Adding metaboxes to post types

WordPress allows additional information to be input along with the posts. These additional information is entered through metaboxes. Metaboxes can be either simple textbox, listbox, or upload button or any other form element. For example a property description needs a contact details to be entered for each property listed. Creation of metaboxes has the following Continue reading


Creating locations for navigational menu

WordPress allows navigation menus to be created easily in your dashboard using Appearence->Menus. By going there you can create as many as navigational menus. Navigation menus can be placed either in widgets or in the locations specified by the theme. You can goto Manage Locations to assign menus to locations.  Each theme allows some locations Continue reading


Installing and configuring xdebug in Ubuntu

Xdebug is a tool used to debug PHP scripts. It is used as an extension to get debugging information. To get more information about Xdebug go to http://xdebug.org . Installing and configuring xdebug in Ubuntu is easier with inbuilt package available.

After successfully installing xdebug package in your server, you need configure xdebug to make Continue reading


Understanding Theme Development

Themes control presentation layer of your of your site. It is responsible for user experience for your site’s content. Themes allow your same content to be presented differently to your visitors. Themes makes your content beautiful and accessible. Here we will go through various aspects that build a theme and how they apply presentation of Continue reading


Understanding Plugin Development

WordPress is such a popular platform because it’s such an easy thing to extend functionality using plugins. The plugins can be created without altering anything in the core. Any new functionality is implemented by writing plugins. Plugins provide endless possibilities for WordPress.  When you are developing a plugin you have to follow a standard plugin Continue reading


Understanding and creating custom post types

WordPress has by default has few types of content and taxonomies to add our own content. To build website to handle more complicated content we need define custom content types and WordPress has rich tools for creating custom content. Using the following function to create a custom content type in WordPress

Following is the Continue reading