WordPress

WordPress is a full-featured CMS and blogging system, used to create more websites than any other CMS in the world. Its strength comes from the masses of contributors to the WP community, publishing and updating thousands of plugins and themes daily. As a WordPress developer, I use it to power everything from tiny personal blogs, to massive multi-national corporate sites for my clients. Find out more below…

Latest WordPress Posts

Forcing a ‘read more’ link on WordPress excerpts even when excerpt text is set - Wow, that title is a bit of a mouthful. OK, so let me decipher: you can customise WordPress excerpts to add a “read more” link to post excerpts, e.g. as per this (cleaned up) example from the codex: function new_excerpt_more( $more ) { global $post; return '<a class="moretag" href="'. get_permalink( $post->ID ) . '">Read the... read full entry »
Genesis column shortcodes with custom classes - (tl;dr download .zip here) I, more often than not, roll out WordPress sites these days using Genesis as my framework of choice for theme development. It’s mostly because I’m lazy, and it does a bunch of stuff for me that I can’t be bothered to do myself (which gives me more time to focus on... read full entry »
How to: make the whole WordPress excerpt clickable - A client recently asked me to make the post excerpts in their blog page clickable. This seems like a reasonable request and the logical answer (if you know your WordPress basics) is to open the relevant template file (probably index.php or home.php in this case) and wrap the_excerpt(); in <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>".. (and so... read full entry »

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  • Write & modify WordPress plugins
  • Create bespoke themes, update existing ones, use a variety of theme frameworks including Genesis
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WordPress Plugins

I finally wrote some WordPress plugins! They’re not in the official repo, because that is effort and I’m too busy working on actual work to do it, but if you’d like to give them a try you can find them on GitHub:

  • Jem’s Genesis Columns — adds shortcodes which you can use to format your content (posts, pages) into columns (like this page!); adds support for extra classes missing from the ‘official’ Genesis Column Shortcodes plugin. Must be used in conjunction with the Genesis framework, a Genesis theme, or by people who’ve acquired the column stylings.
  • Media Locations — adds a media taxonomy which allows you to assign locations to media which can then be pulled in to posts, pages, templates etc programmatically.