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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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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