I am not a huge fan of sliders until they are used in a decent way. The only way I sort of like them is in an image gallery but even then it has to be somewhat incorporated with a lightbox, colorbox, whatever you would like to call it. These sliders are slowly becoming a bit more popular with theme developers because it can solve a few issues for the user. The biggest drawback is that they will no longer have that slider when they ultimately redesign the site and switch themes.
For some time I’ve noticed one thing that many people like doing. Recreating core functions. One being the_post_thumbnail(). The reason it drives me crazy is because it means maintaining more code in your theme. Why would you do that to yourself? One of the common things is to wrap it in a conditional check and… Continue reading Using the_post_thumbnail
Truly a neat little find for many people. I know when I saw this for the first I was beyond astounded. It does seem a little odd to use one but there are some random cases when it can be useful. Rather than having to use a page you can use a post. Granted it… Continue reading Using a post as a menu item
Yep, you read that right. Playing nice. With plugins. I know what you’re thinking and are probably wondering what I mean by that. Don’t lie You know you want to ask. What do you mean by that? What I mean is that as a themer you shouldn’t be adding frivolous things to your theme. What… Continue reading Playing nice with plugins
It’s no secret I love doing theme reviews. When I get a chance. The past couple of weeks though I’ve only been able to do one a week if I’m lucky. I do read the theme-reviewers emails when I open my inbox but of course that just isn’t enough. Background If you didn’t already know… Continue reading Uploading and updating your theme
Frequenting the WordPress support forum always makes wonder a lot of things. The biggest one, I hate to admit, is do people read. I know it does come off a little mean, rude but the truth is a lot of the threads that are in the forums could easily be avoided. The number one being… Continue reading All about my Child – Theme that is
What? Comments. That is the topic. As some may know I’m in the middle of creating a WordPress theme to submit to the repository. I want this theme to not only pass but to pass with flying colors. I followed about as close to how the default themes are but have also integrated some from… Continue reading Creating a custom comment list
Brief background Creating a slider is simple. For some. In WordPress there are a lot of ways to creating a post slider, image slider, category slider and just about any type of slider you could possibly imagine. The one I wanted to share is creating one with sticky posts. You know the ones that you… Continue reading Creating a sticky post slider