Getting the most of your WordPress Dashboard

What is that one screen you see regularly on WordPress, but might not have customized so far? Yes, the dashboard. I have been using WordPress since long now myself, and very rarely have I seen someone spending time changing things on the dashboard. I think that is because people care more about what readers see, rather than what they see on the dashboard.

However, the dashboard, in generally should be one of the most productive and useful screen on your site.

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Adding JavaScript Libraries to WordPress

WordPress includes a number of JavaScript libraries because it uses those libraries in the administration screens. They’re available for you to use in your themes and plugins as well. The libraries include jQuery, Prototype, Scriptaculous, and SWFUpload. See the wp_enqueue_script Codex page for a complete list of the scripts available, along with their handles. This code, added to your plugin or theme functions […]

Change the “Enter title here” placeholder text to make it fit your content

When you’re working with custom post types, sometimes the post title isn’t a title. It might be a person’s name, a building number, or a course code (just to take a few examples from universities). So it’s great that WordPress has a simple filter that makes it easy to customize the “Enter title here” placeholder text to make it fit your content

My first contribution to WordPress core; and how you can do the same.

WordPress 4.6 was released just a few days ago. There were a lot of contributors that helped make WordPress 4.6 a reality. I’m proud to say that I was one of them. I never thought I’d be able to make the list but thanks to some help, I was able to contribute in my own […]

Child Themes with wp_enqueue_style()

Using Child Themes in WordPress is a great way to modify an existing theme, however, the CSS @import directive is slower than it has to be, so you should try and avoid it. Here’s why. If it takes 200ms to load the child theme’s stylesheet, and 200ms to load the parent-theme’s CSS, a modern web […]