Tag: wp

  • Widgets and when to use them

    Widgets are a great way of showing information in specified areas. Themes handle this in different locations and different ways. Some have page template with up to thirty widget areas. Yes, thirty! Sorry, felt like a salesman when I typed it out but it is true. And then you get the occasional theme that wants […]

  • 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: 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 […]

  • My 500 and counting

    The beginning of the year I promised myself that I would try to review 500 themes by the end of the year. I finally managed to reach that point and was super ecstatic about it that I just had to tweet about it: Now that I've completed my 500 #WordPress theme reviews, I'm gonna shoot […]

  • Making a Portable Object Template for your WordPress theme or plugin

    Yes, a bit of a lengthy title but I feel will get the point across and it is after all what I’m wanting to share with you today. A what now? A .pot ( or a Portable Object Template ) file is what WordPress uses and many PHP programs use for translation purposes. There are […]

  • Organizing all the media

    Yeah, media. I love it. Most people live it and some are just indifferent about it. Blah! Is what I say to them. The reason I say it is because I love entertainment. Surprised? Don’t be. I am super easily amused. Like super easy. Like two-year-old easily. A little history The last couple of months […]

  • Getting the image count in WordPress

    A long time ago I had a bit of an issue on how to get the image count from a post. At the time there wasn’t a way that I could think of to properly getting all the needed information; but then again I didn’t know as much as I do now. I wanted to […]

  • Using a post as a menu item

    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 […]