Learning WordPress Logic

WordPress is a vast and complex platform and although you can sign up to wordpress.com and have a blog in 5 minutes, and you can install a self-hosted version in just about the same time, mastering WordPress and getting it to behave how you want can be a massive undertaking. Now I am by no…

Content Resharer

Content Resharer is a plugin which takes from post you have from a configurable time period and effectively re-tweets them via Twitter, Facebook and other Social Media channels. This could be a really useful plugin, and while now at the moment it wont work for me as I need. When I’ve finished adding content to…

WP Menu Image

Here is a very useful little plugin that simply allows you to upload and select an image to use as a Menu Image. The image can be placed before or after your menu item text, and there are also options for selecting the size you want your image to be. I haven’t really played with…

Simple Code Highlighter

WordPress plugin by kedinn called Simple Code Highlighter gives a button on the WordPress editor to allow you to add code on the your page or post. Simple enough right? Well no, 3 hours of research, multiple plugins later and I found this gem. The problem with ‘Syntax Highlighers’ as they are called is that they offer…

WP Tab Widget

WP Tab Widget is a plugin (that installs a widget) to allow you to add a tabbed Recent / Popular / Comments / Tags widget to any widgetized areas of your WordPress website. This is incredibly useful for a few reasons. But for me, this has been most useful at a new site I am developing,…

WP Downloader

Theme Downloader which was made by George Stephanis (but hasn’t been updated for apparently over a year, is a Plugin which simply allows users to download full installable versions of themes from their own WordPress installation. Say you have yourself in a situation where you’ve made edits to a theme for personal use and you haven’t made…

New Lessons

Lesson of the day: Always check the theme you are using has the capability to do what you want it to do BEFORE you spend a day making it fit your needs. You’d think I’d have that down by now. No Featured image support.. FFS. Back to the drawing board we go!

Rescued WordPress

Thought I’d lost it all tonight, but no, its back! I’ve now upgraded the site to use WordPress MultiSite (or MU) which will allow our developers to spawn new sites easily for production testing. Also this will allow us to have a place to try out new stuff, or demonstrate our current works in progress.…

WordPress to the Rescue

At the weekend I attempted to try to have a play with Drupal, another popular Content Management System, however for one reason or another it refused to install. That was the first thing. The second thing was being treated like complete crap by so-called professional companies who actually operate like children, and the third thing…