Category: WordPress

WordPress Archive Pages Based on Custom Taxonomy

Customizing and segmenting Custom Taxonomy archive pages can be a bit difficult until you determine what exactly is going on under the hood and implementing from there. Custom Taxonomies in WordPress are a very powerful feature, let’s figure out how to make some nice looking archive pages for them.

Posted: September 06, 2010

Custom Post Types, Custom Taxonomies, and Permalinks in WordPress 3.0

Custom Post Types are a huge boon to everything WordPress. The feature has been long awaited, and lays a nice foundation for WordPress becoming more of a CMS to those still convinced it’s merely a blogging engine.

Posted: September 06, 2010

WordPress Custom Post Types & PHPurchase: Best Cart Ever – Part 2

After discussing the benefits of using WordPress 3.0+, Custom Post Types, and PHPurchase over other available e-commerce solutions, this article will walk you through the installation of PHPurchase and integration with Custom Post Types for your product listings.

Posted: August 09, 2010

WordPress Custom Post Types & PHPurchase: Best Cart Ever – Part 1

If I had to choose one thing that’s been most frustrating about building websites throughout the course of my career it’d have to come down to one thing: shopping carts. I’m not sure why, but finding a shopping cart that’s going to support your needs as well as support genuine customization can be a daunting task.

Posted: August 09, 2010

WordPress Custom Post Types & Pods: What’s Next?

On more than on occasion I’ve been asked about my future with Pods specifically given the immanent release of WordPress 3.0 featuring Custom Post Types. On the spot, I didn’t have to ponder too much, but I did want to let things seep in for a while before explaining my stance in full.

Posted: May 31, 2010

Making your Pods Input Helpers a Bit More Helpful

Input Helpers in Pods really enhance the usability of Pods in WordPress. They work to modify data represented to the user in such a way to make it more useful or more valuable. I think that’s an important factor to take into account when setting up a Pods powered WordPress site for your clients.

Posted: May 10, 2010

Upgrading Pods to use TinyMCE instead of NicEdit

WYSIWYG is trouble, but I’ve come to like TinyMCE the most out of anything. Pods has had one hand tied behind its back due to a the_editor() bug plaguing multiple instances of TinyMCE on the same page, but this quick Input Helper should help get us by until they’re officially supported in core.

Posted: March 30, 2010

Using Input Helpers in Pods CMS for WordPress

Input Helpers in Pods CMS for WordPress allow you to work with and manipulate the data available to your clients on a per-input-field basis. In this walkthrough we’ll discuss limiting the WordPress Pages available in a Pick column as a method of applying a custom background image to the selected pages.

Posted: March 22, 2010

Building a Store Locator with WordPress and Pods

I’ve always been curious about adding a location based proximity search powered by ZIP code and desired radius. It’s actually quite easy to do using WordPress, Pods, and some crazy MySQL queries. This walkthrough shows you how to add a PHP/MySQL based store finder powered by WordPress and Pods.

Posted: February 22, 2010

The Last of the Pods Basics: Pagination and Sorting

To wrap up the Basics of Pods in January, I’d like to cover the last couple items I feel are almost essential in having the user experience of Pods come full circle for both you and your user. Pods offers both pagination and sorting out of the box, and each can be very helpful when it comes to working with the plugin.

Posted: January 25, 2010