Powerful WordPress Tips and Tricks

Powerful WordPress Tips and Tricks

I’ve been working with WordPress since the dawn of time, and even though I peek at the source code regularly, I still discover new tips and tricks. I’ve compiled my own list of 21 techniques that are handy, clever, fun or best practices rarely followed. I hope everyone finds something new in the list!

21 tips

1. WordPress Has A Ton Of Built-In Scripts

Using the great wp_enqueue_script() and wp_enqueue_style(), you can include styles and scripts easily with dependency management. But did you know that WordPress has a lot of scripts already built in? jQuery, many elements of jQuery UI, jQuery Form, SWF Object, Tiny MCE, Jcrop and Thickbox are just some the better known ones. The whole list can be found in the WordPress Codex. If you’re interested in learning how to use the enqueue functions effectively, I recommend “The Developer’s Guide to Conflict-Free JavaScript and CSS in WordPress” right here on Smashing Magazine!

2. Replace Built-In Scripts By Deregistering Them

If you live on the bleeding edge, you can use versions of scripts other than the built-in ones. Using a newer jQuery version is common (though not necessarily good) practice, which can be done in the following way.

function my_scripts_method() {
	wp_deregister_script( 'jquery' );
	wp_register_script( 'jquery', get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/jquery-new.js');
	wp_enqueue_script( 'jquery' );
}
add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', .....

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WordPress 3.6.1 Maintenance and Security Release

WordPress 3.6.1 Maintenance and Security Release

After nearly 7 million downloads of WordPress 3.6, we are pleased to announce the availability of version 3.6.1. This maintenance release fixes 13 bugs in version 3.6, which was a very smooth release.

WordPress 3.6.1 is also a security release for all previous WordPress versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. It addresses three issues fixed by the WordPress security team:

6 Steps To Follow When Updating WordPress

6 Steps To Follow When Updating WordPress

The WordPress upgrade system is vastly improved. However, there are still some steps you can take to ensure that your upgrades go smoothly.

First and foremost, upgrades and updates should be done during your off-peak hours, i.e. your low traffic time. Usually this is at night (when people are not bored at work surfing the web), but it depends on your particular site’s traffic patterns.

The key here is to execute your update during a low activity time just in case something goes awry.

Next, start working through the steps below.

Depending on what you need to update, some of these steps may need to be omitted, but here is the proper sequence of update events:

1: Back Your Site Up

Backups ensure that you have an immediate action plan should something go wrong (other than flailing your hands in the air while screaming expletives).

  • Back up the database of your site. You can do this either via PHPMyAdmin or with our new dashboard tool, Software Monitor, which you will find in the sidebar menu just beneath “Updates.”
  • Back up your themes and plugins. (Synthesis does this for you nightly, but you can take manual backups via FTP if you want to.)

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WirePress – Magazine & Blog WordPress Theme

WirePress – Magazine & Blog WordPress Theme

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WirePress is premium WordPress theme perfect for online magazines, blogs and editorial sites.

WordPress themes don’t need to be complicated. WirePress includes everything you need to create your own eye catching magazine but without the unnecessary feature bloat. The end result is a great looking theme that is easy to setup and use.

WirePress is built on the same great foundation as previous themes Franklyn and Sideways 2 which have both consistently received 5 star ratings and great feedback from users.

Getting Support

If you encounter a bug in the theme or have any pre purchase questions you can get support by posting your issue or question on the item’s comments page. When posting responses to your post please use the “reply” button on your original post so your conversation is threaded. This makes it easier to follow.

Features

 

UNIQUE FEATURE POST LAYOUT

Bring special attention to articles and reviews with the Feature Post option. Feature posts are given a unique eye catching post layout and are featured prominently on the home page.

Demo

FREE TAQYEEM REVIEW PLUGIN

The Taqyeem Review plugin is the best premium review plugin out there. It allows you to instantly turn any post or page into a review via simple options on the post / page edit screen. – Find out more

Demo

RESPONSIVE & RETINA READY

Your site will scale nicely to fit all devices from smart phones up to HD TVs. WirePress has an image-less design so your site will look razor sharp on retina devices.

