How to use Comments in Virtual Campus

Comments allow a conversation to happen around one topic. This is particularly useful if a question needs to be answered with a questions, therefore prompting further replies. These can be handled as a thread by doing the following. When the question comes in, you can choose to enable comments. To […]

WP-SCSS and Lemonade/Salt

WP-SCSS is a plugin that will convert your SCSS to CSS. It has useful advanced features, but other options are available. If you are using WP-SCSS and Lemonade, then you will want to update the settings page so that your SCSS is compiled to CSS. If you’ve not customised the […]

Setting Up a New Website Locally

NOTE: This tutorial is on the basis that you are using VVV and have converted to a Multisite instance. Firstly, log into your WordPress installation. If you already have multiple sites, logging into any of them is ok. In the top left you should see “My Sites” preceded with a key […]

Installing Your Theme Locally

For development purposes you will need to clone your theme which should be stored in a version control repository (GitHub, BitBucket and GitLab are popular hosted version control platforms). SMILE works on the basis of Parent/Child Theming, and has it’s own parent theme called “Lemonade”. There is a starter Child […]

Converting WordPress to a Multisite Instance

Multisite gives you the ability to create a network of sites. With Multisite you can create a new WordPress Site in just a few clicks and with minimal hassle. For those doing so in a development environment, particularly VVV, experience shows that choosing a subdomain based installation is advantageous. Converting […]

Setting Up Your Development Environment

The quickest way to get set up with a development environment for work at SMILE is using Varying Vagrant Vagrants (VVV). This is an open source Vagrant configuration focused on WordPress development. To get set up, you’ll need command line access (Example: Terminal on OSX), and your favourite Text Editor […]