Category Archives: WordPress

powerful improvements and tweaks for wordpress templates

37 | Custom ‘Read More’ text per Post for Twenty Ten

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A sophisticated way to get a custom written ‘read more’ text added to your posts in the theme Twenty Ten (or its child themes). The code builds on this article I posted earlier. It uses the custom field with the … Check the whole post »

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36 | ‘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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34 | 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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33 | 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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32 | 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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31 | Automatically Shorten the Manual Excerpt

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Limit the length of all excerpts – including the manual written one. A code on how to use filter hooks to do this. The code also opens more possibilities for further customisation of the_excerpt() wordpress function. Check the whole post »

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29 | Adsense in Content of Posts and Pages for wp3

Adsense in Content of Posts and Pages for wp3
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A flexible way to add google adsense into posts and pages in your wordpress blog. This appraoch uses shortcodes which are an underused technique of increasing the functionality of themes. Through the formatting options in the shortcode, the text can … Check the whole post »

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28 | Link Header Image to Home Page

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Having the whole header image linking to the home page is one of the most common things of a theme. This article explains how to add this feature to the WordPress theme Twenty Ten. Edits are to be made in … Link to Full Post »

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27 | Advanced styling of the prev/next post links

Advanced styling of the prev/next post links
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when you use the ‘previous/next post’ navigation in single posts, you will have noticed that these links appear empty when there is no previous or next post, as for the latest and the first article. to keep your page design … Check the whole post »

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26 | Defining the writing area of the dashboard editor

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the first of my upcoming ‘tips and tricks’ – a handy function to style the editor area of your self-hosted wordpress blog or cms: if you are working on a modern widescreen monitor, but want to restrict the wordpress editor … Check the whole post »

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