WordPress drop down menus: highlight parent items with jQuery

It's generally useful in sites with extensive drop down menus and many levels of hierarchy to highlight the parent item that encompasses the list of current items in the menu we're now browsing so we can keep track of where we are. In this tutorial we will learn how to use jQuery to achieve this… Continue reading WordPress drop down menus: highlight parent items with jQuery

Tweaking your user profile page in WordPress

The following functions will help you when tweaking your user page. Use them in the functions.php of your theme: <?php add_action( 'admin_head', 'user_profile_remove_color_scheme'); add_action( 'personal_options', 'sfn_personal_options'); add_action( 'show_user_profile', 'sfn_user_profile' ); add_action( 'edit_user_profile', 'sfn_user_profile' ); add_action( 'user_contactmethods', 'sfn_user_contactmethods'); //hooks for user registration and deletion add_action( 'user_register', 'sfn_user_register'); add_action( 'delete_user', 'sfn_delete_user'); function user_profile_remove_color_scheme() { global $_wp_admin_css_colors; $_wp_admin_css_colors… Continue reading Tweaking your user profile page in WordPress

Web Design Resources – November 2011

It's been a little quiet here lately, but here's our monthly digest of web design tools, resources, articles and inspiration for November 2011. Kern Type http://type.method.ac Learn the basics of kerning with this simple online game. Free font from FontShop for iOS http://www.fontshop.com/freefonts FontShop started offering fonts that are specifically hinted and optimized for iOS… Continue reading Web Design Resources – November 2011

10 e-commerce plugins and themes to start your online store with WordPress

WordPress is no longer just a blog software but a strong platform that it's used for many different projects. One of the uses that is growing in popularity day to day is using WordPress as an e-commerce platform. Let's review 10 plugins and themes that will help you to start your online store in no… Continue reading 10 e-commerce plugins and themes to start your online store with WordPress

Skeleton: responsive WordPress theme

Skeleton is an awesome free HTML5 responsive WordPress theme fully integrated with JigoShop and bbPress. In addition, the theme features several shortcodes for buttons, callouts, accordions, tabs and up to 6 columns in a page. A  final plus is the inclusion of the Options framework by WPTheming for the theme settings page. Skeleton is an… Continue reading Skeleton: responsive WordPress theme

Best web design resources of August 2011

It's resource time and here's the August round up that left a plethora of responsive and HTML5 resources, like a responsive grid with golden proportions, HTML5 Boilerplate 2, fluid width videos, images and even responsive sliders. Read on! Golden Grid System http://goldengridsystem.com/ GGS is a foundation CSS and HTML pack to build your own responsive… Continue reading Best web design resources of August 2011

Display sidebar widgets using a shortcode in WordPress

Widgets are one of the best WordPress tools: you can add a widgetized plugin and show its content in any sidebar in your site. But what happens if you want to show a widget within your post? In this tutorial we will learn how to create a sidebar to be displayed using a shortcode. Overview… Continue reading Display sidebar widgets using a shortcode in WordPress

Slides from WordCamp San Francisco 2011

WordCamp San Francisco is the main conference of developers, users and fans about WordPress. This year, WordCamp SF had a massive number of 51 incredible speakers, with some of them even throwing two conferences, like @nacin and @Otto42. Here's a round up of the slides shared by the speakers. Andrew Nacin WordCamp SF 2011: Debugging… Continue reading Slides from WordCamp San Francisco 2011

PressWork: HTML5 WordPress Framework

PressWork is an HTML5 framework to build WordPress themes, including a drag & drop construction system. The following video showcases the front end editor where you can completely change the layout of your website in a visual fashion http://vimeo.com/26111729 In addition to the HTML5 and CSS3 properties usage, PressWork includes a module to tweak your… Continue reading PressWork: HTML5 WordPress Framework

Best web design resources of June 2011

Here's the round up of fresh web design resources for June 2011! we have icon sets, CSS3 tools, web typography, Chrome Extensions for Google Web Fonts and WordPress resources. General web design Mobile app mockups http://mokk.me/ Mokk is a simple but effective web app to quickly mock... well, other web apps. Mokk focuses on mocking… Continue reading Best web design resources of June 2011