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In a recent article about creating theme options with the WordPress theme customizer, we looked at how you can use the Theme Customization API to create awesome WordPress-standard options to support your theme.
Today we’re going to take things to the next level and look at how we can add our own custom controls to the customizer.
The WordPress Theme Customization API was released with WordPress 3.4, back in 2012. It promised developers a standardized way of adding rich options themes, and users a way of tweaking their website in a, well, user-friendly fashion.
For users, the front-end theme customizer allows you to quickly change the look of your site, and even get a live preview.
The success of this project is debatable but it is being improved upon and is gaining traction. It has been built on a solid foundation and there is no reason not to get started with it.
If you’ve ever set up a WordPress Multisite install and then decided to swap from sub-directories to sub-domains, or the other way around, you would know it’s not as simple as clicking a few buttons.
If you try to make the switch manually, it’s likely you’ll be met with errors that are somewhat difficult to decipher, and the WordPress Codex doesn’t clearly spell out
In today’s post, we’ll go through the steps you need to take to switch your sub-directory and sub-domain settings.
Whether you’re just starting out with WordPress or you’ve been developing with it for some time, you’ll probably find that the resources out there to help you learn are pretty daunting. There are hundreds if not thousands of sites and blogs dedicated to sharing tips, tutorials, news and information about WordPress, and it’s not always easy to know which ones are the most reliable, up-to-date or relevant for you.
I have to confess: I hate Twenty Fourteen. While I certainly appreciate the work that went into making it, I’ve disliked the visual direction from the first time I saw it. It reminds me of old, overly-busy myspace pages – it’s all a visual distraction to me. Since I love WordPress I tried getting comfortable with it but I never quite succeeded.
At the time I pulled my punches, but now it’s time to review Twenty Fifteen and I decided I would not hold back. I grabbed WordPress 4.1 Beta 1, rolled up my sleeves and prepared to unleash my pent up aggression on the Twenty Fifteen development team.
If you run a business online, having a blog is essential. It’s a quick way to build an online presence for your brand. Regular blogging has the benefit of keeping your site populated with fresh content. And fresh content means an increased likelihood of fresh eyes on your posts. It also means greater opportunities for search engines to index your site’s pages. When that happens, say hello to increased organic traffic!
I’m sure you already have an idea of how important images are to the success of your website.
But when it comes to boosting engagement (and ultimately your bottom line), it’s not just about including images on your site, it’s about what images you include and how you present them.
In this post I want to tackle one important piece of that puzzle: the presentation.
BuddyPress is a great tool for adding social networking to your WordPress site, but what if your site’s theme wasn’t built with BuddyPress in mind? Even worse, what if you have a regular WordPress theme that doesn’t play well with BuddyPress at all?
Missing menus, pages that aren’t displaying properly, perhaps even a sidebar or two that just look completely wrong… I’ll pause here to let you gasp. If this has been the case for any sites you’ve built, don’t panic! Read on.