WordPress 3 comes with the ability to create Custom Post Types, which makes it very simple for us developers to extend WordPress and use it as a proper CMS for any business need. Apart from the default Posts and Pages, we can now create custom types to better suit our content, and make it easier for users to update the site. In this guide we explore many options for creating custom post types and custom meta boxes to go with them.
Inserting YouTube videos in your WordPress site or blog enhances its stickiness and can be excellent for illustrating a point you are making. With the two plugins we are reviewing inserting a YouTube video in your WP site will be really easy, and you also get loads of options for customisation too.
As time goes by your WordPress database tends to get filled with redundant data which makes the database larger and can potentially slow down your site. An excellent plugin to perform cleaning duties with your database is WP Cleanup.
As we start another year which promises to be very exciting for the WordPress community, here are the top 10 blogs to watch out for. Whether you are just starting out in WordPress or are an experience developer, these resources should be in your feed reader. We also hope you add WPMayor to your favourites!
WordPress Guestbook plugins are very limited, however the DMSGuestbook plugin is a really excellent guestbook plugin with all the features one would expect. It is the leading WP guestbook plugin by far, having practically no competition at the moment. Let’s take a look at the features it offers.
A step-by-step guide on how to Backup your WordPress blog or site using the BackupBuddy plugin. You can backup your database or your full site and can schedule your backups for full automation.
Let’s explore how we can get the most out of Twitter by posting new tweets to our WordPress blog and also publishing tweets about new blog posts. The plugins we will use are WP-to-Twitter and Tweet Adder.
Learn how to disable a WordPress plugin’s stylesheet and use your own stylesheet instead. Reasons why you would want to do this are various, for example load speed optimisation and customising a plugin’s appearance (more than its own options allow you to). We also learn how to selectively load stylesheets.
All the options currently available for turning off commenting on WordPress pages, posts or custom post types. Check out the various alternatives and choose the one you like best.
Learn about the nature of WordPress Tags and Categories, and how you can make these taxonomy tools work in your favour by making users and search engines find your content in an easy way.