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Posts about using the open source CMS WordPress

Logging Errors In WordPress

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 10:00

To debug WordPress many sites will tell you to add the WP_DEBUG setting on its own to your wp-config.php file, but this can be quite harmful as many server configurations will start showing PHP errors and warning messages on your site pages. Most sites will also log any errors to some form or error log, but this isn't always the best place for them to go.

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The Correct Way To Load A Template File In WordPress

Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 23:39

Since WordPress 3.0 there has been a funcion called get_template_part(), which has been used quite a bit in the new Twenty Ten default WordPress theme. This is an evolution of the usual way to include parts of themes by using functions like get_header() to include the header.php file. This function helps code resuse by including the same files multiple files, but also allows child themes to override parent themes.

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Some Essential WordPress Plugins

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 13:00

I know what you are thinking, but this isn't just another WordPress plugin blog post. I am asked every few weeks what WordPress plugins I would recommend, and I always end up giving a disjointed list of some from the top of my head. So instead of doing this I thought it would be a good idea to write down the plugins I use quite a bit and would recommend other to use. I will also try to add any alternatives (if they exist) to plugins I use.

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WordCampUK 2010: A Review

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 13:38

WordCampUK is an informal 2 day conference and barcamp that centers around using, working with and developing in WordPress. This year's WordCampUK was held in Manchester and so being local I could hardly miss the opportunity to attend. It was a great event, with great talks and lots of friendly people who were really enthusiastic about WordPress.

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Custom Post Types In WordPress 3.0

Monday, July 12, 2010 - 23:10

This article relates to WordPress 3.0. Much of the code posted here won't work on previous versions and some of the information may change in newer versions.

WordPress already comes with five different content types built into the system.

Posts

This is the standard content type and is generally the most used in a blog install. Posts tend to be aggregated onto pages but this is not always the case.

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