Tweet This with WordPress

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Twitter seems to continue to gain in popularity and one or the other has even completely move - not a blog anymore, only an address in Twitter.

After going through my subscriptions in my feed reader, I noticed several articles where one or the other Plugin was recommended, which place a Twitter button to recommend an article on your Twitter. Most Plugins have a function that takes place in the template of the integrated theme.

As so often, this is a little exaggerated, and as in the past with the inclusion of links to social bookmark services, there is also a simple solution with the help of a function in the WordPress core.

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rel=”canonical”-URL for WordPress Theme

Duplicate content is always an issue in search engines, especially in the context of content management systems and blogging applications. Therefore, they decided together (Google, Yahoo and Microsoft) for a notice using the link tag.

In essence, provides the tag with the rel attribute canonical only a reference to the preferred URL. Once again a new discussion started in the WP Hacker List about this new possibility, which I can not understand. WordPress offers plenty of opportunities so that this form is not necessary to be included in the core, there is sufficiently different and more important topics and the content of a theme should be broadly still lie with the developer. I will show you in this post a simple and quick way to integrate the attribute.
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Change your WordPress Theme on Dependency

WordPress is sometimes not only in use as a blog platform, also as CMS application or for a presentation of photos or other purposes. Many times you like to have a different design depending on the purpose of your WordPress blog within your website. Thus, most of the photo blogs having a different design than the weblog.

In fact you can achieve that quite easily and do not always need to create an extensive query in your template or even a different installation of WordPress setup. You can also deal with the following solution, giving you a better overview of the separate themes. With this solution you have many possibilities to implement individual designs.
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Numbering your comments, pingbacks, trackbacks or all

Since WordPress 2.7 exists an API for the comment area. Thereby you can purge the PHP-portion within comments.php. Jean-Baptiste shows a simple solution to count comments. This solution is very well known and get used pretty much since the first release of WordPress. But if you like to have a filter, which counts only the trackbacks or only the comments, then this solutions is worthless. Besides that, the How To is pretty poor and PHP-rookies could have troubles with it.

Relating to this and because of many questions about this topic I show you two simple functions, which you insert in your functions.php of your theme. Normally they get used as output in your comments.php.
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Removing WordPress Login Design

In a previous post, I showed the possibility, how to use WordPress in regard to Corporate Identity. For example adjusting the login area. This shouldn't be a tough task with the according articles.

In both cases I didn't talk about how to deactivate the default WordPress layout, since I always used the example based of the WordPress stylesheet. But the stylesheet of WordPress isn't really lean and why should you load unnecessary data, which you really don't need?

With a little hook and an appropriate function I can disable to load the stylesheet of WordPress and load my own CSS - How that works can be read in both articles about adjusting theme login.
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