Almost everyone knows what the customizer is, a useful feature, introduced few versions ago, for customizing the blog with a live preview. It’s a really powerful tool!
Unfortunately the WP development team decided to dismiss the classic admin pages for the custom header and custom background in favor of the customizer (as described in this article: WordPress 4.1 to Remove Custom Background and Header Admin Screens).
I say “unfortunately” because it affects two of our themes: Fastfood and Shiword. Both themes use a modified page for handling their complex custom backgrounds. Moreover Fastfood adds an additional feature (the header slider) to the custom header page.
Those admin pages are now gone forever… well, not actually. They’re simply hidden and apparently unattainable.
We’re working hard to update our themes to be fully compatible with the customizer, but until then, here’s a small plugin for getting back the links to the classic admin pages for the header and the background:
TB Old-fashioned Header and Background
Don’t worry, the plugin does nothing but adding some few css rules to the admin side 😉
TBCrew , 28 February 2012
Many times we’ve been involved in a similar situation:
– someuser – “I don’t want people to comment my post, but I cannot figure out which part of the code I should strip out, could you help me?”
– twobeers – “NO!”
Ok, ok, I’m joking 😀
Actually there’s no need to modify theme’s or WP’s files to disable (and enable), comments or trackbacks/pingbacks.
First of all I should consider if I want to disable discussion by default (1), or only for certain posts (2).
TBCrew , 23 February 2012
We’ve started “messing up WordPress” about
5 6 years ago, and still we can’t say “We do know WP!“, but we’ve learned something about it, so we thought that should be usefull to share this little knowledge we had acquired (I don’t think we’ll be able to post tips frequently as we want to, but we’ll do our best as usual).
The first problem in this idea was “What is elegible to become a tip/trick?“. Every argument that came to our mind seem so “already well treaty somewhere else“, that we never begun.
Finally we realized that basic WP usage suggestions should be the best way to start, as lots of people are asking us support for problems related to WP use (and they think related to our themes).
So, stay tuned and be ready to start learning WP with us.
( Cheers )