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30 Incredibly Useful WordPress Hacks

WordPress is without doubt one of the best publishing platforms available and it’s functionality and flexibility mean we have the ability to completely customize our installation and theme. However sometimes a plugin isn’t enough to give us the functionality we need, that’s where ‘hacks’ come in.

This is a compilation of some of the best Hacks available to help unleash the full power of WordPress.

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    Chris (1 Point) July 6, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Great work. Very useful indeed!

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    GlobeSpot.Net (1 Point) April 26, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    there is so much good tricks for wordpress, great job

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    Get2dl (1 Point) March 28, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Nice hacks! I will try some of them.

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    Chicago Web Design (0 Points) March 8, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    OMG Awesome. Im just now learning how to get fluent in wordpress with a new company I work for. This helps me IMMENSELY. Thank you so much!

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    เพลงสากลใหม่ (1 Point) February 2, 2010 at 2:23 am

    wow Great article, thanks!150

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    โหลดเพลงฟรี (1 Point) February 1, 2010 at 3:41 am

    wow Great article, thanks!145

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    Itsashirt T shirts (1 Point) January 15, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I’m happy our site works like it is

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    Chotrul Web Design (1 Point) December 19, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Great collection of WordPress hacks, especially the htaccess ones. Would be good to see a collection of SEO on WordPress too?

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    bali website design (1 Point) November 14, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    great lists, wordpress rocks

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    This is an absolutely fantastic list.

    I am learning the ropes of WordPress and this is a permenant resource to check back to. Thanks for your efforts Grace. Appreciated.

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    Surfers (1 Point) October 25, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Incredible list and awesome presentation.. Will take me a while to go threw all of these and looking forward to what I will take from it! thanks!

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    Anchorage Alaska (1 Point) October 24, 2009 at 4:24 am

    Superb list of resources for WordPress, blogs and posts like this makes WordPress the best cms/blog platform there is! great work tutorial 9!!!!

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    Surfers (1 Point) October 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Great list and great presentation, Yes sometimes hacking can be used in a good way!
    Thank you

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    Greg Malkin (1 Point) October 15, 2009 at 10:53 am

    A great roundup of articles about WordPress hacks but in no way is this article ’30 Incredibly Useful….’, it just isn’t. Even if it is a list of 30 other lists, it still isn’t 30 Hacks. It’s 30 lists. Annoying.

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    Montana Flynn (1 Point) October 13, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Wow, this is a huge list of wordpress hacks! Thanks, and I delicious’d it!

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    Sean Wichert, Sr. (1 Point) October 11, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Nice resources.

    I will use these for making improvements to my jPress WordPress Theme:
    jPress v1.0

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    this will provide me with all the reading material I’ll need for this weekend :p

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    I use wordpress but not trust to its security.

    Thanks for the info

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    Wow, thanks for rounding up all of these. I’ll be spending days going through all of these. Hopefully after i’m done i’ll know all that WP can do.

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    Rahul – Web Guru (1 Point) September 29, 2009 at 1:50 am

    Great article. Bookmarked for myself ;)

    Cheers.

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    Wow, its great list, Grace, nice job!

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    Aline Ohannessian (1 Point) September 27, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Grace, I’m grateful for your effort and energy for putting together a Fabulous list of resources!!

    Love tutorial9 – keep up the awesomeness :)

    Blessed light,
    Aline [@ArtWave]

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    Tess Ledesma (1 Point) September 26, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I am starting my blog on WordPress and I need the tricks and hacks. You have given me a nice idea. Thanks a lot.

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    Grace Smith (1 Point) September 25, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Michael i think you hit on it exactly and adding in the word resources would have been perfect. This definitely wasn’t meant to mislead or be deceptive at all, researching and creating good content is much more important to me than a nifty headline.

    Nevertheless it’s great to get feedback on posts and put what’s been learned into practice, which i aim to do in further articles for T9 :-)

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    Josh Hemsley (1 Point) September 25, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Great post! Definitely a nice round up!

    I do agree that a more fitting title would have been something like “30 Resources for Incredibly Useful WordPress Hacks”, but regardless it’s still a nice post w/ resources to many more hacks than I was expecting (30)

    :)

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    Grace, thanks for your efforts as always, and 99% of the time there is no reason to be found for anything but praise.

    However, I’d like to offer my hat into the fray that both Marco and Anonny were I think trying to make. Like me, I don’t believe they were discounting your efforts per se, but taking to task, specifically, your semantics.

    When one writes a headline with ‘specifics meant to entice’, and then follows up with generalities, an error on the writer’s part has been made.

    As defined above, if I were to write a headline announcing “30 great recipes for chocolate chip cookies to die for”, my presumption is that chocolate-chip-cookie-addicts would be a bit perplexed finding themselves presented with an article containing “links” to other cooking/recipe sites where recipes for aforementioned cookies could be found.

    To wit: Simply change your headline to read “30 Incredibly Useful WordPress Hacks Resources”, for this is, with specificity, exactly what your post is about.

    And again, thanks for all the fine efforts here at Tutorial9
    Keep up the outstanding work!

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    List of sites with listed hacks – that’s at least fun. Thanks for sharing

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    this isn’t so much of hack.
    but great tips for beginners.

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    Grace Smith (1 Point) September 25, 2009 at 3:37 am

    @Anonny I appreciate your point but this was compiled as a roundup to save people time from having to search. Which is why lists and roundups are so popular (and why sites like Smashing Magazine have built their popularity on them), people don’t want to spend hours searching google anymore!

    Within it there are links to over 100 pretty awesome WP Hacks so i would disagree that it’s “completely useless”. It’s even labeled a roundup here on T9, so i don’t think it’s misleading in any way. I can appreciate though that the web is pretty saturated with lists but the majority of people find them extremely useful which is why they continue to grow in popularity.

    Thanks again for your comment, i do take all types of critiques on board :-)

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    Web Designing India (1 Point) September 25, 2009 at 12:46 am

    wow nice word press hacking code i like it thanks for sharing…

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    Designect.Com (1 Point) September 25, 2009 at 12:07 am

    I like this topic. Thank!

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    I think it was a great idea. cheers.

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    Good gracious, when are you all going to stop listing lists of lists and passing it off as content? This is completely useless. Gathering together other people’s hard work and linking to it is nothing better than I can do with a search engine, more faster and more effectively.

    Excuse me for thinking that 30 useful wordpress hacks would actually contain, god forbid, 30 useful wordpress hacks.

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    Ambient Guy (2 Points) September 24, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    I didnt see any hacks for mobile viewing which i think is a real pitty.

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    Geek stuff :) I have bookmarked here great work!

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    Hey Grace .. big cheers for including my anti-hack guide ..

    Video How-to: 10 Tips To Make WordPress Hack-Proof

    You show impeccable taste :P Mighty fine to build bridges with Site5 too.

    Hey, like your site, gracesmith.co.uk, BTW. Subbed.

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    WPBeginner (1 Point) September 24, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Thank you for mentioning our site. We really appreciate it. Great collection of resource here.

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    Grace Smith (1 Point) September 24, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Hey Marco, there are so many hacks out there that it’s tough to find one when you really need it, which is why i decided to dig around and research the best hack resources and tips and publish them in one place, here on T9 :-)

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    Very nice list, I will be using some of these. Thanks!

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    Too bad – I was hoping to see some actual hacks instead of a round-up of articles that do have the actual hacks.

    Thanks anyway!

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