Cool WordPress Links – Feb 8, 2012

I am a huge WordPress fan, and as I browse the web, I’m constantly seeing cool things, and I hope to share those with you as I come across them. Though these posts are just as much about letting me have an archive of potentially useful links.

Advanced TutorialCreating a Filterable Portfolio with WordPress and jQuery – This is a fairly advanced tutorial with a great deal of code, but the result is stunning. If you are looking for a way to create a visually interesting portfolio with filtering, you’ll want to check out this huge tutorial.

Intermediate TutorialQuick Tip: Display Excerpts of Child Pages with a Shortcode – A relatively easy tutorial, this makes it easy for you to show off some text on your sub-pages in a parent page. This would have been very useful back when I was using WordPress as a content management system with thousands of pages.

Advanced TutorialHow To Use Custom Post Types To Organize Online Marketing Campaigns – A great tutorial with a great deal of code, Smashing Magazine shows how to extend WordPress into a marketing management system.

PodcastWP Late Night 002: The Usual Suspects – Listen to Brad Williams, Dre Armeda, and Ryan Imel discuss the latest WordPress news in their second episode of what I hope will be a long running series of podcast discussions from some WordPress heavy hitters.

WordPress HistoryA History of Default WordPress Themes – While I didn’t get to use the very first WordPress theme, I have used each one since then, with the 2011 theme being one of my favourite WordPress themes. This post is a great look at how far we’ve come in default theme designs.

WordPress.comNew Themes: Splendio and Suburbia – I used to work closely with Elena of Design Disease, and I’m always happy to see her work. If you are a WordPress.com user, you’ll want to take a look at these new themes.

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