TAG | Wordpress
As I have been developing the WordPress theme for this site, I decided it would be nice to use jQuery to minimize/maximize content like the current jQ theme does, though I wanted to do things a bit differently. Mainly I wanted to have different buttons for minimizing and maximizing, and I wanted to be able to use them on parts of the site other then posts. At first I thought this would be accomplished using the jQuery .toggle function, but once I started making it cross-browser compatible I realized things weren’t going to be so simple.
Well, I have recently been away and doing some freelance work that has kept me very busy. However, I did submit the plugins to WordPress and they were both approved. In many ways they are still “rough” even though I have added many updates. However, you should expect to see them hosted at the WordPress site soon!
After much consideration on what I want to do with this website, I have decided to stop using the K2 theme as it has too many bugs right now. I still like that theme very much and think it is a wonderful update to the standard WordPress theme. However, I want a theme that is complaint with web standards and has some of the features I want without me writing a ton of plugins. As such I have decided to create a theme (hopefully with Steve’s help!) This also gives me a chance to play with Photoshop so I will be creating this theme from a .psd file using slices. We will see how it goes, and if I like it enough I might release it to the general public!
In our last post we added more functionality to our plugin through the use of the jQuery.cookie plugin. This allowed us to keep of the user’s selection and maintain it throughout our site. This post is the conclusion of the wordpress plugin tutorial. Even though the bulk of the coding for this plugin is done, there is still more to do before releasing it to the public. Some of my thoughts on what else needs to be done follow.
In our previous post we added some very nice functionality to our plugin and for the first time in the tutorial actually saw jQuery being used to change the size of text within the body tag of our wordpress blog. We also noted that when the user changed pages, the text reverted to the original size. In this post we will be using a jQuery plugin to extend our plugin and make it much more useful.