Custom fields add a tremendous amount of flexibility to WordPress’ built-in content types (posts and pages) but also to custom content types. They allow data entry of different shapes and forms versus the standard editor. I recently had to implement some custom fields on pages and decided to document how I got the job done using CMB2.
Introduction There has long been a practice in themes including a theme settings page within the administrative dashboard. The customizer, which first appeared in [which??] has been intended as a place to centralize appearance-related settings. WordPress has since been encouraging use of the customizer over theme options pages. The Customizer Whither options pages? WordPress for […]
WordPress 4.4 was released earlier this month, and I have been gathering some information on notable changes in this release. Overall several nice additions, but they seem mostly developer-oriented this time around.
WordPress theme developers have long used different means to require plugins to accompany a theme, since WordPress itself doesn’t provide the means to do so. Fortunately a library fills this gap and does so in a way that is easy to implement and maintains a familiar user experience. That library is TGM.
Migrating WordPress database can be tricky, especially so for multisite installs. This post shows how to port a network site to a single site, and how to post a network site from one multisite install to another, using WP Migrate DB Pro and a text editor.
Setting up WordPress can be simple. Or tricky. Same for setting up WordPress on Windows. This presentation was created for a local WordPress user group, and attempts to provide a guide to the process. Coverage includes installation and configuration of supporting software as well as WordPress itself, content synchronization, and plugin recommendations. Useful code snippets included.