There are tons of plugins available to embed audio/video in your blog. The things I don’t like with many of them are (a) they usually use “short codes”- things you hand write in brackets to indicate the location and source for the media (plus some options. Writing these means have to remember the structure, but […]
cc licensed flickr photo shared by Duncan Kinney Oh what a tangled blog I weave mangle. I thought it would take a few posts and days to document the work I started in April to use the then beta features of WordPress 3 to develop the NMC’s MIDEA web site. And just trying to write […]
cc licensed flickr photo shared by QualityFrog In a previous long winding post, Dressing up and Displaying WordPress 3 Custom Post Content (a), I tried to document the first part of my WordPress 3 site I manipulated the new Custom Content types. It seems it takes longer to explain that to build, and in the […]
cc licensed flickr photo shared by Thomas Hawk Yikes, where did the time go? I’ve let slide the next piece in my now fractured series on using the custom post types added in WordPress 3.0. As a recap, what I am sharing is what I learned back in April (using the beta version of WP3) […]
In the previous posts in this series of using the new WordPress 3 Custom Post Types (I keep calling them custom content types, same thing), I overviewed the plans for the MIDEA web site, we set up the places to create the new content types, and diverged into some set up magic using child themes.
That was the easy stuff. Now I get into the parts I had to more or less invent on my own (well, with some good leg ups from others)- how to add all of the form field elements to my new content types so I could add extra information to them. This are fields for say, my Organization content types, to have a field to enter their web site address, latitude/longitude for doing some mapping, etc.
Now I did this all in custom code, and as hopefully I stated earlier, I have no expectation that this is the way it will be dobe going forward. I foresee a raft of new plugins coming in that will take away this manual code layer, and maybe, when WordPress 3.7 or 4.1 comes out, it might be built in. I have no idea. I did this to show the WP platform can do this.
cc licensed flickr photo shared by gianÎ©merz I’m regretting not getting started my series on WordPress 3.0 and custom content types; a big chunk remains to be explained, but that has to wait till after a few days of vacation. But there was something Jim Groom mentioned that I was going to tackle later, but […]
cc licensed flickr photo shared by TakenByTina My previous post just outlined the kinds of things I put into a new site created with a beta version of WordPress 3 (I started with the first beta and honestly, it had more polish than most finished products) – I actually did not tell you much. Now […]
I’ve been happily tinkering with the beta version of WordPress 3, down in the bowels of the code, mixing unmarked vials of PHP over open flames, etc for a brand new NMC site. The main thing I have been working on are exploiting the feature to create my own types of content with their own […]
cc licensed flickr photo shared by M.H.ick9s Arrgh, just spent about an hour and half chasing myself in silly code circles. Not that it matters, but just to document my sanity/lack thereof… I have a few WordPress pages hanging off the top banner, and I’d previously had them use PHP code in the pages, using […]
I’m hopeful I have an optimum (or optimummer) search solution for my blog- not that I care if you can find anything here, but its important that I do. Back in March I vented my frustration about the limits of WordPress search, yet despite the experiments with plugins, none of them really worked for me, and one of them just spun wheels trying to index my site, and just ended up bloating the database.
But in about 45 minutes of tinkering this afternoon, I have an approach that gives me exactly what I wanted, and does not need any plugins. This will work only for a self hosted WordPress blog, and you will have to do a little bit of manual page creation, touch the code, and edit your templates.
Is anyone still there?