Should Custom Post Types live outside of themes?

23 August 2011 comment icon2 | Categories: featured, opinion

Wow it’s nearly a month since my last post! My head is still buried in pixel pushing for some new WordPress themes I’m working on – one of which I hope to publicly release in September – more on that in the coming weeks. One thing that has struck me in a big way over the past few weeks of WordPress development is some of the inherent constraints of Custom Post Types. It is perhaps best explained with a very real example scenario that I’m sure happens all the time.
Take your typical WordPress theme consumer Bob and his wonderful Acme Theme 2010. NOTE: The actors and themes real names have been changed in this post to protect …

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Theme Tip 8 – Moving theme functions to plugins

08 December 2010 comment icon0 | Categories: 24ways

An interesting tip today all about how you should think about porting your theme functions to plugins.

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Carrington Build WordPress Page Layouts – this is big

03 August 2010 comment icon3 | Categories: theme news, wordpress

I spotted a tweet from Andrew Nacin this evening mentioning a new project from Alex King which has just gone live called Carringon Build.
This project is huge news for WordPress developers, website owners and theme designers.
In a nutshell Carrington Build is a full featured drag and drop layout control system that hooks directly into WordPress. But describing it like that is like describing a Porche as being a fast car – it just doesn’t do it justice.
This thing is definitely one of the more exciting WordPress innovations I’ve seen in recent times.
My only concern at the moment is the whopping $499 price tag that it currently comes with.
[UPDATE: Alex has clarified in the comments below …

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