How To Make Simple Staff List Single Staff Member Templates Work With Your Theme

Now that Simple Staff List has support for single Staff Member pages – you’ll need to make them fit in with your theme. This is really much easier than it sounds – I’ll walk you through it.

Now, as I said in my introductory post about single Staff Member pages, you don’t need to do anything for the default WordPress themes (Twenty Seventeen, Twenty Sixteen, etc.). But that doesn’t help if you’re not using one of those themes does it? Here’s how to add support for whichever theme your website is using.

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Getting Started with Simple Staff List Single Staff Member Templates

So this has probably been the most requested feature since I released Simple Staff List several years ago – single Staff Member templates. With Simple Staff List 2.1.0 you’ll be able to customize what’s shown on a single Staff Member page.

All of the default template files are located in simple-staff-list/public/templates. To override a file, copy the template file you want to change into a directory within your theme or child theme named sslp-templates keeping the same file structure.

If this style of templating sounds familiar to you, it should. I’ve taken the same approach that WooCommerce does to templating.

For example: If you want to override the staff bio section, copy wp-content/plugins/simple-staff-list/public/templates/single-staff-member/staff-bio.php to wp-content/themes/yourtheme/sslp-templates/single-staff-member/staff-bio.php. The file in your theme will now override the default Simple Staff List file.

There’s also built-in support for the TwentySeventeen and TwentySixteen default WordPress themes. So if you’re using one of those themes, you’ll only have to override the templates if you want to change the layout.


I hope this gives you a quick overview of the new templating features in the latest version of Simple Staff List. Please don’t hesitate to open a support ticket if you have questions or run into any issues. For a more in-depth look at how this feature works, keep reading below.

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Admin Bar Edit Content Links WordPress Plugin

The options page. Every custom post type registered on your site will show up here.
The options page. Every custom post type registered on your site will show up here.

So I’ve got another plugin in the WordPress plugin repository called “Admin Bar Edit Content Links.” Yeah, I know it’s a really long name.It adds a menu to the admin bar with links to edit pages, posts, or any other custom post type used on your site. There’s an options page so you can choose which post types you want in and which ones you want out. All personal bias aside, this is one of my absolute favorite time-saving WordPress plugins. I install it on every website I touch and once my clients use it, they can’t get by without it. Continue reading “Admin Bar Edit Content Links WordPress Plugin”

WordCamps Are Awesome and You Should Go

WordCamp Nashville is coming up on May 16th, 2015. If you live within 4 hours of Nashville, and work with WordPress – developers or bloggers – or work with people who work with WordPress – designers, account managers, content creators – you should definitely be there. I went to my first WordCamp in Columbus, Ohio in 2011 and I don’t want to say it changed my life, but it kinda changed my life. Continue reading “WordCamps Are Awesome and You Should Go”

Vagrant and WordPress

Guys (and girls).

I’m deleting MAMP from my computer. It’s toast. History. Trash emptied.

You’ve probably heard rumblings around the internet of Vagrant. If you don’t already know, it is a piece of software you can install on your computer to create virtual development environments. It uses something like VirtualBox to easily create virtual servers that you can use for local website development. It’s similar to MAMP but on steroids. I’ve been telling everybody in our Nashville WordPress developer meetups about using Vagrant and I’m hoping to convert a few MAMP users. Continue reading “Vagrant and WordPress”

NextGen Gallery Tweet and Like Buttons

If you’re like me, you love most features of the NextGen Gallery WordPress plugin. Most. You also probably think that there are several features missing from the plugin. One such “missing” feature is the lack of a unique URL (other than the direct image path) for a single image. And if you don’t have a unique URL for each image, how can you share a link to that specific image across your social networks? I’ve worked out a way to achieve this without modifying the core NextGen Gallery plugin files. Continue reading “NextGen Gallery Tweet and Like Buttons”