Coding

A mixed bag of code snippets, plugin recipes and anything else we find useful for those of you delving deeper into web design and development.

Adding a custom taxonomy to WP Job Manager

Published on 7th October 2018 in Coding.
What follows is how to add and use a custom taxonomy with the WP Job Manager plugin for WordPress. The documentation for the plugin provides some good hints and code examples for adding additional fields – but for a recent project I needed to...
Starter, Parent, Child and Grandchild Themes

Starter, Parent, Child and Grandchild Themes

Published on 19th December 2017 in Coding, Opinion.
Towards the end of 2015 I shifted my working method and started using the Parent and Child functionality of WordPress themes to power all my new clients...

WordPress and Word Processors

Published on 24th April 2016 in Getting Started, Coding.
Where Where do inline styles come from? When redesigning websites one of the problems I have to deal with is how to handle importing old content that has inline styles embedded. A lot of the culprits are webpages that were originally written...

Equal sized navigation menu with jQuery in WordPress

Published on 22nd October 2015 in Coding.
A couple of recent WordPress websites we built called for having the menu items equally spaced out across the whole width of the containing div. Working in percentages it's pretty easy to work of course. Our...

Easy Pull Quotes using CSS & JQuery

Published on 7th February 2015 in Coding.
Everyone now understands the importance of having engaging, relevant content on their websites, and with more content the need to give more attention to typography becomes apparent. Pull-quotes are heavily used in traditional publishing but...

Dynamic Excerpt Lengths in WordPress

Published on 30th January 2015 in Coding.
Excerpts are used in loads of places in WordPress themes, and adjusting the lengths of them is very easy using the functions already built into WordPress. However there's one styling aspect that troubles me when using excerpts across multiple...
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