Back On Track!

Some of you might notice that we had heavy problems with our website and our provider last week because of too much traffic. Finally we pulled the plug and acquired our own server to serve our readers with a better performance of our website and without having any downtime. Please let us know if anything is not working after the transfer to the new server.

Sorry to all our readers and advertising partner for any inconvenience and we hope we won't have any problems like this in the future. So we will have more time to write more in depth tutorials, hacks or tricks about WordPress! πŸ™‚

Thanks a lot!

Small Tips Using WordPress and jQuery

Inside of WordPress are several of JavaScript libraries available, you can use them easily and you don't need an extra Theme or Plugins. Also, this is the recommended approach to enable libraries , so they won't be loaded more than once. Some notes on these two topics can be found in the article Use JavaScript Libraries In And Of WordPress.

But from time to time you need something specific, so I have some code snippets for you in this post now. And I particularly want to show some examples with jQuery. Many Themes and Plugins using jQuery and it is pretty easy to work with jQuery. In principle, these hooks and calls also apply to your own scripts and other libraries.
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Meet You At WordCamp Germany 2010 In Berlin!


Frank, Micha and I are participating right now at the WordCamp Germany 2010 this weekend. We are looking forward to meet old friends and new faces to exchange new ideas, opinions, experiences, knowledge and tips about WordPress. We hope we will meet some of our readers as well. It's always great to meet people in person, especially if you know them only via internet for a long time.

Hope to see you there and if not, we probably will let you know what happened at the WordCamp Germany 2010 next week.

We also like to take the opportunity to say thank you to our loyal sponsors and like to introduce them to our readers, if you don't know them already:

Pagelines-Themes
If you also want to have a great design for your website, just get a PageLines Theme. They have superior themes for WordPress that make it simple for you to have an awesome, fully-featured website that is easy to set up and manage.


wpseo
wpSEO is a great Plugin for better SEO on your WordPress installation. Check it out and you will love it as Google will love your blog from now on. πŸ˜‰ Of course we are using it on WP Engineer too. WP 3.0 ready and with over 70 setting to optimize your blog. Join their affiliate program to participate on the success of wpSEO.



ThemeShift provides one of the most beautiful, powerful and state of the art WordPress Themes available these days. Take a look at them!


wishlistmember
WishList Member is a powerful membership script that can turn any WordPress blog into a full blown membership site. Very interesting, you have to check it out. WishList Member belongs to our loyal sponsors, we are very glad to have them and to provide our readers a great membership plugin.



MakeBetterWebsites is a great gallery with a fine selection of high quality websites. All websites are handpicked and most of them I have first seen on this website instead of the usual suspects, seen on many other websites over and over again. Only high quality websites are seen on this website.


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Download this book to become a Pro in WordPress! 400 Pages of Practical Information. A Lifetime Subscription, when you buy this book, you will instantly get the most current version. But also, you are getting a lifetime subscription to all updated (PDF) copies of the book. And lots of Code Samples!



Viva Themes creates quality and professionally designed WordPress themes. They offer themes for your business, blog or personal sites. All of that comes with an excellent free support



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A very popular provider of e-commerce functionality for WordPress is WP e-commerce, which is a free bolt-on shopping cart that lets customers buy your products, services and digital downloads online. They’ve had over 750,000 downloads! They also offer some premium upgrades to have more features.


If you also interested to support our website, please go to BuySellAds.com and promote your service or product on WP Engineer. Maybe not this month, but maybe next month we have a spot just for you available. πŸ™‚

CeBIT, Busy Times And Thanks To Our Supporters!

Hey folks!

It's been quite busy lately in our daily life. Many projects, family and so on, but no worries, new interesting tutorials, news and tips are already in the pipe! Additionally Frank and I were at the CeBIT last week to meet old friends and built new contacts. Frank, second left on the photo, was there to work at the WordPress-Deutschland booth and help to show how powerful WordPress and BuddyPress is. It was pretty cool to see many WordPress interested people, some were Experts and others didn't know anything at all about WordPress. It was a big unknown for them, but they were amazed about the features, possibilities, userfriendly administration and of course - the price. If you work with WordPress quite a long time and you have other WordPress experts around you, it doesn't happen very often to introduce WordPress to completely novices 20 times a day, who didn't have a no clue what they can expect. It was fun to see their dropping jaw and their big surprising eyes. They were hooked immediately! πŸ™‚

We also like to thank our supporters on our website, we are still amazed by the great support and like to recommend their services to our loyal readers since they are all WordPress related:

ThemeShift provides one of the most beautiful, powerful and state of the art WordPress Themes available these days. Take a look at them!


wishlistmember
WishList Member is a powerful membership script that can turn any WordPress blog into a full blown membership site. Very interesting, you have to check it out. WishList Member belongs to our loyal sponsors, we are very glad to have them and to provide our readers a great membership plugin.


wpseo
wpSEO is a great Plugin for better SEO on your WordPress installation. Check it out and you will love it as Google will love your blog from now on. πŸ˜‰ Of course we are using it on WP Engineer too. WP 2.9 ready and with over 70 setting to optimize your blog. Now with affiliate program to participate on the success of wpSEO.


make-better-websites
MakeBetterWebsites is a great gallery with a fine selection of high quality websites. All websites are handpicked and most of them I have first seen on this website instead of the usual suspects, seen on many other websites over and over again. Only high quality websites are seen on this website.


Pagelines-ThemesIf you also want to have a great design for your website, just get a PageLines Theme. They have superior themes for WordPress that make it simple for you to have an awesome, fully-featured website that is easy to set up and manage.


WPWebHost have a March special going on, 30% off! They tailor made their servers and configuration for WordPress hosting. Now you can get the best compatibility and maximum performance for every of your WordPress-powered sites hosted with them. One Click WordPress Installation, install new WordPress on your site with just a click of your mouse through their Control Panel.


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Freaking affordable but not cheap WordPress themes, nothing can beat that price, only for $5!

If you also interested to support our website, please go to BuySellAds.com and promote your service or product on WP Engineer. Maybe not this month, but maybe next month we have a spot just for you available. πŸ™‚

Help To Raise Money For Haiti!

Let's Do Something!

You all probably know what happened in Haiti, we just don't want to stand on the sidelines without doing anything. We want HELP!

Micha, Frank and I will spend 50 Euros each. Also Frank added his complete donations in 2009 (almost 150 Euros), he got from users for his Plugins plus he adds the same amount from his private account. And he started a fund-raising campaign on his German blog today, which brought in 200 Euros so far. So we have 650 Euros in total. We know, it's not much, but maybe with your help, we can get even more for our donation account. We would greatly appreciate your donation to help the people in Haiti.

Just transfer, whatever amount you like, to the account below and we will make sure it will go to the people in need!

The victims will be very thankful for every penny and we will show our appreciation with a list of the ten highest private donations and 10 highest donations from our sponsors or other businesses in a coming post. If you are a private person or a company, we will mention your name or company on a coming post next week! Of course, only if you want to.





Please let us be proud of the WordPress community and join us to help!