Useful Plugins

AddToAny Share Buttons Advanced Access Manager All 404 Redirect to Homepage Constant Contact Plugin for WordPress Contact Form 7 AutoResponder Addon – for mailChimp Crayon Syntax Highlighter Custom Facebook Feed Featured Image Admin Thumb Google Calendar Events Google Doc Embedder Hide YouTube Related Videos Kebo Twitter Feed MailPoet Newsletters wpMandrill Media Library Assistant MailChimp for […]

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JumpStart and Theme Blvd Themes

I currently use Jumpstart for almost all of my WordPress sites. It features a simple, responsive default look. It comes with a flexible HTML5 markup structure, a full-range of user features, and all the actions and filters you’ll need to fully customize it from a Child theme. I particularly like the slider interface, very user […]

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Versatile html Shortcode Wrapper

Sometimes as I code a page I find it necessary to use some specific html to get the job done. the problem is that when I hand the site over to the client and they start editing in the Visual editor there is a danger that they will inadvertently over-write my html (which isn’t visible […]

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Social Sharing Toolkit

I used to use the Share and Follow plugin for social icon display, but support for it (at least on the repository) has ceased. I really liked the fixed tab on the side of the page that Share and Follow provided. My solution as a replacement is The Social Share Toolkit. It has options to […]

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Display Posts by Category [shortcode]

Suppose we want to display a list of post links in the sidebar that are in “child” categories of the “News” category (ie “Boating News” followed by its posts, “Fishing News” followed by its posts, in this case from the last 90 days because of the filter). We could include this code in functions.php:

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Add Hooks to Alyeska (all Theme Blvd themes) Pages

I love the Theme Blvd Themes. Plenty of user friendly features, like drag and drop templates and easy to use sliders. One thing I was missing was action hooks at the top and bottom of the page content. There is a themeblvd_content_top hook, but it is outside of entry-content. I wanted something closer in. Here […]

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CSS3 Drop Shadows

This is simple stuff, but good code to keep handy. This covers all current major browsers and add backward compatibility for ie. The first number is horizontal shift (right is positive), 2nd number is verticle shift (down is positive), 3rd is radial blur and forth is, in this case hexadecimal color (#3d424d is a dark […]

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Register Custom Post Type and Taxonomy

This is the standard code to register (create) a custom post type. For more detailed information on these and other options check out the WordPress Codex page.

Notice “hierarchical” is set to true. This will cause the taxonomy to behave like a category. False or omitted causes the taxonomy to behave like a tag.

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Sticky Posts in Category Pages

How do we get sticky posts to “stick” to category pages? The answer to this question turned out to be much more involved than I had imaged. After scouring the internet/codex I managed to found this solution.

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Check for Children

Want to be able to use one condition which includes or excludes pages based on weather they are children of a specific page? Add this code to functions.php:

then use this in your page template:

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