Category: Web Dev Log

Tungdo did something interesting.
http://devpress.com/dp-dashboard-chronicles-love-and-hate/.

But I’m not interested. It was like building bbpress theme, or buddypress theme.

I think it’s something wp core need to do. If wp.com use wp.org to steal post format from tumblr. They should do it again for better admin UI. (And they are doing it right now)

However admin theme plugin (alpha) by Justin is awesome. (Didn’t know it was so simple)

http://justintadlock.com/archives/2013/02/06/move-over-ui-team. 2

From Development to Deployment, My WordPress Dev Workflow

It’s not always easy to develop a WordPress site. Specially a complex site. I have switching and changing my workflow. Each and every site is unique and not every workflow is suitable for every case. I always try to get things done as soon as possible. Not because i have to, or because i’m a productivity nuts. But i lose focus very easily, specially when i develop my own site.

Right now i i use a very simple workflow to develop WordPress site, WordPress Theme, or Plugin. This is step by step what i did. Read More From Development to Deployment, My WordPress Dev Workflow

Disable Sidebar and Widget Without Plugin

Sometime we need to disable sidebar / widget area conditionally, The most popular option is to use Widget Logic Plugin, or you can try my plugin: Atomic Widget (update: no longer available). But if you prefer manual way, maybe for client site where you don’t want to confuse them with extra settings in widget you can do this easily with this code. Read More Disable Sidebar and Widget Without Plugin

Dynamic Widget Class for WordPress Sidebar Widgets

WordPress sidebar widget is Awesome. But unlike post class and body class, the widget do not have dynamic class name. For example you need to apply a certain style to every second widget in your sidebar, or to give no padding/margin to last widget in footer sidebar. There’s another alternative using css, to target first, last, or order of elements using nth-child, but i think this solution is simpler and better. Read More Dynamic Widget Class for WordPress Sidebar Widgets

JQuery: Sticky Float Share Button, Menus, Widget, Sidebar etc.

I never like the ideas of floating share button, or ads widget, i always think it will distract reader from the main content. And content is the King. However, i’m curious about how to do this, and because i have almost zero knowledge about javascript and JQuery it took me almost 2 days just to figure out this simple script. Thank god i found a great tutorial by Andrew Henderson: JQuery Sharebar. Read More JQuery: Sticky Float Share Button, Menus, Widget, Sidebar etc.

Add Editor Style from Plugin

In WordPress 3.0.0 WP introduce add_editor_style() function to easily add custom stylesheet for WordPress TinyMCE visual editor. But you can also add them from a plugin.

It’s useful if you add a plugin to add dropdown style in visual editor, or you can also use this in a theme, if your theme add a visual editor in front end because add_editor_style() only load in admin. For example for bbPress supported theme. Read More Add Editor Style from Plugin

Enable Send Email in XAMPP

xampp-gmailI use XAMPP lite 2.5 USB version, and the thing i hate about it is that i cannot test email notification in my WordPress install. This is very crucial to test eCommerce site so i can meke sure the system deliver email to user, or in bbPress to check user subscription is working, and you can also be creative and use it for a very simple email newsletter, etc. Read More Enable Send Email in XAMPP