One of the biggest security issues for WordPress is that many website owners will not update their install or their plugins. For the main install, the issue was partly settled by auto-updates for minor versions, but plugins are still too often left with their old versions. This can be due to not updating the blog often, […]

When looking for hosting your WordPress blog, you will be confronted to so many choices than making a decision will be very hard. 1. Dreamhost Dreamhost has a WordPress-optimized shared hosting that will work well for most website creators. It is not the cheapest way for hosting your WordPress blog, but it’s one of the […]

When you use WordPress’ category description feature, it can be annoying to have it displayed with some <p> tags around it. It can even mess up your theme sometimes. To get rid of those, just add the following piece of code in your functions.php file. remove_filter(‘term_description’,’wpautop’);

Dashicons has been the official icon font of the WordPress admin since 3.8. It was just extended with 30 news icons that cover Media, TinyMCE,, Sorting, Widgets, Alerts, and Miscellaneous. Here is the official announcement.

Showing off how many times a post has been shared on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ is great, but wouldn’t it be better if you could just show the total number of shares. Actually this is pretty easy to do in WordPress. To add up the shares of Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, all you need to […]

On the first page of your blog, you will never have newer posts to link to, so you should be able to identify this case. Same goes on the last page of posts. To check if you have next or previous posts to display, just include the following PHP code. if($link = get_previous_posts_link()) { echo […]

If you struggle to get the width of your elements right in CSS, this small walkthrough of the differences betweet width:auto and width:100% should clarify things for you.

Whether you are a designer, a developer, or you just downloaded a WordPress theme and want to check its integrity, some quality control is always good. Here are three ways you can use to validate your WordPress themes. An excellent resource if you don’t want to install a plugin to check your themes, just […]

The road to WordPress 3.9 is on fast tracks with the release recently of WordPress 3.9 Beta 2. This version has over hundred changes made since version 3.9 Beta 1. All the details are available in the original announcement post.

This is a little trick that I recently used in a design. I had to separate the posts by day, and insert the date once, a bit like what you can see on your likes page on StumbleUpon. To do it, all you have to do is to insert this little bit of code in […]