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How to: Embed Shortcodes in a WordPress Theme

11th January 2013

If you’ve been using WordPress for a while, you will have come across shortcodes. They’re used to run certain functions, with a number built into WordPress and numerous others installed with plugins. They look something like this: [shortcode] or [shortcode] [/shortcode] Usually you just copy or type them straight into the content area of your…

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How to: Correctly Include JavaScript Files in WordPress Themes

23rd November 2012

There are quite a few ways to include JavaScript files into a theme, but only one method that is recommended by WordPress. The reason? To ensure maximum compatibility with updates and plugins, and avoid scripts being called multiple times. Following their guidelines, whether you’re handing over to a client, developing for yourself, or putting out a free theme…

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How to: Remove the Yellow Input Field Outline in Chrome

6th June 2012

Get annoyed by the mustard colour highlight which Google Chrome puts around input boxes? It looks something like this: Here’s how to be rid of them quickly and easily using CSS. Open your stylesheet and add the following rule:

Save, upload and you’re done.

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