For some the wp-config.php file is where you place the database connection information. But for other’s it’s the chassis that WordPress is built upon. It can help in many ways from making your site more secure to helping you work with others. There’s plenty of posts out there that give you all that you can …
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One of the great things that WordPress has made available for authors is the ability to copy a YouTube (or Twitter, Vimeo, Instagram, and many others) URL and paste it into a single post and have the video automatically embed. This feature was implemented in 3.5, where as some others have been around since 3.0. …
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If you’ve been developing or designing sites for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve run into the scenario where you are asked to add a Login/Logout item to the menu. Often times this item is on a sub-menu, whether in the upper right corner, or footer, is dynamic where if someone is not logged …
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When I first heard about preprocessors a few years back, I initially thought “This is awesome, it’s like programming for CSS!” Mainly because I focused in on variables, conditionals, mixins, and all the developer-like features. Then I came to read further about them and learned that there were 2 major players, Less and Sass. My …
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I’ve been using the wp_nav_menu function since WordPress put it into 3.0 for all my navigations in websites. Even when I get faced with a “new” way of presenting a menu from a client, I’ll always dive right into wp_nav_menu and see if it has what I need and it’s never failed. The reason why …
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When working with Custom Post Types, sometimes you need to display them on a page grouped by a custom taxonomy (aka custom category). I’ve been asked more than a handful of times how to do this so I figured writing a blog post would be work nicely for those in the future who have the …
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Two forms on the same page can be tricky. Without planning, you can have some strange happenings. This simple addition to the shortcode can save some user frustration. Everyone has their go to plugins that they use on every website. One of mine is Gravity Forms (aff). I think I’ve used it from Day One, …
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Should I use an existing plugin for creating Custom Post Types? This isn’t another post about the debate on whether or not to include custom post types as a part of a theme or a plugin. I’m taking the side of defining custom post types inside a plugin. My question is whether to create the …
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Do you want to change the social icons in FooBox from the default? To my surprise, there wasn’t an upload for this. But they made an even better and much more flexible solution for this. I was working on a site just the other day and one of the features was that the images were …
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