Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

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42 | The Death of Mystery Man

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Are you fed up with the little grey mystery man or his little weird monster brothers and sisters? You know what i mean – showing up in your comments for all those without a gravatar? Give them the push and … the mystery solved … »

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41 | Category Archive Navigation

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A simple next/previous category navigation for the category archive; particular useful if you use your categories to organise your blog, for instance your products, or photos… the above has a commonly used html structure to help with formatting.

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40 | Adjusting Caption Frame Width

Adjusting Caption Frame Width
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WordPress captions come with a fixed frame which is set in the wordpress core file ‘media.php’ in the ‘wp-includes’ folder. The caption shortcode function adds a 5px wide space to the left and right of the image; and outputs the … Check the whole post »

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38 | Easy Coding for WordPress: Posts in 3 Columns

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Sometimes it is the simple things that are hard to find. A basic structure to arrange posts into three columns: The minimal styles needed for the three columns: <div id=”column-wrap”> <?php $count = 0; while(have_posts()) : the_post() ?> <div class=”box<?php … Check the whole post »

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36 | Adsense Ad at the More Tag Position

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Surprise your readers with a google ad after clicking the ‘read more’ link – a strategic position to catch the attention of the viewer and increase your revenue. Advertising does not get the same attention all over your page, as … Check the whole post »

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34 | ‘Read-more’ on all Excerpts in WordPress

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Occasionally, the excerpt does not show a read-more at the end of the text. This is obviously the case, if the text content of the post is shorter than the set excerpt length. Normally this is no problem – however, … Check the whole post »

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33 | Finding Exact Information on WordPress Functions

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According to my motto: ‘Knowledge is Knowing where it is Written’ by Albert Einstein – I like to look up the core files of WordPress where the functions are defined. What I quite often do when I come across something … Check the whole post »

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32 | Changing the ‘Read more’ in Twenty Ten Child Theme

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To change the ‘read more’ text in a child theme of Twenty Ten, one needs to add a few lines to functions.php of the child theme. This procedure uses a method that I came across in an introductory article about … Check the whole post »

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31 | Alternating Posts Backgrounds for Twenty Ten

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This is a short instruction how to add alternating styles to the post on the front page and in the archives of the wp3 default theme. Edit loop.php of Twenty Ten, and locate: Change this to: This will add the … Check the whole post »

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30 | Image Rotator for the Header of Twentyten

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The wp3 default theme TwentyTen comes with a choice of header images, which can be selected from the dashboard. To rotate these images to show randomly in the header, we can make use of the global array variable which stores … Check the whole post »

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