How to Create WordPress Dashboard Widgets

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Wouldn’t it be cool to have your very own custom WordPress dashboard widget- a widget that will be displayed on your Dashboard page upon logging into WordPress? To get started, add the following contents to the functions.php file in your current theme directory: Under the above code in the functions.php file, go ahead and add … Read more How to Create WordPress Dashboard Widgets

Free eBook – A Guide to HTML5 and CSS3

A Guide to HTML5 and CSS3

We are happy to announce the launch of our free ebook A Guide to HTML5 and CSS3, authored by technical writer, web developer and programmer Ashley Menhennett. The book covers the basics of web development and it’s a great starting point whether your plan is to make websites, HTML5 mobile apps or games.

The Basics of CSS

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Definition of CSS CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets and provides HTML with layout and design. Along with making things pretty and aesthetically pleasing, CSS also provides a general structure to HTML. Some of the most important CSS properties (in my opinion) are (in no order): • color – specifying text color. • font-family – … Read more The Basics of CSS

JavaScript Beginners Tutorial

JavaScript beginners tutorial

A Quick Introduction JavaScript is an interpreted scripting language, and is readily used in unison with HTML. JavaScript is interpreted by the browser. JavaScript is Commonly mistaken for Java or Something Java related. Java is a fully fledged Programming Language as opposed to JavaScript Which is an interpreted Programming Language. JavaScript was invented by Brendan … Read more JavaScript Beginners Tutorial

Greeting Users in WordPress

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Somewhere along the line, you may find it necessary to greet visitors in a different way, based on conditions i.e. Are they logged in or not?. So, let’s take a look at this in code. Greeting a logged in user: Conditional Greeting: Another use for wp_get_current_user(): I hope you found this resource useful! Interested in … Read more Greeting Users in WordPress

Website Security Beginners Tutorial

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In this tutorial we are going to go through some techniques and common use cases for Website Security. Website security is often overlooked- and that’s understandable, but basic security can be put down to a few simple techniques. Today we will be going through some basic security measures that you can take with your website … Read more Website Security Beginners Tutorial

How to Create WordPress Siderbars

How to Add a Sidebar in Wordpress

In WordPress, a sidebar allows us to assign certain widgets to a sidebar_id and later reference this with the get_sidebar() function. Thus, allowing us to render specific widgets on any template page. To get started open up your theme’s functions.php file into your favourite text editor and add the following contents to the bottom of … Read more How to Create WordPress Siderbars