In this article I will explain some measures I took to protect my WordPress installation from attacks. More precisely, I will be talking about htaccess and what it can do for you. Besides that, I will also briefly explain some plugins. One of them is WP Super Cache, capable of optimizing your blog. If you use other methods, please comment.
Get Remote URL Info is a new WordPress Plugin that fetches information about a remote URL and adds it into your post.
This is a quick post to explain how to group your posts in the form of series. I’ll explain how to use a custom taxonomy to group them as well as how to show all posts belonging to the series.
After a long time since my last post, I’m going to start writing again. My focus on the next articles will be CodeIgniter. The first thing I want to show is how to integrate CodeIgniter with WordPress. More precisely, I’m going to show how to use WordPress users inside CodeIginter. The motivation for this is that you won’t need to handle user authentication inside your application.
In this article I’m going to show how to add custom information to your WordPress posts. We’ll start with the standard custom fields, very useful if you’re the theme developer and the only blogger. Next I’ll show you how to create your additional fields. They’re work pretty much like the custom fields, but you can add a name and description to them, so your theme users know what to write there. The last thing I’m going to show is the custom taxonomies added in WordPress 3.0.
This is the last part of the series. We’ve already seen the design creation, an introduction about the WordPress platform and the coding and styling of the entire theme except the footer. So, in this last post, we’re going to do the footer and, to finish our blog, let’s also see some plugins. The footer is pretty simple and we’re going to add some additional styles that we’ve been using during the series.
If you want to catch up with the current status of our theme, please download it here.
In this part of the series we’re going to create the templates used for pages and posts. The page template is very simple because it only has the basic structure of our design. The post template has more details, which makes it more complex. In order to complete the post page, we’re also going to do the comments template.
The current file with the current theme can be downloaded here.
As we continue with our theme’s development, I’ll show you in this article what changes we need in our index.php. So we’ll continue changing the files we copied from the Default theme and we’ll create new CSS styles. In order to complete the main part of our home page, we’ll also prepare our sidebar and add some functions to our theme.
If you didn’t read the previous article, click here to download our theme’s files.
In the Part 3 of our series, we’re going to start (finally) with the development of our WordPress theme. As I’ll not be able to show everything in one article, I’ll show only the header development today. We’re going to use the Default theme as our starting point and change it according to our needs.
Remember to download the final design created in Part 1, because we’re going to use the Photoshop file to extract the header background, the menu background and the social media icons.