Useful Tricks And Techniques For WordPress

Useful Tricks And Techniques For WordPress

As one of the leading forms of content management on the Web, WordPress offers users and developers a lot of options, yet its versatility is often underestimated. These authors will help you understand more of what WordPress is capable of.


You'll learn simple tricks for customizing the CMS's default functionality, user access and back-end; as well as more involved techniques for manipulating taxonomies, toolbars and redirection paths. Those of you who really want to tackle WordPress functionality will learn how to test those plugins you've painstakingly created.


  • Easily Customize WordPress’ Default Functionality
  • How To Customize The WordPress Admin Easily
  • How To Create Custom Taxonomies In WordPress
  • Inside The WordPress Toolbar
  • Limiting The Visibility Of Posts In WordPress Via Usernames
  • Random Redirection In WordPress
  • Writing Unit Tests For WordPress Plugins

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 95
  • Language: English
  • Released: March 2013
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-943075-51-9
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-94454004-7
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-94454005-4

Excerpt From Chapter 2

How To Customize The WordPress Admin Easily — by Aurélien Denis

In this chapter, we take a break from some of the more advanced ways to customize WordPress, and share some super-easy customization techniques for the WordPress Admin area.

If you’re just getting started with WordPress, or have been running with default functionality for a while and now want to dig in with some useful and easy ways to customize your WordPress site, a great place to start is the WordPress Admin area, or backend. One of the great things about WordPress is that each part of the backend is easily customized using simple PHP functions.

Excerpt From Chapter 6

Random Redirection In WordPress — by Goce Mitevski

If you run an online magazine, most of your readers will never go through your archive, even if you design a neat archive page. It’s not you; it’s just that going through archives is not very popular these days. So, how do you actually make readers dig in without forcing them? How do you invite them to (re)read in a way that’s not boring? How do you make your WordPress magazine more interactive? Have you tried random redirection?

Call it recycling if you like, but random redirection doesn’t have to be about retreading familiar territory. Through random redirection, you offer readers a chance to hop randomly through your posts and discover content that they somehow missed.

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