Category Archives: WordPress

powerful improvements and tweaks for wordpress templates

89 | Showing the Content of the ‘Posts Page’ before all Posts

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If you have set a static front page, and defined a ‘posts page’, WordPress will use the index template to show the list of posts. This also means that any content you might have entereed into the ‘posts page’ will … Check the whole post »

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88 | Adding Widgets Between Posts in the Index Page

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For a child theme of the (current) default theme Twenty Fifteen – a way to add a new sidebar aka widget area to show after the first post in the index page; making use of the action hook ‘the_post’. you … Check the whole post »

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87 | Customize the Category Archive Page Title

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WordPress allows you to set a ‘category base’ to show in the permalinks of the category archive pages – you can set this under ‘dashboard – settings – permalinks – category base’. However, the latest default theme Twenty Fifteen is … Check the whole post »

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83 | Exclude Pages from Default Menu in Twenty Eleven

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If you are not using the custom menu, the theme uses `wp_page_menu()` as a fallback. As always, start by creating a child theme of Twenty Eleven; http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes To exclude pages from the default menu, edit functions.php in the child theme … Check the whole post »

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81 | Injecting Multiple adsense Ads into a WordPress Loop

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The versatile code injects for instance adsense ad codes several times into the posts of an index or archive page, starting with a pre-set post, and then repeated in regular intervals (up to a set limit of ads per page). … Check the whole post »

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78 | A Real ‘Full Width Page’ Template for Twenty Fourteen

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To create a real full width page – with no sidebars whatsoever – in your WordPress site while using a child theme of the default theme Twenty Fourteen, program this page template file with the file name real-full-width.php (important as … Check the whole post »

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77 | Featured Image in Header of Archive Pages in Twenty Eleven

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To show the ‘featured image’ of the top post as header image in an archive page in the Twenty Eleven theme, edit header.php in the child theme; change this section: to:

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76 | Alphabetize Category Posts Using ‘pre_get_posts’ Action

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Occasionally you want to have a different sort order in some of the category archives, for example, you want to output the posts of a specific category in alphabetical order. Instead of having to create a category template for each … Check the whole post »

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75 | WordPress Changing Pluggable Functions Without Child Theme

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A new concept (?) – to change a pluggable function of a WordPress theme without creating a child theme. Example – to remove the  post tags output from the posts of Twenty Twelve. Often, these things can be done by … Check the whole post »

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74 | Linking or Enqueuing Stylesheet in WordPress Themes

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There are several ways of adding a stylesheet to a WordPress theme; examples: A: linking the stylesheet (in the head section of header.php) – linking the main stylesheet style.css: or – linking another stylesheet custom.css: B: enqueuing the stylesheet (in … Check the whole post »

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