Your First WordPress Plugin: Simple Optimization

WordPress is the largest blogging platform available on the internet today; and with the official release of version three just around the corner, it’s only going to get bigger. As such, over the next few self-contained tuts, we’re going to learn the ins and outs of WordPress plugin development, starting with the creation of our […]

Create WordPress Plugins With OOP Techniques

Object-oriented code, among other things, can help organize and add reusability to your code. In this tutorial, I will teach you the basics of writing a WordPress plugin using object-oriented techniques. We’ll be using Dribbble’s API as an example for this tutorial. Ready? What We’re Going to Learn By the way, if this sounds too […]

Add an Expiry Date to WordPress Posts

I run a few sites which include notices and important information in a banner on their home page. I tend to use a custom post type for this, adding my banners and displaying them where I need to in my theme. (If you want to do something similar, it’s explained in this tutorial.) But invariably my […]

Creating an Upcoming Events Plugin in WordPress: Introduction

WordPress is not just a blogging platform anymore, but can be used to develop complex web applications for many purposes. WordPress provides variety of APIs, thus allowing us to develop further on its base. We can extend WordPress to meet our needs using the Plugins API. With this powerful API we can develop solutions meeting […]

How to Create Custom WordPress Write/Meta Boxes

Creating meta boxes is a crucial part of WordPress theme/plugin development. It’s a way to add an appealing editor to the post screen and avoids forcing users to rely on custom fields. If you’ve ever created a custom post type in WordPress, you’ve probably wanted to add some sort of additional data to it. Sure, you could use custom fields, […]