150 Most Wanted WordPress Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

Posted by: Adrian
Date: June 7, 2011

All the WordPress bloggers already know that there are different themes and default features available while blogging. However these are limited. Yes, you can find an original theme, if you research a lot, but there is a good chance you will see the exact theme somewhere else as well so you can say goodbye to your imagined originality. You can compensate this with a nice content of course, but the design is also really important to make visitors read you.

If you want to go for a new unique look, you will have to get to know the PHP code of your blog and start being creative. Sometimes you just see a blog that has an amazing and creative design and you can’t help it wonder – how did the blogger achieve this? Well there are some tips and tricks that you can learn from the more experienced.

Whether it’s about changing the colors, administrating the comments or adding different new unusual features to your interface – you can learn it all step by step.

We found 150 WordPress tips, tricks and hacks that you can definitely find useful and we hope to hear back from you, telling us about the improvements you made or any other suggestions.

WordPress Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

1. 11 Ways to Create a Mobile Friendly WordPress Site

2. 25+ Extremely Useful Tricks for the WordPress Functions File

3. 4 Ways to Exclude WordPress Category from RSS Feeds

5. 5 Tips for using AJAX in WordPress

6. Add a favicon to your WordPress blog using a hook

7. Add Breadcrumbs to Your WordPress Blog

8. Add Gravatar for post author

9. Add Menus to the Admin Bar of WordPress

10. Add Thumbnails to WordPress with Custom Fields

11. Adding Tabs to Sidebar

12. Advanced Power Tips for WordPress Template Developers

13. Advanced WordPress Comment Styles and Tricks

14. Automatic WordPress Thumbnail Without Custom Field

15. Buy Me a Beer

16. Control your own WordPress Custom Fields

17. Create a Dynamic Sticky

18. Create an Ajax-based Auto-completing Search Field

19. Create and show categories image

20. Create really cool WordPress date button

21. Create Users Automatically In WordPress

22. Creating Helpful and Effective WordPress Archives

23. Custom CSS Per Post

24. Custom login page

25. Custom Pagination without WordPress Plugins

26. Custom Post Types in WordPress 3.0

27. Custom WordPress Homepage with Customizable Widgets

28. Custom WordPress Login Pages – Best Practices and Tutorial

30. Customize WordPress Login Logo without a Plugin

31. Declare Multiple Widgetized Areas

32. del.icio.us for WordPress

33. Delete all Feed Cache via SQL in WordPress

34. Display categories in horizontal Drop-Down menu

35. Display Google Docs spreadsheets in WordPress

37. Display Twitter messages in WordPress

38. Dynamic jQuery Feature Post Slider For WordPress

39. Embed Google Ad (AdSense) in first wordpress post

40. Exclude certain categories from being displayed

41. Exclude Post from WordPress Feed

42. Exclude Posts and Pages in WordPress Search

43. Format images for feed readers

44. Free tools for WordPress Backup

46. Google Syntax Highlighter for WordPress

47. Hiding Advertisements For Single Posts

48. Highlight author’s comments

49. Highlight WordPress Category when on a Single Post

50. How to Add a Dynamic Copyright Date in WordPress Footer

51. How to Add a Print Button To Your Theme

52. How to Add A Shortcode in WordPress?

53. How to Add Adsense Code Manually in Post Using Shortcode

54. How to Add an Author Info Box in WordPress Posts

55. How to Add an Email Button To Your Theme

56. How to Add Twitter Tweet Button on your WordPress Blog

57. How to Allow Contributors to Upload Files in WordPress

58. How to Automatically Create Bit.ly Links for Blog Posts

59. How to automatically remove the Nofollow from your posts

60. How to Automatically Use Resized Images Instead of Originals

61. How To Avoid Duplicate Posts

62. How to Build a Custom WordPress Theme from Scratch

63. How to Change Header Logo in WordPress Dashboard

64. How to create a mobile WordPress theme with jQuery Mobile

