9 WordPress Tricks and Tutorials

WordPress is one of the most popular blog platforms these days and it has grown so powerful that you can use it also use as Content Management System (CMS). For this article we’ve spent time searching for WordPress Tricks and Tutorials for Designers to make a professional WordPress theme.There are hundreds of tricks over there on wordpress blogs but we only collected the most interesting tricks.If we forgot one please comment it and Retweet this post.

1.Create A jQuery Powered Author Box For WordPress

How to make a jQuery powered sliding author box for WordPress.

Using an author box in your blog can be a great way to tell your users a little about yourself and of course link to your personal/business website, you can fill out your author information from your WP Admin panel (Users > Authors & Users.)

2.Create Custom Option Panels with WordPress 2.9

WordPress is a powerful engine in itself, but sometimes themes need options that fall outside the core dashboard. The good news is that putting these changes into motion is not as complex as it once was. This is where custom option panels come in.

In this tutorial we’ll use a custom options panel to insert analytic tracking codes. This will be done using the recent WordPress 2.9 updates to options. The same fundamentals can be carried over to a number of other custom field applications in you own themes.

3.WordPress Tutorial: Rounded Corner Tab Menu Using CSS

Add a tab based navigation to a WordPress blog, using the wp_list_categories template tag.

4.WordPress Tutorial: Adding Tabs to Your Blog Sidebar

5.WordPress Menu Tricks

6.Styling Your WordPress Comments

A fun part of customizing WordPress themes is designing a comments format which complements the rest of the site. Here are three examples from recent projects, including code samples and downloads to the original .PSDs

7.Wordpress tips and tricks – custom login page

8.Wordpress Tip: 3 Awesome Custom Field Tricks

9.Display Thumbnails For Related Posts in WordPress


Picok: igoogle like script

Picok stands for Personal Information Cockpit. It’s an open source software package, aimed at enableing users to build their personal information dashboards. The users content is loaded into small draggable boxes, so called portlets, and layed out in a tabbed column-based interface. There are a quite few standard portlets shipped with Picok, but since it is an open system, maintainers of picok installations can easily create portlets of their own.

Picok is written in PHP 5, uses the Yahoo User Interface Library and Zend Framework Components and supports MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM Lotus Notes and is ready to be integrated into your corporate intranet, website or community platform as well.

picok screen

Where can I download Picok?

Just grab the Zip . Get Picok NOW!

Boxy : Facebook like dialog/overlay box

Boxy is a flexible, Facebook-style dialog box for jQuery with support for dragging and size tweening. It differs from other overlays I’ve seen by providing an object interface to control dialogs after they’ve been created. And for simple usage scenarios, boxy also provides a jQuery plugin for automatically hooking up links and forms, as well as an ask() helper for presenting multiple choices to the user.

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SlideDeck: Free jQuery Content Slider

SlideDeck is a free jQuery Content Slider plugin based on JavaScript that you can display content on websites, mobile phones and kiosks, SlideDeck is currently available as a customizable JavaScript Library and a plugin for jQuery 1.3+. This Free JavaScript Content Slider is flexible. You can change: Orientation, Colors & Visual Styles, Number of slides.

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WordTwit : plugin for integrating WordPress website with Twitter account

WordTwit is a WordPress plugin for integrating your WordPress website with your Twitter account. Whenever you publish new content from WordPress Twitter will automatically be updated with a brief description of your new content along with a link back to it, bringing additional traffic and visitors to your website.

How Does It Work?

When configuring WordTwit you give your WordPress site access to publish content to your Twitter account. When you create a new post from WordPress, WordTwit will Tweet a brief description along with the post’s permalink, allowing your followers on Twitter to easily read your new content. In addition, WordTwit can be configured to only Tweet or not Tweet posts with certain tags or categories.

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20 helpful links for wordpress plugin developments

WordPress has become more important application for bloggers and even for those who need small web site. To extend its functionality beyond the basic features there are too many plugins. You can do almost anything with wordpress using different plugins. If you are a developer you can develop your own plugin or use plugins developed by others.

1. WP Tutorial: Your First WP Plugin

2. Writing a Plugin

3. How to Write a WordPress Plugin – Introduction

4. Create a Custom WordPress Plugin From Scratch

5. Anatomy of a WordPress Plugin

6. A Crash-Course in WordPress Plugin Development

7. WordPress Plugin Development Short Tutorial

8. WordPress Plugin Tutorial – Hello World

9. The Ultimate Guide to Building a WordPress Plugin

10. How to Make a Social Bookmarking WordPress Plugin

11. WorPress Plugin Development with PHP

12. Tips to Speed Up WordPress Plugin Development

13. Seven Reasons to Write a WordPress Plugin

14. WordPress Plugin Actions

15. WordPress Plugin Filters

16. Constructing a WordPress Plugin Admin Panel

17. Constructing a WordPress Plugin User’s Panel

18. Using JavaScript and CSS with your WordPress Plugin

19. Using AJAX with your WordPress Plugin

20. Releasing and Promoting Your WordPress Plugin

80+ Free Social Media Icons Pack

The Social Network Icon Pack  consists of 40+ 16 pixel x 16 pixel icons and 40+ 32 pixel by 32 pixel icons all in 32-bit PNG format in the following flavors, They’re all the rage with you crazy newsk00l intarweb kids. Use them on your blogs. Put them on t-shirts, coffee mugs, your face-space or whatevs.

The Social Network Icon Pack  consists of 40+ 16 pixel x 16 pixel icons and 40+ 32 pixel by 32 pixel icons all in 32-bit PNG format in the following flavors, They’re all the rage with you crazy newsk00l intarweb kids. Use them on your blogs. Put them on t-shirts, coffee mugs, your face-space or whatevs.


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