How to setup different admin and theme languages on your WordPress blog

Simply set the desired locale (on line 6) then add the code to your functions.php file.

Thanks to wp-snippet for the cool tip! WpRecipes.com

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How to Install and Customize Varnish for WordPress

The following is a guest post by Austin Gunter of WPEngine.com.

If you’re looking to boost performance for a content-heavy WordPress installation, adding a cache like Varnish is a great way to boost your site’s performance.

NB – This is an advanced topic, and only relevant if you have full control over your server (e.g. you’re on a VPS). It does not apply to regular webhosting.

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WordPress Development: Bypassing the Settings API

The following is a guest post by Andy Walpole.

There are many parts of the WordPress API which are fantastic but there are also other parts which, I would argue, are lacking.

The Settings API was introduced in version 2.7 to allow the semi-automation of form creation. All credible Content Management Systems and frameworks have their own set of functions or classes for the same purpose. Drupal has a multitude of hooks which can be leveraged, while CodeIgniter uses a combination of the Form Validation Class and the Form Helper .

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CSS & JS Auto-Refreshing with Live.js

I want to share a fantastic little tool that I’ve only recently come across; Live.js, written by Martin Kool.

This JavaScript file automatically checks for changes to your CSS and JavaScript files, and refreshes them.

That means you can have your text editor in one half of the screen, and a web browser in the other. When you save changes in the editor, the updates are reflected immediately in your browser. It really helps to speed up your development time.

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7 Plugins to Save Time With the Dashboard

As bloggers, we spend a lot of time working on a range of different tasks. This includes things like checking stats, monitoring ad revenue, and interacting on social media.

That leaves us with a lot of sites to log into. But by adding a few WordPress plugins, you can pull some of this data back into the WordPress dashboard, which saves you time by giving a quick snapshot overview of everything.

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WordPress shortcode to embed Google trends graphs

The first step is to create the shortcode. To do so, open your functions.php file and paste the code below in it:

Once you saved your functions.php file, you can now use the shortocode in your posts and pages. Here is an example of usage:

Thanks to Kevin Chard for the shortcode! WpRecipes.com

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