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WordPress Weekend Resources – May 29, 2009

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Another week has gone by, which means another set of weekend resources. WordPress 2.7 User Guide – This is a free 56-page PDF download released by Spectacu.la. I skimmed it and it looks like it would be very useful to those just starting out with WordPress. While the PDF is free, they will also have

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WordPress Weekend Resources – May 22, 2009

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Another week has passed, which means another set of weekend resources. 30 Untypical WordPress Sites – Aside from all the confusion about the word “untypical” on Twitter, this is actually quite the collection of interesting WordPress-powered sites. How To Design A Popular WordPress Theme – A very interesting article by Ian Stewart which analyzes the

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WordPress 2.8 Beta 1 Released

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It was just announced yesterday that WordPress 2.8 Beta 1 had been released. There are a ton of new changes, which you can see on this page of the Codex. Here’s just a sampling from that list: New theme installer routines Improved widget user interface Add CodePress syntax highlighting to theme and plugin editors Add

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WordPress Weekend Resources – May 15, 2009

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Another week, another set of weekend resources. Got some good ones this week. How To: Use WordPress Conditional Tags to Hack Your Theme – This post by John Pratt over at WPHacks goes over, well, how to use WordPress conditional tags, as well as a number of ideas on what to use them for. For

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WordPress Theme Checklist By WP Toy

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Just heard about this pretty cool release by Stefan Vervoort of WP Toy. The WordPress Theme Development Checklist is a free-to-download PDF file that goes over several elements of a WordPress theme you should probably take a look at before going live with a new theme. It’s broken up into eight parts, which will be

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WordPress Weekend Resources – May 8, 2009

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Okay, it’s been a while since my last “WordPress Weekend Resources” and some of you have noticed I stopped posting them since I came back. Well, now that I’ve got back into the swing of things, here’s this week’s set of WordPress weekend resources. Force CSS changes to “go live” immediately – This is a

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Add a Widgetized Footer to Your WordPress Theme

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The inspiration for this tutorial comes from a tweet I received with feedback for the soon-to-be-released RS12 theme. Although the widgetized footer did not ultimately make it in the release of the RS12 theme, I decided to write this tutorial to show people how exactly to add a widgetized footer in your theme. In this

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WordPress 2.6.3 Released

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It was just announced that WordPress 2.6.3 has been released due to a security issue in something called Snoopy. Snoopy is something that grabs the feeds that are displayed in your dashboard. It’s supposed to be a relatively minor risk. If you don’t want to download the whole upgrade, you can get the following 2

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