WordPress Theme Testing Tools

WordPress Theme Testing Tools
Posted by on Mar 27, 2014

As with most frontend design/developers, my introduction into WordPress theme development had modest beginnings. It all started with modifying a theme, then another, and another and so on.  Each time I would dive deeper into the code as I grew more and more familiar with WordPress theme development.  Needless to say, I ran across many different approaches to theme development which was good and bad for different reasons.

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4 Lightbox Form Solutions

4 Lightbox Form Solutions
Posted by on Feb 11, 2014

Last week I built a mini site for a book launch where the entire experience is on one page of tabs. The special offers tab required collecting a bit of user information which requires a form.  I didn’t want the form cluttering the special offers tab up and leaving the main view for the form felt gross.  This is a perfect opportunity to place a form in a popover or lightbox. 

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Create a WordPress Page Template to Display Subpage Content

Create a WordPress Page Template to Display Subpage Content
Posted by on Jan 15, 2014

WordPress page templates are pretty powerful and can be used to change the layout of your pages in a variety of ways. This is great when handling content that fits into WordPress’ page construct or even a WordPress page with extra meta fields added.  But, sometimes a longer form page is desired that also has more intentional layout.

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Resorting a WordPress Query Using usort

Resorting a WordPress Query Using usort
Posted by on Jan 6, 2014

WordPress includes some great ways to order your post, page or custom content as it is stored in the database.  But, what if we want to change the content a little bit and then resort it?  Let’s say we have a staff post type where the person’s name is in the post title.  Now, we want to build a directory of employees where they are ordered by last name. We can do something like this with the usort, explode and comparison functions in PHP.

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Dynamic WordPress Content With Dynamic Widgets

Dynamic WordPress Content With Dynamic Widgets
Posted by on Dec 12, 2013

So, the other day I was in the early stages of coding a client’s WordPress theme with conditional elements for widget areas.  The theme would display various content based on conditions like authenticated users, the front page, etc.  This particular client works time and materials, yeah for me, so time is money to them.  While considering the various ways to approach handling this it occurred to me that someone may have a widget for this.  

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