Rachel McCollin
Rachel McCollin is a WordPress developer who writes books, articles and tutorials about web design, 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.
Tutorials
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    Understanding and Working with The WordPress Options TableWordpress
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    In the earlier parts of this series, we looked at the tables in the WordPress database and the relationships between them. In this part I'll cover a table which is different from the others - the wp_options table.Read More…
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    Understanding and Working with Taxonomies and Terms in WordPressWordpress
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    Taxonomies are what takes WordPress beyond a simple blogging platform and into the realms of a CMS. But how are they stored in the database?Read More…
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    Understanding and Working with Metadata in WordPressWordpress
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    So far in this series, we've looked at the main content types in WordPress. But what about the additional data about all that content? That's where metadata comes in.Read More…
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    Understanding and Working with User Data in WordPressWordpress
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    In an earlier tutorial in this series, we looked at the different content types in WordPress, of which user data is one. Here, I'll go into user data in more depth and show how it's stored and used by WordPress.Read More…
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    Understanding and Working with Posts in WordPressWordpress
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    Like so many examples of WordPress terminology, the term 'posts' can be confusing, as it refers to a post type as well as a content type stored in a specific database table. Here, I'll clarify the difference between the two and look at post types in detail.Read More…
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    Understanding and Working with Content Types in WordPressWordpress
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    In the first two parts of this series, I introduced the WordPress database and its structure and showed how relationships between different content types are managed. Here, I'll look at content types in more detail and describe the different types of content in WordPress and how they interact.Read More…
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    A Launch Check List for Professional WordPress WebsitesWordpress site migration checklist
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    Before you launch any WordPress-based site - whether it's your own or a client's - there will be key things you need to check. This list isn't exhaustive but will give you a solid starting point for checking your sites before launch.Read More…
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    Understanding and Working with Relationships Between Data in WordPressWordpress
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    Ever wondered exactly how the relationships between the data in your WordPress site work? In this article, I'll explain in detail how WordPress manages relationships between different kinds of data and what that means for your site.Read More…
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    Understanding and Working with Data in WordPressWordpress
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    In this first part of a series on working with data in WordPress, I'll provide an overview of how WordPress stores data and what's stored in which database table.Read More…
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    Taxonomy Archives: List Posts by a Second Taxonomy's TermsCreating post type archive to list by term preview
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    If your site uses multiple taxonomies to categorize information, it can be helpful to split up posts in a taxonomy archive by the terms of a second taxonomy. In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a taxonomy archive to do just that.Read More…
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    Creating an FAQ Page Using Two LoopsCreate faq page using two loops faqsimage
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    A page of frequently asked questions will be much more user-friendly if your visitors can see all of the questions at the top of the page and then go to the answers by clicking on each. This tutorial shows you how to do this by creating two loops for the same content.Read More…
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    How to Find a Career That Fits Your Working StylePreview career style personality
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    Being fulfilled and successful in your career isn't just about qualifications and skills. Find out how understanding your personality preferences can help you find the career for you.Read More…