Anatomy of a WordPress Plugin

WordPress is well known for its amazing collection of free plugins. There is one for almost every needyou can think of, from backing up your WordPress installation to asking for a cup of coffeeor fighting spam. But there are times when none of the available plugins seem to quite do the trick you are looking…

Create a Custom WordPress Plugin From Scratch

This tutorial will describe the implementation of a WordPress plugin starting from scratch. The plugin will connect to an external OSCommerce database and display random products on your WordPress site. It also implements a configuration page for the WordPress admin panel. Looking for a Shortcut? If you have a great idea for a plugin but…

Create a Custom WordPress Plugin From Scratch

This tutorial will describe the implementation of a WordPress plugin starting from scratch. The plugin will connect to an external OSCommerce database and display random products on your WordPress site. It also implements a configuration page for the WordPress admin panel. Looking for a Shortcut? If you have a great idea for a plugin but…

The 13 Most Essential Plugins for WordPress

WordPress is a very powerful and flexible blog/content management system, but the thousands of plugins really help to extend the basic functionality. Here are 13 essential plugins that you should immediately install after finishing the WordPress installation. Akismet This one should be a no-brainer. Akismet uses their web service to check the comments on your…

Beginner to Master, Part 3

Throughout this six-part beginner-to-master series, we’ll be using the advanced features of WordPress to create our own portfolio & blog, complete with an options page, multiple styles and support for the new WordPress 2.7 features. Today we’ll layout our blog posts and style ‘single posts’ based on category.

Beginner to Master, Part 2

Throughout this six-part beginner-to-master series, we’ll be using the advanced features of WordPress to create our own portfolio & blog, complete with an options page, multiple styles and support for the new WordPress 2.7 features. Today, we’re creating our homepage layout.

Social Networking with BuddyPress

Automattic, the company behind WordPress, has recently acquired and will be releasing social networking software called BuddyPress. The software, built on top of WordPress, was created by Andy Peatling as way to start your very own social network similar to Facebook. Today, we will take a look at installing BuddyPress.

Beginner to Master, Part 5

Throughout this six-part beginner-to-master series, we’ll be using the advanced features of WordPress to create our own portfolio & blog, complete with an options page, multiple styles and support for the new WordPress 2.7 features. Today, we’ll deal with the comments, the search, and the archive.

Beginner to Master, Part 4

Throughout this six-part beginner-to-master series, we’ll be using the advanced features of WordPress to create our own portfolio & blog, complete with an options page, multiple styles and support for the new WordPress 2.7 features. Today, we’ll work on the Portfolio itself.