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Forms are an integral part of a website. While there are lots of wordpress plugins available to create custom forms, most of them are not up to the task. It is very easy to create a form in WordPress, provided you have a fair knowledge of php, html and js. Let me show you how it’s done. Front-end [HTML] How to create custom forms in WordPress without using plugins? | Shibu Lijack How to create custom forms in WordPress without using plugins? | Shibu Lijack
The Loop The Loop Languages: English • Français • Italiano • 日本語 • Português do Brasil • Русский • 中文(简体) • 中文(繁體) • (Add your language) The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. The Loop
Custom Query Shortcode: Run a Loop inside Any Post/Page Custom Query Shortcode: Run a Loop inside Any Post/Page I had the occasion yesterday to have a page with a section on it where it would output a very specific set of other pages, which would need to change dynamically. What I could have done is built a special page template for this page, and inside that template run a query_posts() to get these posts. But I wanted this page to remain editable from the admin.
The conditional statements feature is an extremely useful and powerful feature in WordPress; still it remains unused in the development process. You can achieve many things by the simple and smart use of these statements. Sometimes when you need specific text or a unique image to appear on a specific page and not on any other pages in your site, by using conditional statements along with WordPress conditional tags you can achieve this easily without creating multiple pages or templates. What are Conditional Statements? PHP “If” statements are generally known as conditional statements. These statements are used within WordPress Theme files along with certain WordPresss functions defining the logic to inform the WordPress database what and how the content should be displayed based on a given criteria. Mastering Conditional Statements and Tags for Tweaking WordPress Blogs Mastering Conditional Statements and Tags for Tweaking WordPress Blogs
WordPress comes with something called conditional tags, which let’s you change how content is displayed depending on what conditions that are met. For example, you can check if the user is on the frontpage, or if she is logged in or not. in this article we’ll go through how to use these conditional tags, and how they work. If you are familiar to PHP, this will be a walk in the park. Introduction to WordPress conditional tags | WP-Snippets Introduction to WordPress conditional tags | WP-Snippets
Editor Styles for Custom Post Types in WordPress 3.0 | WPStorm Editor Styles for Custom Post Types in WordPress 3.0 | WPStorm I’ve had some fun playing around with the recently released WordPress 3.0, Beta 1. One of my new favorite additions is the add_editor_style() which allows you to assign a CSS file for the TinyMCE when editing posts, pages and the new custom post types. This is very handy to get closer to a WYSIWYG experience in WordPress’ editor and not having to preview the posts all the times while writing, to check where line breaks end up and so on (if you care about those things). I’m also loving the new Custom Post Types, and on one of my sites, I have setup a few different post types. On the frontend I have different widths for posts, pages and my new WordPress 3.0 custom post type ‘portfolio.
How to Float WordPress Admin Menu and Make it Sticky Dont like to scroll for admin menu in WordPress Dashboard ? Then Float Admin Menu and save scrolling time by installing this free plugin or by using the code. WordPress admin menu includes everything to manage your blog in just few clicks of mouse. One problem with that menu is, it doesn’t float or stick to a fixed position and you need to scroll from bottom to top of page to access it. A ticket has been already raised at WordPress core and the issue is not resolved. How to Float WordPress Admin Menu and Make it Sticky
Plugins and Resources for Improving User Interactivity with Wordpress | Speckyboy Design Magazine If there is a sense of community and vibrant life surrounding a blog it tends to be successful and ultimately popular – that is a fact. So, if you own a WordPress blog and you are looking for an effective way to create a real sense of user interactivity on your blog, in this post, I highlight some fantastic plug-ins and resources, that you may not know about, that can be of great help in creating a sense of involvement amongst your blog visitors. Make Your Site Social The Gigya Social optimization plug-in aggregates authentication and social APIs from Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, LinkedIn, AOL and other OAuth & OpenID providers, giving sites the ability to authenticate users via social network and OpenID providers and increase site traffic by allowing users to easily share content with their friends and followers. The plug-in is scalable and secure, using a standard authentication techniques to prevent account spoofing. Make Your Site Social Resources & Tutorials Plugins and Resources for Improving User Interactivity with Wordpress | Speckyboy Design Magazine
One thing that seems to define technology is that users like both ease of use and the ability to customize the appearance of everything they use. Custom preferences pages within the WordPress are the best way to combine these interests. They’re as easy to use as any other control panel page within the Dashboard, but they’re advanced and flexible enough to allow the user to control every detail of their installed theme, at least as long as the ability has been defined as a user-customizable setting. When users can make their own edits without extensive coding, they do the developer a service by showcasing their work for longer periods and by helping the theme to take on a life of its own and become almost a form of public art. Here’s how to create a theme options page within the functions.php file. Step 1: Open the functions.php File How to Create a Custom Options Page in Wordpress How to Create a Custom Options Page in Wordpress
Parse RSS Feeds as Content in WordPress What most people do not know, is that WordPress is also quite capable of pulling in RSS content from outside blogs and parsing it for display within one of its many template files. This functionality is probably not as well known because it is simply not as old and as established as the software’s production of feeds. Included only since version 2.7, the ability to parse RSS feeds as content and include that information into a template file is relatively new and its parameters are largely unknown even among the more advanced members of the WordPress development community at large. Luckily, these parameters are easy to learn and customize, and they can turn a simple RSS feed into a great source of extra content and discussion on already-busy WordPress blogs. Not only can RSS feeds be parsed by WordPress, but they can also be split up into columns and tabs. Parse RSS Feeds as Content in WordPress
Optimization/Cheat Sheet Languages: English • 日本語 • (Add your language) WordPress Optimization/Cheat Sheet This article is part of a series on WordPress Optimization This is a quick list of the key areas in which WordPress can be optimized. The biggest gain for the least effort comes from caching.
Postline, A Theme Inspired by Facebook's Timeline - Themify 28 Aug 2012 Are you a big fan of Facebook's Timeline feature? You're going to love our newest theme, Postline (view demo), a responsive theme with infinite scroll inspired by Timeline. It is designed to capture different types of post formats like quotes, videos, images, galleries, and many more, allowing you to tell your story on any resolution, whether desktop or mobile device. In addition, Postline is built with infinite scrolling, meaning posts are loaded automatically when you hit the bottom of the page. This theme is perfect for bloggers who want to showcase their photos and videos that are time-sensitive like travel or food photos!
Wordpress Content Slider Plugins: 9 User-Friendly Examples Featured sliders are all the rage right now, because they provide an easy way to showcase your best content and keep keep your visitors interested with instantly changing images. When searching for a plugin to handle your site’s featured content and/or images, it can be completely overwhelming, given the vast number available. Who knows which are any good? I want to save you an hour of research with this post.
As a theme developer, most of the support questions I get are about configuring menus. If you’re also a theme developer, you have probably run into the same questions I have. The trouble is that a large majority of users want custom menus and no two menus are the same. Goodbye, headaches. Hello, menus!
See a more recent article about how to integrate the Twitter Bootstrap dropdown menu with WordPress here The motivation for this article was to create a set of notes for myself to speed up the process of creating a WordPress drop down menu with jQuery, as I found myself needing to add this functionality to most projects. I decided to turn it into a tutorial and share it with the world. If you have any issues or if you have a more efficient way of achieving the same end result, I'd love to hear from you. Step 1: Register the menu in functions.php Wordpress jQuery dropdown menu tutorial
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