Don’t forget your Dashicons when building custom post types in WordPress

Baked in to WordPress goodness, we find Dashicons that can be used in custom post types
developer.wordpress.org/resource/dashicons/#chart-bar
So if you’re using something like Pods framework for CPT, then a sample Menu Icon would be ‘dashicons-groups’.
Here’s a quick tutorial for setting up Pods Custom Menu Icon
So, this is being posted via email with Postie plugin – testing also to see if hyperlinks in this email work as well.
Go!

Pods Maintenance Release 2.6.8

Pods Maintenance Release 2.6.8

We are releasing Pods Maintenance Release patch 2.6.8 today with several behind the scenes bug fixes and improvements along with a new WordPress Gallery output option for Image fields. The video below explains how to access this feature for your new (or existing) Image Fields.

As always you can read the full text of what was included in this release at our Pods Changelog at the WordPress Repository.

Featured Updates from our Gold Partners

We’d like to take the time to highlight some recent updates from our friends over at OptinMonster. If you haven’t checked out their product before, it’s a very powerful robust way to build sign-ups and conversions for your website. It interfaces quite seamlessly with WordPress but also works on standalone sites and has quite a few flexible ways to place your promotions exactly where you want, including factoring in Custom Post Types & Taxonomies, so it works well alongside Pods. Some of the new features they’ve added are:

  • Geo-Location Targeting: In addition to their recent addition of targeting by TimeZone, you can now target your promotions directly by the visitors Geo-Location. This makes it incredibly powerful for region specific specials. You can read all about it in their blog post on this release, which also included Smart Success Themes, Transferring Optins between accounts and many more features.
  • New vs. Return Visitor Detection: This powerful feature allows you to customize which optins are shown to people when they first drop in and to those who use your website regularly. This release also included AdBlock detection (helpful for letting people know that they’re getting ‘less’ of your site with the Adblock on) and support for the new MailChimp API 3.0. You can read all about these features on their blog as well.

As a special added bonus to our regular Pods users, Aaron Eaton, Lead Developer at OptinMonster, provided us a coupon for 10% off the regular plan. Just use save10 as the coupon code when you sign-up for one of their plans. Want to save 20%? Become a Friends of Pods at the Bronze or higher level and you can choose OptinMonster as your perk and get 20% off any of their plans. That way you can help Pods Grow, too 😉