Claudio Simeone
Claudio Simeone is a WordPress developer since 2003 and one of the founding members of the Italian WordPress translation and support team. Currently works as freelance for several italian Web firms and for official eLearning project of the University of Naples Federico II.
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    How to Modify the Parent Theme Behavior Within the Child ThemeHow to modify the parent theme behavior within the child theme
    What are child themes? Child themes are a useful WordPress feature that allows developers to build a new template without starting from scratch, but by taking advantage of all the features already available in an existing theme. Sometimes however, the parent theme we have chosen for our site may have some features that we don't need (or we need to customize to best suit our needs), for example custom post types with a different slug, Shortcodes, JavaScript libraries, image sizes that we don't use and so on...Read More…
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    Extending the Default WordPress RSS FeedCover
    Sometimes you may need to enhance your online presence and reach a wider audience through submitting your content outside your web site. For example you may want to make your posts available on most popular social network aggregators, or make them available on mobile devices, or publish your audio/video podcasts on digital stores. In most of these cases, it's necessary to customize the RSS Feed to make it suitable for publishing through adding custom metadata. In this tutorial we will see how to achieve this goal for two major platforms: Flipboard and the iTunes Store, but the code is easily customizable for other platforms and web services.Read More…
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    Customize and Extend the Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps PluginCover
    In this tutorial we will see how to install and configure a very useful plugin to add multiple XML sitemaps to our WordPress powered web site: Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps. We will also learn how to easily extend it by writing a custom plugin to exclude various items from sitemaps and we'll also write an additional module to add a new custom sitemap.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Add Custom Columns in WordPress Manage ScreensCover
    This quick tip explains how to add a Custom Column in the Manage Screens of your WordPress blog.Read More…
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    Add a Custom Column in Posts and Custom Post Types Admin ScreenCover
    In this tutorial we will see how to add a new column to the WordPress Posts management screen and in this column we will show the Featured Image of each Post. This new column will also be added in the management screen of any active Custom Post Type.Read More…
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    Share Your Posts on Facebook With a Preview Image and a DescriptionCover
    In this tutorial we will write a plugin to set, for each post of our blog, an image and a short summary that will be shown on Facebook every time a post is shared. To do this, we will use two WordPress core features: a Featured Image for the image preview and the Post Excerpt for the description.Read More…