How To Create A Featured Post Section In WP (And Get Pagination To Work)
If you’ve been working with WordPress for some time I’m sure there are a couple things you’ve had a hard time figuring out. One of the things I get asked a lot is how to get pagination working when you have a ‘featured post‘ section on the homepage.

Read more: http://spyrestudios.com/featured-post-section-in-wordpress-and-pagination/

Beginner’s Guide to Preventing Blog Content Scraping in WordPress
Blog content scraping is an act usually performed with scripts that extract content from numerous sources and pulls it into one site. It is so easy now that anyone can install a WordPress site, put a free or commercial theme, and install a few plugins that will go and scrape content from selected blogs, so it can be published on their site.

Read more: http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/beginners-guide-to-preventing-blog-content-scraping-in-wordpress/

Customize the WordPress admin area
Tailor the Administration Screens in WordPress to match your client’s branding with Thomas Hardy’s guide to customizing the popular CMS. While WordPress’ admin area works well, if you’re using it on a client’s website, you may want to customize it to give a more personalised feel by styling it using either yours or your client’s branding. In this tutorial, we will explore how to do just that.

Read more: http://www.netmagazine.com/tutorials/customise-wordpress-admin-area

50 of the Best WordPress Tips, Guides and Tutorials I Know

It doesn’t matter if you have never seen the WordPress Dashboard in your life, or if you have been using it since its b2/cafelog days – you will never know everything there is to know about WordPress.

Read more: http://managewp.com/50-best-wordpress-tips-guides-tutorials

How to Get Google’s Verified Authorship for your WordPress Blog

Everyone is talking about how the search is going social. Google +1 buttons are now integrated in websites, search results, and even in Google Ads. Well all that is important, but we are now seeing a rise in verified Authorship for Google search results.

Read more: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-get-googles-verified-authorship-for-your-wordpress-blog/

One K in 1 Day

The goal of ONE K in 1 DAY is to help 1,000 women get a website up and running online, on the same day. We will show you how simple, fast and hassle-free it can be and that it doesn’t have to cost you more than a handful of dollars, pounds or euros.

Read more and Register: http://startuptrainingschool.com/events/1k-1d/

My Go-To Resources for WordPress – BRIAN KROGSGARD

I often notice people looking for reliable WordPress resources. I’ve answered as much on Quora before, and the newly relaunched Code Poet recently asked people to share resources on Twitter. But I really just need to blog about all of the resources I use most often. I’ve been meaning to make this for a long time, so here I am.

Read more: http://krogsgard.com/2012/wordpress-resources/

How to contribute to WordPress – ManageWP

As you no doubt already know, WordPress in its current form wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the input of a huge number of developers all over the world, who happily sacrifice their hours to improve upon our favorite content management system.

Read more: http://managewp.com/how-to-contribute-to-wordpress

[Tech How To] User Contact Fields in WordPress

WordPress comes with a “default” set of user contact fields, which has always looked random to me: AIM, Yahoo IM and Jabber / Google Talk, instead of what I’d want to have there: Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

Read more: http://yoast.com/user-contact-fields-wordpress/

[Marketing How To] Twitter Business Marketing v Search Engine Optimization

Is it more productive to spend time marketing your business using Twitter or with SEO?

Not so very long ago this is not a question I’d ever really ask. But recently I’ve found with my clients effort put into marketing a website using Twitter can often deliver as many visitors than the same effort put into SEO.

Read more: http://www.reallysimpleseo.com/twitter-for-business/twitter-business-marketing-v-search-engine-optimization

How to reduce your bounce rate by over 40% (or at least how we did it!)

In fact, it was so radical that even the prospect of AB testing it had to be thrown out of the window, it’d be like apples and oranges, and so we took a deep breath, popped her out of the door and waited to see what happened… gulp.

Read more: http://wpmu.org/how-to-reduce-your-bounce-rate/

Learn If WordPress Is Secure

One of the most common questions that people have when they are thinking about using self hosted WordPress for their website revolves around whether or not WordPress is secure. When you’re running a website for either personal or business reasons, you want to make sure that your site isn’t vulnerable to attacks.

Read more: http://www.learnhowtousewordpress.com/learn-if-wordpress-is-secure

Serve your WordPress site 10x faster

You might be thinking to yourself, this guy is trying to sell some type of miracle snake-oil potion. How could it be so easy to speed up your WordPress site? The truth of the matter is that most of the time we don’t take advantage of many of the resources available to us. Most WordPress users are delivering uncompressed content to visitors of their sites.

Read more: http://www.benjaminbradley.com/serve-your-wordpress-site-10x-faster/

 

Learn WordPress Design Options (via @mrwebmarketing)

When you’re looking for that perfect WordPress theme for your website, you’re going to start to notice that you have a few different options.For the most part, there are three different WordPress design options that you’re going to come across when you’re looking for themes. Let’s break down these three options so that you can decide which one is going to work the best for you. Read More…

WordPress QR code tutorial video (via @totalbounty)

So many websites now contain QR codes, and primarily their use is within smartphones, where nearly every cell phone has a built in QR code reader now (or the ability to install an app that does). One of the best ways to use a QR code is to lead people to a page on your website, like in a POS flyer or ad. Read more…
How to Use Feedburner for Your WordPress Site – Podcast (via @dhartzler10)

Feeds are a way for websites large and small to distribute their content well beyond just visitors using browsers. Feeds permit subscription to regular updates, delivered automatically via a web portal, news reader, or in some cases good old email. Feeds also make it possible for site content to be packaged into “widgets,” “gadgets,” mobile devices, and other bite-sized technologies that make it possible to display blogs, podcasts, and major news/sports/weather/whatever headlines just about anywhere. Listen to the podcast

How to backup your blog

Are you like thousands of bloggers around the world who don’t back up their blogs? Many marketers have found themselves in the unfortunate situation of having to rebuild their blogs from the ground up. It’s heartbreaking and it doesn’t have to happen…. read more

How To Update WordPress Automatically Without Using FTP [Quicktip]

In some cases, you are not able to update/upgrade your WordPress and plugins to a newer version without providing your FTP connection information. This is a common issue whereby the WordPress system can’t write to your /wp-content folder directly. …read more

Data Serialization, WordPress, and my new best friend

Recently, Miriam wrote about Data Serialization and what a pain in the tuchus it can be to migrate a site that has serialized links in the database.

So, today, when I migrated one of our client’s sites from our staging server to the live/production server, I was frustrated that some of the widgets weren’t showing up properly after my usual Search and Replace of the old URL to the new URL in the database, yet excited that I could read her post to find a solution. Frustrexcited, if you will. …read more

WordPress Plugin Releases for 5/21

New plugins : Config Constants allows you to modify WP_DEBUG and other wp-config.php constants directly in the WordPress admin rather than manually editing them.
Password Protected is a very simple way to quickly password protect your WordPress site with a single password. … read more