Yesterday I discussed support on the WordPress forums and discovered that most commenters have had a negative experience using them. I would like the WordPress forums to change but I’m just one person and I’m not even sure if WordPress wants them to change. It seems like something would have been done by now.
For today I have gathered 5 of my best WordPress howto articles for this post. Many of them were written before you were reading – or before really anyone was reading for that matter.
I’ve worked at making the search on my site more useful so you can always search on WordPress howto or WordPress tips to locate additional information.
This article provides a code example on how to list recent posts from a single category. There is an example on the sidebar on my About page, which lists my last 5 articles in the WordPress Tips Category.
I’ve mentioned many times that I’m not a fan of the Automatic Upgrade Plugin. It works fine for many people but I prefer manual upgrades as it is easier for me to troubleshoot the problems if something goes wrong. The upgrade guide in the WordPress Codex is, in my opinion, confusing so I wrote my own. I now use my own guide when upgrading and haven’t had a single problem.
A short tutorial on how to customize the appearance of the gravatar images in your WordPress comments. It’s a lot easier than you think it would be.
More and more people want to use WordPress as a CMS, or Content Management System. By doing this they are creating a website with WordPress and the blog is just one part of it. The first step in using WordPress in that manner is to create a static front page rather than having the blog be the main page.
This tutorial provides a code solution on how to exclude pages from your navigation or sidebar. Many of us have a lot more pages than we want to use in our navigation area and this is a way to remove them from being displayed. I use this technique in my header and footer.
I hope you find this round-up useful. Let me know what you think. Are these tutorials too easy, too hard, just right? Are there other topics that you would like to have covered?
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