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Becoming a WordPress Plugin Developer Q & A

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Want some advice on becoming a WordPress plugin developer? Here are a few things to consider from both a technical and business approach. These answers are provided by Slavi Marinov, dedicated WordPress plugin developer - whom I’ve had the pleasure to meet with recently and has kindly taken the time to answer some big questions I’ve had.

Display Related Posts in WordPress Without a Plugin

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Adding links within articles to related posts is a great way to polish the SEO on your WordPress site, but at times It can be redundant, time consuming and hard to remember what articles are related. So why now automate it!? Here is a great way to do so by displaying a non obtrusive list of related posts. Simply paste this below the content area of your article in single.php or whatever template file your single posts are reading from.

Basic SEO in Wordpress

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Here’s how to get you started doing some basic search engine optimization in WordPress. A proper setup is important to be able to be recognized by Google and seen in a relevant search.

Install Wordpress SEO by Yoast

Great well rounded plugin for SEO in WordPress. Search it in your WordPress plugin depository or find it here.

WordPress SEO by Yoast XML sitemap Error

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Sometimes the WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin fails to generate an XML sitemap. I’ve come across this a few times when applying it to different sites. It happens when going to SEO > XML Sitemaps > “XML Sitemap” simply brings up a 404 page. Here is a quick fix that’s worked for me every time (so far). It’s originally from this thread

How to Add Responsive Featured Video for Wordpress Posts Without a Plugin

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This article will show you how to add an optional featured video to replace your WordPress post featured image. Hope to help those looking for a way to freely create responsive video blogs in a plugin or theme without worrying about installing unfamiliar plugins. It’s also intended for people that know their way around the basics of creating WordPress plugins and how themes work.

Best Easy Settings For W3 Total Cache

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Here are some optimal settings for most WordPress websites using the W3 Total Cache plugin. The amount of settings available can be daunting, but it really shouldn’t take that long to set up in most cases since we’ll only need to focus on some of them. The below takes about 5 minutes.