featured products slider in woocommerce

How to Code a WooCommerce Featured Products Slider in Your Theme

If you’re curious about how to add a slider showcasing Woocommerce featured products on the shop page of your theme, you’re in the right place.

The slider I have in mind is not a WordPress slider plugin, but a desktop and mobile optimized jQuery plugin called bxSlider, designed and built by Steven Wanderski.

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Pizzaland Twenty Fifteen Child Theme for Restaurants

Adding Google Maps to Pizzaland (or any WordPress Theme)

If you have a WordPress-powered business website, chances are you’ll want to help your customers find you in the easiest possible way.

One of the best ways to do so is to add a Google Maps pointing to your business location.

In this video I’m going to show you how to add Google Maps functionality to my Pizzaland WordPress theme for restaurants, bistros, and cafes.

It’s quick and involves little to no code.

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Lightbox for WP Gallery

Add a Lightbox Effect to the WP Gallery (without a Plugin)

I think the Gallery component in WordPress is quite cool.  It’s a pity that if you link the gallery image to the image file, the browser displays the image file on its own page and you’re left without any other way of going back to the website except for clicking the back button.  This is far from ideal.

Users will have a much better experience if, by clicking on the image, this pops up with a fancy lightbox effect without leaving the gallery page.

In this post I wrote for SitePoint, I show you how to add a lightbox effect by integrating jQuery Colorbox with the WordPress Gallery from inside your theme.  All this without bloating your website’s code with one more WordPress plugin:

Adding a Stylish Lightbox Effect to the WordPress Gallery

Enjoy 🙂

MH Magazine Lite Theme with Menu Search Box

Add a Show/Hide Search Box to the Menu Area of the MH Magazine Lite Theme

Today I’ve come across an interesting question on the WordPress.org support forum: How do I add a toggling search box to the WordPress.org MH Magazine Lite theme?

Here’s a video that shows you how to accomplish this (download .zip file available).

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Optimize your WP Customizer Development with Kirki

WordPress themes users more and more expect to be able to change aspects of their theme’s appearance without touching any code. The latest tool to deliver theme options is the WordPress Customizer. Kirki is a great, evolving Customizer wrapper that optimizes development time with the WordPress Customizer.

If you’d like to know more about how to work with the Kirki Toolkit, here’s my latest article on SitePoint:

Fast WordPress Customizer Options Development with Kirki.

Twenty Fifteen WordPress theme

Swap a Full-width Header Image with a Logo in Twenty Fifteen WP Theme

Have you ever felt the urge to replace the big header image in the Twenty Fifteen WordPress theme with a small logo? If your answer is a heartfelt ‘Yes!’, this video is for you.

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Twenty Fifteen WordPress theme

How to Change the Fonts in the Twenty Fifteen Theme

One common customization request from clients is to have a different typeface for their WordPress theme. If you’d like to do the same in your theme, you need to apply a different font-family in the CSS document.

In this short video, I’m going to show you how to replace the fonts in the Twenty Fifteen WordPress theme with your own chosen fonts.

Curious?

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