Polyhistoric Man Of The Web

Category: WordPress

  • Adding a twitter box to the Profile page in WordPress

    I haven’t used AIM in years and I haven’t used Yahoo Messager in even longer.  What I do use is twitter.  Therefore, having a box in the WordPress admin for twitter name is better and with some code I wrote for the

  • Add Role

    This simple plugin, built for my WordPress DC Presentation on the Users API adds a role called link master, that gets the capability to edit links and also read private posts and pages and also removes the ability for editors to manage categories.

  • Personalized Read More

    Want to make the read more link in WordPress call out the user if they are logged in?  As part of my DC WordPress presentation, i showed that it’s easy as pie and only about 10 lines of code.

  • WordPress Shortcodes for Users and Non Users

    One of the plugins I wrote for the DC WordPress group’s meeting on Users / Roles / Capabilities demonstrates how to create shortcode that makes some content only visable by users with a certain capability and other content only visable to non logged in viewers.  You can download Shortcodes for Discrimination (along with the other […]

  • A Free Plugin Idea

    I’ve got a great idea for a WordPress plugin, but I don’t have the time to build it any time soon, so I though I would throw it out here with the hope that someone will take care of building it for me. I call it: Yet Another Form Plugin. Except unlike other contact form […]

  • Remove all default header images in a Twenty Ten Child Theme

    Despite the beauty of (and cool stories behind) the default images in twenty ten, If you’re building a twenty ten child theme, there is a chance that you won’t want them to appear as options on the custom header screen. This simple snippit of code in your child theme’s functions.php file will deregister the default […]

  • How to remove a nav menu location in WordPress 3.0.0

    This function is in WordPress 3.0.1. You can now just call unregister_nav_menu and don’t need to put it in your child theme One of the great additions to WordPress 3.0 is navigation menus.  One of the aspects that it contains is the ability for a theme to register a nav menu location and for the […]

  • Who doesn’t like Madlibs?

    That’s my question. A bigger question is who doesn’t like the new comment_form function in WordPress 3.0? As you can see, my comment form now is in mad libs form. All of this is from a plugin that I will release later this week. In the mean time, you can check out the beta code […]

  • WordCamp Chicago 2010 Roundup

    This was the first WordCamp that I spoke at and my first reaction is wow, talk about a great weekend. It was filled with excellent conversations, informative speeches, and the creation of more ideas than I know what to do with. Here is a quick rundown on some of the highlights for me. The first […]

  • Building Child Themes

    On June 5, 2010 I spoke at WordCamp Chicago on Building Child Themes. Below are some resources on child themes that I thought might be useful if you are setting out to build a child theme. My Building Child Themes Slides Thirty Ten, a Twenty Ten Child Theme Codex Page on Child Themes Thematic, a […]