Responsive layout

COLOUR OPTIONS

Customizing WirePress couldn’t be simpler. Select from light and dark base colour schemes for individual page elements (header, drop downs, content and footer) and use colour pickers to set accent colours. All this is done through the theme options page or via the WordPress Customiser.

WordPress customizer support

FUNKY SHORTCODES PLUGIN

Spice up your pages and posts with easy to use shortcodes including: buttons, accordions, toggles, dividers, columns and floated quotes. All the included shortcodes can be configured and inserted into your page content via TinyMCE buttons on the content editor.

Demo

TRANSLATION READY

WirePress includes complete .po/.mo files and is 100% translation ready.

FRAMEWORK FEATURES

Framework Features

UNRIVALED SUPPORT

WirePress includes a 2,000+ word documentation file providing step by step instructions for all the common tasks you will need to perform from installing and updating the theme to creating post and pages. Support (handled via the item comments page) is some of the best and fastest you will find on ThemeForest.

FULL FEATURE LIST

  • 2 Home page layouts
    • AJAX powered post Grid – Demo
    • Traditional post list – Demo
  • Unique feature post layout – Demo
  • Includes Taqyeem Review premium WordPress plugin – Code Canyon Link
  • Full screen backgrounds on posts – Demo
  • AJAX powered latest posts lists in post sidebar
  • Front end user login and registration links
  • Fully Responsive Layout (which can be disabled with one click)
  • Built in 404 page
  • Dark & Light colour schemes with mix and match elements, selectable in the theme options
  • Unlimited colour options for accent colours (links, buttons, etc)
  • Retina Ready. No image files used in the design.
  • Funky Shortcodes plugin – Demo
  • Unbranded theme and template options
  • Translation Ready. Includes .mo/.po files for translation
  • Valid & cross browser compatible HTML5 & CSS3 (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, IE8, IE9, IE10)
  • Child theme compatible
    • Includes a skeleton child theme
  • WordPress multisite compatible
  • Image or text site logo
  • Widget ready sidebars
  • Compressed Javascript for faster page loading. (Uncompressed development Javascript files also included)
  • Threaded comments
  • Social network share links on all posts (Facebook, Twitter, Google+)
  • CSS and jQuery animataions
  • Widget ready sidebar
  • Social network links in site header
  • Custom Apple touch icons options
  • Custom Favicon option
  • Built-in contact form with honey-pot spam protection
  • Support for WordPress Custom Menus
  • Extensive documentation (2,000+ words)
  • Fast support via item comments section
  • Live preview content XML included (images not included)

Updates

Version 1.1 – 23 September 2013

  • Added option to choose default active post sidebar tab
  • Add option to disable post sidebar tabs
  • Added “Video Thumbnails” to recommended plugin list
  • Added tagline to site header
  • CSS tweaks
  • Added advertising widget areas
  • Added infinite scroll option on grid home page template
  • Added author bio and avatar to author archive
  • Updated language files

Version 1.0.2 – 15 September 2013

  • Fixed post sidebar scrollbar bug

Version 1.0.1 – 13 September 2013

  • Changed customizer colour options order
  • Updated TGM plugin
  • Updated Funky Shortcodes plugin (2.0.1)
  • Corrected social network options order in WP customizer
  • Added tumblr and LinkedIn social button
  • Added archive descriptions as subtitle

Version 1.0 – 10 September 2013

  • Initial release.

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ForceFul- Stylish Magazine WordPress Theme

ForceFul- Stylish Magazine WordPress Theme

ForceFul- Stylish Magazine WordPress Theme

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ForceFul is a stylish magazine WordPress theme which has really great look and is perfect for newspaper/magazine websites. Simple to use, ForceFul has been built by using some of the most popular current design trends and is completely responsive and retina ready, it bring you ultra responsive layout which fits best on every screen size and make your content visible on all devices.

