Custom Post Types are not Posts

Custom post types are e-commerce products, books, real estate properties and many other things, but the last thing they are, are posts. So why do we continue to use the default posts interface to manage all this awesome additional information we’re storing? Data. I was wondering about this issue a while back, as we (Theme […]

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WP Admin is an Experience too.

Many of us working with WordPress on a daily basis focus all our creative energy on how our solutions interact with the user through the theme. But what about the admin area? According to W3Techs, WordPress is now running 15% of sites, but how many of them have an admin area that is tailored to […]

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Custom Post Types: FullCalendar & JSON

This tutorial builds on my previous how-to’s relating to creating & using Events with Custom Post Types (all within WordPress). With the first tutorial came a number of comments, a couple of which were looking to integrate the events custom post type with FullCalendar, an extremely well put together jQuery plugin created by Adam Shaw […]


Review: Professional WordPress Plugin Development (2011)

Being a theme designer & developer, Professional WordPress Plugin Development is a breath of fresh air in a community where learning material is oftentimes scattered, fragmented or incomplete. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of great resources out there, but you’ll need to dig for them. Having a concise reference book and/or ‘best practices’ […]

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How-to: iCal with Custom Post Types

In line with my previous custom post type tutorials for events (backend & frontend), I’d like to show how easy it is to create an iCal feed of those events (download the full file here). There are a few iCal for WordPress plug-ins out there, but none that will handle custom post types right off […]