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Color Picker in Theme Options Tutorial

Using the Color Picker in Your WordPress Theme Options

Theme Options pages get quite sophisticated these days, providing the end user with a highly customizable WordPress experience. Our topic today is color and color pickers, which can be used to provide the theme user with an option to choose colors for different things like the footer area, the general text color, the navigation menu … Permalink


Deploying WordPress with Capistrano

Tutorial: Deploying WordPress with Capistrano

Capistrano is a command line utility for deploying web applications to one or more servers. It was primarily developed for Ruby on Rails applications, but applicable to all sorts of web applications these days, including of course WordPress. Honestly, I discovered Capistrano a couple of weeks ago during Mark Jaquith’s talk at WordCamp San Francisco … Permalink


Different Colors in Different Menu Items

WordPress Tricks: Different Colors in Different Menu Items

I came across this idea while working on one of our themes that had to have different body colors for different pages, like a red body on the home page, a yellow one on the contact page, a blue one on the archives page and so on. Of course this would be easy to achieve … Permalink


Feed Only & Site Only Shortcodes

Adding “Feed Only” and “Site Only” Shortcodes in WordPress

So you’re running a blog and some of your readers are following it via your RSS feed and their feed aggregators. I have to say that I’m not a fan of excerpts (summaries) in feeds, I’d rather give my feed readers the full content to save them the extra clicking trouble (it’s an option under … Permalink


WordPress Themes Typography Options

Providing Typography Options in Your WordPress Themes

Most of the premium themes and many free ones come with typography options these days. This means that the end user is allowed to customize their theme by picking a different font in their theme options. Not only does this give more freedom to the end user, but if done correctly, it gives freedom to … Permalink


Authors List Shortcode in WordPress

How To: Create An Authors List Shortcode in WordPress

I’m quite sure you’re familiar with the Shortcode API. If you’re not, it’s a simple set of functions used by theme and plugin developers to create certain macro codes that can be used throughout the post content. [ gallery ] is one example, meaning you’ll see [ gallery ] when editing the post content, but … Permalink


Images, Image Sizes and Thumbnails in WordPress

Images, Image Sizes and Post Thumbnails in WordPress

A recent exploit revealed that many of the WordPress theme designers and developers, including companies like WooThemes and ThemeShift are using third-party tools like TimThumb to manage their thumbnails, preview and featured images in their themes. It’s not a secret (I really hope so) that WordPress has image management implementations of its own which was … Permalink


Font face and Web Fonts

How to Use Web Fonts and the @font-face CSS Method

The days of web safe fonts are about to end thanks to all the great attempts of designers, developers and industry leaders around the world.  The good thing in digital production industry is the community of people who are always pushing the boundaries to their limits. Then when it becomes a new standard  or convention … Permalink


Github Auto Pull on Post Receive

Github, Playground Servers & Auto Pull From Master

There are many different approaches on how you handle middle-scale to large-scale web applications development, source control, deployment and testing. Internally things may change, you can work in waterfall, scrum, agile and other methodologies, but externally it’s pretty much the same — local development server or servers, a testing (I like to call it playground) … Permalink


Customize Your WordPress Tag Cloud Widget

How to: Customize the WordPress Tag Cloud Widget

If you Google this topic, you’ll see that most of the posts that come up help you achieve what you’re looking for, but I couldn’t help but notice that most of them are doing it the wrong way. If you’re starting out with WordPress, there’s one thing you have to always keep in mind — … Permalink


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