While I was building my first premium WordPress Plugin – the Avia Feedback Box – I needed to solve quite a few problems I have never encounterd when creating themes. During my research I stumbled upon several really cool wordpress functions that I want to share with you.
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WordPress only comes bundled with the “next page” and “previous page” links to navigate between different blog overview pages. If you happen to have a blog with a lot of posts or simply want to offer a better user experience I would recommend to remove those links and replace them with a pagination like most people (including me) are using in their templates. Read more »
WordPress 3 has gone gold and ships with an amazing new menu manager that can be used to control the navigation menus of your website. This tutorial will teach you how to change the default output of this manager, since getting a custom output can heavily improve the style of your themes. So first of all here is an example of the wordpress menu we want to build.
I am currently working on some larger projects, and some of them are in desperate need of a breadcrumb navigation, since there are so many sub categories and pages, that users often have a hard time not to lose track of their current position on the site.
After searching the web for an adequate plugin, the only Breadcrumb navigation I could find was Breadcrumb NavXT. The plugin is basically the only one which supports nested pages as well as nested categories. It has a ton of options… to my mind there are way to many. After testing the plugin on a blank installation my Database query count went from 17 to 59 even if I was on the starting page where no breadcrumb navigation was displayed. So I decided to code a lightweight version for myself.
What you will learn here, are the basics of creating a simple breadcrumb navigation. This tutorial doesn’t offer a complete script, just some snippets to experiment with =)
Recently I had to create a website which displays the content in 2 columns.
While CSS 3 is capable of doing this on its own with the new Grid Position Module, a lot of browsers do not support this functions yet, so I needed to add a little extra markup to the output which is generated via the_content() to get the following result:
WordPress gives an author the ability to add extra data to each written post and page. This data is called meta-data and is stored in custom fields.
These fields are really flexible in use and make it possible for developers and theme-authors to create stunning sites, far beyond from normal blog design. Read more »