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WordPress Basics: Custom Post Types

Reading Time: 3 minutes You might find it hard to believe, but for an experienced WordPress developer trying to see something from a new WordPress user’s perspective is almost as difficult as it is for that user to develop a theme or a plugin. Still, dropping your standard hat and putting a different one on every now and then is rarely a bad thing. So let’s take a look at one of WordPress’ most important features – post types, focusing more on the WHYs of using custom post types than the HOWs.

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What Do You Expect from a WordPress Theme?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Back in the 80’s there was a car salesman in the Pittsburgh offering either a Yugo or further discount to every person who buys a Cadillac from him. The story sounds so ridiculous that until I checked this morning I though it was just a joke.

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A Perfect WordPress Theme Part 1 – Bloated is Bad

Reading Time: 4 minutes A theme that registers shortcodes, custom post types, custom taxonomies, handles your SEO, Google Analytics code and who knows what else is not a perfect WordPress theme, it is a bloated one at best.

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Continue reading Why a Public WordPress Theme Should Never Do a Plugin’s Work

Why a Public WordPress Theme Should Never Do a Plugin’s Work

Reading Time: 3 minutes Before buying a WordPress theme for your next website, you must go through this checklist: Ask yourself: What’s more important, the unique content I plan to create or theme’s look and feel I’ll share with thousands of people? Ask theme author: What happens to my content if I decide to replace this $50 theme with…

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