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Top 20 WordPress Development Plugins

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Everybody needs tools to help with a job. You can’t put up a shelf without the aid of a screwdriver, using ‘no more nails’ doesn’t count!  The same can be said of WordPress development.  If you are developing a WordPress theme or plugin there are some excellent plugins available to help you do the job better. Furthermore, here is a roundup of more than 20 development tools that can speed up the process for you.

Python Resources, Tools and Articles to Get You Started

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With plenty of Python resources on the internet, I have compiled a comprehensive, but not exhaustive, list of article, books and tutorials for all who want to learn.  Python is a high-level programming language which from year to year ranks highly in the all-time computer programming favourites. As it’s powerful yet simple to learn it’s common for beginners to start as an entry into learning a programming language and is easily transferable to others who have experience in other languages such as Java and PHP.

WOW Playground – PHP Checkboxes Revisited

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Having checked back at some of my popular PHP and jQuery posts I decided to create WOW playground which unites all of my previous checkboxes and radio button form tutorials into one handy script.  I have updated to newer, modern technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and PDO, to handle the database.  jQuery and jQuery UI has been updated to the latest versions with a few new features and the odd tweak here and there.

Adding Google Charts to WordPress Blog Part 2

Google Charts

In this mini-series of Google Visualization tutorials, we will be adding a Google chart to a WordPress theme without having to install any plugins but ensuring that we use the correct WordPress functions and recommended a safe way of implementing JavaScript. The data we will be pulling will be in JSON format and will be stored on the same server inside the theme directory.  In this tutorial we will be adding  a stacked column chart.  Want to add a table?  Check out part 1

Adding Google Charts to WordPress Blog Part 1

Google Charts

In this mini-series of Google Visualization tutorials, we will be adding Google charts table to a WordPress theme without having to install any plugins but ensuring that we use the correct WordPress functions and recommended a safe way of implementing JavaScript. The data we will be pulling will be in JSON format and will be stored on the same server inside the theme directory.  In this tutorial, we will be adding a table. Want to add a chart?  Check out part 2

Jquery News Ticker – Display External RSS Feeds

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In this tutorial, I will show you how to display single or multiple RSS feeds using SimplePie in your WordPress theme in a news ticker style format using the jQuery news ticker script. If you want to link to your blog content try this tutorial. If you want to add a news ticker to a website that doesn’t use WordPress primarily but features a WordPress powered blog section then try this tutorial.

Jquery News Ticker – Display Recent Blog Posts

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In this tutorial I will show you how to display your recent blog posts in your WordPress theme in a news ticker style format using the jQuery news ticker script. If you want to link to external RSS feed(s) try this tutorial. If you want to add a news ticker to a website that doesn’t use WordPress primarily but features a WordPress powered blog section then try this tutorial.