I’ve been working on a project where there are five sections for individual countries and each section has specific styling.
I was able to set the styling via css for the pages based on the page id and for categories based on the name of the category. I ran into a problem on the single post page, however, because there wasn’t a body class that could be used for single posts that are within a specific category. A single post has it’s post id but a client isn’t going to add each post id to the style sheet and that would be a ridiculous way to manage this.
Three years ago I wrote a couple of article about how an images in a NextGen Gallery could be linked to a post or a page using the NextGen Custom Fields plugin. And last week I provided instructions about how moving the NextGen files that you have modified to your theme directory would allow you to upgrade NextGen Gallery without losing any of your customizations.
Recently, I was asked to link images in a NextGen album to a post or page. An album is a collection of galleries. As the instructions are slightly different, I decided to add another NextGen Gallery tutorial.
Three years ago I wrote two articles about how to use the NextGen Custom Fields plugin with NextGen Gallery to link the images to a post or page. The articles are still two of the most visited and ones that I receive the most questions about. And, the instructions still work!
At the time, the one caveat about the NextGen Gallery customizations is that the plugin could not be updated with losing the customizations. Or you would need to copy the changes, upgrade the plugin, and then add the customizations back in.
In additional to the beta WordPress also released the full version of the new Twenty Twelve theme. Twenty Twelve is compatible with the current version of WordPress, 3.4.2, so you can start using it now. I wrote about the features of Twenty Twelve in my previous article.
In additional to the beta, WordPress also released the full version of the new Twenty Twelve theme that will also be released with WordPress 3.5. Twenty Twelve is compatible with the current version of WordPress 3.4.2 so you can download it and start using it now.
While I was really excited to move and I am all settled into my new apartment, there are some things that happened that I didn’t anticipate. And the main one has caused everything I do to take longer.
I lived in my last place for 10 years – to me that’s a long time and it’s the longest I’ve ever lived in the same house. Even when I was a kid we never lived in the same house for that long. I didn’t realize how many things I did were almost automatically done by my brain and would have to be relearned.
A year ago I wrote an article about what to do if your website has been hacked and recommended that you sign up for Sucuri. Sucuri will monitor your site on a scheduled basis, send you emails, tweets, text messages or instant messages when your site has been hacked or infected with malware, clean the site as many times as necessary in the course of the year you’ve paid for, and provide you with peace of mind. It is my most highly recommended service of all of the ones that I use.
Sucuri now has two WordPress plugins for subscribers and non-subscribers of their service. Both are useful and the one for subscribers has so many features that it’s yet another reason to start using Sucuri’s services.
Rumors that Google will be closing Feedburner after been circling around recently. Some signs are that the Feedburner blog is no longer being updated, the Feedburner API will stop working in October, and the Twitter account for Feedburner has been closed.
Nowhere, however, has Google stated that they are closing down the service. And the closure of an API doesn’t mean that the service will stop working. What it does mean is that if you are importing your RSS feed into other services via the Feedburner URL you should use your WordPress RSS URL instead.
- Instead of http://feeds2.feedburner.com/name_of_feed use
Personally, I don’t think that Google will close Feedburner without advance notice because so many people use the service for their RSS feeds and to have blog posts sent via email. But, as always, being dependent on a free 3rd party service has the potential to cause problems for your website if the service suddenly disappears or closes.