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Custom fields are a must for any custom WordPress theme that has any level of complexity in layout. But out-of-the-box, WordPress strips formatting from any content that is pulled from custom fields with 'get_post_meta', which makes your life as a WordPress developer harder than it should be. Here's how to fix that problem.

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WordPress is the most popular publishing platform on the web – it powers huge sites like time.com – and we’re experts at it (just ask SurveyMonkey – we built their WordPress blog). Your new WordPress site will be a breeze to use, beautiful on all devices, and unique just to your business.

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This past weekend, we held WordCamp Edmonton. It was the first time it came through our wintry city, and it went off swimmingly! On top of organizing it, I also spoke on a couple of subjects near and dear to my heart. One of these presentations was titled Designing a Client-Focused WordPress Site. Click the […]

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Out of the box, WordPress is a great content management system. It has tons of functionality, and it’s easy to learn for both developers/designers and their clients who will be managing the site content. However, a little customization can go a long way to creating a more user-friendly theme, a better CMS and a more […]

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WordPress has grown exponentially from its blogging roots to its current iteration: an open source publishing platform that many web developers use a fairly robust content management system for their clients. We use WordPress for all our client sites, as well as this one, and we regularly blog about it. However, WordPress as a base […]

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Drop caps, otherwise known as initials, have long been a staple of print designers. Marking the beginning of a new section of text, drop caps are a great way to add a little bit of visual interest to whatever piece you’re typesetting. Thanks to the wonders of CSS, we can make this happen in modern browsers […]

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WordPress is blowing up, as the kids say, these days. It’s no wonder; the open-source authoring platform is super-powerful, flexible and – most importantly – customizable. We use WordPress here at Paper Leaf to power our client sites, and we use it on our own blog of course. The more we use the platform, the […]

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This post is based on an old version of WordPress. Here at Paper Leaf, we do a decent amount of WordPress blog design & implementation for our clients. While WordPress is super easy to learn, you can’t just build your clients a blog, send them the login information and then disappear off of the face […]

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We wanted something that gave a bit of a handcrafted vibe, as a nod to the nature of the savoury pies the company made, as well as something that had some personality to coincide with the team behind South Island. To that end, we created a customized wordmark-style script logo and paired it with a […]

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The identity hinges around a personality best described as fresh & contemporary. A custom wordmark logo has a hidden droplet in the negative space of the ‘o’ for those that see it; that icon is pulled out and used for other design elements like a favicon and so on. We paired the wordmark with a […]

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