With the amount of plug-ins you have available on WordPress there is always something to suit your purpose. There are the few that you just have to get but most blogs will discuss them I am looking at the more out of the way type of plug-ins.
Some of the options available to you
For most of these you will need to understand some coding. These tend to be hacks of what is already in WordPress but that you can alter to suit you a little better.
Say now you only wish to display particular categories in the menu so you want to take some of them out but not the others this little snippet of code works wonders.
Changing your Drop down menus
If you have to have stuff that you need to change on your menus you can do this with
some alterations to the codex if you want to make the changes it’s a good idea to read the relevant section in the WordPress Codex
This bit of code should help your to do some of the changes you want.
If you want to exclude the display of some categories, you can do so with the subsequent code by altering the exclude number you want taken out of the loop.
Mostly this one isn’t needed because usually the very recent posts are automatically display but if you want to make sure you can put this code in to make sure a particular post is shown in a particular category. For example if you want it displayed on your home page area.
To be category specific use this code.
If you want certain areas excluded from going out on your RSS feed use the following.
There are hundreds of hacks you can use and by going through the codex you can learn a whole lot about WordPress and how to set them up. These are just a few of the items you can do by altering the code. There are a whole lot more you can do by using the different plug-ins. And the function of WordPress can be done to suit your particular theme like it was tailor made and just for you. It can take days if not months to go through all the items that are available and unfortunately we really only see the ones that get written about on the net. Most people don’t take the time or the trouble to go through them one by one and try them out. It’s a pity really as so much good work can get lost when they aren’t used and continually upgraded to suit the latest WordPress update. More and more people really need to get involved looking at all the widgets and plug-ins to make sure they are actually made use of. I know that the original person who wrote the code is probably using them and updating them for their own use but that need for that code is probably not even seen by someone who needs it desperately.
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