bbPress & Thesis 2.1

bbPress Thesis Forums

Thesis 2.0 needed a "box" (similar to a template part) to establish bbPress compatibility. Thesis 2.1 doesn't need the box anymore; you just need to check that your skin settings display the content on any page that needs to display bbPress pages. Show The Content In order to show the content on all bbPress pages you need to use the Skin Editor. I'm demonstrating with the Classic Responsive Skin, but the principles apply to other skins as well. bbPress templates The Skin Editor … [Read more...]

Infographic: WordPress Posts vs Pages

Comparing the date sensitivity, structure and format of posts and pages

For those of us that have been using WordPress for a while the idea of posts and pages, their differences and how to use them, might be pretty obvious. As I've been running WordPress training courses over the last year I've noticed that this is something that is a particularly new and sometimes difficult to grasp for new users. As a result I wanted to create a visual aid to help compare these two content types. Here it is! Feel free to use it wherever it's useful for you (please leave my URL … [Read more...]

Delicious Muesli & Porridge

bowl or bircher muesli with extra fruit on top and stirred in

A few months ago I started making a sort of bircher muesli. I would grate apple into oats, put in a dash of water and mix it with yoghurt and any other goodies I wanted in there. It was good eaten right away, or you could leave it overnight and the oats would be softer, which was nice too. When winter hit I still wanted to eat my bircher muesli, but I thought a hot breakfast would be nice. Hot oats = porridge. I used to hate porridge! It was the texture; I hated the lumpy texture, it reminded … [Read more...]

My Favourite: Salvage Specialty Coffee

wooden and metal shop sign

I adore Salvage Specialty Coffee! It's my favourite place to drink coffee, eat breakfast, eat lunch, read, catch up with friends, and meet new friends and their dogs... and drink more coffee. I could barely contain my excitement last year when Dan Yee told me that he and a couple of friends were opening up a cafe in Artarmon! As they gutted and remodelled the space --- previously housing a cafe that was great for mums with kids, not so great for coffee snobs --- my husband and I took … [Read more...]

Outlining some :focus

I've been working with Gravity Forms A LOT lately and I've found that the default form CSS applies outline: 0; and outline-style: none; on form elements in focus. This is bad. For people that are accustomed to navigating forms via their keyboard it is extremely confusing to have nothing happen when you navigate to a form element. It's not too awful when it's a text input because the cursor appears (or text is highlighted), but for select (dropdown) elements it is horrible. Of course you … [Read more...]

bbPress Forum Icons

forum list with icons

It surprised me how long it took me to find anything about adding icons to bbPress forums! It wasn't until it occurred to me that a useful way to implement them would be to use WordPress featured images and searched for forum featured images that I made some progress. In the end it is really quite simple! First you need to enable featured images on the forum post type, then you need to put that image in the right place (I prefer to use a hook action for this when I can). … [Read more...]

What’s all this then?

Progress poster

You might have noticed that things look a little different, and maybe a bit raw around here. I have decided to strip things back and build up from almost scratch, in real time. Yep! I'm going to make my changes and experiment right on my site for the world to see. Why? Actually I'm not really sure. It has something to do with how much I love WordPress right now, and a desire to use it more and be be involved in the community a bit more. How will this venture do that? Maybe it will … [Read more...]

Depression with a side of anxiety

That's me! Well, it's not "me"; I'm not defined by depression, but it is a significant part of me that I have to manage the best way that I can. What's there to be depressed about? I can't decide if this is a fair question, or one that shows a complete ignorance of mental health issues that affect millions of people. On one hand it is a fair question and the answer is "not much"; I have a great home, a great husband, beautiful pet bunnies, a loving family, a fantastic coffee shop down the … [Read more...]

Update your WordPress username!

After Dion's message at WordCamp Sydney last year, "Update your bloody WordPress!", comes this new-ish message update your bloody WordPress admin username. It's not really a new message, it's just that it probably hasn't been as dangerous to have a username of "admin" as it is now. Many hosts and news outlets are reporting widespread botnet attacks to gain access to the username "admin" in WordPress installs. … [Read more...]