Customize Your WordPress Galleries

Galleries are a nice feature for Wordpress, but there are a few things that bug developers. Primarily it’s the inline styles that are generated by default, but some of us don’t like the way it’s rendered in general. Here are some simple tricks I learned while working on a friend’s site.

Testing photos on the WordPress iPhone App

Not sure how this will work out, but I’m adding it from my iPhone. One thing I can tell you, though. The WordPress app for iPhone is making me type this on the vertical keyboard. That’s a pain in the neck that I would expect from Facebook, not Automattic. Hope they fix that, but at […]

I Will Never Be Finished with My Running Site

I’m using a slightly altered version of the WordPress default theme for three basic reasons. First of all, it’s a good way to get to know the back-end as a user, and to take advantage of the out-of-the-box features of WordPress. Second, it allows me to spend less time tweaking my resume site and more […]

WordPress Shortcodes Outside the Loop.

First of all, here’s the PHP code: There. Hopefully that showed up in the Google excerpt. (I hate when the useful stuff is buried deep down on the page.) What you’re looking at is a handy solution to a particular kind of problem. As I’ve written before, shortcodes can be a mixed blessing. On the […]

Another Mighty Theme

Okay, so I’m working on my running blog again. The last version was my first venture with the HTML5 Boilerplate theme from Aaron T. Grogg. It’s a great idea based upon another great idea: Starkers. Starkers is a stripped down theme with the bare minimum of markup and styles. It’s a working engine with no […]

The Yin and Yang of Embeds and Shortcodes

I’ve been blogging since before it was called blogging, but I always ran into the same problem. Before I discovered the wonders of a CMS, I kept reaching a sort of critical mass where maintaining the site became a progressively difficult problem. Each time I would go back and redesign everything, and some of the […]