Posted in Featured, Tutorials, Wordpress

Like this post? Share It :
  • Print
  • email
  • PDF
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • MySpace
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tumblr
  • Reddit
  • Technorati
  • Design Float
  • RSS

40 Best WordPress Tutorials of 2011

Why wordpress is one of the most popular CMS and blogging platform around? I think it because wordpress is free, customizable and have a great support by community or other developers. And as wordpress users, we should keep updated with the new development, tips and tricks shared by other developers. So every month we tried to collect the best of wordpress articles around the world.

In this article we are going to share very useful wordpress tutorials for December 2011. We hope this post will help you in solving problems on your wordpress site and as a source of inspiration to develop your wordpress site.

WordPress Tutorials

Creating your first WordPress child theme

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Cameron Chapman
For this tutorial, we’ll be creating a child theme based on the newest WordPress default theme, Twenty Eleven. We’ll also be using some handy plugins and other tricks to make it even easier to create a child theme.

How to Make a Unique Header for WordPress

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Tara Hornor
It’s easy enough to use the built-​​in tools in WordPress to modify CSS and sidebars, but arguably the most important identifier for your site is the header. So how do you find this, create your own, and get it in place? In this article we will discuss how to do all three of these tasks.

How To Create A WordPress Author’s Page Template

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Kevin Muldoon
If you run a multi-author website, you may want to consider adding an author template to your website. Author templates help present more information about writers and make it easier for visitors to find other articles the author have written. In this post we will be breaking the author template down and showing you how you can improve it.

How to Build an E-Commerce Website Using WordPress: Part 1

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Soumitra Chakraborty
Today we will be creating a simple but powerful e-commerce site using one of the most popular WordPress plugins called WP e-Commerce. Using this plugin we will be creating a website which sells holiday gifts!

Building Dynamic Taxonomy Pages With WordPress

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Marc Thomas
This tutorial will show you how to setup your taxonomy, build a template for it and then implement a dynamic generation of content and links to the artist in your taxonomy elsewhere on the web.

Create A Product Listing With Infinite Categories Using Custom Post Types

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Barry Walsh
In today’s tutorial we’re going to leverage the power of custom post types, taxonomies, and custom loops to create a dynamic products listing.

Create A WordPress Archives Template for Your Theme

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Kevin Muldoon
An archives page is great way of linking to all of your important archives such as monthly archives and category archives on one dedicated page. It’s a great alternative to simply linking to your older posts in your sidebar and footer. Surprisingly, a lot of themes out there don’t include one by default… so today, we’re going to show you a quick way of building one from scratch.

Getting Started with AJAX & WordPress Pagination

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Soumitra Chakraborty
Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) is a web technology that allows a web page to dynamically update content without reloading the page within the browser. The website becomes more interactive and responsive with the use of this technology. Ajax is supported by almost all the visual web browsers… so today, we’ll show you how to setup some custom WordPress Pagination magic using AJAX.

10 Quick Tips: Optimizing & Speeding Up Your WordPress Site

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Avinash Zala M
Today, we’ll be looking at how to optimize your site to run as fast as it possibly can. So, without further adieu, here are 10 quick tips for optimizing your WordPress site!

11 Quick Tips: Securing Your WordPress Site

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Avinash Zala M
This section will going to cover the tips related to securing your WordPress site. Tips includes protecting files, login restriction, WordPress admin restriction, database protection, etc.

WordPress Theme Development Training Wheels: Day Two

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Nur Ahmad Furlong
After a short break since our first post in this series, we’re back to take things a little further. So far we’ve only just made our HTML template ready for activation as a theme, and made some minor changes to integrate a few WordPress functions which replace certain Hard Coded HTML contents. I hope you’ve been practicing your WP pedaling!

Reusing Template Files

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Bill Erickson
WordPress’ built-in template hierarchy is very useful for reusing template files on standard websites. If you have something you want used for all category archives, use category.php. If you want a template file to be used on all archives (category, tag, search…), use archive.php.

How To Create Custom WordPress Cron Intervals

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Alex – Viper007Bond
Here’s how to have WordPress code execute on a different schedule than the default intervals of hourly, twicedaily, and daily.

How To Remove (Or Change) “Private” Or “Protected” From WordPress Post Titles

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Alex – Viper007Bond
If you make a post private in WordPress, the post’s title with be prefixed with “Private”. The same will happen if you password protect the post, although it will be prefixed with “Protected”.

Everything we know about the newly released WordPress 3.3

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Ryan Imel
With a new version of WordPress out and about, one might wonder just what’s new under the hood. Wonder no longer dear friend, because in this post I’m going to walk you through everything about WordPress 3.3 “Sonny” that we’re aware of. Before you know it you’ll be the coolest kid on your block.

How I built a micro-site within a WordPress theme (for The WPCandy Quarterly)

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Ryan Imel
In this post you can expect a smattering of code snippets, a good deal of me explaining my weird website preferences, and of course some bouncing between functions.php files and functionality plugins.

Boost Your Likes by Creating a Facebook Giveaway Using WordPress

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by WPBeginner
In this article, we will show you how you can boost your likes by creating a facebook giveaway campaign using WordPress. This will get very interesting in terms of results, so read along.

What, Why, and How-To’s of Creating a Site-Specific WordPress Plugin

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by WPBeginner
So you are probably wondering what a site-specific plugin is, why you need it, and how you can have it for your WordPress site. That is exactly what we plan to share in this article, so keep on reading.

