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Which WordPress Caching Plugin Is Right For You?

Most people can agree on one thing: they want their site to load faster. With a number of WordPress caching plugins now available – it is nice to see someone that did a comparison between the top contenders: http://www.tutorial9.net/web-tutorials/wordpress-caching-whats-the-best-caching-plugin/. Remember – your results will vary based on your hosting environment, your theme, your plugins, etc.

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Working With WordPress Shortcodes in Template Files

Ever need to include the functionality of a shortcode in a WordPress template file? Awhile back I needed to create a template that auto changed some of the shortcode parameters depending on the URL it was accessed from. (Think single gallery page – that depending on the GET variables of the page – would show […]

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WordPress 3.0 (beta1)

I have been testing WordPRess 3.0 for a few weeks now and have been very happy with what I have seen so far. The merge of Standalone WordPress and WPMU code is huge for me as you then only have one code base to maintain and develop for. As always – the developers continue to […]

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WordPress 2.9 RC 1

Well – it is that time again – another new version of WordPress is coming out in the next few days (WordPress 2.9). I am running WordPress 2.9 RC 1 here on jappler.com and only one issue so far. If you have not read anything about the newest version soon to be available and you […]

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WordPress Wednesdays: Little WordPress Gems

Every once and awhile while looking through the WordPress documentation, I find little gems. Here are a few that I found particularly interesting: wp_page_menu Easily create a menu with the home page appended onto the menu with a lot of parameters. Similar to the standard wp_list_pages, but with some different possibilities the_search_query I have seen […]

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WordPress Wednesdays: Custom Taxonomies

I recently worked on a project where we needed something sort of like tagging, and sort of like categorizing – but neither really worked as there would be way too many exclude this and only show that stuff involved. I needed a way to classify certain content, have easy access to it, and display it […]

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WordPress Wednesdays: Get the Current Page

I was writing some functions that are used in the admin for my commercial WordPress theme: Lucidity and stumbled upon a great variable in WordPress: $pagenow. This variable will return the current page you are on and is great form admin functions – especially those that you want to only make available on certain pages. […]

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Linkfest Thursday: July 9, 2009

Here are some links that I have found interesting over the last week or two – and hopefully you will as well. Hulu collection of Michael Jackson’s memorial Missed the broadcast of his memorial service or just want to see the best parts? Check this out in minutes, not hours. RIP Michael. WordPress Console Check […]

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WordPress Wednesdays: Where to Begin

A lot of people want a web site or a blog but do not know where to start or what all WordPress has to offer. If you are looking for a great, easy to use system to publish content on the web – I would start here: Start Free. If you want to simply check […]