Wordpress users are not often familiar with custom post formats. These are different bits of information you may use to customize the content you publish on a blog. The most notorious example of post formats is on the Tumblr dashboard where you may select a number of options including text, photo, quote, video, or audio.
These same post formats are available in Wordpress and may be used inside your theme files. I want to use this article as a brief introduction into using post formats inside Wordpress. Web developers looking to customize formats should have at least basic knowledge of PHP. But much of the code is already out there online, so it is not difficult to study on your own. Read More
There are literally dozens of various Wordpress open source frameworks to build on. You can search through Google and filter hundreds of results based on themes, backend scripts, and plugins. But I feel that WooThemes and specifically the WooFramework have allowed developers access to newer tools and ideas like never before.
In this brief article I would like to go over the process of getting started building on WooThemes. The whole system is likely very complicated to non-developers who are not familiar with the language. However WooThemes has put together an excellent documentation page which explains the backend functions in many popular themes. Read More
The Wordpress team is constantly busy with bug fixes and template updates. But every so often we notice a brand new release version of Wordpress which comes with a few handy features. This is how we have come to accept the modern-day era of Wordpress with featured thumbnail images and custom post types.
I want to look into the new Wordpress 3.5 release and pick out just a few updates worthy of discussion. These may not be the most interesting changes, but WP developers have been focused on improving usability for years. The goal is to offer feature-rich publishing to even the least tech-savvy individuals. Read More