ForceFul can be set up quickly and easily, whether you’re an experienced developer or occasional blogger. It’s designed to be customizable to exact requirements – putting you in control of the look and feel of your website in moments. ForceFul- responsive magazine WordPress theme is perfect choice for your magazine, blog and news websites. This stylish magazine WordPress theme was designed and coded by KOPATHEME

Video Guides

Video guides show you how to use the theme

  1. How to set up ForceFul- Magazine WordPress Theme?
  2. How to customize layout for home page in ForceFul

Features

  • Fully Responsive
  • Easy to customize layout with visual layout manager
  • Unlimited colors options with color picker in backend
  • Built with Boostrap and retina ready
  • HTML5 and CSS3 tableless design.
  • Custom fonts with 600+ Google fonts
  • Visual shortcode generator
  • Unlimited sidebar.
  • A lot of widget elements
  • Easily adding Google analytics, logo, favicon, social links …
  • Works in all major browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Google Chrome
  • Theme Update Notifier.
  • Localization Support
  • Documentation included

Change log

  Version 1.0.1-19/09/2013
    - Improved: weather widget, auto detect customer location by ip,
    display customer weather base on their city. 
    - Added: show/hide for header headline. 
    - Added: show/hide featured post thumbnail

Support

  • Support through our support forum at http://kopatheme.com/forum
  • We are available for customize the theme if you need. Please send us your email atkopatheme@gmail.com In working day (from Monday to Friday), all the question or problem related to our product will be responded within maximum 24 hours. No matter how long it takes, we will support you until the problem is completely fixed. Support request sent during weekends will be processed on next Monday morning.

Sources and Credits

The above demo images are copyrighted to their respective owners under Creative Commons-licensed for commercial use, adaptation, modification or building upon. The images are used for demo purpose and are NOT included with the download.

Whether you are a startup with limited resources and time or looking to give a magazine/blog look and feel to your next web project, ForceFul- Stylish Magazine WordPress Theme got you covered!

 

News Grid – WP Magazine Theme

News Grid – WP Magazine Theme

 

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News Grid is very powerful theme built on the latest Bootstrap 3.0 framework. It is fully responsive, comes with 7 different home page layout options, unlimited color schemes, 200+ Google Fonts, unlimited gallery templates, Premium Kodda Mega Menu is included, which has full style customizability and is by far the easiest mega menu to setup. News Grid also includes an extensive WordPress Advanced Rating System. News Grid is packed with a bunch of easy to configure options to make your site unique and truly stand out from the rest!

  

Testimonials

Wow, this is fantastic work! Congratulations on a stellar theme. I have no doubt this will be very popular—glad to be an early adopter!

For anyone contemplating purchasing News Grid, this is the second siiimple theme I’ve purchased and I’m hugely impressed. It’s an easy 5 stars. The attention to detail is exemplary, e.g., the consistency between mobile and desktop displays; the sidr menu; and the smoothness of the animations. The theme options on News Grid are robust and really well thought out. It’s hands-down the best options interface I’ve worked with. But the thing that really makes me smile about siiimple themes is the rockstar support. I wish every author here were as lucid, personable, and responsive.

You’re crushing it, dude! Thanks a million.

– ziopad

List of Features

Thanks!

A special thanks to Syamil for his awesome Theme Options framework! Thanks for all your hardwork!

9.22.13 v1.2

1.  Added Kodda Menu txt file for download 

2.  Fixed hover element over mosaic title

3.  Added Premium Plugin to share posts

9.25.13 v1.4

1.  Replaced Social Media Plugin

2.  Fixed minor bug on single page images

3.  Corrected issue with iPad video resolution

4.  Fixed minor css styling issue with posts in content area

5.  Added option to remove excerpt from single pages

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FlatMagazine – Responsive News/Magazine Theme

FlatMagazine – Responsive News/Magazine Theme

FlatMagazine – is a Premium Responsive News/Magazine Theme, very intuitive and completely ready to use out of the box. It comes with lots of options, so you can change the layout(Wide & Boxed), style, colors, and fonts. You can assemble any layouts with Revolution PageBuilder, Lots of elements, shortcodes, widget areas, icon generator and predefined pages. Create your own style or use one of the 18 predefined skins directly from your admin panel. Free lifetime theme updates!

