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.

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.

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

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 >>

(via digwp.com)

How to: use shortcodes outside the Editor

We have already seen how powerful can shortcodes be. A good example was the integration of a tweet box in the content of your WordPress posts.

But what about the use of shortcodes outside of the editor? The guys at Wpengineer have prepared a simple tutorial to explain the use the of the do_shortcode function.

Use WordPress Shortcodes outside the Editor – Please Note, example-name, Shortcode, Editor, Custom, Field – WP Engineer.

How to Edit the WordPress RSS Feed

Michael Martin from ProBlogDesign put together a great article showing us how to introduce extra content in our RSS feed. You have probably seen such tutorials before, but one part is particularly interesting, as it shows you how to add Content to the End of Each RSS Post, more precisely how to add links to specific blog posts that you’ve placed in a specific category.

Make sure you have a look!

How to Edit the WordPress RSS Feed | Pro Blog Design.