WordPress Tutorials & Examples

WordPress for Beginners – Skillshare Course

Recently I've been thinking about making a Skillshare course for people who want to get started using WordPress. This course is aimed at users of the admin area and not developers. I will likely make a developer focused course in the future so stay changed. If you want to check out the course you can see it here: WordPress for Beginners Course. What... Read Full Article

My Research: Learning ReactJS – Part One

I have been looking into updating my knowledge with a new technology (if that's what you can call it). I have always been fascinated with React and Angular but I have never actually set myself the task of learning one and getting something built with it. My end goal is to use ReactJS as a front end for WordPress, which I can use as a CMS. Using the... Read Full Article

How To Properly Include CSS & Javascript In WordPress

One thing I see a lot in plugins and themes is incorrectly included scripts or CSS. The worst culprit is jQuery as if this is included twice it causes some frustrating javascript errors that are hard to spot. The usual problem is a plugin or theme including a google hosted jQuery and then another plugin which has correctly included it from the jQuery... Read Full Article

Beginners Guide For Wannabe WordPress Theme Developers

Are you interested in Web Development and would like to start learning how to become a WordPress theme developer? Then this guide is for you. It's a large resource for everything you need to know to start creating your own WordPress themes. Including links to other articles that can help you along the way. This tutorial is aimed at beginners but... Read Full Article

How To Use WordPress Meta Queries Effectively

One of the things that "outside developers" as I like to call them (developers who dislike WordPress), think WordPress struggles with is retrieving data in a structured manner, I have used quite a few different frameworks and content management systems and I disagree. WordPress has a great set of functions for retrieving data, dependant on meta, ... Read Full Article

Getting Started With The WordPress Theme Customizer

The WordPress Theme Customizer was introduced in version 3.4 of WordPress, it provides the ability for a site owner to change colours, images, fonts and almost whatever you can think of, on the fly, so they can see if the change looks good. If the change they have made looks good in the live preview then they can save their changes and those settings... Read Full Article

WooCommerce – Get Products From Multiple Categories

Using WooCommerce to create an eCommerce solution inside WordPress is great, although retrieving the correct products can sometimes be a little tricky, especially products from two or more categories. This is made easier using Taxonomy Queries for WordPress as WooCommerce has done an excellent job with their product categories taxonomy. This is a... Read Full Article

Sending WordPress Posts To Facebook, Twitter & Google Plus

Writing a blog is a great way to provide your visitors with up to date information and to interact with them via comments or sharing your content on social networks. One of the difficult things with sharing your content is remembering to let your users know you have a new post. I'm going to help with three simple ways to quickly get your posts shared... Read Full Article

Simple jQuery Ajax Tutorial For WordPress

Ajax requests inside WordPress are a little more complicated and a little easier than not using WordPress. There is a couple of actions you have to include inside your plugin or functions.php file and a couple of nice functions you can use to check for cross site script attacks. Before adding any of the code to your site you will need jQuery included... Read Full Article

Advanced Custom Fields – WordPress Plugins For Developer Series

Advanced Custom Fields is a great plugin for developers, it allows you to create extra fields in the post/page screen or inside the custom post type screen. This plugin unlocks a lot of potential to be able to achieve some great content management for editors or general users. There is an alternative but it requires writing up some code which can... Read Full Article

How To Easily Create WordPress Theme Option Pages

This article contains a simple and easy to use method for creating theme option pages. You can create as many pages as you like and even repeat the process to separate themes. This method does not use the new theme customiser but I will be writing a post for the new theme customiser to help with changing colours, fonts and other things that change... Read Full Article

Custom Metaboxes Made Easy – WordPress

A lot of my recent builds have consisted of WordPress based websites. WordPress unfairly gets labeled as only being good for building a blog, I completely disagree. One thing I do believe every developer should have in their WordPress box of tricks is the ability to quickly and easily create extra fields that accompany posts or pages and are easily... Read Full Article

My Favourite WordPress Plugin for Email Marketing

I have been working on a website recently that required an email autoresponder that users could subscribe to and then recieve a weekly email. The email contained information on a training course that the client was providing. The whole site was setup including the training course and the signup form. The signup form was working but for MailChimp and... Read Full Article

My Top 8 Free WordPress Themes

One of the most powerful things about WordPress is themes. You can install a theme and your whole website can change and display your content completely different to how it was before. One problem with themes is knowing where to get some great themes, sure you can pay for them but free themes are even better. So I have rounded up my 8 favourite free... Read Full Article

How to get your RSS feed working in WordPress

Ever had that annoying issue where you see this? If you haven't then you probably won't find this post very useful, if you have then continue reading for some great tips on getting your RSS feed working. Your RSS feed is great for syndicating your content across the web. Some people read content almost exclusively from RSS feeds. With an RSS... Read Full Article

The Basic Guide To Installing WordPress

Many enjoy the use of communicating and verbalizing our thoughts, hobbies and ideas on a platform that can easily be accessed by various people from the Internet. The easiest and most common way to express yourself is through a blog. Creating a blog can be fairly easy, given the right tools, software and guidance. WordPress is a free blogging... Read Full Article

How To Add jQuery To The Footer – WordPress

After messing about with the new in footer parameter for adding scripts to WordPress I got quickly frustrated with the fact that for some reason it would not be added to the footer of my site. I even saw solutions about adding the src parameter which still did not work. I played around for a while and finally got a solution working for me, check it... Read Full Article