Saying goodbye to post formats
The time has come for me to end my use of post formats. I’ve used them since their creation, but a few years later, I’ve recognised that they’re more trouble than they’re worth, causing theme lock-in and nonsensical emails and RSS items.
Putting things where they belong
This is the ultimate guide in creating child themes and functionality plugins so that you can edit your WordPress site without breaking anything, with examples showing you how to implement different types of changes.
A (better) alternative to @import in child themes
There’s a better way to pull in your parent theme’s CSS than the traditional method of using an @import rule in style.css: you can enqueue the file, resulting in speed improvements for your theme.
Regex for beginners – tips for redirecting traffic
Once you realise just how Regular Expressions are, they can be immensely useful for redirecting traffic without any headaches.
Introducing “Standard WordPress Services”
The UK Edge offers a variety of “Standard WordPress Services” for common requests, that can be performed with a guaranteed turnaround time, and for a fixed price, so the user knows what they’re getting, when, and for how much.
Conditionally add information to the beginning of your posts
Adding something to the beginning of your posts if pretty simple, and you can apply conditional logic to show your content only when certain conditions are met.
Native video/audio – My favourite WordPress 3.6 feature
WordPress 3.6 includes the native ability to embed audio and video directly on your site, which is a huge improvement over your previous options: using a third-party service or trying to find an appropriate plugin.
What can you Embed in a WordPress Post with oEmbed?
With WordPress you can embed media from a variety of sources simply by pasting the URL in your post, including YouTube, Hulu, Vimeo, Instagram and Twitter.
Find Out What your Readers are Searching for on your Site
Tracking what people are searching for on your WordPress site using Google Analytics is incredibly easy and helps you to better understand your readers and what they’re looking for.
Making CSS Edits in WordPress
Making CSS edits in WordPress is quite easy, but it can be overwhelming if you don’t know where or how to start. This guide shows you how to find the elements you need to change, how to edit them and the correct way to do so.