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Show Latest Post In Each Category & Reduce Bounce Rate of your WP site

By on Oct 29, 2015 in WordPress

WordPress is certainly one of the most ingenious CMS platforms and it also helps to feature all the recent posts. But for those bloggers who need to move a step ahead  as your news website comprises of several categories such as business , politics, entertainment, editorial, sports and any other such and you wish to give your users recent post of each category not in the order of descending date. In this blog we will discuss how to categorize your blog , enumerate recent post according to the categories, depict a featured image of the post, ensuring that one post does not get featured in more than one category and styling feature to add aesthetic value to it. In order to practice this you first need to install your WordPress. Then you need to have some write ups and they need to divide into categories. Then a theme and also a code editor. Set Up your WP Theme We will commence with setting up our WordPress theme by creating a child theme for Foxy theme. Firstly, you need to create a new folder for your child theme and you can name it as foxy-child1. Now you need to create a file named as styles inside this theme folder and fill in the following information such as Name, Description,  Author and URI is totally dependent on you. Here’s my stylesheet: /* /* Theme Name:     Foxy Child Theme Theme URI:      http://www.elegantthemes.com/gallery/foxy/ Description:    Foxy Child Theme Author:...

Best Free WordPress Themes

By on Jun 6, 2015 in Interesting, WordPress

Here is a selection of some of the best Free WordPress Themes out there. Feel free to use these themes for your company website, personal blog or portfolio. Each is responsive, giving you great flexibility over different mobile devices. As we all know most of the times the best WordPress Theme are the paid ones, but for this post I’ve decided to concentrate on some of the FREE WordPress Theme I consider to be on the top rank. If you are not aware of it yet, The WordPress community is big. We are talking here of thousands of developers, designers, writers and also millions of everyday users. Each putting in their 2 cents to push WordPress forward. One way for designers and developers to contribute is to create awesome plugins and the best WordPress themes. Also interesting: Cool WordPress Menu Plugins An Awesome WordPress Theme is a great way to get your site off the ground. WordPress requires little setup and you don’t have to be a coder to make an awesome site. With tons of free WordPress theme, you can choose the one right for you. However, with so many choices sometimes it is hard to make up your mind. This post aims to guide you a guide, by presenting some of the Best Free WordPress Themes. Keep in mind this is very small fraction of all your choice. Shk Corporate By: optimistic_shekhar Download & Preview: https://wordpress.org/themes/shk-corporate/ Category:blog Responsive: Yes Shk Corporate is a powerful WordPress theme which incorporates responsive...

WCMIA 2015

By on Jun 3, 2015 in Interesting, WordPress

First Time Attending WordCamp So this passed weekend I attended WordCamp Miami at FIU and I have to say it was amazing. I got to talk to some of the people there and share some ideas. All of the speakers were also amazing, one of my favorites was Chris Lema who talked about the importance of having a well structured business plan, and also about how to improve your writing skills. Overall it was a great experience for me. I been messing around with WordPress for a while since 2012. Mostly on the development side, building custom themes for clients, creating user friendly plugins: Easy Bubble Menu and Visual Slide Box Builder. But being part of a social event was an expansion of my experience with WordPress. It is great to meet in person the people using WordPress and making a living out of it. It is really a great community to be part...

8 Cool WordPress Menu Plugins

By on Jun 2, 2015 in Interesting, WordPress

Finding A WordPress Menu Plugin Menus are a very important competent of a website. It shows visitor about your website purpose and how to navigate your site, it is a key factor in the user experience. A well designed navigation can make all the difference in your visitor’s experience. WordPress Allows you to create menus very easily, and there are plugins also out there to help you with this. In this article I will introduce you to a few WordPress Menu Plugins that I find very useful. These are Good WordPress Menu Plugins build correctly and tested. They are meant to enhance your site menu and provide a good user experience to your visitors. Max Mega Menu Easy to use drag & drop WordPress Mega Menu plugin. Integrates with the existing WordPress menu system. Responsive, retina & touch ready. Dropdown Menu Widget Pages/Categories/Custom dropdown navigation menus with nice jQuery effects. Comes with various customizable CSS themes! Custom Menu Wizard Widget Show branches or levels of your menu in a widget, or in content using a shortcode, with full customisation. Nextend Accordion Menu User-friendly, highly customizable and easy to integrate menu solution to build custom accordion menu from any WordPress menu. WP Easy Bubble Menu Enhance your site by adding an elegant supplementary menu. WYSIWYG – Easily build supplementary menus builder tool. Add links with custom icon and built-in animations. Fixed Circular Navigation Menu Fixed fancy navigation, perfect as an extra or mobile auxiliar menu. Circular shaped with a modern...

