Themes

I really enjoyed customizing this. Check out more from the author of this snippet at the link below.

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These are some of the functions I use in my custom themes to setup my own defaults in Gutenberg.

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If files within /woocommerce are being ignored, add support for Woocommerce as follows:

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Place the below in your functions.php to add your own custom font options to the core Paragraph Block.

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Working with Gutenberg, I’ve learned how to build custom blocks to show content inline on a page, but I thought there could be an easier way that building a block, or a custom template.

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Fonts will render differently across browsers, and sometimes even when different colours and background are being used.

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Below is an example of the_post_navigation customized to include an image and custom text for previous and next.

Add this snippet to your functions file, link to your images, and then call it where you would like the_post_navigation to appear.

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Create a custom Date Archive using the following snippet.

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Change the default number of words returned by the_excerpt() using this function:

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Sometimes Custom Post Types are built to organize and filter information, such as creating a Research archive or a Staff directory.  That content is meant to be seen on the front end in the single.php template.

However, when creating a Custom Post Type for a rotating Banner, or a single page listing all of your Testimonials, the single.php template is moot.

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Use this function if you find yourself having to force your CSS styles with !important in your Child Theme.

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By default, Category templates bring in the words “Category Archives:” ahead of the category name with most themes, and this isn’t always ideal. When theming Archives separately from Category pages, it’s necessary to target the title of Category to edit the default text.

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Working with Custom Post Types can be tricky. Make it easier by using templates to display the taxonomy archive similar to the page.php layout.

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