Case Study: Behind the Scenes Look of List25 – Plugins and Hacks

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by WPBeginner
In this article, we will take you behind the scenes of List25 and show you the plugins and cool hacks that we are using to power that site. Perhaps reading this article will give you some feature ideas for your own site.

How to change your WordPress Permalink Structure

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Joost de Valk
Quite often I give people the advice to change their WordPress permalink structure, this post details the why and, more importantly: how to make such a change without losing the traffic that you already have.

Daily Tip: How to Insert Shortcodes into a WordPress Theme

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Joe
Shortcodes, which many plugins take advantage of, are an easy and quick way to insert special kinds of content into your posts or pages.

How to Create a Unique WordPress Category Archive Page

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Joe
In WordPress, if you would like make your category archives different from each other (for example, giving them different styles or including different types of information on each), then it’s pretty easily done. You will only need to make a new category template file for the categories you would like to change.

Easily Style WordPress Posts According to Tag

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Joe
But what if you had non-sticky posts in various categories that you wanted to stand out?
The solution is to add a special tag to the post, and then style all posts with that tag.

Spice Up Your WordPress Site by Giving Categories their Own Icons

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Joe
One way to liven up your site a little and give it a little extra flair is to associate different icons with different categories. Or, you can do it for only one or two categories to really mark those off as different.

[Tutorial] How to Add Authors’ Images to your WordPress Blog

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Joe
Have you ever wished you could display the photos of your site’s authors (i.e. their avatars) in a more creative way, such as showing the author’s avatar right beside the headline of each post?

WordPress Tutorial For Beginners: Creating & Managing User Profiles

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Tom Ewer
All WordPress sites must have at least one user, who is invariably the owner of the site. If you are new to WordPress, you will want to take a moment to customize your user profile, as the information within may be seen by your site’s readers.

How to Use WordPress Category and Tag Base to Improve Your SEO

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Joe
These two boxes are your “Category base” and your “Tag base,” which can be found on your Permalinks page (Settings >> Permalinks), that many people ignore; however, taking a few seconds to fill these boxes in may just help your SEO efforts.

Stop Your Clients From Deactivating Important WordPress Plugins

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Tim Gregg
There’s nothing worse than a client stumbling through their WordPress installation and messing with things they don’t understand.

How to Move Multiple WordPress Posts to a Subcategory with Bulk Actions

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Joe
Many people have the situation of starting a site, setting up categories, and then discovering down the road that one of their categories gets a lot more content than the others. When this happens, it can get difficult to navigate, and it can be hard for users to find just what they’re looking for.
The answer to this problem is pretty simple—just create subcategories (sometimes called “child” categories). But there’s an easy way to solve it.

Another 5 Things Your WordPress Site Doesn’t Need

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Tim Gregg
So here we go with yet another 5 things that you can remove from WordPress, all in the name of making your site faster, simpler and more secure.

Understanding Dynamic WordPress links

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Brady Nord
When a developer is transitioning from basic HTML website development to using a framework like WordPress these are important principles to understand. Here is a list of my most commonly used URL functions with example usages.

Displaying Theme Data with WordPress

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Jeff Starr
A cool trick you can do with WordPress is display information directly from your theme’s style.css stylesheet. I recently used this on a site where the theme’s version number is used throughout the template to keep things current and consistent.

The Complete Guide to Branding Your WordPress Website

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Noumann
In this post we will discuss a few things that you can do to rebrand your WordPress based website and make it your own.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect WordPress Plugins

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Noumann
So, how do you spend less time troubleshooting plugins? The most wonderful thing about an open source development environment is that it puts responsibility not only on developers but also on users by providing them choices to make smart decisions. In this post we will discuss these choices to find out how we can choose better plugins.

Make Your WordPress Titles SEO Friendly

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Kevin Muldoon
The general consensus is that you should use an H1 tag for your logo or site title on your home page but on posts and pages you should ensure that the page or post title is using an H1 tag.

How To List All WordPress Posts From A Category On One Page Or Post

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Kevin Moldoon
You can either create custom templates for each category or you can use a plugin. In this post I am going to show you how you can do both.

WordPress hook: Automatically add a Google+ button to your posts

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by SpyreStudios
Today, I’m going to show you a simple piece of code to automatically add a Google+ button to your posts.

Display number of Facebook fans in full text on your WordPress blog

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by WPSnippets
Today’s recipe will help you to get your Facebook fan count, in full text!

Super useful WordPress hacks and snippets

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Jean-Baptiste Jung
For one of my last posts of the year, I have decided to share with you a list of the most exiting, useful and awesome WordPress hacks and code snippets to make your blogger life easier. Have a great read, and happy coding!

How to Add Custom Image Sizes to WordPress Uploader

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Jean Galea
A new feature in WordPress 3.3 that I’m digging is the image_size_names_choose filter, which enables us to add new image sizes to the media upload/insert interface.
Check out the code below and the resulting screen:

A Guide to HTML Post Comments in WordPress

Best wordpress tutorials December 2011

by Jean Galea
Your blog readers can post comments with HTML tags. For their convenience, you can display a list of all allowed HTML tags in the comments form using the following PHP code in functions.php:

Queness

Like this post? Share It :
  • Print
  • email
  • PDF
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • MySpace
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tumblr
  • Reddit
  • Technorati
  • Design Float
  • RSS

Related posts:

  1. The Top 25 WordPress Themes Of 2011
  2. 45 Useful Photoshop Tutorials From 2011
  3. Best web design resources of August 2011
  4. How To Create Your Own Custom WordPress Theme
  5. 15 Worth Downloading WordPress Cheat Sheets

Comments are closed.