WordPress archive


Paul contacted me just before Christmas 2010. He had two sites that were at different stages of development. One was ready to go and needed the domain name to be re-pointed to the new site. The other site needed to be set up from scratch. Both sites use a free wordpress theme and with a […]

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Aoife Miskelly

Built with WordPress Highly personal and modern feel A calendar to manage and display her events Blog posts and archives Photo galleries Aoife Miskelly is an award winning soprano from Northern Ireland. She didn’t have a website and needed one to build her personal profile. It was a pleasure to work with Aoife. She gave […]

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Pod Academy

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Royal Ulster Academy

Built with WordPress Picture galleries News posts and archives Education posts and archives Artist profiles with galleries On line application form Newsletter sign-up Paypal integration The Royal Ulster Academy is an artist led organisation that promotes contemporary visual arts. They wanted a site that they could update themselves with a clean, minimal design.

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Custom Post Types

Last night I gave a presentation at the WordPress London meetup. I talked about custom post types in WordPress, something that has really excited me since WordPress 3. I’ve included the video, a rough transcript of the presentation and the slides at the bottom. What we’ll cover What are custom post types When to use […]

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WordPress London meetup #5

The group continues to go from strength to strength with at least 30 members attending. This month’s meetup included a talk from BuddyPress developer Paul Gibbs. He talks us through the new release, the epic version 1.5. Paul’s blog post, with slides, can be found here: http://byotos.com/2011/09/27/buddypress-at-wordpress-london-220911/. Then Jeff Ghazally shows us how easy it us […]

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Beginner WordPress Theme Development

Last Thursday (28th July 2011) we held the third London WordPress meetup. The meetup is for WordPress users and professionals in London and aims to provide a networking and learning platform. I gave a talk on Beginner WordPress Theme Development, which introduced the basic structure of a theme and some key concepts. Here are the […]

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Spinning Update progress on WordPress pages

Spinning Progress Wheel One of my clients recently informed me that a site that I had built had a problem; when some pages were published or updated, the progress wheel would spin until the browser eventually timed out. It had been a month or so since I had finished the site development and there had […]

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Internal Link Layout Issue

I recently came across an unusual problem when using internal links on a WordPress site. The link in question linked from one page on the site to a specific section on another page of the same site. When this link was followed there was an error with the page layout. More accurately, the new page […]

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Custom Post Type Archive Pages – WordPress

Need to show your custom post types on your category archive pages? Add this to your functions.php file: add_filter(‘pre_get_posts’, ‘query_post_type’); function query_post_type($query) { if(is_category() || is_tag()) { $post_type = get_query_var(‘post_type’); if($post_type) $post_type = $post_type; else $post_type = array(‘post’,’cpt’); // replace cpt to your custom post type $query->set(‘post_type’,$post_type); return $query; } } Now change the variable […]

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WordPress Custom Post Templates

Once you have built a Wordpres custom post, you will often want to style it using it’s own template. I searhed the web for a solution and courtesy of twothirdsdesign, if found the answer. The template used for a custom post view is decided by the ‘get_single_template()’ function in the wp-includes/theme.php file.  And it basically […]

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Cufon visited link color fix

I recently had an issue with the color of visited links when using Cufon. More specifically, I am using the WP-Cufon plugin with WordPress. The issue I had was that the color I set for the link wasn’t being rendered by Cufon. In firebug it showed that the element color was red, but it was showing […]

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