How to Cloak Affiliate Links on Your WordPress Site


Do you want to cloak affiliate links on your WordPress site? Not sure what does link cloaking means? In this article, we will explain what is link cloaking, and how you can cloak affiliate links in WordPress. What is Link Cloaking and When do you need it? Link cloaking is a technique used to make long affiliate links into a shorter and more branded link. Often affiliate links are lengthy, hard to remember, and show … Check out the source»

Designing For Explicit Choice


If you’re a UX designer, you’ve probably designed a lot of forms and web (or app) pages in which the user needs to choose between options. And as a designer, you’re likely familiar with best practices for designing forms. Certainly, much has been written and discussed about this topic. So, you probably know all about how best to label and position form fields and so on for optimal usability. But have you thought about how … Check out the source»

When to Use Static Methods


If you’re learning Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) in PHP, it can be very nice just to hear a very smart person explain programming concepts in clean, lucid language. That’s what Mathias Verraes does here with the notion of static methods. Worth reading to understand the issues and concerns at play, and to start to get principles like “state” and “polymorphism” under your belt.

Why WordPress is Slow and Bloated (And Why You Need to Deal With It)


Despite the astonishing rise in the power and popularity of WordPress over the past decade, the platform has been dogged by persistent complaints about its performance across a number of areas. Whether it’s in the form of attacks on the platform’s architecture and implementation language of choice, complaints about site load speed or questions of how it performs at scale, there’s never been any shortage of critics ready to pounce on WordPress at the slightest provocation – real or … Check out the source»

The ultimate guide to Web animation


Animation is one of humanity’s life-long dreams (if some historians are to be believed). The theory begins with cave paintings: In some cave paintings, it’s common to see creatures drawn with far too many limbs. There are a couple of theories behind this. Some suggest that this was simply because the artists had no means of erasing the limbs, leaving their mistakes on the walls for posterity. Others believe that these were the earliest attempts … Check out the source»

Join WPMU DEV as Our New Marketing Manager!


Or: James Farmer, know your limits. A long, long time ago, in a land far far away (precisely; 10 years in August, Fairfield) things were pretty different. I’d just paired up the domain and the brand new version of WordPress MU to create Edublogs and it felt like anything was possible. I was the MySQL king! I could widgetize themes! I was marketing the heck out of it on my blog and there was literally nothing I couldn’t … Check out the source»

How to Create a Custom Author List Widget in WordPress


For many websites good authors are the most important asset they have. Showcasing them properly can be an important concern and WordPress doesn’t really have anything powerful out-of-the-box. Most of the widgets in the WordPress Plugin Directory are a little basic so I thought it would be a good idea to create something really powerful myself. In this Weekend WordPress Project I’ll show you how you can create your own – simpler – widget, and then I’ll show you … Check out the source»

Popular design news of the week: May 18, 2015 – May 24, 2015


Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from … Check out the source»