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Theme: Muffin

Update: An special “Strawberry Muffin” edition of the theme is now available! This version features loads of improvements and additions to the standard Muffin theme, including custom widgets to build CTAs and other elements quickly. It’s currently being reviewed for use on wordpress.org! The theme this very site is built on is now available to download! Head on over to the… read more…

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Customising the Visual Editor

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could use proper HTML in the editor, and have it not break when you switch to the Visual tab? You can always customise the editor-styles.css file to make the editor show DIVs and other blocks — but these can be easy to break while editing, and a user can’t add… read more…

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Plugin: Section Shortcode

A simple shortcode allowing use of DIVs. Accepts an attribute for classes. It makes a great template for your own shortcode plugins. To keep it simple though, shortcodes can’t be nested. Example: [ section class=”information-box” ] Cupcake ipsum dolor sit. Amet biscuit cookie candy canes. Cotton candy candy lemon drops. Candy canes dragée sweet toffee… read more…

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Plugin: Template, Query & Post Object Info

Here’s an early version of a very small plugin I’ve been working on. It shows lots of information about the data available to you on any frontend page in WordPress, including the query terms and whether conditional template tags are true or false. There are a few plugins available which show you the template you’re currently using, as well… read more…

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Essential Plugins: Admin – Editing

This is the third part of a series of posts on essential WordPress plugins. The last post dealt with plugin which could help make your commercial website development faster, easier and cleaner. Today’s post covers plugins which will speed up and improve  the editing part of building or maintaining a website. These plugins aren’t just for your client – they’re great for you too!… read more…

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Essential Plugins: Admin – Development

This is the second part of a series of posts on essential WordPress plugins. We’ve covered the front-end, interactive feature plugins you absolutely must install when you start building a new WordPress website. Next, we’ll cover the admin area plugins, which affect the main development of a website, or which make the editing experience faster and easier. Advanced Custom Fields This is,… read more…

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Essential Plugins: Front-End

This is the first part of a series of posts on essential WordPress plugins, where I’ll discuss some of the best plugins available for getting a new WordPress website ready to be shaped into something beautiful. This post covers the plugins you’ll probably want to install when you first start building a commercial website, either for a client or for yourself. As… read more…

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New Website

This is the obligatory first website post! Code Muffin is the personal website of Chris Bloomfield, and is a place to share some of the more useful little projects I work on. Hopefully you’ll find something interesting or useful here!

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