You would think there is a simpler way to directly call the avatar photo of author for a post in a template, but you can do so with this little trick 🙂 <?php echo get_avatar( get_the_author_email(), '100' ); ?> You can replace 100 with the size in pixels you want the image to display. This … Continue reading How to Display the Author Avatar Photo in a WordPress Template
I recently did a workshop on building a WordPress theme with the Foundation framework. If you build your WP site with Foundation, you may find it helpful to use this plugin, Easy Foundation Shortcode, since it will give you more flexibility over the Foundation based styling you do from the content editor.
Today I had the honor to do a 1hr 45min talk on How to Learn Web Design and Development via WordPress. Here are the slides: https://speakerdeck.com/zgordon/learn-web-design-and-development-via-wordpress-wordcamp-phoenix-2014 And the example site I used is here: wptreehouse.com/treehouse-tours
Shout out to Tom for posting this article on "Understanding Events, Actions, and Filters" as part of the WPTuts "Using WordPress for Web Application Development" series. If you're new to WordPress plugin development, you definitely want to review this article.
Definitely starting to see more articles and discussions out there on WP as an application framework or foundation. Here's a top 10 list from Gabriel Koen on some things WP brings to the table as a framework. I'm curious as this talk grows more and more what may come or shift or replace WP_Cache for … Continue reading 10 Pros, But Are They Forced? WordPress as an Application Framework
Thanks to Tom for posting up this article in response to questions about how to go about mastering WordPress and how long is should take. Short answer, he applauds the effort and warns it will take years. He also gives some tips on where to learn and what to look out for. PS - If … Continue reading Tom McFarlin on Mastering WordPress.. He Would Know
As someone who teaches WordPress online, I have a lot of interest in this topic of how online learning for web design. Check out this article on the topic at ManageWP.org and then if you vote for learning online, sign up at Treehouse to Learn WordPress!!!
Thanks to Sourav Kundu and WPExplorer for this article on optimizing your WordPress database. It's not too often that you need to do this, although this article does explain what builds up in the database that needs optimization.
The other week I had the great privilege of speaking at WordCamp Raleigh 2013. Here are my slides from the talk https://speakerdeck.com/zgordon/learn-web-design-via-wordpress
It's been a while since I've had to hand code custom fields. The one exception is when building plugins. If you find yourself in a position where you need to hand code fields, there is a good blog post on it from Dave Clements over on WPExplorer. He references a really helpful script for creating custom … Continue reading If For Some Reason Need to Hand Code Custom Fields, Here’s How