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WordPress – Display your Cached Tweets using PHP and OAuth

Primarily the focus on this tutorial is to display your cached tweets using PHP and OAuth on your WordPress website. We will be accessing the secure Twitter 1.1 API with PHP by parsing and caching the Json file using the WordPress API. It may seem a lot of code just to display your latest tweets on your website but the benefits are that you can style it to the taste of your theme with a little CSS and caching the Json file will not add extra load on the Twitter API.

New Update. I have packaged all of the features and more into a WP plugin. Please remember to remove any of the code used from this post before installing the plugin. Check out WOW-Twitter.

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Create a Twitter App For The New API

As you may, or may not know, Twitter are going to depreciate version 1 of their API next March. What does this mean to you? If you currently parse the Json file to display your tweets you will no longer be able to have access unless you use the authentication features. Why authentication? Various reasons I assume to limit users from making unnecessary calls to the API, Security reasons. How do I go about it? Well now you will have to create a Twitter App then use a form of authentication to make the API call.

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Steps to Consider Before Becoming a Web Designer

So you have got your web hosting and want to pursue a career in web design or maybe you want to design your own website for your own personal project. Unfortunately a web designer’s job isn’t finished once the site goes live there are other steps that need to be taken too, unless you have a massive budget and you pay for these services. Here is a guide of the steps to consider before becoming a web designer.

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New to Web Design? Use WordPress or Create your Own

If you are new to web design you will be glad to know that it can be very gratifying and a worthwhile learning experience. With a little effort and commitment you can grasp the basics and go on to create your own inspiration. But before you start there are several questions that you may need to ask yourself. Here is a little guide to help you decide which way forward in the web design world you want to go. This is a follow up post from New to Web Design? Newbies guide to Web Hosting

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Display WordPress Posts on another WordPress Blog

Following on from the post Display Your WordPress Recent Posts on a Static Page which was used to display your WordPress posts on a non-WP website on the same server. I have had several people contacting me on how to display WordPress posts on another WordPress blog. This tutorial will show you how to display your posts, associated post thumbnail images and a snippet of the content from one blog to another by fetching the data from your RSS feed using the SimplePie RSS parser which is included in the WordPress installation.

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The Worst Mobile Phones Ever

While mobile phones are a great reminder of mankind’s genius and a real indication of how far we’ve come since the ancients, some models have simply been so dreadful they would’ve failed to impress cavemen. These are simply the worst mobile phones we wished we’d never bought; the ones that we’re glad we dropped on the hard concrete.

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Converseen – Image Conversion Tool For Linux and Windows

Converseen is a all-in-one batch image conversion, compressing and resizing tool that is available for both Linux (Source and PPA) and Windows. Like many web designers having to process images to make them suitable for the web you may have to use a variety of different tools, I have used Shrink-O-Matic to batch resize my images, GIMP and it’s save for web plugin to compress individual images and also Trimage batch image processor. Having to use 2 or more tools to convert, compress and resize images can be very time consuming so having a tool to do all of those jobs for you will be extremely productive.

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Extend The Native WordPress Gallery

The WordPress media management has improved significantly over the years and the inclusion of the WordPress gallery feature back in 2008 enabled for you to display your galleries and link to either attachments pages or the image itself. However there are some features that would enhance the WordPress Gallery even further but are not currently featured in the latest version and not sure if they have been proposed in the next release. Here are just a few of them!

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Handy HTML5 & CSS3 Resources to Kickstart your First HTML5 Project

HTML5 and CSS3 has been known to web designers for many years but due to the lack of browser support it hasn’t been wildly adopted up until the release of Internet Explorer back in 2011. Internet Explorer 9 still doesn’t have complete support for HTML5 and CSS3 but IE10, which hasn’t been released yet, will support more elements including CSS transitions, transforms and have full support for offline web applications and form validation. Other browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera have better support but as yet there is no browser that supports HTML5 and CSS3 fully due to the fact that the specification is still a working draft itself and is estimated that it will not be reaching full specification until 2014. However don’t let this deter you from using it, you can start using HTML5 right now so kick it off with some valuable resources.

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WorldOWeb was initially designed to inform people on new software and security for Windows. Nowadays I post on things I like and come across in the web design world and throw in the occasional linux resource.

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As I am a caring person I support a local charity by maintaining and designing for www.alfiemilne.org.uk

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