Japh Thomson
Japh is the WordPress Evangelist and Wptuts+ Editor at Envato. He has been doing website development and training for over 15 years, and specialises in WordPress, PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript. He also enjoys working with APIs. Follow @Japh on Twitter
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    WordCamp Europe 2013 Next Weekend!Wceu 400
    WordCamps are always fun places to learn about WordPress, and next weekend is the very first WordCamp Europe, with an impressive line-up of speakers. If you don't already have a ticket, and you can be in the area on October 5-7th, make sure you grab one today!Read More…
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    Win Tickets to PressNomics!Pressnomics logo 400
    If you haven't heard of PressNomics, it's a conference for people involved with WordPress-related businesses, organised by the good people over at Pagely. We have 3 tickets up for grabs!Read More…
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    Modern WordPress Workflow for Professionals: RationaleVagrant logo 400
    Here on Wptuts+ we've covered a number of different workflows that people use when developing for WordPress. WAMP on Windows, MAMP on Mac, or XAMPP for either. Today we're going to explain some of the problems with these methods, and show you a new approach.Read More…
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    Write for Wptuts+Writeforus 400
    Our focus here on Wptuts+ is on tutorials for WordPress developers (makes sense, right?). We cover anything related to WordPress, in particular theme and plugin development. Our tutorials are aimed at anyone from beginner to intermediate, intermediate to advanced, and so on. Ultimately, our goal is to make sure that the reader leaves with more knowledge than when they arrived. What We’re Looking For At the moment we’re wanting to publish more content on areas such as responsive theme development, app themes, unit testing with WordPress, preprocessors (Sass / LESS, in particular), parallax implementation, and a variety of plugin examples. Basic tutorials are welcome, but we’re really after thorough coverage of these areas. Think Tom McFarlin-style (check out Tom’s series’ on Wptuts+ to get what I mean there). At the moment we only accept content in English. We’ll proofread, edit, and provide feedback on your content, but we won’t re-write it for you, so it’s important your English is fluent. Having said that, if you have a question about how to phrase something in English, go ahead and write it as best you can and one of the editors will be happy to provide feedback prior to publishing the article. Don’t let intimidation of the English language prevent you from contributing an article! I’m going to go ahead and assume you know a little about WordPress for this, so you’ll be comfortable drafting your posts in WordPress ;) Let’s Talk Money We don’t expect you to write for us for free! You’ll start out on $150 USD per tutorial, and we bump that up once you’ve written a handful of posts for us. High profile authors can negotiate a higher rate with us, but you’ve really got to know your stuff. I’m talking serious WordPress chops! Some of our regular authors invoice us for $750+ USD per month. That’s not bad for dropping some knowledge and getting some recognition, too! For the right authors, we can guarantee you publishing spots to help you pump out quality WordPress tutorials. Also, who doesn’t love a marketplace badge? You get a special badge for contributing a tutorial to a Tuts+ site ;) Where To Next? Whether you’ve written for Wptuts+ before, or you’re fresh to this tutorial writing business, please hit me up! (Even if you’ve applied before and it hasn’t worked out!) Shoot an email to wp@tutsplus.com with the following info: Name Marketplace username Brief paragraph filling me in on your background and why you want to write for us One link to a tutorial you’ve written, helped with, or is the kind of content you want to create Two ideas for tutorials you’d like to write for us A link to your portfolio and / or GitHub profile Show your passion! Best of luck! I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully working together. If WordPress isn’t your strong suit, don’t forget there are other Tuts+ sites you may consider getting in touch with too: Nettuts+ Webdesigntuts+ Mobiletuts+ Gamedevtuts+ Psdtuts+ Vectortuts+ Audiotuts+ Aetuts+ Cgtut+ Phototuts+ Mactuts+ Crafttuts+ Read More…
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    How to Customize Your WordPress Theme With a Child ThemeHow to customize your wordpress theme with a child theme 2
    So you have a WordPress theme on your website, either a free one or a commercial one, and you want to customize it. Someone has wisely recommended you do this by "creating a child theme". But what does that mean, and how do you do it?Read More…
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    Building a WordPress-Friendly API Wrapper: FoundationsBuilding a wordpress friendly api wrapper
    When building a web site or web application, it's a pretty common requirement that you might need to pull in data from third-party site or application. If that site or application has an API, this is an excellent way to obtain the data needed. So, let's take a look at how to do this with WordPress.Read More…
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    Celebrating 10 Years of WordPressWordpress 10 anniversary
    The very first version of WordPress was released 10 years ago today, and there are meetups happening all over the world to celebrate, probably even one in your area! Here on Wptuts+, I'd also like to take a look at how far WordPress has come since its initial release.Read More…
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    Building a Countdown Timer WidgetBuilding a countdown timer widget preview
    We all love a celebration, and now that Easter is over, we look forward to the next occasion. How far away is the next occasion you like to celebrate? Whatever it might be, let's build a widget plugin to add a countdown timer to our sidebar showing how long we have left to wait.Read More…
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    Learning How to Contribute to WordPress: Beyond the CodeLearning how to contribute to wordpress new
    Last time I wrote about contributing to WordPress, I was primarily thinking about contributing to WordPress Core, that is the software itself. This time, let's discuss all the other ways you can contribute to WordPress, besides through code.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Install Twenty Thirteen on Your WordPress SiteTwentythirteenpreview
    You've probably seen that the new Twenty Thirteen theme's draft is now in WordPress core, which is pretty exciting. But what if you want to install it on a site that is running the latest stable version of WordPress (3.5.1), not from an SVN of WordPress Trunk? Let me show you how.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Deploying a Plugin From Git to WordPress.orgQuick tip deploying a plugin to wordpress org from git
    You're developing a plugin on GitHub, and now you're ready to deploy it to WordPress.org... uh-oh, WordPress.org plugin development is done via SVN. Now what? Not to worry, there's a script for that.Read More…
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    Reader's Pulse: What Would You Like to Read More Of?Readerspulse
    In an effort to bring you more of the tutorial content you want to read about, and less of the stuff you feel we've already covered enough, we're taking a poll. Let us know what you think!Read More…