Mastering WordPress: Advanced Techniques by Daniel Pataki

By Daniel Pataki

WordPress bargains an international of chances when you are curious adequate to discover them. the preferred web publication publishing platform isn't restricted by way of its default configurations. you could enhance your web site with the innumerable plugins, hooks and customized fields new models are being created virtually on a daily basis through the worldwide developer neighborhood! This Smashing publication "Mastering WordPress" (eBook eleven) is strictly in regards to the above pointed out. now we have chosen in simple terms the simplest articles on how you can use extensions for WordPress with an awesome selection of replica paste coding snippets. They clarify complicated tools and strategies which transcend entrance finish event and exhibit the way to customise again finish adventure. After studying this publication, it is possible for you to to rework your site into no matter what you will want you simply need to use your mind's eye. ensure you upload this resource of data on your library!

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The premise was that WordPress has become an elegant, lightweight content management solution that offers the fundamentals out of the box, atop a modular core that offers incredible potential in the hands of a capable developer. WordPress does not try to be an “everything to everyone” CMS right out of the box. Many systems do an average job incorporating 99% of what the potential CMS market might need, even if the last 15-20% is used only by a fraction of the market and adds considerably to the system’s overall “heft” (or bloat).

With the advent of custom post types, it was important to make the system flexible enough for them. This new hook now takes an arbitrary status and post type (they must exist for it to work, obviously). As a result, publish_post is the correct tag to use, but in reality, you will be using {$new_status}_{$post->post_type}. A few of these are around; the naming usually suggests what you will need to name the action. Who Is Hooked On Who? To find out which function hooks into what, you can use the neat script below.

Category lists do assign a special class (current-cat) to appropriate list items when the user is browsing a category’s archive. Unfortunately, categories do not, by default, get this special class assigned to them when the user is on a post inside the category. However, one can override this default limitation by grabbing the current category ID and passing it to the wp_list_categories function. $category[0]->cat_ID);Note that there is one significant downside to this approach – only some category can be passed to the list categories function.

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