36 Best WordPress Tutorials of February 2012

Why wordpress is one of the most popular CMS and blogging platform around? I think it because wordpress is free, customizable and have a great support by community or other developers. And as wordpress users, we should keep updated with the new development, tips and tricks shared by other developers. So every month we tried to collect the best of wordpress articles around the world.

Best WordPress Tutorials

In this article we are going to share very useful wordpress tutorials for February 2012. We hope this post will help you in solving problems on your wordpress site and as a source of inspiration to develop your wordpress site.

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Bringing the Membership Process to the Front of Your Site

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by Gavin Jaynes
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a custom registration form on the front of your site as well as a custom profile form. Users will also receive custom emails with each step of the registration process. Please note, this tutorial won’t be covering membership payments.

How to Integrate prettyPhoto with Post Images in your Themes

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by Barry Walsh
prettyPhoto is a lightbox plugin made by Stéphane Caron. Today we’re going to learn how to ship the plugin with your WordPress themes.

How to Build a Ticket Sales Website with WordPress and TicketTailor, Day One: Planning

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by Marc Thomas
Early last year, a local concert promoter came to me and asked me to build his company a ticketing website.
We decided that WordPress would be the best way to meet his needs and I set about thinking about how to best implement the idea. This two-part tutorial will show you how you can run a similar website.
In part one, we’ll talk about the planning stages of the project and consider what is really necessary for a ticketing system, take a look at how to use WordPress to build a pleasant environment for your users/customers.

How to Build a Ticket Sales Website With WordPress and TicketTailor, Day Two: Building

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by Marc Thomas
In the first part of this tutorial we looked at the kind of things that you need to consider before you set to work and build your ticketing website template. Now, we’re going to add all the functionality you would want from a ticketing website.

Quick Tip: Display Excerpts of Child Pages with a Shortcode

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by Tammy Hart
In this quick tip, we’ll create a little function that will query the page for child pages, display titles, excerpts and links if it finds any, and add it to a shortcode for use from the WordPress page editor.

How to Include JavaScript and CSS in Your WordPress Themes and Plugins

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by Japh Thomson
Knowing the proper way to include JavaScript and CSS files in your WordPress themes and plugins is very important for designers and developers. This article is intended as a reference for playing nicely with others.

How to Create a Simple Post Rating System With WordPress and jQuery

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by Guillaume Voisin
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to build your own simple post rating functionality, directly within your theme files. There’s no need for plugin!

Quick Tip: Create A WordPress Global Options Page

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by Avinash Zala M
Here is a tutorial which creates a new page in your WordPress admin and on that page you can save your custom global options.

Convert Your WordPress Theme to HTML5

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by Ahmad Awais
In this tutorial, I will teach you how to convert your theme from XHTML to HTML5. We will also take care of the 2% of internet users with JavaScript disabled (for backward compatibility).

How to Add SlideShare to WordPress oEmbed without a Plugin

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by WPBeginner
Slideshare is a place where people upload their presentation slides, so others can see it. In this article, we will show you how to add slideshare to WordPress oEmbed without a plugin.

How to Add Google+ “Add to Circles” Badge in your WordPress Site

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by WPBeginner
In this article, we will show you how to add the Google+ “Add to Circles” Badge in your WordPress site.

How to Add Additional Fields to the WordPress Media Uploader

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by WPBeginner
In this article, we will show you how to add additional fields to the WordPress Media Uploader.

How to Create a Custom Single Attachments Template in WordPress

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by WPBeginner
In this article, we will show you how to use the additional fields in the media uploader and display them in a custom single attachments template.

How to Create a Photo Album Gallery in WordPress without a plugin

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by WPBeginner
In this article, we will show you how to create a monthly photo album gallery in WordPress without a plugin.

How to Create Simpler Login URL in WordPress for Your Clients

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by WPBeginner
In this article, we will show you how to create simpler login URL in WordPress for your clients.

How to Limit Access by IP to Your wp-login.php file in WordPress

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by WPBeginner
In this article, we will show you how to limit access by IP to your wp-login.php file in WordPress.

How to Create a Donate Form for Nonprofit Organization using WordPress

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by WPBeginner
In this article, we will show you how to create a robust donate form for Nonprofit organizations using WordPress. This donate form will allow the user to pick an amount, choose whether it is recurring or one-time, add payment (you choose between Auth.net or PayPal), and add donors to a special email list.

How to Get All Post Attachments in WordPress Except for Featured Image

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by WPBeginner
In this article, we will show you how to get all post attachments in WordPress except for the featured image.

