The custom post type feature is what transforms WordPress from a blogging platform to a fully-fledged content management system.
Post types cannot be created and managed from the admin but can be exposed very easily using a little code.
In this article, I’ll show you how to create a custom post type for recipes and [...]Continue Reading →
I believe people who use WordPress can be separated into three broad camps:
Plug and players: WordPress enthusiasts who are probably not experienced website designers and are looking for a turnkey solution. They will find a theme, install it, and probably get on with content creation. Tweakers: These folks will take a theme that could probably be used [...]Continue Reading →
Have you noticed how some tweets include additional content, such as large images, a collection of smaller images, and even sometimes embedded video or audio files?
In most cases, this is achieved by using Twitter’s Card feature. It’s a great way to make your content really stand out from the crowd when it is shared on this popular [...]Continue Reading →
One of the great things about WordPress as an open source project is that the core code is regularly updated with improvements and security patches.
Major releases, along with minor security releases, of WordPress are usually shipped two or three times a year. If you have automatic updates turned on, your WordPress install will be [...]Continue Reading →
If you’re one of many people who have experienced intermittent outages of your WordPress site, this article is for you.
It might seem hopeless right now, but if you’ve experienced any one of these errors, there is a solution:
“Data not received” in the Google Chrome browser “Connection error” in the FireFox and Internet Explorer browsers [...]Continue Reading →
When you build a website, one of your top priorities should always be to put your personal stamp on the project. You can do this through your visual style choices, your custom graphics, or even custom footers that say—in essence—I made this.
And while many developers focus on adding branding to the frontend of a [...]Continue Reading →
Your WordPress database stores all of your website content. This includes blog posts, pages, comments, and custom post types such as links, form entries, and portfolio items. It also stores website settings, theme settings, and plugin settings.
If you update your website regularly, your database will grow larger over time. A large database can greatly [...]Continue Reading →
To hazard a guess, I would estimate WordPress developers realize the benefits of storing and reusing code snippets after their third or fourth WordPress site.
It not only ensures your development practices stay consistent from project to project, but also greatly improves your development efficiency.
Time saved from being able to avoid trawling through industry [...]Continue Reading →
Creating a contact form in WordPress can be a daunting proposition. But once you get into it, the form usually comes together OK – as long as it’s a simple form.
Unfortunately, many forms turn out to be complicated, messy, and boring. Wouldn’t it be great if you could create a form that’s super clean, [...]Continue Reading →