Create Your Own WordPress Login Design

WordPress 2.7 has been released these days and comes with some updates to the backend design. I think most of you already know that there is a new login-section. The design is now equal to the new backend's and the team did only little changes.
From my point of view this is very important to an all-inclusive-package, like a theme – or a corporate design.
The CSS changed a bit and if anybody wants to customize the login-section, I will show how to achieve it. The CSS is also included as a good starting point for your own custom design.


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Easy Way For Advertisement In WordPress

Since version 2.5 WordPress introduced the shortcode API, more detail about it in our article „WordPress Shortcode API“. Recently I had a task which is surely common, but with the help of shortcode API and custom fields very easy to solve. I had to include some advertisements (in german: Werbung) into some articles.

In each article the editor puts 3 custom fields: bild (image), link, linktext. In the text he can set the shortcode [ad]. This shortcode will be recognized by WordPress with the help of the following function. It will also load specific data to display the ads here.
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Publish The Feed Later

Some of you know this problem already, you publish a post and while you are publishing you notice an error. That's very annoying, the error is in your feed an published to the whole world.

That happened quite often to me, my fellow readers a writing comments so fast, right after publishing, to tell me about some errors I made, it's unbelievable. So I thought I should create a workaround to have the feed published a little bit later, even 5 minutes can be helpful. Here we go:
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