Category: Blog,Wordpress

How to make a WordPress theme – Part 8

It is time to style the front page template you previously created and add the large featured image we have in our design just below the main menu. If you examine this template, you will see that it makes a call to the content-page.php template through this line of code: It means that we will have to work with this template as well. Open it, as this is where we will place our featured image. The way … Read More

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How to make a WordPress theme – Part 9

The only thing that we need to do for our front page template is to style the footer and add an optional social menu with Google and Facebook icons. The screenshot below is our starting point: The first thing that I would like to do is to create a new “Footer” section in our style.css file, just below the “Header” section, and add some styles. I’ll actually transfer the “Footer” section of content.css to style.css. The reason … Read More

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Category: Blog,Wordpress

How to make a WordPress theme – Part 10

Now that our front page template we called Home Page is complete, it is time to style the rest of the pages. Let us start with the About and Services pages. Although we can create new templates for these pages by copying our existing page-home.php template and renaming the new templates page-about.php and page-services.php, should we really do it when they are not different than our Home Page template? As you see, the only difference between them … Read More

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Category: Blog,Wordpress

How to make a WordPress theme – Part 11

By default, WordPress displays the 10 latest posts on the front page, and if you want to style their look, chances are you want to be working with the index.php template. If you examine our design for the index.php template (our blog template) from the beginning of the course, you will see that we have a number of posts arranged vertically, with small featured images positioned on the left side of each post and excerpts of the … Read More

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Category: Blog,Wordpress

How to make a WordPress theme – Part 12

In part 1 of our index template tutorial, we created the necessary posts for our index template and formatted the meta content of our posts in a way that it matches the format of our design. The following screenshot illustrates the starting point of part 2: As you see, I’ve already set the number of posts to 3 via Settings -> Reading, as we only want to display 3 posts at one time on our blog index … Read More

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How to make a WordPress theme – Part 13

The time has come for us to style the template for our single posts. Let’s use the post titled “Post Format: Standard” as our starting point. The starting point of this tutorial is a blog template that has a right sidebar but we would like to remove it and use a full width layout instead: The first thing I would like you to do is to copy the content.css stylesheet inside the layouts folder into content-blog.css. We … Read More

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How to make a WordPress theme – Part 14

Comments are an integral part of any WordPress site and as such our theme should also make the most out of them and have them styled accordingly. Let us use the post we worked with previously to style the comments. First we need to allow them in the post itself. This is done by editing the post and placing a tick next to “Allow comments” just as you see it done on the following screenshot: Since we … Read More

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Category: Blog,Web Development,Wordpress

14 Things You Must Do After You Go Live With a WordPress Site

One of the most common questions beginners ask is what to do after installing WordPress or what are the 10 most important things to configure after their site is live What To Do After Installing WordPress 1. Changing the Site Title and Tagline This is a very obvious first step any WP site owner would wish to make and can be done via the dashboard. Just go to Settings -> General and change the title of the site … Read More

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11 Chrome Extensions that Web Developers Love

Google Chrome Extensions aren’t just for blocking ads, collecting your mail, and playing addictive java games, there are some fantastic tools out there which are extremely useful. To discover and highlight some of the better chrome extensions for web developers available we decided to ask a group of our web professionals what they use and enjoy. Here are the extensions they recommended:

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How to use A WordPress Child Theme

So, you’ve downloaded plugins and customized your site as best you can, but it’s still not what you’ve imagined. Before you get your hands dirty and start changing the behind-the-scenes code, a WordPress child theme might be the next thing you should be looking for.

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