Tag Archives: UI

Digging WordCamp Chicago’s Time Release Sign Up Navigation

For some reason, WordCamp Chicago is on the top of my list of WordCamps currently announced that I’m pumped to go to. I haven’t been to the city before, folks say it’s awesome, I know a number of cool folks up there, and in general just have a good feeling about it.

WordCamp Chicago Sign Up Navigation

To add to it, they have a creative way of showing what stage of sign up they are at for the event.  Very cool.

A Sexy Refresh of the WordPress Widgets Admin Area from the Folks at Web Dev Studios

If you’re in the WP community, then you’ve heard of the folks at WebDev Studios. Now, you have one more reason to love them.

Check out the Widget Area UI Redesign they’re working on for WordPress.

WordPress Widget Area Redesign Screenshot

WordPress Widget Area Redesign Screenshot

WordPress Widget Area Redesign Screenshot


Go check out the full article over on the company’s blog.

WordPress 3.6 Brings a New Post Format UI

Personally, I don’t use custom post formats too much. These are not custom post types, but rather a way of identifying whether a post is an article, quote, link, etc. If you’ve used Tumblr, you know what I’m talking about.

On the Make WordPress blog, the development team commented that post formats are one of those features that have a lot of potential, but just haven’t really been an intuitive and focused part of the admin UI. This new release will change that.  They said the design will do something like what the WordPress Post Formats Admin UI plugin does.  Here are some examples of what that plugin looks like:

Standard Post Format

Standard Post Format

Gallery Post Format

Gallery Post Format


Video Post Format

Video Post Format

One of the reason’s that post formats don’t get used as much is partially because not too many themes really leverage them (especially not the default WordPress themes). The new Twenty Thirteen theme changes this though and has a big focus on post formats on the front end.

I think that we will very quickly see more emphasis on post formats coming from theme developers after 3.6 is released.

I’m most curious how the new UI will handle the addition of custom post formats.  On a very related note, I have planned to do some custom post formats on WP Zac in the near future.

How to Remove the Orderby Dropdown for Products in WooCommerce

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 down and ordering options completely, add the following to your functions.php file:

remove_action( ‘woocommerce_before_shop_loop’, ‘woocommerce_catalog_ordering’, 30 );

Some folks have commented that this works for them:

remove_action( 'woocommerce_before_shop_loop', 'woocommerce_catalog_ordering', 20 );

However, if you want to edit the drop down and make it something else.  You can find the file at the following location:


You can then copy that file to your theme folder, edit it, and override the default drop down.


Hope this helps anyone who gets stuck looking for how to remove the Orderby drop down on WooCommerce listing pages.