Tag: theme

  • Always a work in progress

    Yesterday I was able to change out the theme to this site. I spent most of the day just fiddling […]

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  • Copy paste is hurting your theme

    I’ve seen quite a few themes that have been doing this thing of passing an argument to the function when […]

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  • Some theme review videos

    It’s been some time since I was last able to record some video on theme reviews. The last time I […]

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  • Working with paginate_links

    It is no secret that I try to advocate the use of core functions when possible. The idea of maintaining […]

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  • Three sliders, one option, and a few tears later

    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.

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  • Why theme documentation matters

    So, you have a theme in the WordPress repository and have some documentation but you only have the basic information. How can you improve upon that?

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  • WordPress Static Front Page

    Setting up a front page is hard. So many things to think. Do you want a page of your latest writings to be what a visitor first encounters or do you want a static page? Perhaps a unique template so as to differentiate between the rest of the site?

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  • Using active callbacks in the Customizer

    One thing I haven’t seen many themes use is active callbacks to their advantage. What are they and how can […]

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  • Customizer: dropdown category selection

    Using the get_categories function with the customizer can be tricky. This is a code snippet to help out.

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  • Using the_post_thumbnail

    For some time I’ve noticed one thing that many people like doing. Recreating core functions. One being the_post_thumbnail(). The reason […]

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