With the latest release of Thesis 1.7 you can now import and export your Thesis settings. Why is this cool? There are a few reasons, but the most rad reason (yeah, I said rad) is the ability to create your own custom skin (a Thesis child theme).
As you begin to build custom UI elements (meta box elements) for your WordPress themes and/or plugins; you may find it useful to hide certain meta data variable names so that they do not appear in the Custom Fields area. There is no point in allowing the user to edit a piece of meta data in both your custom UI and also in the Custom Fields section (IMHO, i think it adds to the clutter and may cause confusion).
Learning how to create custom WordPress meta boxes allow you to make professional UI elements for yourself and your clients. This WordPress meta box tutorial will show you how to add admin UI elements to the edit post/page screens.
The script’s main purpose is to provide an easier way to put WordPress on your server (it doesn’t configure WordPress for you). It does do a few things: it will automatically download the latest WordPress release (Zip file), then it will extract the Zip file contents (keeping the wordpress folder if wanted) and then it cleans up, removing the Zip file and itself.
Make your WordPress custom meta boxes page specific. The home page is a great example of this: often the main page will contain several unique elements which would benefit from using custom meta boxes, but how do you limit the meta box to the home page only?
HiFi is a head insert and foot insert plugin. It allows you to include script, style, meta and any other code you want into your posts and pages. The inserted code is page-specific, this means that only the pages you want will be affected.
After starting this blog I’ve tried a handful of different themes, but have never been really satisfied. I mean what’s the point of having a theme if you have to manually go into the code “editor” again and again to make simple custom changes (so stupid).