Rachel McCollin
WordPress Developer and Writer, Birmingham UK
Rachel McCollin is a WordPress developer who writes books, articles and tutorials about web design and development, with a focus on WordPress and on responsive and mobile development. She runs a web design agency in Birmingham, UK and has published three books on WordPress, including WordPress: Pushing the Limits, an advanced resource for WordPress developers. She's currently writing her fourth book.
Courses
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    Set Up WordPress Multisite

    1.2 hours
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    Developing a WooCommerce Theme

    1.6 hours
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Tutorials
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    Style Posts by Category on Your Main Blog PageStyle by category
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    Being able to style posts according to their category will make it easier for visitors to identify how your posts are structured and make your site look more appealing. In this tutorial I'll show you how to do this with WordPress.Read More…
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    Moving WordPress: Moving Your Site From a Subdirectory to the Root DirectoryMoving wordpress
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    Sometimes you need to develop a WordPress site in a subdirectory and then move it to the root directory for launch. Here I'll show you how to do so in just five minutes.Read More…
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    Moving WordPress: Moving a Site Into a Multisite NetworkMoving wordpress
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    In the previous part of this series I showed you how to move a site out of a WordPress Multisite network. In this tutorial I'll show you the reverse—how to move a site into a Multisite network.Read More…
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    Moving WordPress: Moving a Site Out of a Multisite NetworkMoving wordpress
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    In the previous part of this series on moving WordPress, I showed you how to move a Multisite Network. But what if you just want to move one site out of a network? Here's how.Read More…
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    Moving WordPress: Moving a Multisite NetworkMoving wordpress
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    Earlier in this series, I showed you how to move a WordPress site in a few fairly straightforward steps. Here I'll show you how to move WordPress Multisite, which is a bit more complicated but not impossible.Read More…
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    Why You Shouldn’t Code URLs in Themes or Plugins—and the WordPress Functions to Use InsteadUrl functions wordpress
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    Hard-coding URLs into your themes and plugins is a risky thing to do—but the good news is, you don't have to. Here I'll show you the functions you can use to create URLs dynamically in your themes and plugins.Read More…
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    Moving WordPress: Using Plugins to Move Your SiteMoving wordpress
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    In this second part of a seven-part series, I'll demonstrate how you can use one of a number of plugins to move your WordPress site.Read More…
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    Mastering WP_Query: An IntroductionMastering wp query featured image
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    WP_Query is a powerful tool you can use to customise the way your WordPress site queries the database. In this introduction to the series I'll give an overview of what it is.Read More…
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    Moving WordPress: Moving Your Site ManuallyMoving wordpress
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    Sometimes the way your WordPress site is set up means you can't migrate it using a plugin. Here I'll show you how to move it manually.Read More…
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    Moving WordPress: An IntroductionMoving wordpress
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    Moving a WordPress site from one place to another is something that can be daunting the first time you do it. In this introduction to a six-part series on moving WordPress, I'll explain what you need to consider when moving your WordPress installation.Read More…
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    A Guide to Overriding Parent Theme Functions in Your Child ThemeOverridng parent theme functions preview
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    Functions in parent and child themes work in a very different way from template files. Here I'll show you how they interact with each other and how to override parent theme functions in your child theme.Read More…
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    Display the Most Recent Post in Each CategoryTutsplus most recent post in each category preview
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    Instead of displaying your most recent posts in date order, sometimes it's more helpful to your readers to show the most recent post in each category on your site or blog. In this tutorial I'll show you how to do that on your blog page, ensuring that posts don't get duplicated if they're in multiple categories. I'll also show you how to adapt this technique to taxonomy terms.Read More…