Category Archives: Development

How to: Display Post Attachments in WordPress

How to: Display Post Attachments in WordPress

File attachments are not new to WordPress — you can attach almost any kind of file to your posts, pages and custom post types. There’s also the Media Manager where you can upload files without attaching them to a certain post or page. Attachments are most commonly used to display images in the post content, … Permalink


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How to: Provide Different Color Schemes for Your WordPress Theme

We’ve covered how to add a new color scheme to Twenty Eleven by child theming it in a previous post, and today I’ll show you how to create color schemes for your own theme, and have other developers take advantage of that to add their own new colors by child theming yours. We’ll be using … Permalink


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How to: Create a Child Theme Based on Twenty Eleven

This is a follow-up of our previous post where we reviewed Twenty Eleven – the new default theme for WordPress 3.2. In the previous post I explained the the structure of Twenty Eleven and why it’s so easy for developers to take advantage of the theme to customize it for their own purposes, i.e. creating a … Permalink


Hacking the WordPress Admin: Custom Columns

Hacking the WordPress Admin: Mastering Custom Columns

The WordPress admin panel changed from version to version, and 3.2 introduces an even newer look for the whole admin section. What hasn’t changed is the semantics, the data model and structure of what powers the admin area, and this is what backwards compatibility and “solid platform” is all about. Today we’ll talk about the … Permalink


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Theme Review: Digging Into Twenty Eleven

As you probably already know, WordPress has announced it’s third release candidate for version 3.2, while the actual release is being delayed for a few days. You might be familiar with some of the new features coming up in 3.2, but we have a dedicated blog post for that lined up. This post is about … Permalink


Backup Your WordPress Setup

A Shell Script for a Complete WordPress Backup

Backing up is one of the most important things to do when running a website and this is not related to WordPress websites only. There are so many things that can go wrong, whether your hosting provider is down, or you forgot to pay the hosting bill, or maybe you accidentally locked yourself out of … Permalink


Tutorial: Creating a Twitter Widget in WordPress

Tutorial: Creating a Twitter Widget for WordPress

How to create a Twitter widget for WordPress.. Well not that there aren’t any plugins around, that already do that. Actually there are quite a few but wouldn’t it be nice to learn how to create one from scratch? And that’s the topic of my post today — I’ll show you how to create your … Permalink


How To Style Your WordPress Gallery

How To: Style Your WordPress Gallery

Galleries and images are not new to WordPress. Gallery plugins existed long before WordPress had enhanced media functionality of it’s own. The [ gallery ] shortcode was introduced in version 2.5 and the Gallery Post Format came around in 3.1. This post will walk you through the process of working with and styling the native … Permalink


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