Things you can learn from 2014 theme

This is my small talk at the last Hanoi WordPress Meetup before the Lunar New Year! In this slide, I show some things that we can learn from 2014 theme from point of a developer. I don't talk about design or responsive thing as people talked about that too much. I focus only on code,…

Introducing Whisper – My First Premium WordPress Theme

I've been working as a freelancer for a long time. This is excellent progress to accumulate experience and it helps me a lot in being familiar with code of premium and free themes, frameworks and plugins. I've been learning and customizing them. Thanks for that knowledge, my team FitWP has built a theme framework and…

2 Small Secrets About WordPress

It was a stressful time for me in the last few months. Besides the regular freelance work, I and my WordPress team are trying to build a new business at http://fitwp.com (From Idea To WordPress) and http://7listings.net (theme dedicated for "listsings" website like accommodations, tours, companies, rentals, ...). And there're a lot of work ahead.…

My slide at Hanoi WordPress Meetup

On last Thursday, we hosted the 4th meetup of WordPress in Hanoi. It was the Mid Autumn Festival, so not many people came. But we still had 5 talks (2 slides). I also talked about widget settings UI & UX, which I think should be improved. People still don't pay much attention to widget settings.…

Disable XML-RPC in WordPress – Complete Guide

While monitoring hits to this blog, I recognize that the file which received most hits is xmlrpc.php. I was surprise because I don't use XML-RPC for remote access, posting at all. I guess the problem may comes from bots, spammers or even hackers. So I decided to disable XML-RPC completely and here is how I…

More data and charts in Top Search Queries in Google Websmaster Tools

Top Search Queries in Google Websmaster Tools is a great tool for discovering what keywords do visitors use to find our website, what is the website position in Seach Engine Result Pages (SERPs) with each keyword? Today, Google has improved the Top Search Queries page in Webmaster Tools to provide more data and charts for…

WordPress plugin for building internal links

Internal links are links on your website that point to other pages of the website. Internal links is an important SEO factor, that helps search engines to understand website structure and index more pages of website. In this post, we will discover a WordPress plugin, Internal Link Building, for automatically linking between posts and pages…

WordPress: Remove author link in comments

WordPress, by default, display author name as a link to author URL in comments. It's good for those who want to discuss seriously, they deserve backlinks for their websites. But sometimes you get spam comments, they just want to have backlinks without adding anything to discussion. To prevent this situation, removing author link in comments…

How to add Official Google Buzz Button to your blog

Yesterday, Google has released the official buttons for sharing and following articles in Google Buzz. This is different from some hacks where Google Reader is used as the backend. The official buzz buttons allow you to copy-and-paste into your blogs and directly post your articles to Google Buzz. (more…)

Blogger: Page Navigation with WP-PageNavi style

If you use WordPress, you might have heard about WP-PageNavi, the famous page navigation plugin. But in Blogger (blogspot) there is no such “plugin”. Blogger provides only Previous Post, Next Post links, and they cannot satisfy us. In this post, I will show you some code to make beautiful page navigation with WP-PageNavi style. (more…)