WordPress without Thesis

I recently wrote up my feelings about Thesis 2 on Lawyerist. Here are the choice bits: If Thesis 2 was supposed to empower unsophisticated users, it is a failure. The Skins Editor is far more complicated than the old settings panel, from which you could change the layout and all the colors and fonts from […]

Build Your Own WordPress Dashboard Widget for Any RSS Feed

It’s easy to add your own dashboard widget to WordPress, and one of the easiest to widgets to add is one that displays recent updates from any RSS feed. I put together the above widget for a project I am working on so we can promote Lawyerist posts to users. Here’s what goes into the […]

Make Polldaddy Comment Ratings Work with Thesis

The Polldaddy Polls & Ratings WordPress plugin is an easy way to enable readers to rate comments, either on a 5-star scale, or “Nero”-style thumbs up or down. However, it won’t work for adding ratings to comments if you use Thesis. Fortunately, it is an easy fix. Just go to Plugins > Editor, then select […]

Numbered Page Navigation for WordPress with Thesis 1.8

I wanted to share my code for numbered page navigation in Thesis. I started with a┬ánumbered pages tutorial that no longer exists, but wound up modifying it to add smart first/last and prev/next buttons. You can see it in action on Caveat Emptor, Lawyerist, and Bitter Lawyer. Here is what to plug into your custom.css […]