One of the hardest situations for designers is getting their design ripped off without any respect for the hard work they put in their work. I Love Colors’ design was ripped off today. The ripper site is a site from China, Wooton.cn, whose hosting provider is en.hichina.com. I’ve sent today an email (not a cease and desist yet, just a friendly email) to notify them about this irregular behaviour on one of their sites, which I’m sure goes unnoticed by now. And yeah, he didn’t even removed the logo!
Ideally, you won’t have any 404 situations in your site. Of course, we all know this is far from being true and “Not found” pages on your site is a common situation that might arise from different reasons, ranging from bad or expired links to simple user typos. In these cases, you can and should build better 404 page by providing some information for them to find the content they were looking for. In this tutorial we will explore one way to build a more friendly 404 page by displaying the WordPress search field populating it with the terms used in the url written by the user.
A good technique to help minimize bounce rates in a website is to offer content related to the one that is currently being consumed by the user. We’re going to learn here how to achieve this in WordPress using custom taxonomies, but you can use post tags or categories with the same code.
One of the best things in WordPress is the awesome rich text editor included, TinyMCE, by Moxiecode. It’s easy to use, organized and if you need to, you can reveal or even add more buttons to extend its functionality. For instance, to wrap a text selection with a shortcode or add a particular class to an image, to mention rather usual tasks. In this post we will build a plugin to wrap your selected text with a shortcode.