Blog posts tagged wordpress

New plugin: Ad manager

Posted 12 years in | Comments (144)

It’s still under development, but the current version supports all functionality of the Ads mod from “Mystique” so you might as well use it instead of the mod

Download on
Support Forums (post bug reports / requests here)

A quick screenshot:

In case you’re wondering if you will [...]

New plugin: Post Ratings

Posted 12 years in | Comments (136)

Yet another post rating WordPress plugin
What does it do:

Allow your site users to rate posts (of any kind)
Display the average post rating, vote count or weighted (bayesian) rating within your posts
Display a widget with the top rated posts in your sidebar

A few screenshots:

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Featured images (thumbnails) in menus

Posted 12 years in | Comments (98)

The following code will let you use featured images as thumbnails in your custom menus. Paste this in your child theme functions.php file, or theme settings > Advanced > User-defined code:

atom()->setContextArgs(‘primary_menu’, array(‘walker’ => new ThumbMenuWalker()));

class ThumbMenuWalker [...]

Custom avatar images in WordPress

Posted 12 years in | Comments (83)

This is a short walktrough on how to let your website users upload their own avatars, without using a plugin.
First, define the maximum image sizes (note that we will only downsize, smaller images will get browser-resized):

define(‘MAX_AVATAR_WIDTH’, 96);
define(‘MAX_AVATAR_HEIGHT’, 96);

This [...]

How to correctly hook your filter to the post content

Posted 12 years in | Comments (85)

I’m seeing a lot of plugins that just hook themselves on the the_content filter tag, without bothering to handle excerpts.
Because get_the_excerpt() / the_excerpt() will call get_the_content() if the post doesn’t have an excerpt set, in many cases you get your filter applied on excerpts as well. [...]


Posted 13 years in | Comments (1042)

ATOM serves as the base framework for future WordPress themes I’ll be designing. Some features/Highlights of the core:

A very extensible code base
Context-aware layout selection
Extensive support for child themes (auto-creation, better template routing)
Advanced theme settings panel with live [...]

Translating a WordPress theme

Posted 14 years in | Comments (314)

This is a short tutorial on how to properly translate a Wordpress theme. Mystique is used as example here. I will choose PoEdit as the translation application, since it’s the easiest to use because of the simple user interface…

Mystique (old page)

Posted 14 years in | Comments are closed

This is the old page for the Mystique project. The new one is here.
Mystique is a free WordPress theme that attempts to top commercial templates in terms of design and functionality. Some of its features include 4 theme widgets, page templates for different layout styles and a advanced interface [...]

Arclite (old page)

Posted 15 years in | Comments are closed

This is the old page for the Arclite theme. The new page is here.
Another clean/light style theme. Some of its features include the ability to switch between the normal image-based design to a entirely CSS based one (without images), a few background/color variations, fluid layout, optional 3rd [...]


Posted 15 years in | Comments (112)

A dark WordPress theme with a rustic look, grunge style. Still under development
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