Sass and WordPress: A Love Story
Today we’re discussing a key tool in the WPShout redesign: Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets, or Sass.
Unfrustrate Your Image Formatting with the WordPress Text Editor
We’ll be looking at some useful ways to display images on the page that you simply can’t get with the Visual editor alone.
Making jQuery Plugins into WordPress Plugins
We’ve never gotten fan mail before—and we still haven’t. But David’s article last week did draw a nice comment from a user thanking him for the knowledge drop.
How to Change the CSS of a WordPress Theme (and Not Go Crazy)
The subject we’ll be tackling is how to make clean, logical, stable changes to the CSS of your WordPress site. We’ll be accounting for the fact that this often involves overriding existing CSS styles from the original parent theme, as well as plugin files, while leaving them intact—meaning that you’ll be working within a large, often complex landscape of overlapping CSS styles.
Why Chrome Developer Tools is Every WordPress Developer’s Best Friend
I’m not sure how I could work without Chrome Developer Tools. When I do front-end development on WordPress sites, I use it absolutely all day long, and it saves me hours every day relative to working without it.
Always Use a Child Theme!
One request for help we hear far too frequently in our work at Press Up is: “I pressed an update button, and now my site doesn’t look right.” The cause is usually that people have customized the look-and-feel of their public site without using a child theme.
The Death of the Boring Blog Post – Easily Add Columns to Any WordPress Post
Smashing Magazine recently published a wonderful post “The Death of the Boring Blog Post” which touches more or less on what I shared the other day – multiple post templates. Today we’re going to expand on that tutorial (except this is the really easy way). It was watching a screencast on Nettuts the other day that inspired this post. Jeffrey Way was showing how to change the background of a post with custom fields (which is yet another example of the brilliance of the things!) when he shows a demo on his personal test area. The test area is a framework called “Flexible-WP”. I have no idea what it’s designed to do, but looking at a post, this is a pretty neat idea. Set some styling and use divs within posts to put posts into columns. Here’s an example. Jeffrey has a grid. This grid can then be applied within posts just by going into the HTML editor in WordPress and adding a div around some text:-