Tutorials

How to Use Open Source Brick Fonts With WordPress

Easy access to open source typography services has made the web a more beautiful place. Google’s vast library of fonts is free, fast-loading and hosted on high performing servers, which has resulted in ubiquitous use across the web. But have you ever looked at Google fonts and wondered why they (more…)

How to Set Default CSS Background Properties in WordPress Themes

Here’s a handy trick for WordPress theme developers. As of WordPress 3.8, theme authors have the ability to customize defaults when adding custom background support. For example, you can set a default for any of the following CSS background properties: background-color background-image background-repeat background-attachment background-position Oftentimes users want their sites (more…)

How to Add Subscript and Superscript Characters in WordPress

Did you know that WordPress has built-in support for subscript and superscript characters? This information is not easy to find, as it’s tucked away under the Editing Help page in the codex. Although the WordPress editor doesn’t show subscript and superscript buttons, you can add these characters anytime using the (more…)

Quick Tip: WordPress Saves Your Widgets

Have you ever thought about switching your WordPress theme but then hesitated, wondering what might happen to your widgets? Although it may not be obvious, the good news is that WordPress remembers where you previously had your widgets and saves the settings. If you decide to revert back to your (more…)

Did you know that BuddyPress changes the URL for comment authors to point to the user’s BuddyPress profile? It does this by filtering the ‘comments_array’ in the bp-core-filters.php file to insert BuddyPress URLs for blog post comments: add_filter( ‘comments_array’, ‘bp_core_filter_comments’, 10, 2 ); For most BuddyPress sites this is a (more…)