65. How to Create a Theme Development Environment for a Live WordPress Site

66. How to Create a WordPress Options Panel

67. How to Create a WordPress Plugin

68. How To Create a WordPress Theme: The Ultimate WordPress Theme Tutorial

69. How to Create an Author Info Section in WordPress

70. How to Customize Fonts in a WordPress Blog with CSS3

71. How to detect mobile visitors on your WordPress blog

72. How to Disable Automatic formatting in WordPress posts

73. How to Disable Comments on All Posts in WordPress

74. How to Display “Time Ago” for Posts and Comments

75. How to Display Ads Only to Search Engine Visitors in WordPress

76. How to Display Facebook Statuses on WordPress Blog

77. How to Display Feedburner Subscriber Count in Text

78. How to Display Related Posts in WordPress Without a Plugin

79. How to Display Twitter Follower Count in Text

80. How to enable Multi-Site option in WordPress 3.0

81. How to Highlight the Search Terms in Results in WordPress

83. How to Increase the Maximum File Upload Size in WordPress

84. How to Install and Setup W3 Total Cache for Beginners

86. How to install WordPress locally on a Mac

88. How To List All Posts Of An Archive, A Category Or A Search Result

89. How To Make a WordPress Events List

90. How to Optimize Your WordPress Title

91. How to Put Your Best Content Forward

92. How to Remove Ads from Select Categories

93. How to Remove Default Author Profile Fields in WordPress

94. How to Remove the Admin Bar from WordPress 3.1

95. How to Remove WordPress Update Notice from Admin Panel

96. How to set a maximum word count on post titles

97. How to Set WordPress Post Expiration Date/Time

98. How to show a different number of posts for a WordPress category

99. How to Show First Image from Post Without Plugin

100. How to Show Only a Post Excerpt

102. How to: Embed CSS in your posts with a custom field

103. Implement a sliding login panel in to WordPress with Mootools

104. Incorporate Cufon in WordPress

105. Increase your WordPress Blog Performance by using Google App Engine

106. Individual Design for any Page

108. jQuery Dropdown Navigation in WordPress

109. Make Shortcodes User-Friendly

110. Migrating a WordPress Site – FTP, PhpMyAdmin and SQL queries

112. Notifixious – Notify Users via IM

113. Open links in new windows (by default)

114. Optimize WordPress Performance with the wp-config.php File

115. Paginated Comments

116. Place a login form in the sidebar

117. Place content only in RSS Feed

118. Plugin To Add Custom Field To An Attachment In WordPress

119. Post Formats – More Creative Ways For A Theme

120. Post image the easy peasy way

122. Quick Tip: Improve your website’s 404 page

123. Random Redirect

124. Redirecting Visitors to a Temporary Maintenance Page in WordPress without a Plugin

125. Remove WordPress Multisite Feature – ToDo List!

126. Remove/Replace Content from the WordPress Database

127. Seperate Comments from Trackbacks/Pingbacks

128. Show Your Top Contributors Without a Plugin

129. Showing Random Posts In WordPress

130. Sidebar With Dynamic Contents

131. Simple Autoresize for WordPress Background Image Function

132. Step by Step Guide to Setup FeedBurner for WordPress

133. Stop WordPress From Ever Logging Out

134. Styling Different Posts in Different Ways With Post_Class

136. The Essential Elements of your First WordPress Design Site

137. Top 10 Things to do after installing wordpress

138. Using HTML5 Elements in WordPress Post Content

139. Using WordPress as Membership Directory

140. Wicked WordPress Archives in One Easy Step

141. WordPress Breadcrumbs Without a Plugin

142. WordPress Custom Fields 101: Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

143. WordPress functions.php Template with 15 Essential Custom Functions

144. WordPress How to : Style comments of every roles

145. WordPress query_posts Tips

146. WordPress Template Hierarchy and Conditional Comments

147. WordPress tip: allow upload of more file types

148. WordPress tip: Create a PDF viewer shortcode

149. WordPress tip: Insert custom content after each post

150. WordPress tip: Send article to a friend by email