wordpress custom functions


How to display related posts by category


Related posts – how to easily display similar posts In the tutorial titled WordPress related posts without plugin I explained how important are the contextual posts also known as related.  A simple piece of code designed to interact with the database and get similar posts could make your website much more visited and attract the visitors to stay longer on your page. Today we will continue working in the same direction and demonstrate how to display related posts by category using a custom plugin. In this tutorial I will show you how to build a simple plugin that has its Read More

WordPress related posts without plugin


WordPress related posts basics If you are reading this post, then perhaps you are wondering how to display WordPress related posts without a plugin. That task is actually not that hard to be accomplished. In the following guide I will show you two approaches to find and display related posts with just little pieces of custom code. Before starting this training session, I would like to take a moment and explain that related articles are extremely useful for the visitors. This way they find more and valuable information. If the landing page offers related posts on the matter, then you Read More

WordPress wp_query or how to customize the loop


As you may know WordPress uses loop mechanism to find and output content to the pages of your website. It is based on URLs which determine what to pass into the loop. If you are browsing category page, then depending on the number of the articles per page, that loop will generate an output for you. In many cases however, the site owners need a custom wordpress loop. Standard wordpress loop In this tutorial we will learn how to work with the_query and customize its default behavior in order to fit our needs. Now let’s look at the default structure Read More

How to add breadcrumbs to WordPress theme


In this tutorial I will explain how to add custom breadcrumbs WordPress theme. For testing purposes, we will be using the theme we previously developed. This is actually a continuation of the previous tutorial How to create a WordPress theme from scratch. The breadcrumbs feature is quite useful when it comes to faster navigation and especially SEO. When you have it enabled, you may easily switch the pages, which makes them better linked and the search engine crowlers will be able to index your content faster. Here is screen shot of the final result: Custom breadcrumbs to WordPress – development Read More

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Easy WordPress automation

Switching from human control to automation is an essential step in increasing the efficiency of website development or maintenance. During the past decade, WordPress advanced a lot and became a fully functional Content Management System. Thanks to some of its internal features a large portion of its functionality could be easily automated. The following articles give ideas on how to apply successful automation:

Speed up WordPress

Speed is an important matter when it comes to website success. In order to appear on the first page except for applying the well-known SEO techniques, you will also have to pay special attention to the performance of your website. We have reviewed a number of options and prepared articles for the most important aspects that include database management and dealing with different types of content:

Extend WordPress features

Extending the standard WordPress functionality by building new features was always a hot topic. Developing themes that provide next-level User Experience could also be described similarly. Thanks to the established standards WordPress developers could create standardized extensions that can be downloaded from the official repository. In the following articles, we described some simple techniques that would help start developing your own extensions:

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