Override Theme Template In Plugin

In this tutorial we are going to look at how you can override a theme template file from within a plugin. When WordPress displays a piece of content it selects the theme template by using a hierarchy of files, for example if you want to view the content of the a single post the WordPress hierarchy is: single-{post_type}.php single.php index.php This works by searching for the single-{post_type}.php file in the

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Add Custom Meta To Taxonomies

In this tutorial we are going to learn how we can add additional data to your taxonomies. WordPress comes with the ability to add meta data onto both the posts and user objects. These are stored in separate tables such as the wp_postmeta and wp_usermeta tables. Both of these tables use a key and value pair columns to store the different data just like in the wp_options table. There is

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REM Sass Mixin With Pixel Fallback

The REM CSS unit is similar to the EM CSS unit except it allows you to size elements relative to the root of the HTML tag, as it stands for Root EM. The EM unit is relative to the font-size of the parent, which can cause problems in working out the correct size to use in descendent elements. Because the REM is relative to the root we can set the

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Display Submenu Only On Parent Page

The in-built WordPress menu system allows the content author to create a menu by a simple drag n drop interface, it allows you to select existing posts, page or let you create custom links to add to the menu. Using the drag n drop interface you can select child elements on the menu. When you output the menu on your theme using the function wp_nav_menu() WordPress will automatically create the

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Register New Post Statuses In WordPress

WordPress posts allow you to have some form of workflow when editing your posts. This is done by assigning a post status for each stage of the WordPress posts. By default the WordPress will take up the status of Draft which tells WordPress to create a post but not to publish it on the front-end of the site, it will only publish it on the site when you hit the

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Change WordPress Email Content Types To HTML

All emails in WordPress are sent using the function wp_mail, the default content type for these email are in text/plain, which does not allow HTML to be placed in your emails. If you want to create custom HTML emails you need to change the content type of the emails to allow you to have HTML in them. To change the content type of WordPress email you can use the filter

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Free Files For October 2014

Each month the Envato marketplace brings you free premium files. Envato is a web marketplace where you can get premium files for different areas of your website. My favourite marketplaces are the script marketplace CodeCanyon and the theme marketplace ThemeForest. Here are the files which you can get for free in October 2014. Twitter Timeline Slider for WordPress 11 purchases at the price of $11. This plugin give an opportunity

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Output Contents Of A Doctrine Object

I've being doing a lot of development with Doctrine recently and one of the things that I found out is that the Objects it works with can be huge which makes debugging the objects quite difficult for you and the browser to process. If you haven't used Doctrine before you really should give it a try. Doctrine is essentially a set of PHP class libraries that are focused on database

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HTML5 Download Attribute

In this tutorial we are going to look into another HTML5 feature with the download attribute. The download attribute is a way of telling the browser that to download the file it is linking to, this can be a media file or a PDF document or a webpage etc. This is something you used to have to do with a server-side code. For example you will link to a server-side

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HTML5 Form Validation

Since HTML5 came into webpages it brought a bunch of new features, the most useful features it brings is the functionality that you would normally use JavaScript for. An very good example of how HTML5 can help us with forms is client side form validation. In the past we would create a form on a page and then setup the JavaScript on the OnSubmit event to then check the values

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