Agbonghama Collins
Agbonghama Collins is a web developer by day and a freelance writer / blogger by night. He is the developer of the popular ProfilePress Plugin, the best WordPress user account manager. When not wrangling with code, he is fond of sleeping on the couch and writing on his personal web development blog. Follow him on Twitter @w3guy.
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    Create a Twitter Widget with the Latest Twitter APITwitter widget
    Authentication is powered by OAuth - an open protocol to allow secure authorization in a simple and standard method that allows users to approve application to act on their behalf without sharing their password. In this tutorial, we will learn how to programmatically interact with Twitter's API as we develop a Twitter timeline WordPress widget that displays a list of latest tweets made by a Twitter user.Read More…
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    Building a Social Profile Widget to Display Your Follower CountBuilding a social profile widget feature
    In this final part of the series, we will develop a social profile widget that links to a Facebook page, and to Twitter, and Google+ profiles. The widget will also display the count of Facebook page likes as well as Twitter and Google+ followers count.Read More…
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    Building a Social Profile Widget: Get Your Follower CountBuilding a social profile widget feature
    Recently, a feature that's becoming more and more common with a lot of websites the social media profile widget. The widget consists of icons and text that link to a number of social network profiles to which the website is associated. Some of these widget also the number of followers on of each social network. There are a lot of free and premium social profile widget plugins available for WordPress that one can use in linking to his/her personal or website social network's profiles. In this two-part series, I will show us how to get the count of Facebook page Likes, Twitter and Google+ followers how to build a Social Profile WordPress widget.Read More…
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    WordPress Error Handling with WP_Error Class IIWp error
    In this second part of the series on handling errors in WordPress using WP_Error, we will be building a contact-form plugin to demonstrate this is done.Read More…
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    WordPress Error Handling with WP_Error Class IWp error
    Since users behavior can't be predicted, a website or application can be programmed to out-rightly reject any invalid data entered by the user and inform the user that the data was invalid. This process is what is termed error handling WordPress ships with a WP_Error class that makes error handling within plugins and WordPress itself much easier.Read More…
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    Creating a Custom WordPress Registration Form PluginRegistration
    Out-of-the-box, WordPress provides a custom registration form that can be used to setup a new user, or to add a new user when adding them to an existing WordPress installation. But what if you want to implement a custom registration form that does not render the options in the WordPress Dashboard?Read More…
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    Using WordPress Meta Boxes to Build a Basic SEO PluginBuild a basic seo plugin
    One of the core feature provided by WordPress in extending its functionality is its Meta Box API. These meta boxes enable you to easily add additional data to your content. For example, the Post Tags meta box enables you set tags for your post. In this article, we will build a basic SEO plugin that adds a meta description, and an Open Graph title and description tag to the head element of WordPress pages.Read More…
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    How to Build a WordPress Plugin to Identify Old PostsOld post notification
    In this article, we're going to take a look at everything that's required to build a WordPress plugin that notifies our visitors if a post they are viewing is older than a specified amount of time.Read More…
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    Building a Recent Post Widget Powered by SimplePieRecent post widget simplepie
    In today's world, website speed is very important. most internet users are impatient and tend to leave a website that take too long to load. One great way to improving the performance of WordPress site is by reducing the number of plugins that queries the database such as a Recent Post widget plugin.Read More…
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    Analysis and Effects of HTTP Requests on WordPress PerformanceWordpress http request
    In today's world, websites that are fast lead to higher visitor engagement, retention, and conversions. There are lots of factors that contribute to website speed; one of such is the number of HTTP Request. In this tutorial, I'll explain what HTTP requests are, how to determine the number of HTTP requests, the effects they have on WordPress performance, how plugins and themes are not helping matters, and solutions to the problem.Read More…