One of the most basic web design elements are columns. They allow web designers to divide big blocks of content into digestible chunks and increase the layout’s visual appeal. Although it is possible to create custom columns for your WordPress theme’s posts and pages using tables, it’s far from ideal. A much better solution is to create columns using HTML and CSS.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a markup language that controls how HTML elements appear on a web page. One of the core WordPress theme files, style.css, contains comprehensive stylistic instructions that tells your WordPress theme how to present the content you publish on your site.
We’ve put together this code snippet generator tool to help developers speed up custom CSS styling for text elements. All you need to get started is the name of the selector you want to target. Read on to learn how to identify a CSS selector and how to use this snippet generator tool.
If you’re developing a WordPress theme, one of the most important page elements you’ll need to implement is the comments layout. As it so happens, it’s also one of the most frustrating components to develop. Getting the style right is difficult, and messing it up is incredibly easy.
The comments section of a website is a great place for readers to engage with one another and allows website owners to increase user interaction. With this in mind, we’ve put together this simple yet powerful code snippet generator that helps developers add a responsive comments section to their WordPress themes.
The core WordPress software has all the right features in place to deliver basic content management system functionality. Typically, when you need access to advanced features, you go looking for plugins since they are the best way to extend the basic functionality.
From a coding standpoint, the main reason why WordPress can be extended in the first place has a lot to do with hooks. Hooks are a design pattern that allows developers to build upon existing code and are spread all over the source code.
If you’re working on a WordPress plugin (or even a theme for that matter), you may want to make it easy for yourself or others to extend the existing functionality later on. Or you may just want to leverage WordPress’ event-driven architecture. For this reason, we’ve assembled this code snippet generator that helps developers create custom hooks for their WordPress plugins or themes.
Being a comprehensive content management system, WordPress allows users to choose from a number of statuses to assign to their posts. The post’s status determines how WordPress handles that post on the back-end. By default, there are eight different post statuses you can assign to posts, including:
- Draft. Incomplete posts viewable by anyone who has correct permission.
- Pending. Posts that have been completed but are awaiting review from someone with publish capability to publish them.
- Publish. Viewable to everyone from the front-end.
- Future. These posts are set to be published in a future date.
- Private. Posts set as private are only viewable by administrators.
- Trash. These posts have been deleted (not permanently deleted) but are recoverable.
- Auto-Draft. Auto-drafts are post revisions that WordPress saves automatically while you’re writing them.
- Inherit. These are used with child posts to determine their actual status from the parent post associated with them.
However, when you find your post drafts getting out of control, it may be time to add custom post status types to simplify your multi-step editorial workflow. Since WordPress doesn’t allow you to integrate additional post statuses by default, we’ve put together a snippet generator that helps you register custom post statuses for your admin panel. Before we begin, let’s take a look at what post statuses are and why you may need a custom post status or two.
Embedded in the WordPress feature set is a customizable menu that allows users to create default menus based on published pages and categories, thereby allowing them to create their own menu structure. However, there are times when you need something more robust than the default menu options. You may come across a great theme only to realize it doesn’t come with extra navigation menus right out of the box. Coding a menu structure that not only meets your usability requirements but also matches your theme can be a daunting task – especially if this is your first time with WordPress development. With this in mind, we’ve put together a snippet generator that helps you register custom menus for WordPress themes.
Let’s put everything into context before we introduce the tool and explain how you can use it.
Shortcodes are a powerful tool bundled with the core WordPress application. They allow writers to type out a small string of text into the Text or Visual Editor to act as a placeholder for a larger text block or user interface feature. These small strings are then programmatically converted into the shortcode output when the page, post, or other public-facing content block is generated for display to the public-facing webpage.
This snippet tool provides all the PHPcode and CSS style that you’ll need to implement a custom More link or button on your WordPress theme. The More feature in WordPress allows you to choose how much of your content to show on any blog feed or archive page that has this feature enabled.
Instead of wading through lines of code when activating optional WordPress core functions like translation, custom backgrounds and logos, HTML5 integration, or post thumbnails, we’ve put together this handy add_theme_support WordPress snippet generator to do the heavy lifting for you.
To use the tool, simply click “Support” on the feature you’d like activated, then fill out the relevant fields below the box to further customize the feature, when modifiers are available. When you’ve added everything you’d like, copy the code and paste it into the functions.php file. That’s all there is to it!
All developers know the time it takes to code a new website template, and any resource that can help shave off some dev time is well worth using. Starting today, we are rolling out a series of free WordPress developer tools in the form of snippet generators and related resources that will help you create clean code in a matter of seconds. Our first generator spins off custom dynamic sidebars for WordPress – just fill out the fields to get started.
You don’t have to be the New York Times to provide quality news to the world. In fact, one could argue that the physical newspaper business is quickly disappearing to make room for digital and online newspapers. From the Huffington Post to TechCrunch, online newspapers are just as good, if not better than their predecessors, and that’s why it’s such as viable business. And you can build your own using WordPress newspaper themes.
How would you describe a cool WordPress theme? Is it a theme that includes bright colors? What about one that offers fancy design elements like parallax scrolling?
Years come and years go. The year of 2015 is a rather special one considering we’ve seen so many new WordPress theme designs that break boundaries and make us wonder what was going on in the past in terms of website design. And the best WordPress themes reflect these trends nicely.
The first and most obvious questions is… huh? Well, a vCard is basically an electronic business card. It’s a standard file type that can be shared with others. They can be exchanged through electronic means. They’re often exchanged through email, instant messaging, or through the web. They can contain information such as your name, address, phone numbers, e-mail, URLs, photos, audio clips, etc. vCards can be integrated into websites. Specifically, WordPress websites using specially designed themes just for this purpose.
With the advent of easy-to-set-up content management platforms like WordPress, taking control of your professional profile online has never been easier. This is a very good thing, because now more than ever, it’s important to carefully sculpt every detail of information about your work history and experience if you want to win out over the flood of applicants for most professional positions.
We’ve researched the newest and greatest features being offered in eCommerce WordPress themes and have found an outstanding list of beautiful, responsive selections filled with everything you need to get an eCommerce site started.
A girly website is just what some people need, and the best part is that “girly” doesn’t mean less effective or powerful. In fact, you could argue that girly-looking websites do themselves a favor by targeting a niche, sticking to that branding strategy and straying away from those professional websites that make the internet so boring.