Common WordPress Issues and How to Solve Them

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by Noumaan Yaqoob
WordPress has a huge global community of users behind it, so no matter what issue a user is facing, there is a good chance that some other users have already faced it and there is solution available to fix that problem or answer that question. In this post we will discuss a few of such common issues and their solutions.

How To: Promote Your WordPress Plugin & Get More Downloads

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by Noumaan Yaqoob
In this post we discuss what plugin authors can do to promote their plugins.

Exclude Categories from your RSS Feed in WordPress

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by c.bavota
To exclude specific categories from your RSS feed just add the following code snippet to your theme’s functions.php file.

How to display your latest tweets on your WordPress blog without any plugin

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by WPRecipes
If you’re using Twitter, you maybe want to display your latest tweets on your blog. You can use a plugin for that, or you can use this code to display your tweets without using any plugin.

What Do Popular WordPress Websites Put In Their Robots.txt File?

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by Kevin Muldoon
There isn’t a standardised robots.txt file for WordPress. As a result, the contents of Robots.txt varies quite differently from site to site. The great thing about the robots.txt file is that it is publicly viewable so I thought it would be interesting to look at some popular WordPress websites and see how they have configured their robots.txt file.

Things To Check If Your Feedburner Feed Is Not Updating

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by Kevin Muldoon
The RSS feed is vital to the success of any blog. Therefore, if your Feedburner account isn’t being updated, your subscribers won’t know that you have added new content. This is a big problem.

How to Hide Your Email Address in WordPress with Encryption

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by Joseph Foley
Many people have taken to spelling out their email address in all sorts of odd ways in order to fool the harvesters. But there’s an easier way. In fact, there are several easier ways.
You can encode your email address, so that humans can read it, but the harvesters can’t.

How to Set Up a Free WordPress Newsletter Using FeedBurner

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by Joseph Foley
Professional email services can be good, and they offer a lot of advantages, but they can also be expensive. A third option, and a FREE one, could be to use FeedBurner as your newsletter delivery service.

How to Create Your Own Super Simple WordPress Plugins

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by Joseph Foley
Recently I realized I had a problem. I’ve been coming across a lot of very useful bits of code that you can put into your theme’s functions file. How if you ever want to use them again on a different theme, you have to go digging around for the bits of code and then manually add them again to your new theme. The answer is…

Create a Full Width Page for WordPress in 5 Simple Steps

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by Joseph Foley
If you don’t have the option of a full width Page template in your theme, it’s easy enough to create your own.

Easily Apply Templates to Your WordPress Category Pages

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by Joseph Foley
But what if you had five categories that you wanted to look one way, five other categories you wanted to look another, and then five more you wanted to look yet another. Even though you only had three different designs, you would need to make fifteen separate category templates, one for each category.

How to Upgrade a WordPress Theme — Even if It’s Customized

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by Joseph Foley
There are a number of different ways to upgrade a WordPress theme depending on your specific situation. This post will go over some of the most common, including upgrading themes that you have customized.

WordPress CMS Quest: How to Put Child Page Excerpts on a Parent Page

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by Joseph Foley
Showing excerpts from Child Pages on a Parent Page would seem to be incredibly useful for all sorts of users, not the least of which are businesses trying to use WordPress for their entire company websites (i.e. not just for blogging).

How to Quickly and Easily Customize the WordPress Comments Form

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by Sarah Gooding
Many WordPress themes utilize the standard WordPress comments form. Introduced in WordPress 3.0, it’s meant to be a simple tag to output a complete commenting form within a theme template. Making minor changes to the form might seem baffling at first, but it’s really not too difficult.

How to Insert a WordPress Photo Gallery into Your Blog

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by Joseph Foley
There are all sorts of photo gallery plugins and themes for WordPress, but in this post we’re going to go over the out-of-the-box default WordPress gallery.

Login to WordPress Dashboard via cURL

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by Jean Galea
PHP’s cURL library can be used to connect and login to your WordPress dashboard. This can be used for automation purposes. To connect from an external location into your WordPress dashboard, use the code below.

Recommended Formatting for Plugin Headers

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by Jean Galea
Today we will be dealing with the simplest and most essential part of a WordPress plugin, the comments found in the plugin’s main PHP file, aka the header.

How to Set Upload Directory for a Custom Post Type

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by Jean Galea
I recently came across a very nifty piece of code (credits to jdenham) for setting the upload directory for a custom post type:

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