Need to start a new HTML5 page in a hurry? Just copy and paste this code. Includes a conditional tag that loads the html5 shiv for IE. Continue reading
Learn how to add your custom options page to one of the existing Wordpress admin menus.
In this example I’ll demonstrate how to create a simple options page that allows the user to add a telephone number which will be displayed in the top right corner of a site. Continue reading
By using a post’s featured image you can display a custom thumbnail beside your latest posts.
Although Wordpress creates thumbnail images automatically (small, medium, and large) you can tell Wordpress to create custom thumbnail sizes. Continue reading
September 7, 2012
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When customizing a Wordpress site it’s common practice to add tweaks and functionality to a theme’s functions.php file. As I learned recently however, this is not always the best approach.
An interesting article on WP Candy points out the disadvantage of linking site functionality to a theme that will inevitably change some day. The proposed solution is to create a functionality plugin separate from the functions file. Continue reading
A great way to make your menu buttons more interesting is to add some icons. Adding graphics to a page can add a lot of character to your site and help draw attention to the navigation elements. Continue reading
Learn how to create and control post excerpts to be displayed on your Wordpress blog page. I’ll also go into how you can change the ‘read more’ text that appears if the post exceeds the excerpt word limit. Continue reading
August 28, 2012
A useful little code snippet to remove categories from the Wordpress RSS feed. Continue reading
Often when designing Wordpress themes you’ll want to exclude certain post categories from appearing in your blog page. Luckily it’s very easy to do. Continue reading
August 6, 2012
Use pure CSS to create an eye catching “call to action” button. The styling combines rounded corners, gradient background, box shadows, and transition animation for a hover effect. Continue reading
Advice on copy writing, linking, font styling, and more. These simple steps can help improve website usability. Continue reading