Useful WordPress Template Tags for Theme Development

by Kawsar Ali
on June 23, 2010

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Template tags can be used in your wordpress theme to display information dynamically or retrieving information about your wordpress blog. In this post we will show you some easy and useful wordpress template tag that you can use in your theme.

Template tags are codes that instructs wordpress “get” something/information for example to getting your wordpress blog description, title, category. The great part of using template tags is you can avoid using plugins, which can certainly make your website faster. Before we get started you should have the basic knoweldge of PHP, since wordpress is built on it. Also, just to make sure you must wrap all with codes with <?php (all codes here) ?> .

Listing Wordpress Categories

This tag is used to retrieve all the categories in your blog. You can also pass different parameters to exclude some categories or other functions. The simplest way to pull your category is :
[cc escaped="true"]
wp_list_categories(”);

[/cc]
The result you will get it is

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33 Poster Design Tutorials

by Steven Snell
on May 20, 2010

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Poster design is a favorite of many graphic designers, and there are a number of quality tutorials available to teach you more about poster design in Photoshop. In this post we’ll feature 33 of the best. This list includes a variety of different styles of posters, so you should be sure to find something that you like.

How to Create a Retro Boxing Poster in Photoshop

How to Create a Retro Boxing Poster in Photoshop

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17 Tutorials for Designing Your Own Business Card

by Steven Snell
on April 30, 2010

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Business cards are a necessity for designers and other creatives. In this post we’ll feature some tutorials that will teach you how to design an attractive business card. You can follow the tutorials exactly or use parts of them to learn new tricks and create something unique for your own business card.

How to Design an Abstract Business Card in Photoshop

How  to Design an Abstract Business Card in Photoshop

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How to Create Repeatable Wood-grain Backgrounds

by Inspiredology
on April 19, 2010

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With the popularity of textured web sites still going strong, you may find yourself attempting to ride the texture train. In which case, you may also find yourself trying to find a way to make a nice repeatable wood-grain background. Powered by Shutterstock

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