For the last several months I have been rewriting all of the Beginners WordPress content at Treehouse. Excited to announce today that WordPress Basics, the third of seven or so beginners courses in our Learn WordPress track has been released. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b-L5gyGZUo This course covers how to manage content in WordPress, how to work with different types of … Continue reading New WordPress Basics Course at Treehouse
My side business does a lot of theme customizations so we end up doing a lot of browsing through posts that list nice looking WordPress themes. This post from Noupe is a roundup of the best 100 themes from 2013. Not bad.
I kept a couples (and family) blog for a while and always enjoyed checking out themes for this type of blog. I recently saw the Adam and Eve theme. Me likes 🙂 Thanks ColorLabs for your great work and happy blogging to all the couples out there!
Check out this great video from Philip Arthur Moore http://s0.videopress.com/player.swf?v=1.03 In the video he talks about a few major approaches to creating WordPress themes: Parent and child themes Theme frameworks Starter themes From scratch You can also find a nice write up he did of the content over on the Codepoet blog. He also has … Continue reading Great Video on How Automattic Approaches Theme Development
A month or two ago we launched a WordPress Learning Track at Treehouse. We start with learning how to setup and use WordPress, move into some HTML and CSS, and then learn how to build a WordPress theme from scratch. Check it out over at teamtreehouse.com.
I'm a fan of WooCommerce, and have often used their Canvas theme as the basis for my WordPress e-commerce site. However, this Superstore theme is looking like a really great theme to start building sites with instead.
While working on a recent customization for a WooCommerce site, I had a little difficulty tracking down exactly where the orderby drop down that appears above product listings lives in the code. Since I didn't find a blog post addressing this directly, I thought I would share what I figured out. To remove the drop … Continue reading How to Remove the Orderby Dropdown for Products in WooCommerce
There are some times when you want to test for the post type of an item in your loop. You may use this in your functions.php file for taking dynamic actions for custom post types, or you may need to use it directly in your template. Either way, here is how you would save the … Continue reading How to Get Post Type within WordPress Loop