Display Menus When Location Is Assigned

In WordPress the user can create their own menus in the CMS area by just going to Appearance -> Menus. From this page you can then assign these menus to locations in the theme by choosing the theme location for the menu. These theme locations are setup by the theme developer and is done by using the function register_nav_menus(); The register nav menu function can be placed in the functions.php

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Web Developer Checklist

There are lots of things a web developer must remember to do when creating a website, just creating the HTML isn't enough. You need to make sure that the website performs well in all areas that the client will want to focus on. You need to make sure that you remember: Mobile Analytics Performance SEO Security Usability Semantics Code quality Accessibility Social Media Humans.txt Here is a great resource for

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Create A Typing Effect In CSS

I recently found this jQuery plugin that allowed you to easily create a typing effect on your website. This plugin is an open source plugin available on Github called typed.js. In this post I will show you this jQuery plugin but also show how you can create a typing effect by just using CSS animation. The setup of this plugin is very easy all you have to do is include

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Restart CSS Animation

Since CSS3 we have been able to add CSS animation to our elements, these are relatively easy to setup. An example of a simple CSS animation example is to fade in an element. To run this CSS animation all we have to do is add the .fade_element CSS class to an element. With the CSS class assigned to the H1 tag the browser will run this CSS animation on the

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GlyphSearch Directory

GlyphSearch is a directory of 4 of the most popular Glyphicon fonts. Font Awesome Glyphicons Icon Moon Ionicons If you are searching for a specific type of icon to use just enter it in the search box and GlyphSerarch will search through all 4 fonts to find matching icons. These use fonts to add icons to your application, there are many benefits to using Glyph icons in your application over

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Automatically Link Twitter Usernames In Content

If you mention people in your WordPress posts or link to your own Twitter profile in a post you can use the following code snippet to automatically asd a link around the Twitter username which will link to the Twitter profile. This is a WordPress snippet that you can put into your theme functions.php file or create a plugin out of this code. This function will search the content of

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Add TinyMce Editor To Category Description

In WordPress by default there are two ways to organise and group your posts, you can either group them by tags or by categories. On both of these taxonomies you can customise the name, slug and description. This makes it really easy to create a category page with a short description of what this category will display and then list all the posts assigned to this category. The problem with

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Calculate Different Shades Of A Colour

There are different ways colours are defined the two most popular values in web are HEX or RGB. Both of these values have a logical formula to working out what colour each value means, because of this formula we can easy change these values to work out a lighter and darker shade of a colour. There are tools that allow you to do this, for example the Colour shades tool

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List Of Pages Using A Page Template

There are a few differences between using pages or posts, one of the biggest difference between these post types are that pages can be assigned a page template which allow you to completely change the layout of the page. When you assign a new page template to a page this template will be stored onto the post meta data, WordPress will then search for this meta data field and use

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Free Files For January 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 for January 2014. Responsive Searchable 3 Level Accordion For WordPress 337 purchases at the price of $11. up to 3

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