I keep mentioning that I’m slowly working on a custom theme for my personal blog. I work in fits and starts whenever something inspires me. Well today that inspiration struck! I saw this post from c.bavota of bavotasan.com and I really wanted to work this out. One of my main goals for my new theme is to keep things lightweight, and use css whenever possible. This gave me my opportunity! First you’ll need to check out the link above to see how the idea works. Then we adapt:
One of our VoodooPress readers had a question recently. Seems they were using the front end posting form we started talking about here. They became concerned that allowing users to upload new images for every post using this technique would soon fill their hosting allotment. That’s a valid concern. Let’s look at one possible technique here.
OK people. my apology to any of you who actually waited for me to post this. there was a lot going on for me latley. trip to my country, holidays, work got crazy in the holidays, new year, camping trip for my birthday and the best part is my new iMac :). so now i can smothly write This second part of this tutorial. In the first part i showed you how to create “my-posts” page and how to delete a post. In this tutorial i will show you how to edit post from front end. There is a little more going on in this part so i will try to explain it the best way i can. note that this form works for custom taxonomies when it comes to categories and tags. so i am not sure how it will work with regular categories and tag but if there are problems we can all try to figure it out. and same as in the first part of the tutorial i will break it to sections.
I had a request from a reader here on VoodooPress to look into featured image sizes. Recently we had a series of posts on here about posting from the front end, and allowing users to upload their own picture. We even showed you how to set the user uploaded picture as a featured image. Let’s take a deeper look at using the featured images. Maybe assign different sizes to different templates. You don’t have to use this just for user uploaded photos of course. This information is useful for the featured image in general, whether you let users upload them, or you set them in the back end.
If you followed along yesterday, we set up a new thumbail size to be used in our admin panel. I find this a handy feature because I like to be able to see things. It helps jog my memory on each post. Besides that, it’s just plain cool. Let’s take a look how to add our new image size into the admin panel posts list.