13 Great WordPress Plugins To Power Up Your Admin Area

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Wordpress plugins are a great way to enhance and optimize your blog. In addition to adding more features to your actual blog, there are also a lot of plugins that can give you more control and power over the wordpress admin area.

Using these plugins you can do everything from hiding unnecessary elements to customizing the look of your admin area.

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Styling Different Posts in Different Ways With Post_Class

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With WordPress 2.7 came the post_class function. This gives a set of CSS classes to a post, depending on what’s Read More »

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10 Ways to Customize and Personalize your WordPress Blog

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Having a unique theme and adding personal touches to your blog is by no means a necessity, but it can really enhance and enable your site to stand out more among the blogosphere’s branded band of bloggers. Just like with any aspect of your brand, you want people to immediately make that association with you and your blog. This can easily be done with a custom design and the subtle injections of the person or persons that are behind the blog. If you are not in a position where you can create your own custom theme, do not fret, customizing a free or premium theme can work for your blog as well.

These attentions to detail tend to attract readers more than the impersonal feel that can be imparted by using a standard theme that lacks the personality and flavor of a customized one. So in this post, I have assembled 10 ways that you can easily adjust and tweak these details to give your site that distinctive edge that will help establish your blog’s presence. Start making your mark today to effectively strengthen your blog’s prominence, by working through the steps below.

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Social Bookmarking Link Codes for 33 of the Biggest

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Social bookmarking and link sharing is probably the largest source of traffic for most of us. Sites like Stumbleupon and Delicious send hundreds of thousands of visitors across the blogosphere.

So how can we encourage more people to share our links? One of the easiest options is to include a set of links at the bottom of your posts which readers can click to automatically vote for your article.

There are plugins which can do this of course, but that requires you to work with their settings, names icons in their banner and it means having yet another plugin installed on your site.

If you would rather avoid that and have complete control for yourself, then you might prefer to code the links into your theme yourself.

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How to Create a Beautiful Dropdown Blogroll Without JavaScript

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Dropdown menus are a great way of including a long list of links without cluttering up your page. The issue though is that they can be hard to style, but look quite ugly if you don’t. There isn’t a lot of flexibility with HTML’s <select> tags.

Well, why not do it with plain HTML instead?

In this post, I’m going to walk you through how I’ve set up the blogroll in our upcoming redesign. Load up the example page to see how our final product will look.

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Use WordPress as a PHP Framework for Your Static HTML Pages

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Wordpress is a great solution for creating blog, but that isn’t all it can do. The incredible power and simplicity of this platform allows you to create personal web pages or entire web sites in minutes, using all the functions of this environment with minimal effort.

With Wordpress, you can develop an entire professional web site (with or without a blog) even though you know just a little bit of HTML! Read on to see how.

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40 Free Premium-Quality WordPress Themes

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In my opinion, one of the best ways to learn about wordpress theme development is to take one of the many clean and nicely layed out free themes and start customizing them yourself.

With this hands on approach with a working model, you have the ability to see for yourself what is happening to the theme with each of the changes that you make. The guesswork becomes less guessy when you have an established functionable framework to start with, and then the tweaking teaching takes you through each step of the personalization process.

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