Advanced WordPress Comment Styles and Tricks

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Advanced WordPress Comment Styles

Comments are gold. There’s little a blogger loves more than to see a whole list of comments posted on his/her article. It’s great to know people want to engage with you, and they can add a lot to an article.

However, if comments are not done well, they can be difficult to read and follow, or even just downright boring.

What we’re going to do first is create a custom comment callback that allows us to specify the way the comments are output, then lay out the structure for the comment list and reply form, add extra functionality such as author-only styles, implement comment subscription options and spam protection, and, finally, we’ll add nice CSS styling to everything we’ve done.

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Write Better CSS With Best Practices

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CSS Best Practices

Everyone has a slightly different approach to CSS. That’s part of the reason it can be a nightmare to edit someone else’s code.

But there are a few good practices you can use in your CSS to make your stylesheets easier for you to read, and easier for anyone else that ends up modifying them in the future.

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Get to Know the WordPress Hierarchy

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WordPress’s popularity and usefulness as a multi-purpose content management system, continues to grow, and the more people flock to using this CMS the more an understanding of some of the basics of how it operates becomes necessary.

In that vein, I have put together this post that examines the WordPress template hierarchy and the use of conditional statements. Technically you only need two files for a WordPress theme to work, index.php and style.css.

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Automatic Amazon s3 Backups on Ubuntu / Debian

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Amazon s3 Backup on Ubuntu Server

VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting is the next level up from shared hosting. You get a lot more server usage for each of your dollars, but the catch is that you lose all of the easiness of shared hosting.

One of the most important things you need to set up with your VPS is automatic backups. If your VPS crashes and your data is lost, your entire blogging history will be wiped out in an instant if you don’t have backups at the ready.

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40 Extraordinary Photoshop Text Effects

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Photoshop Text Effects

The trouble with Photoshop Tutorials is that there are a lot of them out there, but you only want the very best, most creative ones.

In this post, we’ve collected 40 of the very best and most extravagant tutorials for working with type. After working through a few of the most appealing looking ones to you, you should have more than a few ideas for creating your own, unique effects!

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Get More From Your Site’s Visual Acreage

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Real Estate

One of the most important, and sometimes most difficult, parts of web design is deciding what to do with the space that is given you.

Usually, you have around 960 pixels in width and an indefinite height to work with, and it often feels like too much or too little. It’s very valuable when used correctly, but when used incorrectly it can destroy a website’s potential.

There are similarities in real estate. Each piece of property has a different value, some high and some low. Using a beautiful piece of property in the wrong way can diminish its value. By comparing page area in a website to real estate, we can learn a few principles that help us utilize the “property” of a web page to the maximum advantage.

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7 Essential Elements of Blog Design

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The blogosphere continues to expand almost on a daily basis, and as a web designer we often inform clients of the numerous benefits of attaching a blog to their site. It is always a great way to continuously update your readers as to what new developments are being made in your business and what to look for as they stick with you on this journey.

This in turn, keeps your site well trafficked by the online masses as new content is added on a regular basis. And while there are a plethora of points and elements that are vital when designing a blog, some take precedence over the others.

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