These articles show you how to install, configure, optimize, and extend the popular WordPress blogging platform. They also feature collections of useful plugins, great looking themes and guides to making your own.
Out the box, WordPress is a pretty secure platform, but there are several things you can do to harden WordPress security and protect your website.
Folding Category List is a Wordpress widget that will show a category list that expands as you click into each sub-level. Since only the top level categories and sub-menus of the current category are shown, you will save a lot of space on your sidebar for other widgets. The list can be shown as a horizontal drop down menu or a vertical accordion style menu, both with cool jQuery animations.
If you're proficient at using CSS and HTML, and are comfortable with a bit of PHP, it's not all that hard to build a custom WordPress theme.
Once WordPress has been installed, there are a few WordPress settings that you need to update before you make your site live - such as removing the "hello world" post and updating your blog description.
WordPress has a powerful theme system which not only allows you to "skin" your site, but also provide more control over the look and presentation of the material on your website.
WordPress Widgets are a form of a plugin that can be used to add functionality and content to your website pages, usually in a sidebar. This tutorial shows you how to create your own widgets for your own Wordpress theme, plugin or addon.
In some types of website, you may wish to display ONLY the posts of a category and not posts of its child categories on a Wordpress blog.
One of the many features of Wordpress you may have noticed whilst writing posts is the Custom Fields section that appears at the bottom of the new post screen. This is a very powerful feature allowing additional information to be attached to a post.
WordPress has a nice feature that converts the standard quotes ( " ) to pretty "curly quotes" or "smart quotes" as they are called. This is all well and good on a textual blog, but when it comes to programming code, it can be a real pain in the proverbials.
This is a great function which you can use to output a breadcrumb trail navigation links on your blog.