How to Display Recent Tweets on WordPress Sidebar

In the previous article, “How to Extract Twitter Widget HTML Code” we discussed how to extract HTML code from twitter. Now, in this article, we will walk you through the process of displaying recent tweets on WordPress sidebar. However, we assume that you already have the HTML code which you receive after you follow instructions from previous article on ‘How to Extract Twitter Widget HTML Code‘. 1. Go to your Continue Reading →

How to Extract Twitter Widget HTML Code

Twitter is one of the most popular social networking site along with Facebook. There are high users and chances are, you also have a twitter account for your blog or business. If you don’t add twitter updates to your website, then you’ll miss out on potential news hit or blog post views. Of course, more than anything it’s personal preference to show or ignore your recent tweets. If you’re into Continue Reading →

How to Change CSS Quickly Using JetPack

Themes are not always one fit for all solution. There are times when the user wants some elements to fit their taste. Previously, this would require programming knowledge and FTP client, if they wanted to make any changes to the file. However, this process has been made easy by Jetpack. Jetpack consists of Custom CSS module which we can use to change CSS of the theme, without messing our hands Continue Reading →

Ability to Display Your Theme on The Featured Section of WordPress Theme Directory

It used to take around a month for a theme to be reviewed. There was also a chance of theme not being approved. All these process would amount to lots of frustration for the theme developer. However, now all of it has changed. To eliminate this delay, WordPress has started making Theme Reviewers compete for their theme to be displayed on the featured section of WordPress theme directory. So, here’s Continue Reading →

Adding extra classes in body tag using body_class filter in WordPress

The WordPress body class function body_class() works from WordPress 2.8 version onwards. This function gives the body element different classes and can be added, typically, in the header.php’s HTML body tag. This gives you option to style more effectively with CSS. The code will look like: 1. What body_class() Generates? The body_class() function is quite similar to post_class() function that was introduced in WordPress 2.7. The only differences are the Continue Reading →

Data Validation and Sanitization with WordPress

Data Validation and Sanitization with WordPress is critical to keep your creations safe from the bad guys. Untrusted data in your web can come from many sources: the system users, third parties or your own database, everything needs to be validated both on input and output. The code without data Validation and Sanitization will work fine but it’s insecure, as bad guys can inject your data and hack your site. Continue Reading →

How to Password Protect Your Blog Posts on WordPress

There are times when you don’t want to share your blog post with everybody. You just want to share particular blog post with specific set of people. During this type of situation, it’s always better to password protect your blog posts on WordPress. You can then, hand them your password. Here are the steps for you to password protect your blog post. 1. Go to Dashboard -> Posts  2. Continue Reading →

How to Change the Color Scheme of the New WordPress 3.8 Dashboard

If you recently updated WordPress to 3.8 Parker then you will have the option of changing your dashboard appearance. Currently the default WordPress 3.8 dashboard is black with blue highlight. You can change that to other set of attractive color schemes which the new WordPress provides. Changing your dashboard color scheme is relatively easy. 1. Log into your Dashboard 2. At the top left you will see a WordPress logo. Continue Reading →

How to Create Child Theme in WordPress the Right Way

Child theme is very important if you want to make changes to your theme. Child theme enables you to modify and customize the theme without having to touch the parent theme. So, if the parent theme gets updated, you won’t lose any customizations made for the website. You literally only need one file to create a child theme, and that’s style.css To create a child theme, follow the following steps: Continue Reading →

How to properly use jQuery scripts in WordPress

WordPress just marked it’s 10th Anniversary on May 27, 2013 and it’s little surprising to see even today many WordPress Developers are not using jQuery scripts properly. This is a big problem resulting conflicts in WordPress Themes and Plugins. As a plugin and/or theme developer, it is your responsibility to use jQuery correctly within your projects. So developers, please pay attention: this is how to include scripts in your themes Continue Reading →