Update v1.3 – 26.09.2013
+ New Recent Post option readmoretext (you can now replace Read More on any text)
+ Updated Recent Posts Slider in PageBuilder
+ New Search Page
+ Updated PageBuilder (issue with columns)
+ Added in documentation info about Header Banner
+ Added in Option Panel for Map (Google Map enable) 

Update v1.2 – 25.09.2013
+ Added Related Posts in Single Page
+ Added Recent Posts Slider 

Update v1.1 – 22.09.2013
+ Added Schema.org support
+ Added Responsive Video Shortcode –
+ Updated Revolution PageBuilder (Fixed some errors, and adding simply image slider)
+ Added New Fullwidth Home Template – its amazing works with Revoluiton PageBuilder (Any Layouts) – Look 3 Columns page – http://www.startis.ru/flatmagazine/home-pagebuilder-3-cols/

  


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FlatMagazine Full Features List:

  • Fully Responsive Theme
  • Lots of Useful Shortcodes
  • Wide & Boxed Layout Styles
  • Flat, Modern Design
  • Related Posts
  • Recent Posts Slider
  • Unlimited Color Variations & Predefinded Colors
  • Retina Ready – (You don’t need additional plugins. FlatMagazine autoresize images (@2x) for Retina Display!) + Retina Ready Icons
  • Over 500+ Fonts
  • Over 360+ FontAwesome icons integrated (with icon generator)
  • Rich Background Textures Overlay
  • Sexy CSS3 transition effects
  • Added Schema.org support
  • Added Responsive Video Shortcode –
  • Left & Right Sidebar style
  • Content Slider
  • Multiple Post Slider (posts & portfolio)
  • Fixed Top Menu
  • Subpages Navigation Widget
  • Breadcrumbs
  • SEO Optimized(Titles, Descriptions, Keywords)
  • Unlimited Fliterable Gallery (3,4,5 columns)
  • Gallery supported video
  • Amazing Lightboxes
  • Images & Lightboxes autoresize (autoresize on the fly)
  • Dropdown menus
  • Ajax contact form
  • Demo data – XML demo content included
  • Free Lifetime Updates and Support
  • FlatMagazine ChildTheme included for easy customization, that is not affected by theme updates.
  • Extensive step-by-step documentation
  • Intuitive & Powerfull Options Panel
  • Demo panel included (on/off)
  • Multi-Site Tested
  • Cross-Browser Compatibility – FireFox, Safari, Chrome, IE8+

Localization Support + 14 Translation Ready

  • Simplified Chinese – zh_CN.po
  • Traditional Chinese – zh_HK.po
  • Japanese – ja.po
  • Italian – it_IT.po
  • French – fr_FR.po
  • Russian – ru_RU.po
  • Deutsch – de_DE.po
  • Spanish – es.po
  • Portuguese – Brazilian – pt_BR.po
  • Norwegian – nb-NO.po
  • Hungarian – hu_HU.po
  • Swedish – sv_SE.po
  • Polish – pl_PL.po
  • Danish – da_DK.po

Includes files for localization if there is no translation of your language, I would be very grateful if you translate for yourself or complement an existing translation, and I in turn would share with buyers! send toairatzaf@ya.ru or write me via contacts page

Customer testimonials of my themes:

I just bought your theme… looks amazing! thanks for your fast reply!!! amazing costumer support!!
milenikus

 Love the theme, Really love the support. Thank you, Thank you.
Meceda

congratulation, Alan! great work was done with this template
I think it is the world most flexible template for wp.
may recommend this really mega and functional template for any needs
support is great as well. thanks Alan for assistance in configuration. 
rostmg

Fantastic job with the look and feel of Mega, i have just purchased a copy :)
barrygarner

After Startex I would have bought any of your themes. Absolutely getting this one without question.
CLINE123

Absolutely amazing! The attention to detail and care that has gone into this theme is clear! A DEFINATE purchase! Well done mate!
niteshnp2001

Just wanna say thank you for this great theme. I’m always looking for a theme which has a design aspect. Clear, well sorted and … fast.
michak

Alan is the man! He helped me out in a great way. If you buy this theme, you won’t have any regrets.
annedilven

Alan,Thanks! You are the best!
DreDay101

If anyone is thinking of buying this theme then buy it. Alan gives great customer support and gets back to me ASAP . Top marks Alan, :-)
pino1968

Thank you for your excellent service and most excellent product.
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Images in demo: Zanthia and Krzysztof Nowak All images are copyrighted by their owners for your convenience, images will be automatically replaced with placeholders.

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