Sam Berson
I'm a technology writer and WordPress developer living in the UK. I write for a number of WordPress-related sites, including wpContent. I also create WordPress plugins on CodeCanyon and offer web development services on my own site, samberson.com. You can find me on Twitter and Google+.
Tutorials
  • Code
    Collecting Donations With WordPress: PayPalDonation series image
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    In the first part of this mini-series, you'll learn how to write a WordPress plugin which allows users to send you a donation via PayPal. The plugin uses its own backend settings panel, and is highly customisable. So, let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Creating Dummy Text in WordPressDummy
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    When developing a new WordPress site, you'll often want to add some dummy text to your posts and pages so you can see what the site will look like before the content is published. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to speed up this process by developing a plugin that generates dummy text for you.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Beginner's Guide to Auto-Tuning in LogicPhotodune 8359121 close up of a cute singer recording a track xs
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    Some of the biggest names in music are using an effect, most commonly known as Auto-Tune, which corrects the pitch of a singer's voice. When used subtly, it can be a really effective way to make a good singer sound even better, but when overused, it can cause problems. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to get started and begin Auto-Tuning in Logic Pro X. Read More…
  • Code
    Getting Started With Easy Digital DownloadsBrowserpreview tmp
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    One of the most effective ways to generate a sustainable online income is by creating and selling your own digital products. Personally, being a freelancer, I'm a huge fan of using the strength of the community and social media following to sell products like eBooks, training courses, designs etc. Over the years, I've tried different digital selling services to manage my product sales – most of them, paid. However, the one service that, despite being free to use, greatly impressed me was Easy Digital Downloads. They couldn't have named it better. With over 250,000 downloads, it is one of the most popular and most frequently used WordPress eCommerce plugins around right now.Read More…
  • Code
    Quick Tip: Changing the Password Protected Text in WordPressPassword text
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    When password protecting a post in WordPress, the default text is often not quite right. In this quick tip, you'll learn how to easily change the password protected message in WordPress.Read More…
  • Code
    Fixing the WordPress White Screen of DeathWp error
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    The well known White Screen of Death is one of the most common, yet most frustrating things that can occur on your WordPress site. In this tutorial, we'll be looking at the various things that cause it, and some steps that you can take no only to fix it, but to make sure it doesn't happen again.Read More…
  • Code
    WordPress eCommerce With Selz & EcwidImg
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    When it comes to setting up an eCommerce website, the natural tendency for most site owners is to go for a custom developed website. However, a much cheaper and easier alternative is to use WordPress. Selz & Ecwid both work really well with WordPress, and in this tutorial, you'll learn how to set each of them up and get the most out of them.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Quick Tip: Consider Wrapping Your Code With a “figure” ElementPreview figure
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    The "figure" tag was introduced with HTML5 quite some time ago, though you may still be unfamiliar with what it does, or how it can be used in lots of different situations. In this tutorial, you'll learn the difference between "figure" and other comparable tags, and how you can begin using it to enhance the way you group items in your markup.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Get Started With Ink's Handwriting Recognition ToolInkwell image
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    Inkwell, more commonly known as Ink, is a handwriting recognition tool, built-in to OS X. You can use it in most applications which allow text input, and for the most part, Ink is very accurate. In order to use Ink, you'll need a graphics tablet.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Getting Started Selling Your Handicrafts on EtsyEtsy image1
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    Learn how to sell your handmade products on Etsy, the original online marketplace for the most unique products.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    A Simple Guide to Selling Stuff on eBayEbay logo
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    eBay's the original online marketplace, but it's rather confusing to use—especially since it still looks much like it did in the '90's. This tutorial will simplify it for you and help you start selling your stuff.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Photoshop CC 2014: What’s New for Web Designers?Psd
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    Last month saw the launch of the all new Photoshop CC 2014, with lots of great new features, especially for web designers, including improved Layer Comps and better Typekit integration. In this tutorial, you'll learn about the main new features, and learn how to get started using them.Read More…