Category Archives: WordPress

powerful improvements and tweaks for wordpress templates

49 | Styling the First Post Different

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How to style the first / last / latest / newest post in a WordPress site different? The default advice usually is to use a counter variable and a conditional statement to check for the first post in the loop; … Check the whole post »

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48 | 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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46 | Twenty Eleven – Sidebar on Single Posts and Pages

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How to add the sidebar back into the new default theme of WP3.2 – Twenty Eleven.
Twenty Eleven is a very versatile theme, however, the ‘missing’ sidebar on single posts or pages is quite disturbing for some users, loosing their advertising space or the main navigation.
To get the sidebar back is not that simple – style.css is quite complex, and the layout of a single post or page is done with a clever use of a specially introduced css class in the body tag. Check the whole post »

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45 | Posts in Columns – A New Twist on an Old Problem

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To organize posts into three columns (edit: semantically more correct would be to call it ‘three posts per row’ as this is the way the posts are organized), you first need to generate a column dependant css class for each … Check the whole post »

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44 | 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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43 | 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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42 | 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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41 | Hierarchical Category List with Post Titles

Hierarchical Category List with Post Titles
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If your wordpress site is organized with categories, it might be very useful to have a template to show an organized list of all categories with the associated posts. This would work similar to the category widget with the setting … Check the whole post »

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39 | wp3.1 – new feature – the admin bar

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wordpress 3.1 has brought a few new features which might puzzle some users. one very prominent feature is the new admin bar that by default appears on top of your site when you are logged in as administrator. although the … Check the whole post »

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38 | 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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