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General WordPress theme tutorials, tips and tricks. Discover how to customize WordPress for SEO benefits, unique design elements and user accessibility. For beginners and experts alike.

While the vast majority of our tutorials are WordPress related, you will occasionally find other design and development tutorials as well.

RSS Feed Shortcode

Here’s a quick tip for adding content to your WordPress posts that only your RSS feed subscribers will see. Perhaps you want to reward your subscribers by linking to a free gift in your feed, or maybe you have a video or some other embed in your post that may not show correctly in some […]

Here is a quick tip for those looking to use the Amazon short link service (AMZN.COM) with affiliate links. Of course you can always paste the long URL into something like the Google URL Shortener but since we recently had a client who insisted on using Amazon, we thought we’d share. NOTE: There has been […]

WordPress Author Archive

WordPress does not add custom post types to author archive pages by default. In fact, it doesn’t add pages as well. It only displays posts from the author in question. By manipulating the pre_get_posts action we can add any custom post type we want to the author archive pages. Adding Post Types Using pre_get_posts First […]

WordPress Tag Cloud Widget

During a recent redesign for a client, I needed to alter the default WordPress tag cloud widget to exclude a certain number of tags as well as include a custom taxonomy. There are plenty of ways of adding a custom widget, or hacking WordPress core files to achieve what I needed but that isn’t very […]

Google Authors Highlight

Google is highlighting content creators in their search results and setting up your WordPress blog to make sure Google pulls and associates all the correct information is a fairly straight forward and simple process. The Authorship markup video above by Matt Cutts and Othar Hansson outlines how to connect content authors with their content using […]

Custom Bitly Short Links

First, scroll down to the bottom of this post and check out the working (and clickable) Bitly Short Link that is automatically generated and added to the end of all the posts here on Designpx. This is what we’re going to recreate for you. In a future post we’ll go over how to integrate Bitly with […]

Add Google +1 Button

Click +1 to publicly give something your stamp of approval. Your +1’s can help friends, contacts, and others on the web find the best stuff when they search. Google — Google +1 Button Google recently announced the +1 button (check out the video in the sidebar to the right) and already folks are scrambling to […]

WordPress Contact Info

A standard WordPress install has 5 fields under Contact Info: E-mail, Website, AIM, Yahoo IM and Jabber/Google Talk. It’s about damn time to remove the last 3, or at the very least add Facebook and Twitter since they seem to be the most-used method of contact for the vast majority of people on the web. […]

Facebook Like Box

This is part 7 of 7 in the Facebook Social Plugins series:

This is part 7 of 7 in the Facebook Social Plugins series:We recently finished a re-design where the front page displays a Facebook Like Box similar to the following: The Like Box is a social plugin that enables Facebook Page owners to attract and gain Likes from their own website. ~ Like Box We’re going […]

WordPress Security

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I just spent the better half of my morning going through all of my websites to clean out malware entries. Luckily this particular hack wasn’t nearly as destructive as it could have been had I not discovered it sooner. This one is known as MROBH (eval(base64_decode…) and this post will outline what I learned, how […]