Can’t Keep Up? 11 Ways to Create Fresh Blog Post Ideas

It’s time to blog and you don’t have an idea or outlined prepared.
That is the worst feeling in the world for a blogger. When I need new blog post topics, I’ve found brainstorming sessions where I try to create a bulk of ideas at once works best for me.

Regardless of how you do it, here are 11 tactics to generate new ideas for blog posts.

How to Add Fitvids to WordPress in 5 Minutes

Fitvids is a jquery plugin that will resize your videos to fill the width of the container they’re in. Normally, if you try to stretch the width of a video to perfectly fit the container, the height will not adjust.

In short, adding Fitvids.js to WordPress will make your videos responsive.

In this tutorial we’re going to quickly implement Fitvids with WordPress, so all of your videos can look great at all screen widths.

5 Must-Join Google+ Communities for WordPress Developers

Real discussion on the internet is hard to find.

Most social media sites are’t designed for discussion – they just incite short commentary. However, the Google plus communities below all do a great job of fostering engagement and interaction.

I love Google+ for the simple reason that I’ve managed to find communities that are fun to engage with and learn from.

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5 Rules for a Better Plugin ReadMe File

You’ve written your plugin, added it to the repository, and maybe you’ve even done some promotion.  Don’t hold yourself back with a weak description page…

How to Add HTML5 Placeholders to the WordPress Comment Form

WordPress introduced a new function in 3.0 called comment_form(). With it you can easily filter different parts of the default comment form to output whatever you’d like including added placeholders.

In case you didn’t know, HTML5 placeholders are those sweet labels inside the input field that disappear when you start typing:

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Theme Frameworks Explained [Animated Infographic]

What is a theme framework?

According to WordPress.org:

The term “Theme Framework” currently has two meanings:

  1. “drop-in” code library that is used to facilitate development of a Theme
  2. A stand-alone base/starter Theme that is intended either to be forked into another Theme, or else to be used as a Parent Theme template

Wrapping your head around exactly what that means can be kind of hard, so I made this animated infographic to help explain what WordPress theme frameworks are. Continue reading Theme Frameworks Explained [Animated Infographic]

31 WordPress Development Tools

Better tools improve your life now. 15 mins saved, another headache avoided, etc.  Development tools rock. There are loads of tools for WP developers available…