Articles on: WordPress

Cutom Navigation Menus in WordPress 3.0

Updated: WordPress $post Object Quick Reference

Passing Query String Parameters in WordPress URL

Whenever possible, I prefer to use pretty URLs in WordPress, and the ability to adjust permalink settings in the WordPress admin makes that simple to do. However, what if you want to pass a query string to a page without muddying up the URL with that query string? In this tutorial I'll show you how to add custom rewrite rules to WordPress to do just that.

Using WordPress Custom Fields

Using WordPress as a CMS often for client sites I use custom fields perhaps quite a bit more than the regular WordPress user. Still, I've received quite a few requests to write about the use of custom fields in WordPress, so in this post I'll cover the ins and outs of WordPress custom fields.

WordPress Pagination in Custom Loop

If you use custom loops in WordPress you may run into pagination issues. Specifically, no matter what page you're on, only the first page's worth of posts are displayed. Here's a really quick solution to that problem using the query_posts() function.

Multiple WordPress Sidebars with get_sidebar()

In this article I show you how to use the get_sidebar() function to call multiple sidebars (as many as you want) in your WordPress theme.

Require Login for WordPress Pages

I recently worked on a project that required the ability to only allowed logged-in users access to a particular page. Here's how I got it done.

ExpressionEngine vs. WordPress – Final Thoughts

What I like about ExpressionEngine when compared to WordPress and my final thoughts on the commercial CMS from EllisLab.

Add a Favicon to your WordPress Blog

One of the little personalization details I like to add to any site I work on is a Favicon, that little icon you see next to the address bar in your browser. Even though it's one of the simplest changes you can make, many sites leave out this small detail for whatever reason. Well, in this article I'm going to show you how to add a Favicon to your WordPress-powered site.

Remove "Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance" Message

If you've run into a message that says "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance" while upgrading your blog, it can be a bit worrisome until you realize how easy it is to fix. In this tutorial I show you the simple way to remove this message and restore access to your blog.