I enjoy coding. That’s why I love WordPress, and learning something new everyday is an added bonus. Recently, I’ve been working on a project to implement interactive transcripts to videos. This is a feature that our clients would appreciate. Anyway, there was an hurdle in implementing interactive transcripts into a WordPress blog and I turned to the WordPress Shortcode API to find a solution. What I realized was that the WordPress Shortcode API is very easy to learn and work with. And although it didn’t provide a simple solution to the problem I had with the interactive transcripts project, I … on the edge of your seat? Click here for more!
Do you wish to change the order by which your WordPress posts or post excerpts are displayed? You’re not alone! If you write your posts in a chronological manner, you do want to change the default WordPress post order from descending (new to old) to ascending (old to new). How do you achieve this? By the way if you’re looking for a really good web host, try Bluehost – I found the setup procedure and their control panel very easy to adapt to and their IT team is awesome! Changing WordPress Post Order Method 1: Use a Plugin. There are … on the edge of your seat? Click here for more!
In my last post, I showed you how to change the post excerpt length in WordPress. Today I’d like to share with you how you can easily change the read more link to something less ubiquitous. For instance, “…are you eager to read more?” or “…click here to read the rest of the post”… you can even add an image or HTML character entities/extended characters. Try this ‘« « « «’ Here are two easy ways to customize your WordPress read more link. If you’re looking for a really good web host for your blog, try Bluehost – I found … on the edge of your seat? Click here for more!
If you blog frequently using WordPress, you probably have a landing page from which your readers can easily see an excerpt of your post. By default the post excerpt length is set to 55 characters in WordPress. You may want to increase or decrease this post length for various reasons. Personally I find 55 characters to be too short for a reader to judge if they wish to read the whole post. But I know bloggers that write great one-liners (max 20 characters) that “wet your appetite.” If you are one of them, you may want to change the excerpt … on the edge of your seat? Click here for more!
It’s been hot, really hot. In Nairobi, we’re all looking forward to the coming rains. Transcribing has been difficult, it’s really nice to be out in the sun. In a few weeks, we’re going to look back at the hot days with nostalgia. Though, the best thing to do when it rain is to let it rain. This month’s Featured Article Lite theme is about looking back and bringing a bit of the sunshine and warmth of February into March. If you’re cold, I hope it warms your bones. If you’re looking for a really good web host, try Bluehost … on the edge of your seat? Click here for more!
WordPress is a great content management system (CMS) because of its versatility. You can use it to create anything from forums, to 100+ page business website, to community pages. Or you can simply create a blog. You have a choice of over 1468 template themes, 18138 plugins; at last count. No wonder it’s the most used CMS on the internet. WordPress plugins are great for enhancing your theme and extend the functionality of your website or blog. jQuery sliders, slideshows, and galleries are extremely common on different types of websites. They enable you to showcase the content of your site … on the edge of your seat? Click here for more!