Making theme options modular

Today I submitted version 1.1 of Museum Core to the WordPress theme repository for review. Originally this was going to just be a simple update with some bugfixes, but I had thought of a way to make it easier to build child themes that include some options settings from the parent theme (Museum Core) without… (read more)

Create a site down notifier using iftt, Yahoo Pipes and ismyblogworking.com

This is a bit off the usual WordPress topic, but I discovered a handy tool to get automatic notifications sent to your email (or IM, or Twitter or whatever you want) if your site is down or broken.  This can be particularly helpful if you are a designer or webmaster or if you just maintain… (read more)

WP_Query pagination problems? Here’s a hack

It happens every time I use WP_Query. I get a beautiful-looking custom WP_Query. Then I try to add pagination and everything goes to hell. I’ve spent hours looking up solutions. Every time. Nine times out of ten, they don’t work. And for no discernible reason. Here’s a hack that worked for me, and is mostly… (read more)

Multiple loops, post formats, and content types in a single home page template

Wow. That title is a mouthful. And given the improbable combination of different content types, I’m actually somewhat surprised that I did, in fact, pull off just that. In working on a client site for a Christian ministry in the Democratic Republic of Ghana, I set out today to create this: What we have here… (read more)

How to spice up your Blogger fonts with Cufón

Although we love WordPress, we’re not always “all WordPress, all the time” around here.  This post is going to be about how to spruce up your Blogger site using custom fonts that are cross-browser compatible. Blogger is great if you don’t have time or patience to learn all the ins and outs of a larger… (read more)

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