Here are my notes on WordPress Child Themes. I made one for zbench and am now working with Nulis. The key wordpress codex page is here…. It documents how to create a child theme. The technique for defining inheritance has changed Continue reading “Child Themes”
I have implemented the Nulis theme on the wiki, which is apparent if you visit the site using a desktop or other large screen device.
It still uses wptouch for smaller screens. I have turned off wptouch for this theme. It seems good for my android systems. The rest of this article talks about anchor tags, the header image and additional toolbar buttons. Continue reading “Nulis”
Just checking out how to use WordPress’s emoticons. Continue reading “WordPress and Smilies”
I have been using Vote it up on my blog for a couple of years, although no-one else has, I think I received one vote that wasn’t me and they also commented. I noticed during the Autumn of 2014 that it seemed a bit broken. So I had a little look and decided to replace it. Continue reading “More wordpress voting plugins”
It seems that the wordpress plugin page lists those plugins held in the ./wp-content/plugins folder.
The article, What, Why, and How-To’s of Creating a Site-Specific WordPress Plugin shows how to create a container. They advise that it is located in its own directory. Doing this creates an entry in a the Plugins, installed plugins page on the dashboard.
Hmm, there is only one map per dashboard, that’s not so good and it seems based on the Risk Map. It doesn’t seem as flexible as I hoped. It’s called Interactive World Map and is available as a plugin here. The plugin comes from a company Fla-shop and is an on-ramp to chargeable content. Their sales and marketing page for wordpress is here. It works quite nicely as a sales portal entry point, but doesn’t do what I need.
I question whether this is functional enough to genuinely act as a try-before-buy. It’s a good looking widget though. Haven’t quite got it working on wptouch.
There’s probably the opportunity to rehash the jokes about US political geography, particularly over the widget’s treatment of the Russian Federation and maybe even Turkey.
I wonder if the HTML usermap feature would work with this.
In August 2015, the vendor upgraded the plugin, significantly. The map above is the new one.
davelevy.info is getting a bit tired, I fancy refreshing it
I also need a download interface although most of it could disappear into the blog.
My current theme for the blog is not so good when the included text is not as deep as the featured picture. While not having a featured picture is OK for a screen based reader, it’s not so good for those using the wptouch interface. Maybe it’s not so good for deep pictures either.
A google search brings up the codex and these two, similarly named links, together with the codex pages,
- how to add featured image or post thumbnails in wordpress at wpbeginner
- how to add featured image thumbnails to your wordpress theme at sitepoint.com
With zbench the image and entry text are contained in a single <DIV> with a class name of “entry”. The text is contained in a <P> tag. The image class is “attachment-extra-featured-image wp-post-image”.
- Would it look better within a table? This would need to be developed in index & archive pages
- Should I use the thumbnail feature?
- Can I use the CSS? NB The <P> does not have a class name.
The deep pictures would be solved by by the thumbnail features.
Maybe I should consider the HTML recognition within the excerpt functions.
Also the facebook feed does not use the featured picture, but finds the first picture within the post, maybe even the post page since it often uses the up arrow on the vote this up widget.
It requires a shortcode/codesnip to invoke it’s parameters e.g
[jp-rss-feed url="http://feeds.del.icio.us/v2/rss/davelevy/convoyswharf" numitems="7" getdesc="50" ]
I should document this differently, but the snip must be on one line, and no space between the [ & the ‘jp’.
There’s a few more parameters which are documented on their home page
and now we have another RSS rendering widget
This was found to be broken on 17th October 2016.
A friend showed me the blog at http://tatiyants.com/ which has an awesome archive widget. I want one. Fortunately Alex has documented how to build one, in an article called “How to create a bar chart archive widget in wordpress“.
I have been using the Related Posts plugin. I just took an update, and it rewrote the parameters, the default is to have two copies of related posts inserted because the default is to have “Auto Insert Related Posts (or add <?php wp_related_posts()?> to your single post template)” set to yes.
I have also selected the Modern theme, with Display thumbnails off.
I finally got round to experimenting with a photo banner for the site. This is a standard feature in most themes and cropped a picture and uploaded it via the Appearance -> Header dialogue panel. It looks like this,…. Continue reading “zbench and photo headers”