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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 more info on this, check out this previous post I wrote here on WordPress conditional tags

Customize your 404 page from the WordPress admin – Okay, I admit it. The 404 pages of my free WordPress themes suck. This is a relatively simple (but useful) technique of widgetizing a theme’s 404 template. I’ll be using this method from now on, as it really is the perfect solution for dealing with 404 pages of public theme releases.

Using shortcodes to show members-only content – Justin Tadlock is on a roll with his WordPress tutorials. This is a pretty cool tutorial that teaches you how to use WordPress shortcodes to show members-only content, and provides all the code you’ll need.

Custom Fields Hacks For WordPress – This post by Jean-Baptiste Jung at Smashing Magazine has an awesome collection of WordPress custom field hacks. If you’ve ever wondered how to set an expiration time for posts, or display the music you’re listening to on a specific post, among other things, check it out.

20+ Tutorials and Resources for Working with Custom Fields in WordPress – For more custom field information, here’s another great collection of tutorials and resources relating to custom fields over at Vandelay Design. My Display Inline Ads With Custom Fields and WordPress was included too.

Wpazo – A brand new link blog brought to you by Ian Stewart (of ThemeShaper). It features links to the best WordPress ideas, plugins, themes, resources, and tutorials.

That’s it. If anyone knows of any other recently released WordPress resources, feel free to let me know in the comments.

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