Tag: wordpress

  • Temporary look change

    Yes. Until the end of the year this site will be rocking the 2016 default theme that is under construction. Yes, you read it right. It looks vastly different from the last theme. I may switch it out after the new year but until then, this will be the look. Next steps Down the line […]

  • What makes a good WordPress theme

    I’ve been reviewing themes for quite some time and over the course I’ve learned a lot about the good parts, the bad parts, and the in betweens. All these themes have a few things in common. What I like to call guiding principles. I think of them much like I do the principles of design; […]

  • Two or three column section

    A while back I wrote a quick and dirty tutorial on how to display more than one page. This can be done in a number of different ways. You can read about them in other tutorials and guides because this time I’ll go over another method using the WP_Query method. The codex page some really […]

  • Customizer: dropdown category selection

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

  • Working with the WordPress Customizer

    Recently the Theme Review Team chose to make the customizer as the format of creating theme options. I love it! Yes, I was in favor of it. I have my reasons. I know there are some people that still don’t fully grasp the customizer and most likely won’t. All good! Some take a little more […]

  • Fun with template tags: comment_form

    This time I’ll focus on the comment_form(). Neat, fun and with plenty of hooks and filters. The code Like usual we will look at the core code of the comment_form. There are approximately 230 lines of code that make up this template tag. Does sound like a lot, right? Yes, but when you look a […]

  • Fun with template tags: comments_template

    On my last post I talked about dynamic_sidebar and some uses. It was a fun little experiment I wanted to do and share. Yes, I said experiment. That is how I learn. I read, do and then share. I know I’m not the only one that does that. This time I dabbled with comments_template(). Yes, […]

  • Fun with template tags: dynamic_sidebar

    The last couple of weeks I’ve been reading the core code more and more. I like it. Came to the conclusion I really don’t know every hook or filter. I don’t claim to though. I like knowing enough to make a functional theme or even a plugin. Yes, I’ve been recently dabbling with one but […]

  • My gripe with widgets

    Yes, I don’t like widgets. Okay that is not entirely true because I am using a few but it’s not what I’m referring to. What I’m referring to is when themes include widgets. Themes that include widgets for contact forms, testimonials, group -or team- members of a company. Dare I say it? Newsletter widget. Cue dramatic […]

  • Why a theme’s changelog is important

    Having some history is a good thing and knowing what changes were made and why is even better. That is one of the reasons that I love seeing a changelog when I look in a theme’s folder. Supposing they have one. Not all themes are created equal It’s true. When I speak of themes I generally refer to […]

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