I needed a contact form for VoodooPress. Normally I use cforms. It’s very powerful, but it seemed like too much for a simple form. I decided to give the Contact Form 7 plugin a try this time. I came across a few challenges getting it set up perfectly with my twentyten child theme. But it was a cool learning experience. Let’s take a look at what I did. A lot of this information may help you on themes besides twentyten as well, it’s just focused on that.
I have seen quite a few searches come through lately for get_template_part. Seems like a lot of folks don’t know what it’s for, what it does, or how to use it in their WordPress theme. When it was introduced with WordPress version 3.0 I wasn’t all that excited. I didn’t see a need for it. I was kind of set in my ways. I liked how I did things. But after looking into it for a while, I discovered it’s a powerful and useful tool. Let’s take a look at what it does for you.
Take a look down at the bottom of your admin panels. What do you see? There’s some text down there, probably:
What if you would like to replace that? Well, it’s pretty darned easy! Here we go again hooking into WordPress. Just add this to your functions.php or an included file if you followed us here.
Well, next up on my list of WordPress customizations was my custom login logo. And that means it’s time for our next tutorial! This can go into your functions.php, or if you read our previous post it can go into one of your included files. Mine goes into includes/admin-theme.php. It’s another simple hook, check it out.
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