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September 7, 2012
by Graham
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WordPress Functionality Plugin to Accompany Functions.php

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

Wordpress Folder

February 12, 2011
by Graham
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WordPress: Frameworks and Child Themes

Wordpress is a great way to develop webpages, no doubt about it. It allows you to quickly and easily add content and with the introduction of widgets there is even more customization available for designers. But what if you want that to take it that step further and design your own theme? This article will talk about using a Wordpress framework (specifically the Thematic framework) to design a child theme. Continue reading