Using jQuery in your WordPress plugins

This evening on Twitter, @viper007Bond posted a quick tip about using jQuery in your WordPress plugins (also applicable to themes). His initial tweet was:

Using jQuery in your WordPress plugin? Make sure you’re using quotes in your selector strings! http://api.jquery.com/category/selectors/

Then, @dimensionmedia, @viper007Bond and I had the following brief conversation:

Custom WordPress Page Templates

WordPressCustom templates are becoming the key factor for any content management system out there. Possibility to create a custom front end lets many developers create their own custom templates. But have you ever had the need to create a custom template for a specific page on your WordPress-controlled website? Maybe you have created a page on your site that needs to include a customized sidebar, or maybe you want to create a custom archive page for specific categories of blog posts? Whatever the reason, it’s something I am constantly doing within my WordPress websites.

So, how is it done? Well, there are actually quite a few different ways to develop a custom page template for WordPress.