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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    WordPress 3.4 Is Coming Soon! Find Out What to ExpectPreview
    WordPress 3.4 Release Candidate 1 has been available since the end of May. The full release is just around the corner with a whole slew of bug fixes, enhancements, and new features. So let's go over some of the highlights and interesting points we can expect on release day.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Treasure in the WordPress CodexTreasure in the wordpress codex
    Have you ever written a function for your WordPress theme or plugin, only to be told later by someone else, "But WordPress already has a function for that"? Most of us have at one time or another, because we forget to check in the Codex or even in WordPress' code. Consider this a reminder!Read More…
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    We're Looking for WordPress Experts to Write for UsWritefortuts
    Calling all WordPress experts and authors! We're in need of a few new uber-authors to help out on Wptuts+ 1-4 times per month. You'll be expected to submit at least one article a month and you're free to choose your topics, as long as they'll appeal to our audience. This is a paid gig, so if you're looking to exchange some expertise for some cash, read on!Read More…
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    WordPress Coding on Your iPadWordpress ipad
    With the imminent announcement of the iPad 3, there's little doubt that we've entered the Post-PC age. These devices are often touted as being more about the consumption of media than its creation, but as they become more and more powerful, even this line is becoming blurred. Let's review the viability of coding for WordPress on an iPad.Read More…
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    How to Include JavaScript and CSS in Your WordPress Themes and PluginsPreview include js
    Knowing the proper way to include JavaScript and CSS files in your WordPress themes and plugins is very important for designers and developers. If you don't adhere to best practices, you run the risk of conflicting with other themes and plugins, and potentially creating problems that could have been easily avoided. This article is intended as a reference for playing nicely with others.Read More…
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    Reader's Poll: Should we do regular bug hunts?Bughunt
    We recently had our very first bug hunt. A simple WordPress related code snippet with 10 hidden bugs. We thought it was fun, but did you? And if so, would you like to do it again? Your answers to this poll will tell us.Read More…
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    WordPress 3.3 "Sonny" Is Finally Here! What's New?News preview
    The latest and greatest version of the WordPress software — 3.3, named “Sonny” in honor of the great jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt — is immediately available for download or update inside your WordPress dashboard. We'll be covering lots of the new features of 3.3 this week, but for now, go and great the latest version! As we've mentioned before, it's the best way to keep your WordPress site safe and stable.Read More…
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    Intro To TGM Plugin Activation Class For WordPress, A VideoThomasgriffintgmpaclass
    Looking to "bake" a plugin directly into your WordPress theme? This article will give a brief introduction on how to integrate the TGM Plugin Activation class with your WordPress theme, which essentially allows us to include a plugin with our WordPress theme upon activation. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Guidelines for Improving WordPress ThemesQuicktip guidelinesforimprovingwordpressthemes
    There has been a lot of talk recently about standards, guidelines, and best practices when it comes to developing WordPress themes (and plugins too, for that matter). I noticed a good post on the ThemeShaper blog (ThemeShaper are Automattic's theme team) specifically calling on theme authors to pay attention to code quality, not just aesthetics, when developing themes. There's also been some discussion on the CodeCanyon marketplace forums about how to include jQuery in your theme or plugin. So I thought a quick post to help point to resources and further raise awareness wouldn't go astray on WP.TutsPlus.Read More…