Writing a Simple Google Maps Short Code

In this advanced tutorial we’re going to walk through the process of creating a simple short code to display Google Maps. The concept is simple, but we’ll be using advanced techniques and tools for displaying our maps. All maps will be cached using transients and all requests to Google’s API services will be done with…

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User Follow System – Part 1

In part one of the Creating a User Follow System tutorial series, we are going to take a quick look at how our final product may be implemented into a real live site, and the basic functionality it will contain. This entry is part 1 of 7 in the Creating a User Follow System Plugin…

Introduction to the WP Filesystem

I’ve spent a lot of time lately dealing with a little known, under-documented but extremely useful class in WordPress called WP_Filesystem. WP_Filesystem is used throughout WordPress to handle core/plugin/themes updates and various tasks that require writing files to your webserver. The WP_Filesystem class is a base class that has many extensions depending on what ‘method’…

Using Ajax in Your Plugin and WordPress Admin

This video tutorial walks you through the process of using ajax in the WordPress admin within your own plugins. The end result of this tutorial is not a complete plugin, but it does show the entire process, step by step, of how ajax is utilized in the WordPress dashboard.

Create a Simple Campaign Monitor Signup Form

Campaign Monitor is an email newsletter service built primarily for designers. It is definitely one of the most used email list services, along with Mail Chimp and Aweber. This tutorial is going to cover the basics of working with Campaign Monitor’s API by creating a basic newsletter signup form. You must be logged in and…

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WordPress Rewrite API – Part 3

In part 3 of the WordPress Rewrite API series, we will be covering adding custom endpoints to specific places of your blog content. Endpoints are extremely powerful, and in this case, they will allow us to enable AJAX in the default theme WordPress (Twenty Eleven), so that when loading a post or page, it’s all…