WordPress pieces of code of the month

I found two pieces of code for WordPress that might come in handy from time to time. Custom Post Types pagination for the homepage It appears there’s a bug in WP 3.0 with the pagination on the homepage for custom post types. When we create an archive page for a custom post type we make […]

WordPress user registration template and custom user profile fields

UPDATE This tutorial, while providing a good introduction to the concept, hasn’t been updated since it was written. The code from this tutorial has been removed due to bad formatting, however the download link still works and contains all code inside functions.php and the template files. To this end we’ve written a free plugin that […]

Multilingual WordPress – WPML Plugin Review

Photo by derSven ¶ One of the hardest things to do with Wordpress is creating a multilingual blog / website that is easy to maintain and develop. My interest on the subject comes from the need of my customers for easy to maintain multilingual websites. This way they can extend their services to new markets. […]

Members: WordPress Plugin by Justin Tadlock

Justin Tadlock has done it again. This time he released to the Wordpress community a user, role, and content management plugin called Members. Its purpose is to make WordPress a more powerful CMS by giving you fine-grain control over the users of your site. So what does this plugin do: Edit Roles: Edit your user […]

Add “Featured Posts” to your Thematic child theme

Featured posts are common in Wordpress magazine themes. They let you promote hot topics and bring your best articles right in front of your users. First thing we need to do is create a thematic child theme. This way we won’t make direct changes to Thematic. The featured posts will be inserted on the home […]

WordPress as a social platform

WordPress started in 2003. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on hundreds of thousands of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. But you already knew that! By itself this blogging tool used to be just that: a way to put […]

Street WordPress Theme

Street is something that was created from a spark of inspiration, something that I felt should look like this. This wasn’t thought out nor planed. It uses the beautiful Vegur Free Font for the headings and main menu, implemented by Cufon (text replacement technique). I’ve spent a great deal of time searching for the perfect […]

Future Child Themes for Thematic in the works

Spring is at it’s end and makes room for a promising Summer. Finishing the new design was a fulfilling moment for me. When you put so much effort into something, your personal expectations are always high. Building something for myself and things are prone to be problematic. In the initial stages nothing really feels right […]

Multilingual solutions for a wordpress installation

Photo by mykreeve From my point of view the internet has became a really crowded place. No more “build it and they will come” mentality. Today’s internet business have started to compete for every single user and the need to address all potential users is more important then ever. This is where multilingual web-sites and […]

Replacing the Thematic Menu with a DropDown List of Categories

There comes a time when you might want to use the Thematic Theme for other things then just a blog, like a magazine or a portal and it might be best suited to have the categories of your blog on top instead of your static pages. After all, you’ll probably have two static pages (about […]