Marc Thomas
Marc Thomas is a journalist from Wales, UK. He edits Plastik Magazine – a site about creative culture in Cardiff. You can find his personal website at
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    0 to Blog in 15 Minutes0 to blog in 15 minutes
    Recently, a friend of mine gave me a call asking if I could build him a blog in next to no time. Challenged, I accepted and worked out a way to have him a functional blog so that he could write pages and posts. And, even better for him, do it in just 15 minutes. Here's how you can do the same.Read More…
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    How to Break a WordPress Install (And Fix It Again)Preview.1
    WordPress is pretty powerful but, sometimes, even this robust CMS can fall victim to humans fiddling with the settings and breaking it. This tutorial and screencast looks at the most common way to break WordPress and what you can do about it.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Code a Scrolling Navigation BarPreview
    So you've seen them on other people's websites and you want to know how you can have one too? The scrolling navigation menu seen on many websites is really easy to replicate in WordPress. Help your readers out, let them click the menu from any point on the page. Here's how...Read More…
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    Why WordPress Is So GoodWordpress for mere mortals
    Since 2006, I’ve been working with WordPress daily. My first work with the platform was in a blogging situation where I used a basic self-hosted site to keep a blog about my life. Before that, I had been using Google’s Blogger which was becoming a little unwieldy for what I wanted to do. That’s why I made the leap to self-hosting and that’s when my journey with this incredible piece of code started.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: A Workaround for Hard Cropping Featured ImagesPreview
    This quick tip explains how to add a Custom Column in the Manage Screens of your WordPress blog.Read More…
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    How to Build a Ticket Sales Website With WordPress and TicketTailor, Day Two: BuildingTicketsite2
    In the first part of this tutorial we looked at the kind of things that you need to consider before you set to work and build your ticketing website template. Now, we're going to add all the functionality you would want from a ticketing website.Read More…
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    How to Build a Ticket Sales Website with WordPress and TicketTailor, Day One: PlanningTicketsite1
    Early last year, a local concert promoter came to me and asked me to build his company a ticketing website. He wanted to be able to sell tickets for the concerts that he promotes. Last year, the volume of his shows was too high to just write the occasional blog post promoting them or tweet links to an online box office. He wanted a place where everyone who wanted to watch live music in my city (Cardiff, UK) could go to buy tickets for great shows. We decided that WordPress would be the best way to meet his needs and I set about thinking about how to best implement the idea. This two-part tutorial will show you how you can run a similar website.Read More…
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    Building Dynamic Taxonomy Pages With WordPressCustomtaxonomy
    Ever wondered how you can build a library that's as flexible as the content you're publishing? Today I'll walk you through how I setup dynamic taxonomy pages for the musicians that on my music blog, but you can apply these same techniques in a variety of different ways. This tutorial shows you how you can build a dynamic record for anything you write about.Read More…