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Making Theme Widget Areas More Dynamic

Making a horizontal widget area more dynamic. Instead of hard-coding the widths of each widget and making the layout static, I decided to make it have dynamic widths. By dynamic I’m not just talking about using percentage widths, but making the widths dependent on how many widgets are added to the area. By using a built-in WordPress function and some simple php math, dynamic widths can easily be applied. Continue reading

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Google Maps API

In a recent project it was asked to provide a Google map on a number of pages. It would have been to time consuming to create a custom map and manually place the code on each page. Instead using the Google Maps API was a better choice because the address could be pulled from a custom field in the post and used to create the map. The first step is signing up for a API key, as with most Google products is free and only requires a Google account. 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 Developers Tip – Automatic Feed Links in 3.0

Version 3.0 of WordPress is due out soon, and theme developers are getting geared up to implement the new features. The new menu system has received much attention as it’s one of the biggest changes, besides the merge of the … Continue reading

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WordPress Theme Developers Tip – Adding Theme Menu

Sometimes a theme just outgrows having one menu page for theme options. Instead of adding a second page a separate menu might be best. Outlined are the steps and functions needed for this. Code examples are also shown. Continue reading

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