CSS3 Google Button WordPress Plugin

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I’ve created a plugin to allow you to easily plug CSS3 Google Buttons into your blog posts using shortcodes.

Download the plugin here or search “CSS3 Google Button” from your WordPress dashboard:


Here is a shortcode sample:

[GOOGLEBUTTON target="http://liljosh.com" color="orange"]Button Caption[/GOOGLEBUTTON]

Please, please, please give my plugin 5 stars. :] Enjoy!

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CSS3 Google Buttons

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In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make Google buttons using CSS3. First here’s a demo:



Right click and save this search icon: 

The CSS3

I’ve separated the CSS into 3 sections (for each color).


button.orange, a.orange, input[type=submit].orange {
padding: 10px 30px;
-webkit-border-radius: 2px 2px;
border: solid 0px rgb(153, 153, 153);
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Use PDO Not MySQLi

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In NetTuts+ most recent tutorial, they discuss the advantages of using PDO over MySQLi to make database connections from PHP. “The core advantage of PDO over MySQLi is in its database driver support. At the time of this writing, PDO supports 12 different drivers, opposed to MySQLi, which supports MySQL only.” Dejan Marjanovic See the full tutorial and start using PDO today:


Here is another great tutorial from NetTuts+ as to why you should be using PHP’s PDO ...

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