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Moving the menu items in WP Admin

Posted on 29th January, 2015 Leave a Comment

This was a snippet I grabbed off of tutsplus! I’ve found this super useful when I’ve been creating customer themes to give a menu item a higher priority in regards to it’s use in the theme. functions.php

Adding a sticky header to your WordPress theme

Posted on 21st June, 2014 Leave a Comment

Sticky headers have been popular for quite a while now, I think this is due to the increase in mobile traffic to websites. As pages become narrower they also become much longer, so a sticky-nav is quite a nice thing. I’m sure that there are quite a few of these tutorials online, but for me…

Next and Previous Posts Navigation With Thumbnails.

Posted on 31st May, 2014 205 Comments

A nice way of adding next and previous post navigation with thumbnails and a short excerpt. I’ve created a file that you can just add into your theme folder and call in your actual theme with this include snip; If you want to download my file then click here, otherwise you can copy and paste…

Adding Breadcrumbs without a plugin

Posted on 26th May, 2014 3 Comments

So there are plenty of plugins available if you just want to add breadcrumbs to your theme, but if you want something a little lighter then you could just add this to the theme functions.php. This adds a simple breadcrumb to your theme. THIS HAS BEEN RECENTLY UPDATED, I WISH I COULD REMEMBER THE ORIGINAL…

Custom excerpt length & Read More link WordPress

Posted on 26th May, 2014 4 Comments

I often want to use a custom excerpt length in my themes. Custom excerpts can be really useful whether they are being used for the archives, home page or even when being used in meta description! Being able to add just the right amount of copy to a section is easy with this snippet. New…

Create a better options page with the theme customizer

Posted on 4th March, 2014 6 Comments

Since WordPress version 3.4, there has been a rather underused theme customizer, which allows the end user to view any changes made to the theme in a window next to the customizer! Now that’s super cool. You can grab this options.php page from the WPtricks starter theme on GitHub, along with a contact page template,…