Convert a HTML Template into a WordPress Theme

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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......

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How to Install WordPress With cPanel and MySQL Database

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In my last tutorial I talked about using Fantastico to install WordPress. While this is a quick way to get the software up and running, it’s not an option for those whose host doesn’t have the Fantastico script installer. So this week we’ll look at how to do WordPress’ famous “five minute install,” though I recommend allowing yourself a little more time than that to complete......

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WordPress Import Export Tricks: XLS, CSV, and Plugins

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Today in this WordPress tutorial we're going to talk about importing and exporting content into WordPress using conventional built-in tools (in WP), plugins for specific use cases, and last (but not least) some advanced PHP coding techniques (if you want to roll your own). In other words this article is for basic, intermediate, and advanced website owners. WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that gives nearly anyone the......

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Control Visibility of Post Content Based on User Roles or Capabilities

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When it comes to protecting content and limiting it's visibility, WordPress has only one feature: setting password for individual posts. But, if you need to hide parts of the content, or to display different things to different users, you need custom build solution. This WordPress tutorial will show you how to build shortcodes you can use to hide parts of the post content depending on three criteria: user login status,......

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Using Statistics with WordPress

Using Statistics with WordPress

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......

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Adding a Star Rating System to WordPress

Adding a Star Rating System to WordPress

This is an advance WordPress tutorial on how to add an star rating system to your WordPress blog. The star rating system can be used to rate articles posts or content of any type for that matter. I will demonstrate how you can add a five star rating system to your blog without the use of a plug-in. It will involve some custom code, but I will give you......

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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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