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Include Custom Post Type Templates From Plugin

While writing advanced plugins using custom post types sometimes it becomes necessary to completely take over the display of the particular custom post type display template. While using filters can work for most things sometimes a whole template must be … Continue reading

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Ribbon Style Navigation Menu With No Images

Want a different type menu for your next project? A 3d ribbon style navigation menu adds some pop to a plain jane site. This site currently utilizes this type of menu, but using images and multiple containers. This technique uses … Continue reading

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WordPress Theme Developers Tip – Theme Update Noticifications

While doing some work for a client, they were wanting to tie into the update notifications that a user gets when a theme has an updated version in the WordPress theme directory. The catch is this was a premium theme … Continue reading

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WordPress Theme Options Framework Ver 2

An updated version of my Theme Options Framework rewritten for optimization. Reduced the number of calls to database by reducing the number of entries added to database. Also included a simple style.php file and header.php file to show how to use the options on an external file. Continue reading

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Dynamic Stylesheets using PHP

Recently while doing some work on my theme for WordPress I came across a very helpful idea. Using PHP in a stylesheet to make it more dynamic. The basic idea is to use PHP variables and define certain elements that repeat in various places such as a color code to make it easily changeable by only having to change one line instead of searching for and replacing multiple times. Other examples are fonts, images, widths, even whole sections of code could be shown or hidden with the use of variables and an if statement. Continue reading

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