WordPress as CMS

BCIT Class Materials

I’m teaching two classes on WordPress at BCIT Friday August 21st. Below are the key code snippets along with a zipped archive of the famous Twitter box featured on this blog and in Computer Arts Magazine.

Replace the default heading with a clickable image

Alternate image text

The get_bloginfo(); template function

Where $show can be name, description, url, template_url etc. Full explanation in the WordPress Codex.

Custom Page Template

Standard PHP Include

Insert Custom Field in Template

ID, '$key', true); ?>

Conditional Custom Field

ID, 'divName', true))) { ?>
ID, 'divName', true); ?>

The Twitter Box

Click here to download a zipped archive of the Twitter box. Remember to change the username inside twitter.php, otherwise you’ll get my tweets on your site!

By Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a staff author at LinkedIn Learning and specializing in WordPress and web design and development and an instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. He is a popular speaker and educator on all things design, web standards and open source. As the owner and Web Head at Pink & Yellow Media, a boutique style digital media company in Burnaby, BC, Canada, he has created WordPress-based web solutions for multi-national companies, political parties, banks, and small businesses and bloggers alike. He also contributes to the local WordPress community by organizing Meetups and WordCamps.

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