Force WordPress To Check For Plugin Updates

A good feature of WordPress is the ability to automatically update plugins and themes with just a click of a button. On other CMS's when a new version of a plugin or theme is made available you have to download the plugin and FTP this up to the server to update the plugin. Obviously this isn't ideal if your client isn't very comfortable with making changing to the files on

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How To Rewrite URLs In WordPress

In this tutorial we are going to look at how you can use the built in WordPress rewriting API to create your own unique links for your website. WordPress will already use this for it's own functionality when you select a new permalink structure. What Is Rewriting? URL rewriting is when you change what content is displayed by the server, normally when you type in a URL the web server

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Change The Password Protected Text In WordPress

One of the features that I've found content editors find really useful is the password protected pages in WordPress. This is a built in feature that you can use directly from the edit page. To set a password on a page you need to find the publish meta box on the edit post screen, under the visibility menu you will see the password protected textbox. All you have to do

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Display Post Meta Box On Specific Page Templates

In WordPress you have the ability to create different post types to hold different content, along with the create different post types you can also add new content fields attached to the posts themselves. This will allow you to create a field to enter data linked to the post which can be very useful when you are creating a way of displaying products, you can enter the description of the

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Continuous Deployment With Dploy.io

In modern day development in both Web and Software it's important to be able to make changes and features quickly, this has lead to a practice of continuous deployment which will work with your code repository to deploy your code as you commit your changes. This differs to the older practice of making changes to your code and using FTP to deploy these to your server. A benefit of continuous

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Style External Links Differently

When you are writing content on your website there will be times when you want to refer to other content on the internet, this can be to either your own articles or to external sources for other people's content. When you link to external content it's common practice to open this content up in a new tab, this way the reader won't be taken away from there place in the

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Change Default WordPress Emails

One of the best things about WordPress development is that not only can you use it as a CMS but as an application framework, it comes with a huge selection of utility functions that make it easy to handle form helpers, validation, file structures, email encoding and more. With WordPress actions and filters it becomes a very extendible framework to work with, another way to extend WordPress is with pluggable

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Style A Specific WordPress Menu Item

The following code snippet will allow you to style a specific menu item differently to the other items. When WordPress creates a menu it will use the menus setup in the WordPress admin, this interface gives the user full flexibility of the what items go in the menu and where they are positioned in the theme. WordPress will automatically add ID's and Classes to these menus so that you can

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Free Files For March 2014

Each month the Envato marketplace brings you free premium files. Envato is a web marketplace where you can get premium files for different areas of your website. My favourite marketplaces are the script marketplace CodeCanyon and the theme marketplace ThemeForest. Here are the files which you can get for free for March 2014. Flat manga 67 purchases at the price of $19. Easy setup Just input some details and with

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Get Title Of Post Outside The Loop

For theme developers it is important that your theme page displays the correct page title. There can be some confusion in theme developer when they are working on a static page that is being used to display the a list of posts. By default your WordPress site will display a list of the most recent posts on the index.php page of your theme. But this will mean that it will

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