28Oct

Better 404 page: populate a search field with name of page not found

Ideally, you won’t have any 404 situations in your site. Of course, we all know this is far from being true and “Not found” pages on your site is a common situation that might arise from different reasons, ranging from bad or expired links to simple user typos. In these cases, you can and should build better 404 page by providing some information for them to find the content they were looking for. In this tutorial we will explore one way to build a more friendly 404 page by displaying the WordPress¬†search field populating¬†it with the terms used in the url written by the user.

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20Oct

Free font Matilde by TypeDepot

The TypeDepot type foundry recently released a new typeface available for free. Matilda, the font, has some beautiful and delicate squared serifs, as well as some carefully crafted curls.

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18Oct

How to display related posts using custom taxonomies

A good technique to help minimize bounce rates in a website is to offer content related to the one that is currently being consumed by the user. We’re going to learn here how to achieve this in WordPress using custom taxonomies, but you can use post tags or categories with the same code.
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11Oct

Sudtipos releases Cupcake & Monroe

Sudtipos released today two beautiful fonts: Monroe, a delicate slab serif and Cupcake, a bold typeface so sweet that you will want to eat it.

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5Oct

Slider Gallery Shortcode for WordPress

A couple of weeks ago I started building a plugin to be sold on the CodeCanyon network. The idea for this plugin was that it should be a shortcode to display a slider gallery with a minimal effort. Plugin is finished now and you can buy it from CodeCanyon. In this post we’ll go through a short review about the plugin.

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29Sep

How to hide Personal Options in WordPress’ User Profile

Even though WordPress might not the friendliest CMS for user management, provides a good amount of customization for users meta information and profiles. However, one thing that is a bit rough right now is the Personal Options block in the User Pofile: you can’t hide it by removing an action hook or even filter it. In this tutorial we’re going to learn how to removing it using jQuery.
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26Sep

Lettering and typography by Andrei D. Robu

Andrei D. Robu is a designer working from Bucharest, Romania. His works cover lettering, illustration, typography and graphic design.

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25Sep

The future of the internet does have room for web designers!

While I refrain myself from getting into discussions about something that somebody else said, the last article by Cameron Chapman in SmashingMagazine made me think. Ok, it got me angry because of the dangerous pretentious of the article: considering graphic design irrelevant and worst of all, unnecessary. After reading something I find so shallow and biased, I decided to write a response to it.

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23Sep

How to create a TinyMCE button plugin for WordPress


One of the best things in WordPress is the awesome rich text editor included, TinyMCE, by Moxiecode. It’s easy to use, organized and if you need to, you can reveal or even add more buttons to extend its functionality. For instance, to wrap a text selection with a shortcode or add a particular class to an image, to mention rather usual tasks. In this post we will build a plugin to wrap your selected text with a shortcode.

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21Sep

DevPress launches

After some weeks of teasing and giving sneak peeks to Theme Hybrid exclusive members, DevPress was finally launched today. DevPress will be offering WordPress themes and plugins and is the result of a collaboration between Justin Tadlock, Ptah Dunbar, Tung Do and Patrick Daly.

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