WordPress Image Hover Plugin

By on May 13, 2015 in Interesting, WordPress

Create Image Hovers Easily Creating an image hover effect in WordPress is very easy using this amazing plugin Visual Slide Box Builder. The plug-in is FREE and also comes with a paid version that allows you to create responsive layouts. There are quite a few WordPress Image Hover Plugins out there, but this one is designed specifically for people that don’t have time to deal with HTML, CSS, Javascript and none of that, people that prefer an easy user interface. User Friendly Visual Slide Box Builder is as easy as it gets. You can create image hover effects without having to know a thing about HTML, CSS or javascript; this plugin does everything for you. Simply design a Hover Animation using the intuitive UI with live preview. Save your creation, retrieve the shortcode and paste it anywhere on your WordPress Site. This WordPress image hover plugin can be used to create a lot of interactive content on your site. There is no limit to the number of image hovers you can create, therefore you can create a whole home page with this plugin. THE WordPress Image Hover Plugin Visual Slide Box Builder Intuitive User Interface with Live Preview As you can see here it is comes packed with lots of features and properties you can tinker with. And the best part is that you don;t need to know about web development to create awesome animations. With the Live Preview integrated in this WordPress Image Hover Plugin you can create...

Create a beautiful circular menu in WordPress

By on Jan 20, 2015 in Interesting

Beautiful Circular Navigation – WordPress Menu is a very important part of any website. It shows visitor about your website purpose and how to navigate your site, it is a key factor in the user experience. A well designed navigation can make all the difference in your visitor’s experience. I will introduce you you to Easy Bubble Menu. A fresh WordPress plugin intended for non coders to build circular navigations. If you want to create navigation menus that really stands out of the crowd, WP Easy Bubble Menu is the answer. This plugin Offers a bunch of customizable options and many built-in animations. It also comes packed with a Live Preview which allows you to visualize your menu creation instantly. Admin Area: Sample Menus The good thing about using this plugin is that you are not forced to turn your navigation 100% circular. You can add a supplementary menu to your site that aids on the navigation while keeping your primary navigation menu. Easy Bubble Menu allows you to position the menu anywhere in your site. You can do this by either wrapping the [shortcode] around a div that you control its position, or you can leverage the plugin built in positioning system that allows you to position the menu in key places of the screen, such as TOP-LEFT, TOP-RIGHT, etc… Be sure to check out this awesome plugin and leave your...

HTML to PDF using PHP

By on Nov 13, 2014 in Interesting

The Easy Way to Convert Html to Pdf Using Php PDF, invented long ago by Adobe has become a standard in electronic documents exchange. When you convert a document to PDF it is supposed to look the same if you were to print it. This is very important to preserve structure in printable forms and important documents. On the down side, PDF are very bad for on screen reading specially on mobile devices. The fixed formatting of PDF documents means that it never fits well on the mobile screen. Either way, PDF are still in demand so it is important to know how to generate one from HTML. I have put together a simple tutorial that will show how you can convert HTML to PDF using PHP in only a few steps. I remember when I first had to convert HTML to PDF. I took a side job in which I was required to convert some HTML in a website into a PDF document for users to download. I tried searching online for a simple way to this but it was hard to find anything simple on converting HTML to PDF. I found lots of PHP libraries out there, but most of them were outdated and with very little or no documentation at all. After a while looking for a simple solution I found a really good PHP library with good documentation Dompdf. Dompdf is an HTML to PDF converter. At its heart, dompdf is (mostly) CSS 2.1 compliant...

Javascript Array Push

By on Nov 2, 2014 in Interesting, JavaScript

Pushing elements into an array in Javascript Javascript Array Push push() method appends a new item to the last of an array. This is very useful, it allows you to add elements to an array fast an easy, something that you will find yourself doing a lot in javascript web programming. Javascript arrays are indexed at 0, with the last element on the array having an index one less than the length of the array. So if you had three elements on one array and wanted to access the second element you will have to reference it by its index, equal to its position minus one, [2-1]=1. ?View Code JAVASCRIPT1 2 3 4 var arr = ['item one', 'item two', 'item three']; console.log(arr[0]); // prints 'item one' console.log(arr[1]); // prints 'item two' console.log(arr[arr.length - 1]); // prints 'item three' In essence, array push() as mentioned above appends an element to the end of the array, so you can picture it like this: ?View Code JAVASCRIPT1 this[this.length] = element; Javascript Array Push VS Reference by Index However, it appears to actually be less efficient that what is represented above. According to  Javascript Style Guide, you should always use index when possible as they will outperform array push. In an experiment performed by Steven Hall, Steven proved google’s guidelines to be accurate, as his results showed that using index was after all was faster than using javascript array push method. However, this experiment was performed about 4 years ago, when browsers...