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Creating jQuery UI Tabs in WordPress

jQuery UI is the official jQuery user interface library. It provides interactions, widgets, effects, and theming for creating rich internet applications. jQuery UI provides a comprehensive set of core interaction plugins, UI widgets and visual effects that use a jQuery-style, event-driven architecture and a focus on web… Read more…

How to Create a jQuery Slide Gallery with WordPress Posts

This is a tutorial to replace my old tutorial on how to add SmoothGallery to WordPress. The principles of adding SmoothGallery and a jQuery slide gallery are almost the same. I’ve did some research and found what I consider to be an excellent slide gallery jQuery plugin.

Introducing, the… Read more…

4 Pop Over WordPress Plugins

To me, a pop over window is essential for getting new subscribers to your newsletter. I have found 4 WordPress plugins that allow you to add a pop over into WordPress with relative ease.

1. OptinPop

This is a free WordPress plugin that creates a pop over… Read more…

Include the Latest Version of jQuery in WordPress without Duplicates

At the time of this posting, WordPress 2.9.2 uses jQuery 1.3.2 but the latest version is 1.4.2. I wanted to use the latest version because it is supposedly about 3 times as fast as 1.3.2 as reported on the jQuery 1.4.2 release notes.

jQuery is automatically included… Read more…

How to Split Test Your Pop Over Window in WordPress

I installed the OptinPop plugin to create pop over windows for my newsletter opt-ins. I wanted to measure the effectiveness of my pop over window’s ability to get people to sign up for my newsletter. Since I have been using Dynatracker to track the number of people… Read more…

jQuery or MooTools in WordPress?

I have recently ditched the MooTools Javascript library in favour of the jQuery Javascript library. What that means is I have removed the MooTabs and SmoothGallery from this web site and replaced them with jQuery scripts instead.

My reasons for giving up MooTools…

WordPress uses the jQuery Javascript

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How to Speed Up WordPress Part 1: Plugins

I recently made some changes to my web site to try to speed up the loading time of my pages. After installing loads of WordPress plugins and other social networking widgets, my web site loading time became rather slow because of all the extra CSS and Javascript code that came… Read more…

Import/Export Posts from WordPress to WordPress

I recently did an export of most of the posts of my internet marketing blog to this blog. It was quite simple actually. Simply click on the Tools -> Export link on the left of the WordPress admin sidebar to export all the content from a WordPress blog to a… Read more…

How to Customize the Google Friend Connect WordPress Plugin’s CSS & Make It XHTML Compliant

This is a follow up to my previous post on how to install the Google Friend Connect WordPress plugin. This plugin by Google is really rough on the edges and it requires some tweaks for people concerned with the XHTML code and CSS design.

Fixing the Google Friend ConnectRead more…

How to Install the Google Friend Connect WordPress Plugin

I am still very new to this Google Friend Connect phenomenon. I decided to take a closer look at Google Friend Connect after reading Chris Lang’s post about the Google Friend Connect WordPress plugin. It seems like a new way to get traffic and… Read more…

How to Add StumbleUpon Buttons to WordPress

StumbleUpon can be found within the ShareThis plugin’s list of social bookmarking sites. I believe StumbleUpon should be given its own place outside of the ShareThis plugin’s menu because it is a very important social bookmarking site and I want my visitors to be able to share my web sites’… Read more…

How to Fix the Exclude Tree Pages Bug in WordPress 2.7

Sometimes a new WordPress release messes up things that they fixed in a previous version. Here we go again with the irritating exclude pages bug in WordPress! The fix is something similar to post I blogged about in August

My fix was inspired by this post from Read more…

How to Add a “Tweet This” Button to WordPress

TwitThis is a free service and WordPress plugin that allows you to add a “Tweet This” button at the end of your WordPress posts/pages. Another plugin would be Tweet This, a WordPress plugin with a bit more features than the TwitThis. I prefer the latter because… Read more…

WordPress 2.6.5 is Released

WordPress jumped from version 2.6.3 to 2.6.5. Version 2.6.4 does not exist because there was a fake version of it. The WordPress 2.6.5 update is pretty easy. We only have 5 files to replace:

/wp-includes/feed.php
/wp-includes/version.php
/wp-includes/post.php
/xmlrpc.php
/wp-admin/users.php

Gotta love these tiny updates!

Display Gravatar Avatars on Your Web Site

In my tutorial on how to display twitter status messages in WordPress, I used my own avatar picture beside the speech bubble. I have not found a way to retrieve my Twitter avatar from Twitter. Hopefully, I will figure out how to do it in the near future.

An… Read more…

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