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Search Form in WP Nav Menu

The WP Nav Menu is very popular and WordPress users love to implement their content in the navigation that way. Many users also like to have a search field in their navigation. In this context I found some horrible written solutions to implement the search field in the navigation. That's why I thought I write a simple yet efficient solution to have the search field in your navigation. Continue reading …

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Adding Input Fields To Comment Form

Most comment forms contain the same input fields: Name, Email, URL and the comment text field. This is sufficient for most use cases but there are situations where you might want to know a bit more about your commenter: their age, the city they live in, or the color of their underwear. This article explains how to add an input field, store the data in the database and how to display the additional data in your blog if your theme uses the comment_form() function provided by WordPress. Continue reading …

Understand WordPress Child Theme

With version 3.0 of WordPress, the much anticipated feature of Child Themes was integrated or some might say it was improved, since it was actually possible to use it. I like to show you an example based on the new default Theme TwentyTen how you use it. Another example can be found in my WP Basis-Theme (SVN); currently not HTML 5 version.

The function of the Child Themes can be applied basically in every theme and the new features facilitate access and creation of a Child Themes. Before there were also possibilities to change a Theme without changing the actual files of the theme. With the support of Child Themes this is now completely independent and we can use a theme that can be updated without a problem, and you can still realize your own ideas.

Other blogs already mentioned Child Themes but I've found so far only posts where they just talking about the activation and modification of the style sheet. Therefore, I would like to comment this subject only briefly, which is quite simple and then show the different possibilities in terms of template files.
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List All Subcategories

Sometimes you just need a list of all child categories only and nothing else. The requirements of projects can be very diverse, as the solution can, and in my case it is a small code snippet that takes care of the output of Subcategories. Something for you to play, improve and expand. Enjoy!
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