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Checking for A Specific Post Type in WordPress

By: Mitch Canter

Conditional Tags are one of my all-time favorite tools to use when developing a WordPress theme.  It’s an intelligent use of programming logic that allows even non-coders to grasp the basics and, in turn, create complex and functional WordPress themes.  With the advent of custom post types, a method was needed to check for the […]

Easy Javascript ToolTips in WordPress

By: Mitch Canter

A client needed a simple way to preserve real estate on the sidebar, but still have the ability to display their policies at a quick glance.  I found a plugin on the repository that uses the TipTip jquery script and condenses it down into a simple-to-use shortcode (complete with button on the editing screen). The […]

Logged In? Or Not? WordPress Can Check!

By: Mitch Canter

Today’s a quick post, but it’s worthwhile if you’re using WordPress as a Content Management System.  A lot of times people utilize the built in account system (user logins) to showcase membership data, ecommerce data, and a whole lot more.  I found a need at one point to show different data to people depending on […]

CSS3: Fading Colors (A Quick Introduction)

By: Mitch Canter

It’s the little things, I’ve noticed, that really make a website design pop.  The layout may be good, the content may be worth reading, but it’s small, minor details that take a good design and turn it into a great one.  With the advent of CSS3 and HTML5, those details become even easier to bring […]

Freshly Pressed: A Wild New Plugin Appears! Custom Classes

By: Mitch Canter

From time to time I like to surf through the repository and try out new plugins.  It keeps me in the know and I’m able to share those plugins with you.  So, here’s what I found as I was surfing this fine Wednesday: Custom Classes Justin Tadlock is a man synonymous with great plugins, and his latest […]

Adding Featured Images to a WordPress Post or RSS Feed

By: Mitch Canter

Every post on this blog has a “featured image” – the last few have been screenshots of my blog for the various tutorials I’ve been writing or a photo of the BlogWorld banner to talk about my speaking acceptance, but the one thing that always bothered me was that any time you used a featured […]

Speaking At BlogWorldNY 2012 (#bweny)

By: Mitch Canter

I got the fantastic news today: I’ll be speaking at BlogWorldNY later this year (June 5-7). Topic: Responsive Web Design: One Website to Rule Them All… I’ll be talking about what responsive web design is, and why it’s beneficial to make your site or blog responsive.  If you’ve never been, BlogWorld is, by far, one of […]