WordPress Guy

WordPress Guy designs and develops WordPress themes and plugins. WordPress Guy teaches you WordPress stuff.

I’m back, redesigned

You may have noticed that I haven’t updated the blog for some months now. This is just a quick post to let you know that I’m back.

To celebrate, I have completely redesigned the site and tweaked the guy in the header to look more like me. It’s not quite finished yet, but I couldn’t wait any longer.

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Easily Updating WordPress with Subversion

Lately I was having a lot of trouble updating the WordPress installs on all the blogs that I manage. Doing it with FTP can be extremely slow and time consuming. I used to upload the zipped WordPress directory and then unzipping and updating via SSH, however, this still was pretty complicated. I’ve been wanting to try updating WordPress via Subversion for ages, and I finally did.
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An archives page with all the posts in cronological order

An archive page is nothing more than a page with links to your blog posts ordered by date, category, etc. In this tutorial we’re going to list all the blog posts in our blog, ordered by date in a hierarchical way.
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An easy to remember login address

Sometimes I find it pretty hard to type my WordPress Admin URL… you know “http://blogaddress.com/wp-admin.php” or “http://blogaddress.com/wp-admin/“… that’s too many dashes, points and slashes for my taste :-D.
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How to make a random post button

Ever wanted to have a “Random Post” link or button in your sidebar but you don’t know where to start? Well, today I’m going to show you how to do it.
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Multiple tag / category queries

Did you know that WordPress supports multiple tag queries?
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How to use initial caps in your WordPress theme

Initial CapAlso called initial letters, initial caps are enlarged characters that are used as the first letter of a paragraph. Initial caps can be in a different font, different color, or you could even use images instead! In this tutorial we’re going to learn how to create initial caps using special HTML markup, CSS styling, and then we’re going to automate the process with a PHP function.
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How to display a random ‘Read More’ link

Alert! This tip is more fun than useful.

Ever wanted to display a random “Read More…” link on your blog homepage? Here’s some code that’ll help you do just that.
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My First (free) Theme: Pistachio

Pistachio Theme

It’s only been 2 weeks since I launched wpguy.com, but I’ve managed to design and develop my first free WordPress theme!
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Don’t forget your navigation links

Picture this: You’ve been surfing the web for a little while, and end up in this great blog that seems to have lots of useful articles. But wait… There are no previous/next links after the tenth article! You’re doomed. Your only option now seems to be going through each and every category, or each and every month in the archives page.
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