In this article I’m going to show how to add custom information to your WordPress posts. We’ll start with the standard custom fields, very useful if you’re the theme developer and the only blogger. Next I’ll show you how to create your additional fields. They’re work pretty much like the custom fields, but you can add a name and description to them, so your theme users know what to write there. The last thing I’m going to show is the custom taxonomies added in WordPress 3.0.
This article is about a small PHP Class that I wrote this week. The idea was to create a first person website for a virtual tour or a street view functionality. So I created the First Person View Class which allows you to move in four directions with four different angles through a map matrix loaded with images.
Recently I showed here how to create sharing buttons for different social media. At the time there was no official Twitter code for this purpose. But this week Twitter released it’s own Tweet Button. So I’ll quickly show how to use it.
This is the last part of the series. We’ve already seen the design creation, an introduction about the WordPress platform and the coding and styling of the entire theme except the footer. So, in this last post, we’re going to do the footer and, to finish our blog, let’s also see some plugins. The footer is pretty simple and we’re going to add some additional styles that we’ve been using during the series.
If you want to catch up with the current status of our theme, please download it here.
Today I was working on a project and I had to search for some share functionalities. I wanted to get the original code from the original social media websites and not a third party hack or something like that. So I found codes for Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz, StumbleUpon, Reddit and Digg. The only one that’s not from the original website is Twitter, so I used Tweetmeme instead.
Last week took place in Porto Alegre, Brazil, the Brazilian Conference on Agile Methods – Agile Brazil 2010. The event was a great opportunity to see presentations about different methods and experiences related to the agile community. I was there and I want to write a little bit about what I saw.
In this part of the series we’re going to create the templates used for pages and posts. The page template is very simple because it only has the basic structure of our design. The post template has more details, which makes it more complex. In order to complete the post page, we’re also going to do the comments template.
The current file with the current theme can be downloaded here.
As we continue with our theme’s development, I’ll show you in this article what changes we need in our index.php. So we’ll continue changing the files we copied from the Default theme and we’ll create new CSS styles. In order to complete the main part of our home page, we’ll also prepare our sidebar and add some functions to our theme.
If you didn’t read the previous article, click here to download our theme’s files.
In the Part 3 of our series, we’re going to start (finally) with the development of our WordPress theme. As I’ll not be able to show everything in one article, I’ll show only the header development today. We’re going to use the Default theme as our starting point and change it according to our needs.
Remember to download the final design created in Part 1, because we’re going to use the Photoshop file to extract the header background, the menu background and the social media icons.
In this second post from our series about WordPress theme creation, we’re going to give you an introduction on how the themes are structured. First I’ll show briefly how to install WordPress and how the folders were structured. Later we’ll continue to an overview and further explanation about the necessary and additional files of a theme. I’ll also show some functions used by WordPress to structure the web pages.