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57 | Show Description for Header Images in Twenty Eleven

Show Description for Header Images in Twenty Eleven
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This code is for a child theme of Twenty Eleven, because the direct editing of the default theme is not recommended. Since wp3.4, the function get_custom_header() takes care of some of the information of the header images, such as width, … describe it all … »

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56 | Advanced Filter for Tag Cloud Widget Css Classes

Advanced Filter for Tag Cloud Widget Css Classes
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The default tag cloud widget does not offer a lot of formatting possibilities, partly because it only outputs one css class with a reference to the tag ID. It uses an inline style, which outputs the font-size, to distinguish the … Check the whole post »

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55 | Editing Widget Parameters per Filter Function WordPress

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If you want to change the parameters of the default widgets, for instance the font sizes of the tag cloud widget, you will notice that you can’t access the codes directly. Editing the core files in the /wp-includes folder is … Check the whole post »

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54 | Adding a Custom Widget Area to a WordPress Template

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The Codex has a chapter on how to add new widget areas (commonly referred to as ‘sidebars’) to a theme’s template: ‘Widgetizing Themes‘ This example here is to give you the direct code to add to functions.php and to the … Check the whole post »

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53 | Adsense Ad at Random Position in a Posts Page

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This code is made to output an adsense ad (or any other block of output) at a random position within the loop, with the restriction to a preset number of possible positions. Thanks to the tutorials of http://www.php.net/ …

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50 | Twenty Eleven – New Page Template with Sidebar Correction

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If you are creating a new page template for a child theme of Twenty Eleven, with a sidebar, you need to correct the body_class output to remove the css class .singular. Add this to functions.php of your child theme: If … Check the whole post »

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48 | Mini SEO – a Meta Description Field for Posts and Pages

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Modern search engines do not rely on meta descriptions and meta keywords anymore for your ranking. However, they do preferably show a proper added meta description instead of the first few words of the post or page. If you can … Check the whole post »

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47 | Page Template Sidebar Overwrite Theme Options in Twenty Eleven

Page Template Sidebar Overwrite Theme Options in Twenty Eleven
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Twenty Eleven already comes with a page template to add a sidebar to static pages. However, this sidebar will always be on the same side as the sidebar on the front  page, ruled by the ‘theme options’. On some pages, … Check the whole post »

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45 | Twenty Eleven – Sidebar and Other Adaptations for Hand-held Devices

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As the title says: how can you keep the sidebar on narrow screens such as the iPhone® or iPad® and set a minimum width for your site, using (a child theme of ) Twenty Eleven? The solution lies in the … Be responsive … »

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