WordPress Development Using Microsoft WebMatrix

Do you know that Microsoft WebMatrix can be used WordPress development? Microsoft Web Matrix is free, and lightweight front-end web development software that was first introduced in 2010. It is design to simplify development experience using popular programming languages like JavaScript, PHP, ASP.NET, CSS3, and HTML5.

WebMatrix will allow you to install WordPress directly through the application. All you need to do now is to create a new WordPress Project. After installation, you’ll need a few customized setups if you want to work in your customized host name but you’ll just leave it as is if you want to work in a local host.

Here’s more to WordPress development using WebMatrix: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/webmatrix-wordpress-dev/

Huge List of WordPress Code

Either you’re a designer or  a customization freak, you can  benefit from this huge list of codes for your WordPress site. This huge list of codes are taken all over the net and consolidated into one blog post for easy reference.

Codes include post customizations like displaying the most recent posts, displaying recent comments, top comments, display categories, archives, dynamic title tags, tag clouds, external rss feeds, most recent twitter entry, and many more.

You’ll never have to look for these anymore as these are all compiled just for you to reference and even try out.

Read the complete codes here: http://wphacks.com/wordpress-code/

How to Create A WordPress Backup with BackWPup

Backups are your best friend when it comes to deterring security threats or reverting your blog into its most optimum state. As a blogger and a website owner, you have to make sure to do regular backups of your website. However, creating a backup manually and is very tedious. There are backup tools available but most of it comes with a price. What if you can backup your WordPress site for free? Not only that, you can store your backups in a cloud and it is all done for you without lifting a finger.

This article will explain the uses of BackWPup and why it is free: http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-create-a-complete-wordpress-backup-for-free-with-backwpup/

Free Admin Plugins for WordPress

Your admin area is the heart of your WordPress website. It is where you control everything and managed anything related to your website. You can add, edit, delete authors, set permissions, publish content, set visible pages, and post custom post types. The default admin features are fine but if you want to have more control over your website, there are plugins to extend the core features of WordPress. Plugins will let you extend only the areas you need. So if you want more control, efficiency, or even speed up your page, here are some free and nifty plugins to put to your admin page.

Get the free plugins here: http://wp.smashingmagazine.com/2012/03/15/useful-free-admin-plugins-wordpress/

How to Protect Your Images Against HotLinking

Image hotlinking is a way most spammers display images to their blog using your own bandwidth. This in turn hogs your bandwidth; therefore causing you to pay more than what you need or getting your site exceed bandwidth limit for no reason. To fight against image hotlinking, we enter a command in the .htaccess file but as a result, it will also prevent your images to appear in the feeds. Although this can be solved, writing htaccess codes can be a bit intimidating specially for novice users.

Here is a plugin which lets you save from doing all the work. It prevents image hotlinking by simply installing and activating this plugin.

Read the rest of the post here: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/protect-wordpress-blog-against-image-theft-hotlinking/

Theme Forest Updates New Guidelines for Theme Developers

ThemeForest, a WordPress theme marketplace has recently released a new guidelines for theme developers. The changes are fairly majors which that a there is a pretty share of people who agree with the changes and to people who don’t. As mentioned in the announcement, developers will have about eight weeks to get their theme within the new standards.

A lot of developers who don’t agree with the new requirements may have a lot of editing to do specially with the shortcode restrictions. Others like the fact of these new changes because it helps clean up the mess found in most ThemeForest themes.

Read the rest of the update here: http://wpmu.org/themeforest-developer-guidelines/

How to Add Custom Bullet Points in Your Blog

If you need to portray chunks of information to your readers, a bullet point is an effective way to do it. Sometimes, the usual bullet point appearance doesn’t display what you want to actually say to them that as a result, their eyes get tired of your posts. Bullet points make it easy for readers to read your posts, and draws attention to the eye of scanners. It emphasizes the idea between points and helps to communicate with your readers easily. This is why bullet points are important specially for text-heavy posts.

If you want to get your bulleted lists the way you want it to, here are some tips: http://wpmu.org/how-to-create-custom-bullet-points-in-wordpress/

How to Add WordPress Widgets in Your Blog’s Post and Page

Widgets are an easy way to add or remove items to your WordPress blog or website. However, most themes don’t have enough space to add plenty of widgets. So, if you saw a beautiful theme but lacks the needed widgets for your site, you simply abandon all hope and find a new WordPress theme.

Do you know that you can add new widgets in your post and page content by just following this guide. You don’t need to worry if your theme can occupy the widgets you have because you can add new ones all by yourself.

Here is a quick guide on how to do that: http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-add-wordpress-widgets-in-post-and-page-content/

How to Format Images for Feed Readers

If you want your images be displayed in your post be displayed just right, you will have a problem when your posts are displayed in a feed reader. You won’t have any control over how your posts will be displayed in various feed readers. By default, your images will be displayed inline with your texts which is a bit annoying.

This guide will show you how to display images correctly in almost any feed reader. Once done, expect that your posts are displayed the way you want it to be.

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.pearsonified.com/2007/06/how-to-format-images-for-feed-readers.php