If you haven’t heard the news, WordPress 3.6 is just around the corner! There are plenty of posts around the internet for you to find out what all is changing so I won’t rehash all of that! The important thing here is that you test it! I hope by now you all have a testing environment set up. I do it on a subdomain. But it is important for a couple of reasons.
Well Hallowe’en has come and gone, now we’re all left facing a terrible candy hangover. How can you fight the morning after shame that only 30 Snickers can bring? You could change your looks by celebrating Novembeard (also known as Movember and Noshavember). But why scare away your loved ones with a patchy week old beard? You could just give that WordPress site of yours a fantastic facelift with one of these amazing looking WordPress Themes. VoodooPress has teamed up with Elegant Themes to offer a few completely free memberships for you, our lovely readers (even with a patchy beard). Read on for the details!
I’m trying to work through how I want to position advertising on the 2012 theme. I just don’t like it in the sidebar much. I’m considering getting rid of the current login/out/register float I have up top. I think a bar along the top of the screen, inside the wrapper, not stuck to the top might work. Like right above the nav menu… maybe style it up like my widget areas, float login stuff left and the ad to the right. What do you think? Not the advertising in general, but if you were trying to position ‘something’ on this theme that you wanted to be visible/useful, where would you put it? Do you think any areas lend themselves better to user interaction than others?
The 2010 and 2011 themes just had updates hit VoodooPress. I’m betting WordPress 3.4 is right behind! I hope everyone is ready for another fun round of upgrades! Theme Customizer, here I come!
It’s been a fun week here at VoodooPress. I’m pretty new to the whole reviewing thing. But I really enjoy learning about anything to do with WordPress, and I love passing the info to all of you. This time I was approached by the Infinite WordPress (InfiniteWP) folks to review their product. This is a new product, and I can definitely see a future here. I can tell you now, I’m keeping it installed, and I’m excited to see where this goes! If you are interested at all in a central way to manage your installs, read on! (Just a note, this is NOT a paid review – these are my honest thoughts after trying InfiniteWP out)
Well, this is a first here on VoodooPress! Now we’ve given some pretty brief reviews of products before, but those were simply things I was using – and felt obliged to mention. I figure if I’m using something and it works, or doesn’t work, it’s my job to let all you WordPress peeps know about it! It’s best for the community when we all share what we learn! This time I was approached by WP Theme Generator and asked if I would check out their product. I thought, why not? It looked like a cool product, so I figured we should all check it out together! Just a note, this isn’t a paid review – I was given access to the product so I could thoroughly test, but was not paid. So these opinions are completely my own! Let’s dive in!
I’ve seen a variety of posts from people devising different ways to customize the_excerpt length. In WordPress, most people are familiar with 2 ways to display their content: the_content, and the_excerpt. Both give fairly predictable results as to what you get. the_content gives you all of your content, with formatting intact. the_excerpt gives you your set excerpt, stripping away formatting, links, etc. But you had one excerpt length, and that was it! What if you want various excerpts? Well I’ve seen ways to craft various excerpts by creating different functions that had to be called per template, but as of WP 3.3 that is no more! Check it out!
Andrew Nacin made a nifty announcement recently. I know a few of you guys are really keen on keeping your themes sorted out into various folders. Well, now you can keep all of your page templates in their own folder (1 level deep) and they will be detected automatically! Read his post for all the deets, but also read that caution… moving any existing templates will unassign them from any pages they may be assigned to.
It wasn’t that long ago that I made a post about my excitement to be getting a new theme, twentytwelve (2012) which would be shipping with WordPress 3.4. You see, I always run the latest and greatest default WordPress theme here on VoodooPress, tweaked through a child theme of course – to fit my needs. But according to this discussion over on the WordPress Development Blog, time is running out on the development cycle for WP 3.4, and the 2012 theme isn’tt yet ready for primetime. Too bad, I was looking forward to a VoodooPress overhaul, and a new series of posts about the things we could do with this new theme! BUt no matter, WP 3.4 will still bring a host of cool upgrades to our favourite CMS, and we’ll get 2012 soon enough to have fun with!
Alright, this won’t be much of a tutorial per se. I’ve just been messing around a fair bit with a sh’load of code lately. I’m trying to overhaul my blog. Thing is, I’m not good at this stuff. I guess I’m not a designer. I can figure out how to code what I want… I just don’t know what I want. This is gonna take months. I figured I’d share some fun stuff as I make it up! So here is something for the popular wp-pagenavi plugin!