Add Featured Image Support To Your WordPress Theme

Add Featured Image Support To Your WordPress Theme

This tutorial will cover all the things we need to do in order to add featured image support to our WordPress Theme. We’ll talk a little bit about just what a featured image is in WordPress, how you assign a featured image to a blog post in WordPress, and how we can have fine grained control over the output of the featured image along with controlling aspect ratio.…

How To Use WordPress Excerpts

How To Use WordPress Excerpts

In this WordPress tutorial we will learn how to make use of WordPress Excerpts in the custom theme that we have been building together. In addition to the excerpt itself, we will take a look at how to add excerpt links and to customize the ‘Read More’ text you might have seen on various WordPress powered websites. We already saw a little bit about how to use excerpts on our archive pages, but what about your main blog posts?…

What Is A WordPress Archive Page?

What Is A WordPress Archive Page

When you are building a WordPress Theme, you have the option of adding a file named archive.php to your theme. It is optional because if you don’t have it, then the index.php will handle the output of archive type posts. Now as a refresher, an archive page in WordPress is referring to a collection of posts grouped by category, author, date, tag, etc. In this tutorial, we will now add an archive.php page to our theme so that we can customize the look of various archive types on our site.…

How To Add Post Meta In WordPress

How To Add Post Meta In WordPress

In this article we will examine how to add post meta to a WordPress Post. So first off, what is meta? Well you can think of meta as information about information so to speak. You are likely familiar with meta tags in html markup. These are used to provide information about a website. In this tutorial, we are not so much looking at meta tags, but post meta.…

How To Use wp_list_pages() To Create Parent and Child Page Menus

Create Parent and Child Page Menus

In this tutorial let’s look at how we can handle working with links to and from parent and child pages in your themes. You might see these hierarchies referred to as top level pages and subpages. WordPress makes it easy to link pages on your site in such a way so that your visitors can easily understand the hierarchy and relationship between them. We’ll make use of the wp_list_pages() function to set up a list of child pages based on the particular parent page we have selected.…