Since Wordpress is so popular CMS, it also has a large community of developers as well. Finding the best practices in this mass might be overwhelming and therefore we try to keep it simple and only preach what we practice.

Themes & Plugins

For both themes and plugins there are plenty of options to choose from. However if you wan’t to learn Wordpress in a deeper level, you might want to consider building your own themes and plugins. Of course it is not always necessary to reinvent the wheel, but for many projects a custom theme might be the best solution. WPTipster has years of experience in both Theme / Plugin development and while we still use third party plugins every now and then, we have for years trusted in our own custom themes for almost every single project.

Common misconceptions about WordPress among developers

WordPress is the most popular CMS at the moment, but it is also one of the most, if not the most, misunderstood CMS as well. Here are some common … Read more

WordPress local development with Trellis

In a previously posted article, WPTipsters introduced Trellis, the modern WordPress development stack. Now, it is time to learn how to setup a WordPress development environment with Trellis that … Read more

Adding social sharing to WordPress posts – AddThis

Providing the option to easily share content, is a great benefit for every website. While social shares aren’t necessarily greatest backlinks in terms of SEO, they still provide additional … Read more

Advanced Image Optimization for Mobile

In this article, we are going to take a look how to display a different image on mobile devices (phones in this case). While there is a CSS approach … Read more

Remove website url from WordPress comments

Allowing comments on your website allows your visitors to communicate with you and other visitors. While there are other hosted options for comments, the build in comment system is … Read more

How to display code in WordPress posts?

If you are running a website or a blog about development, you may want to display code previews for your visitors. With WordPress, the easiest approach is to install … Read more

Modern WP development – Introduction to Trellis

After multiple years using MAMP for local development it was time to do something else. While MAMP is still very easy to get started especially for beginners, there is … Read more

Learn to create shortcodes in WordPress

In this post we will show an example on how the create a shortcode that shows your latest posts. Shortcodes are WordPress specific code that allow users easily add … Read more

Basic tips on setting up an affiliate site with WordPress

Affiliate marketing is promoting someone else’s products and earning a commission on sale. In some occasions you might be rewarded on just providing the traffic. In this article we … Read more