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Stop hard coding urls in WordPress templates

A common mistake I come across when I’m working on WordPress themes is site urls and directory paths hard coded into template files. This is bad practice because if the site’s domain name ever changes, or if the theme is reused on another website, the urls won’t work.
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Getting more done by waking up early

One of my greatest challenges as a part-time freelancer is managing my time.¬†Between my family, my full-time job, and my freelance projects, finding enough time to do each of these things well can be tough. But it’s not impossible. As the saying goes, we all have the same amount of time in a day. It’s how we use it that …

Display your latest tweets with the new Twitter API v1.1

On June 11, 2013 Twitter retired v1 of its API. If you display a Twitter feed on your WordPress website you need to upgrade to v1.1, otherwise the feed will stop working. If you rely on a plugin to display the Twitter feed, you don’t need to wait for the developer to get around to updating it. Disable the plugin …