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.

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 >>


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.

WordPress 3.0 Cheat Sheets

Creativeoverflow published a list of useful cheat sheets updated for WordPress 3.0.  These lists are really helpful during WordPress theme development.

4 Advanced WordPress 3.0 Cheat Sheets | Creativeoverflow.

For those using Coda as their developing software, you may also want to have a look at this WordPress Coda clips, proposed by WPCandy a while ago.

How to: add a twitter dialog box anywhere on your blog

Update: Twitter Anywhere is now deprecated. You won’t be able to use the method described below to insert a Twitter dialog box in your posts. Please check Twitter’s announcement post for alternatives.

Twitter has become a very useful tool for all bloggers, and allows us to share and promote useful articles to fellow bloggers. Naturally, we have seen more and more twitter functions integrated into our blogs; the latest Official twitter button has even made it easier to integrate twitter buttons on your blog.

But what if you do not want of a standard twitter button, but rather of a new and easy way for your readers to contact you via twitter? Luckily, Twitter @anywhere is here for you, and in that tutorial, we will see how to easily integrate at twitter box to any part of your blog, thanks to this service and the WordPress shortcodes!

How to: integrate Facebook videos on your WordPress blog

Update: This is an old post. If you’d like to embed Facebook videos on your site, I’d suggest using a plugin like Jetpack and its Shortcodes module.

Facebook is getting more and more popular everywhere on the net. Thanks to the Like button and other Facebook plugins, we can now interact and share content directly from all kinds of websites to Facebook. But what about embedding videos from Facebook to your website?
We have discussed about the integration of the Open Graph and Facebook connect earlier on this blog, but today I would like to show you how to embed a Facebook video, without having to copy and paste lines of code into your editor.

How to: integrate Facebook Open Graph Protocol into your WordPress theme

A few months ago, Facebook team uncovered a new major addition of the Facebook API: the support of the Open Graph protocol. Open Graph is not new but the possibility to use it to connect your website to Facebook certainly help it to get more popular.

To put it simple, by adding different meta tags into the head of your page, you give out information about the specific content you deliver, and all Facebook services, such as the share feature or the Like button, will make good use of this information. In the same way, Facebook uses these tags into profile pages, fan pages and applications.

Today in WordPress world – 19/08

Here are 23 tutorials to help you get the best out of WordPress. Hacks, good use of tags, display options… This list can be interesting for everyone!

Do not forget the robots!

The robots.txt file is used to allow or block crawling by search engine bots on your website. When you install your WordPress blog this file is not created by default. However it has a real importance for the Page ranking further on. Here are a few tricks for WordPress users.