Custom WordPress Login Screen



The WordPress admin login page is very easy to customize. With the code below, you can add your own CSS to the login page and make it look however you like. Check out the new Pro Blog Design login to see it in action.

Best of all, your customizations are all done in your theme files, so the changes will stay when you upgrade WordPress.

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How to Create Your Own Twitter Widget



Even if there’s a lot of quality WordPress widgets available, sometimes none exactly fits what you need. In that case, you’ll have to create your very own widget. It may sound difficult at first, but it is not if you have a little programming experience.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to write a simple widget to allow your readers to share your posts on their Twitter accounts.

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Design Review: Spotlight WordPress Theme



Spotlight is a premium WordPress theme designed by Mohsin Naqi of Blogging Bits and, Muhammad Haris. Newspaper themes are a tough genre, so let’s see how well it’s done.

This post was sponsored by Mohsin, but it’s going to be treated exactly like every other design review I write, so hopefully you’ll still learn from it even if you aren’t interested in getting a new theme!

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10 Things to do After Installing WordPress



The WordPress 5-minute install is great, nothing complicated about getting your blog up and running (most of the time). But once you install WordPress there are a number of other steps that you need to take in order to get the most from your blog.

Use the following as a to-do checklist for your future installations and you’ll keep yourself right.

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Create an Auto-Stats Page for Advertisers



Hello guys! For my first guest post here at Pro Blog Design, I’m going to show you how to sell more ad spaces by adding stats to your WordPress blog’s Advertise page.

Unless stated, the PHP codes here are going to go into your content itself. That means youl have to use WordPress Page Templates (They allow you to make a theme file specifically for your Advertise page).

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Elegant Themes Review



Elegant Themes is a WordPress theme club owned by Nick Roach. For $19.95, you get unlimited access to 19 premium WordPress themes, and every theme he brings out for the next year.

This post was sponsored by Nick, but I’m not using any affiliate links. It means there’s no benefit to me in selling the themes, so it’s as unbiased as I can get.

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11 Best Ways to Improve WordPress Security



“Why should I care about WordPress security?”

That is the question I usually get when I start talking about how to install WordPress securely. Believe it or not, many people think the chance of a hacker — or precisely, cracker or web site intruder — getting into their blog and causing havoc is slim to none.

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