Widgets are one of the best WordPress tools: you can add a widgetized plugin and show it anywhere in your site. Of course, wherever you have a sidebar. But what happens if you want to show a widget within your post? In this tutorial we will learn how to create a sidebar to be displayed using a shortcode.
One of the most cool features when managing WordPress posts, is the ability to batch edit multiple posts at once or quickly edit one post to perform a simple task such as adding a tag. Learn how to extend WordPress’ Quick Edit and Bulk Edit to retrieve and save the value of your custom fields.
Maybe one of the key factors in WordPress wild adoption, was the fact of the inclusion of TinyMCE, the rich text editor, for less tech-savvy users. Even ExpressionEngine, a paid CMS, doesn’t include a rich text editor out-of-the-box. Moreover, you can add TinyMCE for your textareas in plugins or theme settings pages!
In this tutorial you will learn how to add TinyMCE to textareas in your settings pages for your plugins or themes. You will also get a plugin ready for WordPress 3.2 that demonstrates this.
Webkit brought a lot of enhancements to the formerly dull browser based user interfaces, with transform and transition properties being among the most useful for user interaction.
In this tutorial we will learn how to use both to create a product card that flips to reveal more information with a fallback for browsers that don’t support Webkit transitions and transform.
WordPress has embraced the mobile revolution from the first moment. We have apps for iOS or Android and all the WordPress blogs can be accessed in iPad format. We also have in WordPress core a variable to detect if the user is visiting the site using an iPhone device. In this tutorial we will learn how to apply a class using WordPress’ body_class based in that variable.
You surely ran into this sometime: you’ve a hierarchical taxonomy in WordPress like Categories, you check the child terms and leave the parent terms unchecked. Next time you save the post, the hierarchical structure is broken and child items are positioned on top of parent items, like the image above on the left. In this tutorial we’re going to see how to fix this for WordPress categories and any hierarchical custom taxonomy so that the terms are displayed like the right box in the image above.
While developing a WordPress theme for a sites network where the built-in calendar widget would be ocassionally included, a special background needed to be applied for the widgets area when the calendar was active, so I needed to detect if the calendar widget was active or not. In this tutorial we will learn how to detect which widgets are active in each sidebar.
If you ever found strange that you could edit the terms of a custom taxonomy for a custom post type using the Quick Edit link but you couldn’t see the terms applied in the columns, you’re not alone. That’s why in this tutorial we will learn how to display those terms in the list view for our custom post types.
This is the last roundup from content published on 2010 on ILC and it’s dedicated to WordPress. During 2010 WordPress reached version 3.0 gaining custom post types, menus, shortlinks and custom backgrounds and headers, as well as the merge of WordPress MU and WordPress. 2011 is awaiting the release of 3.1 with some other great features so this will definitely be an exciting year for WordPress and developers community.
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