I’ve been working with WordPress for about 2 years now. I’ve set up dozens of websites for both myself and clients and finding the perfect theme has always been a bit of a chore. Don’t get me wrong, I love that there are so many to choose from, but now that there are over 100 companies that make WordPress themes outside of the big market places like TemplateMonster and ThemeForest I quickly got tired of clicking through all of them to find the perfect theme.
Thanks to Devesh over at WPKube for putting together this super-useful list of resources for those first getting into WordPress. From books to blogs and blogs to themes and plugins, you’ll find plenty of awesome WP resources. Check it out!
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There are two main routes for detecting browser identity: client-side or server-side. You can do feature-detection for client-side detection, or use PHP and the user-agent server-variable for server-side detection. That said, if you’re using WordPress, this plugin makes server-side detection SO easy.
By default, your latest WordPress posts are displayed on the home page, with older posts available via post navigation on
/page/3/, and so on. In this DigWP post, we’ll explain how to display your blog posts on any static page using a custom WP_Query loop that works beautifully with post navigation.
If you’re looking for an alternative to MAMP/LAMP/WAMP/etc., check out BitNami’s WordPress Stack. It’s basically a free, pre-configured version of WordPress that includes all of the required software (Apache, MySQL, PHP, etc.). WordPress is just one of the many BitNami Stacks that make it easier to deploy your favorite open source software. Also available in the Mac App Store.
Interesting and useful infographic showing the top 30 WordPress plugins available from the WP Plugin Directory, which amazingly contains over 22,000 plugins!
I’m excited to announce my new code snippets site, WP-Mix! It’s where I’ll be posting all of my code snippets as mini-tuts and straight-up tips aimed at WordPress developers and web designers in general. The site itself is built with WordPress and xy.css. Check it don’t wreck it holmes!
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I recently spent some time updating my growing collection of WordPress plugins, and during the process discovered some great resources for my WP “developer toolbox.” These are some super-useful plugins and tools for debugging, logging data, working with translation files, analyzing performance, and making otherwise difficult tasks efficient and manageable. May they serve you well!