I have been using OptionTree but I really miss the ability to use my own admin panel, one I can develop into what is needed in different projects.
I have followed a lot of tutorials including the one above, but again, I am tired of mixing one bit from one tutorial and another bits from different tutorials – in the end it’s just a weird mixture I can put to work BUT I cannot understand/edit easily.
Thats why I am trying to understand my best option right now. Probably what I need is to get hard on WP Codex and create my own framework (guess I have it already: my own custom WP sites working as they should) with a handcoded Admin Panel/Theme Options Panel.
I can copy-paste some bits of code and put it to work, but to develop a big theme options panel is killing me.
For now I am using Widgets to create boxes customers can edit, but this is not the option.
Any other ideas for a newbie wp developer like me?
Good morning guys,
Have this question beating me to death, since I want to take my wordpress theme development a step further:
Should I just buy a couple themes with powerful admin interfaces and study them so I can develop my own admin panel OR should I start from scratch with one framework?
I can code pretty solid html-css and I develop my own WP themes, I just want to go further and develop all themes with admin panel, like the ones I buy here.
Need some quotes to develop a Custom Wordpress Widget with boxes to insert:
Title (always the same icon before text)
Text field (100 words or more)
Here’s a link to a mockup: http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/8852/aaaaaaau.png
I need this to be editable if I want to change the width or background, etc etc via CSS .
Any idea how much could this cost?
Thanks, really a good link, exactly the information I need.
Hope I can get it to work with some skinning!
Oh, now I understand!
Yeah, instead of coding an options page I’d recommend you to simply make a new widget. Take a look here: http://www.darrenhoyt.com/2009/12/22/creating-custom-wordpress-widgets/
Will try to create one from scratch although it seems out of my league.
Right now I have this inferno, a DIV with:
What I want is to be able to have a Admin panel with 4 Boxes_: 1,2,3 and 4.
Just hit Box 1 and the choices open up: heading – image url – text. Save and you’re done.
Maybe create a NEW text widget, register it, skin it and voilá?
Why reinvent the wheel? You could create 4 widget sidebars and just use the wordpress default html widget.
Thats what I did, but these boxes have lots of CSS styles… my wife can’t update it with that code.
I really need to be able to have these 4 widget sidebars updated from the Dashboard.
Hopes this makes sense.
Sorry guys, forgot to say this:
These 4 boxes (sidebars) are in the content area – not in the “sidebar” zone.
They are in the middle of the frontpage:
header menu sidebar1 sidebar2 sidebar3 sidebar4 footer
Hi guys, sorry about the title.
I have this custom theme i am working on, and I need to have 4 (custom) boxes in Index.
Each one of them has a title and content, all of them use CSS to style them out as I want to.
I did them using sidebars – and yes i got them working BUT I want to be able to create some Admin option for them, just hit one admin option, and edit just the title and content, you know?
All the boxes (sidebars) use same CSS code.
Any idea to get this going?