seem to......

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When and How to Use WordPress Post Formats

When and How to Use WordPress Post Formats

I have been using WordPress since 2004/2005 - and when new features come out, sometimes it takes time to implement them in new and existing websites you work on. When custom post types came out with WordPress 3.0 - I have to admit it took 3-6 months to start regularly using them in my work. At first I used custom code, and later some plugins to save......

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Making a WordPress Unposts

Making a WordPress Unposts

True to its blogging roots, WordPress’s atomic unit of information — the humble post — is well-suited to maintaining the stereotype to which WordPress falls victim. In short: “WordPress? It’s just a blog.” Plugins, themes, and widgets go far to dressing the venerable CMS as a fully-fledged website platform, but fail to hide the fact that at least half of WordPress is dedicated to managing articles arranged in chronological order......

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How To Recover a Hacked WordPress Site

How To Recover a Hacked WordPress Site

The phone rang and my heart sank. I answered and heard the distressed voice of a client, explaining that her customers were calling and complaining that the WordPress website for their business was hacked. Complaints of damage to a customer's computer because of a virus and claims of a lost photo collection trickled in and I knew we had a mess on our hands. Several days and a lot......

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How to Install WordPress Using cPanel and Fantastico

How to Install WordPress Using cPanel and Fantastico

For many people, the most intimidating thing about using WordPress is installing the darn thing in the first place. Fortunately, doing so is easier than ever, thanks to new hosting tools that make it a matter of simply clicking a few buttons. In this post we’ll look at how to install the self-hosted version of WordPress by using a hosting provider that has cPanel and Fantastico. ......

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Integrating the Theme Customizer into Your WordPress Theme

Integrating the Theme Customizer into Your WordPress Theme

The new Theme Customizer introduced with WordPress 3.4 brought with it the ability for users to easily modify the look and layout of their website’s theme. For advanced features to be modified, the theme customization API must be integrated into the theme settings. This advanced tutorial will cover the basics of what the Theme Customizer can do and how theme developers can integrate it into their WordPress themes. You’ll Need There......

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Customizing WordPress Feeds

Customizing WordPress Feeds

Welcome! This is an advanced WordPress tutorial on how to customize WordPress feeds. If you're not quite sure what feeds are or need to know more about them before reading this more advanced tutorial on WordPress feeds, please read my first tutorial regarding WordPress feeds called Understanding WordPress Feeds. I will not explain the basics of feeds in this tutorial, so if you have any questions about what they......

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