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How to: use a shortcode to display a message to RSS readers only

In his latest article, Konstantin demonstrates how to create a shortcode that is going to allow you to add a specific message to your feed readers only.

That’s a simple and easy way to customize your posts a bit more, and ask your RSS readers to come visit from time to time! :)

Snippet: A “Feed Only” Shortcode for WordPress.

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WP Troubleshooting : solve your WordPress problems thanks to video tutorials

If you browse the WordPres.org forums from time to time, you wil quickly realize that some questions keep coming back, and the solutions proposed are often similar. “Check your plugins”, “Do you have access to FTP?”, …

WPtroubleshooting proposes clear and easy answers to all these questions, through video tutorials.

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How to: exclude Categories from your RSS Feed

WPvibe proposes a quick way to exclude categories from your RSS feed, and thus display them only on your site, and not for your RSS subscribers.

Careful though, if you use Feedburner, this modification will apply only to your WordPress feed (http://mywordpresssite.com/feed/)

How to Exclude Categories from your RSS Feed.

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How to: always show the new WordPress admin bar

Westi proposes a simple way to show the new 3.1 admin bar to all users, and thus have a log in button and a search bar on all pages.

Have a look!

Always show admin bar « follow the white rabbit.

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The history of a WordPress page rendering, by ozh

We have all grown so used to CMS, blogging softwares and the like, we may have forgotten all the magic that happens behind the curtains, on the server side.

Here is a little reminder with a great description and decomposition of how a page request is translated to a MySQL query. Courtesy of ozh, of course. A must-read!

WordPress Query Overview: How a Page Request Is Translated To a MySQL Query – WordPress, Multisite and BuddyPress plugins, themes, news and help – WPMU.org.

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How to: add Tumblr functionnalities to your blog

A few weeks ago, I introduced the WooTumblog plugin developed by Woothemes and their iPhone application, Express App.

Since this plugin only works with compatible themes, you may have turned down that possibility altogether. However, the Wooteam has made it really easy to adapt your theme to use the plugin. A few lines of code to edit, and you’re ready to micro-blog!

The article below details all the necessary steps to adapt your theme.

How To Create A Tumblr-Like Blog Using WordPress.

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Let’s update those sidebars

As usual, Jutin Tadlock produces great tutorials to explain us how to use WordPress functions properly.

Today, it is about how to register and use your sidebars: there is a simple way to register and include different sidebars into your theme, much better than what you can find in numerous WordPress themes today.

Head over to the article for a very interesting read!

Sidebars in WordPress

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How to: thank your readers when they comment

When users take the time and effort to add a comment to one of your posts, wouldn’t you like to thank them about it? Here aretwo different methods to thank your users after they commented.

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How to: add Like button to WordPress pages

In a comment on my older post explaining how to integrate Facebook Like button into your WordPress theme, Mike was asking how to add the button into pages, instead of posts like I had explained. In that post I will propose a solution to solve that issue.

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Custom Tweet Button for WordPress

Earlier on this blog, we have seen how to add a twitter dialog box on your blog. This was achieved using the @anywhere library from Twitter. In this article, Nicolas Gallagher shows us how to integrate a Twitter tweet button, with the very same features that the official button has, plus some more!

If you feel comfortable playing a bit with your theme’s code, this method is for you: it will allow to have much more power over the display and the features of the twitter button on your blog.

Read the article on Nicolas’ Blog >>

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