Adding custom columns to the admin tables for your custom post types is a good way to provide more information to your users. WordPress provides a flexible method to add data whether it’s meta values, taxonomies, images, ACF PRO fields, or anything else tied to your post types.
Preparing your themes and plugins for an international audience is not as difficult as you may believe. WordPress provides a set of handy functions that, once learned, can easily be rolled into your existing workflow.
If you understand WordPress hooks you understand one of the key elements that makes WordPress powerful. You also gain a sense of how well theme/plugin authors understand WordPress, and how friendly their code is to extend.
Using the Flexible Content field from Advanced Custom Fields allows you to quickly set up a page builder for your theme. However, this method lacks control over the appearance of specific sections. To implement this you would typically need to add fields for margins, borders, padding, and background for each layout you create for your Flexible Content. This ends up being repetitive and unintuitive for users.
Sometimes you want uploads to end up somewhere other than the default WordPress uploads directory. For that WordPress provides the
upload_dir filter, but how does that work with ACF PRO file fields?
Moving a WordPress site, whether it’s to your local environment or to a new server, is a common task with some potentially confusing issues. Typically there are three migration scenarios, broken down in this post along with things to look out for.
If there was a way to streamline your code backup, development, and deployment would you do it? Git is a solid solution, but benefits from some fine tuning to improve WordPress development.
Getting WordPress set up on your own computer for development doesn’t have to be complicated. Using two free applications it can be done even faster and easier than the standard WordPress 5-minute Install™.
Slides from a recent talk on building potent WordPress websites. Includes potential paths for building out flexible themes, workflow, general tips, and best practices.
The Advanced Custom Fields color picker field is an easy way to give users control over colors on a WordPress site. It can be further enhanced to display a custom selection of color palettes, making it so you don’t have to remember the hex codes for frequently used colors.
This particular method takes advantage of ACF hooks to ensure all fields (previously saved as well as those added dynamically but not yet saved) display your custom palettes.