Duplicate and Customize WordPress Search for Blog Only Search

Sometimes a seemingly difficult problem requires a simple solution. I’m currently working on a WordPress-driven site for a client. The…

Sometimes a seemingly difficult problem requires a simple solution.

I’m currently working on a WordPress-driven site for a client. The client wants a customized blog section that has a different header than the rest of the site to separate it from the main site. One of the requirements for this blog section is that the search bar in the header only searches within the blog.

Researching how to customize WordPress search to have a secondary blog-only search didn’t yield many relevant results. I was able to find a Rob Barrett’s blog post from 2009 that suggested a hidden field in the search form. I tried it with a second search form template and created a simple if/else to show the second search form only on blog-related pages:

Dreamweaver CS4 to CS6 Site Definitions through Registry Edit

I started an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription today, and it being Sunday, I had chattering kids and a grumbling husband…

I started an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription today, and it being Sunday, I had chattering kids and a grumbling husband distracting me all day. So, when I decided to uninstall all my Adobe CS4 programs all at once, I didn’t think things through. Oh sure, I saved my Photoshop brushes to a different place, but what about Dreamweaver site definitions? Oh. Nope. Totally forgot about them. There’s something about saving the login details for all your websites once and then forgetting about them entirely that makes Dreamweaver so convenient…

Magento: Nivo Slider Skipping Images, Nav Control Not Working

I had just implemented a Nivo Slider on a Magento store. I watched the slider perform, and although I saw…

I had just implemented a Nivo Slider on a Magento store. I watched the slider perform, and although I saw the nav control said it was going on to the next slide, the slider image hadn’t changed. Clicking on the arrows didn’t work, while the nav control sometimes worked, sometimes not. Was it an issue of z-index? Was it an issue of jQuery 1.8+ versus jQuery 1.9? Whenever I viewed the slider in Firefox, Firebug experienced an error that made Firefox stuck in an error loop, so I had to use Chrome.

Missing Meta Titles on Zen Cart Products

I’ve been working on a client’s new Zen Cart shop. I originally wanted to use Magento, but certain complications needed…

I’ve been working on a client’s new Zen Cart shop. I originally wanted to use Magento, but certain complications needed something that was lightweight on the server. Since I had already built all the products in a test install of Magento, I installed and used a product importer in Zen Cart.

After using this importer, all of my products had blank meta titles. Apparently, when you have blank meta titles, the URL shows up instead as the tab name or window name. Of course, this isn’t good at all.

Highlight Text with jQuery

Do you want a line of text to stand out with animated effects, but don’t want to open up Photoshop…

Do you want a line of text to stand out with animated effects, but don’t want to open up Photoshop to create an animated GIF? Highlight text easily with the Art Text Light plugin.

Most jQuery text animation effects only occur when you hover over text, or some require customization to get the animation to loop continuously upon load. This one loops automatically, requiring little to no customization. All you really need to do is load the script into your page and initialize the script with your custom parameters if needed.