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Custom Sidebars Updated: Version 0.8.1

Posted on 5-7-2011 | , , , | 3 Comments

Custom Sidebars Updated: Version 0.8.1

Update – Check out the all new Custom Sidebar Pro for all your widget, sidebar and footer needs.

Since yesterday we have a new stable version of our beloved WordPress, version 3.2 nicknamed Gershwin after a great jazz musician. It comes with a lot of nice features, a new brand administration area, huge performance improvements, security patches and bugs solved.

I’ve been trying the betas and RCs to be sure that Custom Sidebars is compatible but unfortunatelly the official version broke the sidebars selection on pages, because it fixed a misuse of the property “publicly_queriable” on custom post types that makes the pages be not “publicly_queriable” anymore. Since Custom Sidebars checked if the post type was publicly queriable to add the selection box to the edit form, it was completely dissapeared for much of you.

Anyway, everything can be fixed but death, so here you have a new version of the plugin that behaves as expected. Enjoy it.
To get the last version of the plugin, read the post…

Custom Sidebars Plugin v0.8

Posted on 1-6-2011 | , , , | 109 Comments

There have been a lot of people contacting me about the Custom Sidebars plugin, it has reached +20000 downloads already. Some of them have told me about a bug, others about some possible improvements… Thanks to you all, I will try to listen to everybody to make a useful plugin.

In case you don’t know what this plugin does, Custom Sidebars allows a WordPress administrator to create all the sidebars that he or she may need and assigns them to a post or page individually. It also permits you to assign custom sidebars to the home page, category archives, custom post types, author pages… Long story short, Custom Sidebars gives you the control over your site’s sidebars.

Download Custom Sidebars plugin

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Adding a select box to WordPress tinyMCE editor

Posted on 5-4-2011 | , , , , | 17 Comments

Adding a select box to WordPress tinyMCE editor

The process of adding a button to the wordpress editor is straight enough if you follow the instructions that there is in the WordPress Codex and in the the tinyMCE editor documentation. The first one explain how to hook into WordPress to define the name of your tinyMCE plugin and the path to the javascript that the editor calls. The second one define how to build that javascript.

Adding custom buttons to your editor is very useful when you are installing WordPress for a client and he asks about some functionality inside the posts, that would be very easy if the client knew something about HTML, like add a class to a div. If you put a button that create a div with that class you don’t have to explain any HTML to him, you just have to tell him “push the button”, anyway he won’t do it and he will call you asking “how can I….?” – Push the damn button!

But when I searched for adding a select box it wasn’t easy to find the info in the tinyMCE documentation, so I decide to write a tutorial to never forget it.

U always wanted to know this, keep reading.

Tip: Widget Entries

Posted on 12-3-2011 | , , | 2 Comments

The best way of handling dozens of HTML widgets is using the Widget Entry Plugin.

Tip: Custom Sidebars

Posted on 11-3-2011 | , ,

Do you know how can I have a different sidebar for each page?

I use Custom Sidebars Plugin.

Update – And if you need more control, check out the all new Custom Sidebar Pro for all your widget, sidebar and footer needs.

Mi nombre es Javier Márquez y soy un ingeniero informático de Sevilla. Me gusta mucho programar y disfruto cuando afronto retos interesantes y proyectos en los que puedo descubrir cosas nuevas.

Lógicamente, los ordenadores no son todo en mi vida. Me encanta la música, el flamenco es mi otra pasión y estoy y estaré siempre aprendiendo como tocar la guitarra flamenca.

También me gusta el futbol, soy así de original. Prefiero Messi a Cristiano Ronaldo y eso creo que dice bastante de mi ;)

Puedes conocer más sobre mis intereses y preocupaciones leyendo mi blog.