The excerpt is great for magazine sites where only a small bunch of words can be displayed on the home page. However, the lack of a character counting functionality for the field makes it hard to know how many you already typed in. In this tutorial we will learn how to easily add a character counter for the excerpt.
A friend asked the other day how to create a featured posts section without using plugins, since most of WordPress plugins that you can find to create featured posts are a bit bloated, which isn’t neccesarily bad, since plugins authors try to address almost every situation in order to provide a more useful plugin. The drawback (with plugins in general) is that you end up with a lot of options that you seldom use. In this post we will learn how to create a featured posts section, using WordPress sticky posts and how to integrate them in a slider, using jQuery Cycle.
Back in April 3rd, 2009, I wrote a small script to create tabs with jQuery. Many readers liked its simplicity and asked for some more features, like the ability to automatically rotate between each tab and those were into the second incarnation of the tabs. Many more asked through the comments or by email about the posibility to include multiple instances of the rotating tabs and that’s what this release is about. Read more
You might be familiar with sites like Dribbble or Creattica where they show, along with the usual text tag, another tag which is simply a coloured rectangle for Dribbble or a square in Creattica. Not only do they look good but they are an effective interface element. In this tutorial we will learn how to output the tags of a post with specific classes for each tag using WordPress.
Cookies aren’t just tasty and chocolate-flavoured. They can also store useful information for your users to have a better experience on your site. They are jQuery flavoured too. In this tutorial we will learn how to use jQuery and cookies to store some user preferences in a cookie to display an specific content to the user. So, grab one of your favourite cookies and read on.
Since last week, a myriad of sites have been incorporating the “Like” button on their sites. WordPress self-hosted blogs are not the exception and there are a huge amount of Facebook Like buttons on the WordPress Extend plugin repository. But why bloating up your WordPress installation adding another plugin when we can just add a couple of lines and get our button? Save options queries and save loading time with the following tutorial.