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Adding buttons to wp-admin editor

Posted on 4th March, 2017 Leave a Comment

You can add two types to the editor, the first one below adds a button to the “Text” version of the editor. The second enables and adds the “Format” dropdown to the “Visual” version of the editor. For the text version we’ll need to create the shortcode that’s going to be applied by the button.…






Creating custom post loops for WordPress

Posted on 7th January, 2016 Leave a Comment

So I know this has a ton of coverage on Google, but I thought I would add my own post on the subject as I use this blog as my own reference (which is the entire reason I created this site) with a few examples. Let me give you a quick breakdown of how a…






Rename the wp-content folder

Posted on 30th September, 2015 Leave a Comment

First select the wp-content folder and give it your chosen name (assets, stuff, content…) For this example I’m going to name it stuff. With that done, open your wp-config.php file and add the four lines below, above the require_once(ABSPATH . ‘wp-settings.php’); line at the bottom of your file. With this done all files uploaded will…






Create a Custom WordPress Login Page

Posted on 19th September, 2015 Leave a Comment

So you want to customize the look of the default wordpress login page, first thing to do is add this to your functions.php Then create a new CSS file and save it within your theme folder in a folder called login. custom-login-styles.css Now you’ll just need to add a few images to complete the transformation.…






Adding meta boxes to WordPress Custom Post Type

Posted on 10th February, 2015 Leave a Comment

Lets create a folder called /meta/ and place it within our theme folder. This will hold our meta.php, meta.css and any cpt meta file. So I’m going to presume you’ve got your custom post type created and you need to add some meta boxes which will hold specific content for the cpt. This is how…






Theme creation basics

Posted on 1st February, 2015 Leave a Comment

Adding Widgets to your theme Open your functions.php then find or add the register_sidebar function. Then to display the widget area in the theme, because we’ve created a footer widget let’s include this call where it should be displayed. Adding new image sizes: In your funcions.php To display these in our theme. For example if…