I’m a fan of using WordPress to build custom websites. So I’ve decided to start a tutorial series and share how I go about building a theme from scratch. No frameworks or starter themes. The Sketch Sketch of the theme’s design The layout sketch
Before even setting up my development environment I…
Child theme of the Autonomie WordPress theme. Contribute to MrKapowski/Autonomie-child development by creating an account on GitHub.
In a number of scenarios we’ve used plugins to use the first image in the post as the featured image. That’s nice in that if people forget or are unaware of the featured image it’ll happen automatically and that fits in nicely with how various themes use featured images in various…
Want to learn which template files in a theme are used to display different pages? See our visual guide to WordPress template hierarchy (cheat sheet).
In this post, we’re going to take a look at the WordPress page life cycle, understand how hooks work, and review the differences in actions and filters so that we may not only become better theme and/or plugin developers, but also have a deeper understanding of how WordPress works.
Question: You want an entire class to make a short piece of writing with an image on their phone. Where can they share it where everyone can see it, it’s in one place, and it looks artistic? But NOT: Twitter, Instagram, a blog, FB?
If you change your theme or disable any of your WordPress plugins and your website breaks down, you are suffering from the lock-in effect. Learn about it.
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Continued excitement around SPLOTs is timely given the day before heading to Coventry, Tim and I spoke with Alan Levine about starting to roll SPLOTs out as stand-alone application installers. Big Picture Calling Card will be the first, but hopefully more will follow given Tim is on an Installatron application installation roll. One of the big benefits of stand-alone apps is all updates Alan makes to the SPLOTs will get rolled out to users, through the current WordPress installation of SPLOTs there is no way to incorporate updates.
Yesterday after discovering it on Xavier Roy’s site I was reminded that the Post Kinds Plugin is built on a custom taxonomy and, as a result, has the ability to output its taxonomy in typical WordPress Tag Cloud widget.
The ultimate collection of the most useful WordPress configuration (wp-config.php) tricks that you may need but do not know about!
Changing Your Site or WordPress Address
Normally, you can set your WordPress and Site URLs from Settings » General page. However, you may not be able to do that if you don’t have access to your WordPress site, seeing redirect errors, or have just moved your site.
In that case, you can change your site and WordPress URLs via wp-config.php file by adding the following lines:
Moving wp-content Directory
WordPress allows you to move your wp-content directory. Some experts believe that it can help strengthen WordPress security.
You will need to add the following code to your wp-config.php file:
define( 'WP_CONTENT_DIR', $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . '/blog/wp-content' );
define( 'WP_CONTENT_URL', 'http://example/blog/wp-content');
define( 'WP_PLUGIN_DIR', $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . '/blog/wp-content/plugins' );
define( 'WP_PLUGIN_URL', 'http://example/blog/wp-content/plugins');
Don’t forget to replace example.com with your own domain name.
I wonder if this would allow me to better integrate my ‘home’ space and have a shared content / plugin library between my different sites?
I just had a few thoughts / questions while watching / listening:
I never realised that I could add all my Rel=Me links within my profile, does that mean that I do not have to go through all the rigmarole of adding them to my ‘child theme’? That definitely makes it a lot easier to setup.
I am really interested in modifying / developing a custom post kind, but what happens when David Shanske updates the plugin? How do I set up to allow for updates and customisation? Is this some sort of ‘child theme’?
I wonder if it were possible (maybe in the IndieWeb multisite or something) to customise the ‘Welcome’ box when you first start WordPress? Imagine if the information that is detailed in the IndieWeb plugin area could be placed there, front and centre?
ZenPress – Pure Zen for WordPress
- There were small quirks with how Syndication Links and Search Results were presented (since changed)
- I could not master my widgets, particularly the way it repeated some widgets at the bottom of the page, even after I had changed them in Appearance settings. (Since discovered to be unrelated to the theme)
- I was unable to get a child theme to work, even with the help of Chris Aldrich. (Zen has five stylesheets which not being included, however this still did not solve the problem.)
- I could not get the Notes post kind to work with Micro.Blog as I think a default heading was included within the RSS (again fixed since)