Brickroad can be described as a Plugin Builder, for the non-developer. It has the ability to create Shortcodes, Widgets, Code Injection, Custom Settings Pages, Custom Post Types, Custom Metaboxes, PHP Classes, Custom Customizer Controls, and Page Templates.
These are called “Brickroad Elements” and can be exported as stand alone, independent plugins, which you can distribute as complete plugins in their own right. All from the WordPress Admin.
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A couple of weeks back, I created a simple little plugin called Event Notifier. The purpose was to allow me to send an email whenever an action or filter is called. While it is functional and does simply that, I wanted a little bit more. So I have added Slack integration, a Dashboard widget; to log events to the dashboard, and a content box to customize the message sent.
The issue of common hooks being called frequently, has also been addressed by adding a “recurrence” setting. This logs each call, then after set limit, sends out the captured log.
While it’s pretty simple, it has found way more uses that I expected. Also, it’s free and on the wordpress.org repo! take a look. https://wordpress.org/plugins/event-notifier/
This is just an example. Fill in the form and hit submit to receive a copy of how the email result looks.
(Don’t worry, your details are safe, its purely as an example.) …
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Shortcodes in WordPress are extreamly usefull for applying formatting or embeding external content in your pages or posts.
The only problem with them is the parser only does a single pass on the content, so if your shortcodes outputs a shortcode, or you have a shortcode nested within shortcodes, they wont render.
I found on the WordPress Codex that, to enable nesting shortcodes, or shortcodes within shortcodes, I would have to add
return do_shortcode($content); This way it will push the result back into the parser.
That’s all very well, but what of shortcodes I didn’t make, or don’t have this added to them? So I made a little plugin that would override the default do_shortcode filter with an evaluator that would check for shortcodes and keep pushing it to do_shortcode until they are all done.
Plugin Name: Shortcode Recursion
Description: Adds shortcode recursion for shortcodes that have shortcodes in shortcodes that has a shortcode in a shortcode in a shortcode with a shortcode in it, all wrapped in a shortcode within a shortcode... and so on.
Author: David Cramer
Author URI: http://digilab.co.za/
/* evaluates content for shortcodes and sends it to do_shortcode() if needed and revaluates the result */
// evaluate content for shortcodes.
preg_match_all("/".get_shortcode_regex()."/s", $content, $matches);
// if has shortcode, return revaluated content from native do_shortcode
// return if nothing is found
// remove the native do_shortcode filter
remove_filter('the_content', 'do_shortcode', 11);
// replace the filter with the evaluator function
add_filter('the_content', 'shortcode_inception', 11);
So I’ve been playing with CSS3. Particularly transitions and clipping. As a result, I made this animated ring progress bar.
There is still a few alignment bugs and haven’t tested on all browsers, but in the big 3 (Chrome, FF and Safari) it looks pretty neat.
All layout gradients and animations are CSS3 transitions. I use jQuery to set the value and to animate the counter in the center.
To build it, I used this tutorial kylejlarson.com/blog/2011/how-to-create-pie-charts-with-css3/ to make a pie chart in CSS3 as this is technically a piechart with two values and a hole in the middle.
There’s a working demo after the jump.
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While working on my event card, I thought it looked way better as a user profile widget, so heres the same concept as a profile card WordPress widget
Following not having done any design work for a while. Years actually. I’ve been looking at making a few designed elements for WordPress. These are meant to be embedded onto pages, posts or sidebars and not use the style of the themes but rather how they are designed to be.
I took a now thought at the standard icon based flickr feed and adapted it to this mini gallery widget. The set of images are placed as a slider window and on click you get a lightbox viewer on the selected image. It also has Twitter and Pinterest built right in.