Abbas Suterwala
I am Abbas Suterwala, a software engineer by profession and a passionate coder. I live every moment at the fullest. I love open source projects and mobile development, and I am especially interested in WordPress as blogging platform. When I am not chilling around with friends, I stay occupied with one of the following open source projects I have done: Choomantar [Steganography ], the Browser Counter WordPress plugin, and Google Buzz From Admin.
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    Child Themes Basics and Creating Child Themes in WordPressThumb
    A WordPress theme is a collection of template files which lets you change the user interface, design, look, and feel of the site. A WordPress theme can either just have some bare minimum design changes implemented or might even have some advanced logic showing the most recent post differently than the others or showing the posts from a particular category in a different section on the home page etc. WordPress themes can range from a simple set of files to a complete complex framework so that other themes can be built on top of that. In this article we are going to see how one can create child themes for other themes to leverage on the code provided by the parent theme.Read More…
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    Creating a Plugin to Add Votes to Your WordPress Comments Using AJAXPreview
    WordPress has a good posting system which is extendable so that WordPress can be used to build a lot of different sites rather than just a blog. WordPress also has a very extendable commenting system. The commenting system of WordPress can also be extended in different ways to be used in your WordPress sites. The commenting system can be used as a review forum if the WordPress site is to be made into a product catalog system. The commenting system can be used as answers to questions if the WordPress site is to be used for a Question and Answer site. So the commenting system in WordPress can be moulded or extended to provide functionality th at can enhance the complete site built on WordPress. In this article we are going to write a plugin to add a voting system on the comments which could be useful if the commenting system is used in a different way like in the examples stated above and many others that you can think up.Read More…
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    Customizing Comments in WordPress - Functionality and AppearanceThumb
    In WordPress there are different content types like post, page and comments etc. These form the very basics of WordPress. WordPress being a highly customizable platform lets you customize the very basic types to a great extent to suit your site. One can change the look as well as the functionality of the basic types to make them behave and look as per the appearance and functionality of your site. In this article we are going to see how we can change the behavior and appearance of the comments in our WordPress site.Read More…
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    Adding Posts to a Site's Front-End Using AJAXPreview
    WordPress basically divides itself into two portions, the front end section where people can come and read posts or articles on the site. The other is the WordPress admin section from which one can create posts and pages. This works very well if WordPress is used as a general blogging site. But as WordPress is used for different kinds of sites it sometimes becomes necessary to give the user a way to create posts from the front end of the site without forcing him to go in the WordPress admin section. In this tutorial we are going to see how to create a widget to let users create posts from the front end. This will help the users of the site to create content.Read More…
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    XML-RPC in WordPressPreview
    XML-RPC is a protocol for remote procedure calls which uses XML for the data exchange and it mostly uses HTTP for the actual call. In XML-RPC the client that wants to make a call to a remote method creates the input parameters in the form of XML and sends it via an HTTP request to a remote server implementing the XML-RPC protocol. The remote server implementing the XML-RPC protocol gets the request and then performs the remote method and returns the result back in XML format. In this article we are going to see how to call methods on your WordPress installation using XML-RPC.Read More…
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    A Featured Blog Plugin for WordPress MultisitePreview
    WordPress is become one of the most popular open source blogging platforms. As of WordPress 3.0 WordPressMU also became a part of WordPress. The WordPress Multisite feature allows you to create a network of sites which run from the same WordPress installation. So one can upload a plugin or a theme to the installation and it will be available to all the sites on that WordPress network. In this article we are going to see how to create a Featured Blog plugin which creates a widget and shortcode to display a Featured Blog on a WordPress Multisite installation.Read More…
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    Creating an Android "Hello World" Application with PhoneGapPg hello world prev
    PhoneGap is an open source platform that allows you to create cross-platform mobile applications with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. In order to interact with device hardware, PhoneGap provides a JavaScript API that will interface with features such as the on-board camera, GPS, and accelerometer. Even though PhoneGap is great for developing cross-platform applications, the code for developing applications while targetting one platform or another will vary. One of the greatest differences to overcome is the required software requirements. This tutorial will provide an in-depth review of setting up your development environment for Android, and will build a simple "Hello World" app.Read More…
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    Introduction to PhoneGap DevelopmentPhonegap preview
    PhoneGap is an open source framework for building cross-platform mobile applications with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This is an ideal solution for web developers interested in mobile development as it allows them to leverage existing skills rather than start form scratch with a device-specific compiled language. This is also an ideal solution for those interested in creating an application that can run on multiple devices with the same code base. In this tutorial, you will learn how to setup the PhoneGap development environment and learn some of the fundamental development considerations of the platform.Read More…