WordPress comes with a whole bunch of default scripts out-of-the-box that you can take advantage of to power your themes and plugins. jQuery is one commonly used scripts, as is TinyMCE. But what if you want to replace a built-in script with your own? Here's how to do it – and why you should be wary of doing so.
Despite the fact WordPress has been around for a while, and the method of adding scripts to themes and plugins has been the same for years, there is still some confusion around how exactly you're supposed to add scripts. So let's clear it up.
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Hey WordPress developers. Want to get better at jQuery? How about saving time on your jQuery development and troubleshooting? Well I’ve got a simple and FREE tool for you to check out.
It’s called www.jsfiddle.net.
Check it out in action…
You just code your html in the upper left box, your jQuery on the bottom left, and you see the result on the bottom right hand side, just like in the graphic above.
Once you get your jQuery and html working how you want them, just drop the code into your WordPress plugin!
You’ve probably seen the Parallax Effect but might not have known what it was (see the demo link near the end of this post).
A typical slider has a static image, movie, text, or some other item. There are options to auto-play, and there are navigation controls. This is all the same for a parallax effect slider, but there are layers of content within each slide that make it look three-dimensional, thanks to CSS3 and jQuery.
Free WordPress Parallax Slider Plugin
Keeping this post to the point, there’s a free WordPress plugin that makes all this fairly easy to do: WP Parallax Content Slider.
Search “WordPress menu plugins” in Google = Eeek!
A quick search for WordPress menu plugins in Google will bring up over 32,000,000 results. Oh, dear Lord! Dozens, if not hundreds, of those results can be quite mouth-watering at first glance. But sifting through the mess of unappetizing stuff to find something satisfying can be frustrating to say the least. Even searching the WordPress plugin repository can be quite tedious.
When using WordPress as a CMS, situations often arise where you need to display, add or update content on your WP site without turning to plugins. While bolting in some PHP alone can do the job, nothing is more seamless that the magic of jQuery’s AJAX.
Codecademy is an interactive, fun way for beginners to learn how to code. It allows you to track your progress as well as your friends’ progress so that you can motivate each other to learn faster.
Codecademy currently offers four main tracks for learning:
Web Fundamentals – This course teaches you how to build websites with HTML and CSS.
jQuery – The jQuery course covers DOM manipulation, event handling and animation creation.
Adding a slider to your WordPress site should be easy, right? If you’re depending on using a plugin from the WordPress repository, sometimes it can turn into a downright nightmare. Hacking the plugin to look and work like you want it to can be quite a chore – that is assuming that you have the skills to do it.
Introducing Soliloquy: A slider plugin that just works!
Theme Squirrel is a site that I discovered this week through a link in the Hacker Newsletter. It provides a much easier, more enjoyable way to browse themes on Themeforest, making use of an infinite scroller, jQuery Masonry, jsTree and leanModal. Find out more technical details about how it was built by visiting the Theme Squirrel about page.
When browsing Theme Squirrel you can click on the menu at the left to sort themes by category. You can also change the size of the preview boxes to tiny, medium, or large.