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:
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.
Curious about what a WordPress theme review is like and the future direction the WordPress themes directory is taking? Hear all about all of this and more from the voices of some representatives of the Theme Review Team. Here’s a great podcast from WPTavern.
With the CSS3 mix-blend-mode property you can quickly blend SVG and HTML elements to produce awesome artistic effects without complicated professional-level image editors.
If you’re interested, here’s A Close-up Look at the CSS mix-blend-mode Property, my latest post for SitePoint 🙂
If you want to know more about the Less preprocessor language, and at the same time you’re curious about how to set up a project using Bootstrap as a mixins library, head over to my latest SitePoint article:
Less: Beyond Basics with the Bootstrap Mixins Library.
WordPress 4.2 “Powell” is out!
Here’s a great article to know all about it:
WordPress 4.2 “Powell” is Now Available for Download
This morning I got the great news from one of the WordPress.org admin team: my first theme, Dorian, has been definitely approved to go live today!
The public can find it here:
My templates have just been approved to be displayed on Sellfy, an awesome new market for digital goods.
This is where my present and future themes will be displayed:
WPTheme Makeover products page
Come and visit my store!
Here’s my latest article on SitePoint. If you’d like to add fun animations to the Twitter Bootstrap Carousel component, be sure to have a read at this:
My article on integrating the Twitter Bootstrap Tabs component and the Masonry library is out on SitePoint!