Profile Builder is about to get even better. The past couple of months we’ve been working hard to improve and extend its functionality.
Most of the architecture and UI of the plugin has been rebuilt from scratch for increased usability, focusing on the most essential tasks you would need from an all in one user registration and management plugin.
Since the official release is approaching soon, we thought we’d give you a sneak peak at some of the new things in Profile Builder 2.0.
has_term checks if the current post has any of given terms. The first parameter can be an empty string. It expects a taxonomy slug/name as a second parameter and you can also pass a post ID or object as the third parameter.
It can be useful if you need to list a different message or apply a different css class to your post.
However, if you want to use this inside your content, it won’t work simply because you don’t run PHP code inside the WordPress content area.
This is where a simple shortcode can come a long way.
It’s a simple mapping of the has_term conditional tag to the [has-term] shortcode. It gives you access to:
[has-term term="term-name" taxonomy="tax-name" value="true" id=""] List this if post has term-name [/has-term]
[has-term term="term-name" taxonomy="tax-name" value="false" id=""] List this if post doesn’t have term-name [/has-term]
Plugin Name: WCK - Conditional Shortcode Based on has_term
Plugin URI: http://www.cozmoslabs.com
Description: Gives you access to the [has-term term="term-name" taxonomy="tax-name" value="true" id=""] List this if post has term-name [/has-term] AND [has-term term="term-name" taxonomy="tax-name" value="false" id=""] List this if post doesn't have term-name [/has-term]
Author: Cristian Antohe
Author URI: http://www.cozmoslabs.com
Currently there is no support for multiple term names to be passed inside term=”term-name” (similar to the actual has_term function), although that should be easy enough to implement in the plugin if you want to.
Due to an overconfidence on our part regarding WordPress updates and compatibility issues with our plugins, we failed to test WordPress Creation Kit 2.0.5 with WordPress 3.9 before the official launch of WordPress 3.9.
We are sorry. We should have known better and we will make a habit out of testing our plugins with future versions of WordPress before they are released.
Also, due to the way WordPress loads TinyMCE v.4, we’re not able to use it any longer for our own WYSIWYG editor (the main reasons it took us a full day to issue the update). That is the reason why from version WCK 2.0.6 we’ve switched to CKEditor for the WCK WYSIWYG editor.
You can download the latest version of WordPress Creation Kit from:
In WordPress post types are often in a relationship of some sort. For example, you might want to relate a soccer player to a team. You could do it with taxonomies, but it can become cumbersome and it won’t really do what you wanted it to do.
I wanted to use a post to post relationship in my project using other plugins, but I got really stuck when I tried to integrate those in my theme! I’m really not a programmer.
Truth is, post to post relationship plugins have been around for quite some time. The CPT Select field in WCK quite some time ago, but to really make use of it you had to open up your editor and start getting really good at WP_Query.
Call it “Meet the Team”, “Our Team” or “Staff List”, a WordPress Team Page is a pretty standard request when building a new website. That’s probably because everyone wants to know the people behind a specific project. It ads a personal touch to the company and can lend trust to visitors.
Even though there are many ways to go about building a WordPress Team Page, in this tutorial we’re going to focus on making it simple (easy to build) and intuitive (easy to update by clients – mostly non-technical users).
Let’s consider the following scenario:
we want to have a variable number of team members
it needs to be easy to add, remove or rearrange team members
to make it easy to update we’ll need specific fields for team members, like: Name, Title, Bio, Picture, Social Media links etc.
Now here comes the best part. It would be great if we can achieve all of this with a couple of clicks from the WordPress admin UI and without writing a single line of PHP code.
WordPress 3.8 is just around the corner and I can honestly say it’s THE most exciting release since ever! With the WordPress 3.8 RC2 available for download, we’re only days away from the excellently polished WordPress 3.8 UI.
Much more than just a new skin
You can see by the title of this post that I’m quite excited about this release. The old design has been around since 2.7 with only minor improvements across the board (was back in 11’th of December 2008 when 2.7 was launched, 5 years ago!). While the new, WordPress 3.8 UI, keeps most of the elements in the same place, it’s clearly the biggest thing to happen visually in the last 5 years.
WordPress 3.8 UI is stunning to look at and work with, but it also represents the best responsive/mobile implementation we’ve seen for the WordPress backend so far:
the top and sidebar menus have been re-envisioned for small resolutions
the sidemenu is now hidden by default and can be much more easily extended on small devices.
the Add New Post works wonderful for resolutions under 600px
every button and link is just a little bit larger, so you can tap them even if you have big thumbs
comes with its own flat vector icon font for the admin UI, called dashicons
it’s not just a refined implementation of what was before, it was created with devices of all sizes in mind