There has been some discussion in recent weeks about the use of functions.php in the theme folder as oppose to using a plugin instead and the golden rule, in my opinion, is that anything that is not directly related to your WordPress theme should be in a plugin. Here I will outlined how I approach […]
WordPress Cumbria is a monthly WordPress meet up that takes place in Kendal, Cumbria. The October meet up was the second meet up between WordPress Developers, Designers, Users and anyone interested in the publishing platform. I was invited to speak at this months event. My short talk was entitled Extensible WordPress plugins and offered information […]
Have you every had a time when you have added two of the same widget to a sidebar and wanted to style them differently? You may have run into problems as they have the same CSS classes etc. and the ID they are given is random. This is why I created the Simple Widget Classes […]
Today I was working on a project where I needed to change how a post type had been registered. The post type in question was setting public to false, so the post type was not a public post type. However I was utilising the post type somewhere else and needed to change this. Here is […]
After starting my speaking career in April at WordCamp Sheffield and doing talks at WordCamp Manchester and WordCamp Bournemouth I was kindly invited to speak at WordPress London by Ngaire Ackerley. Having only been to London a few times in my entire life it was nice to be invited down and I decided to make it […]
Below are the slides from my WordCamp Bournemouth 2014 talk on Extensible plugins. Below are the slides from my talk titled “From Local to Staging to Live Using Version Control and Deployment Tools”.
WordPress provides a handy little widget where you can add your sites tags to a widgetised area and then are shown a tag cloud type format. However the output of this tag cloud cannot be controlled, like it can with the wp_tag_cloud() function. Having wanted to change the output I set about trying to achieve […]
At the end of June WordCamp Manchester takes place at Manchester Metropolitan University’s New Business School Building. I am pleased to able to say that I will be speaking at the unconference with a talk titled “Easy Extensible Plugins”. Back in 2010 the first WordCamp in Manchester took place at the Metropolitan University as part of […]