Category Archives: WordPress

powerful improvements and tweaks for wordpress templates

25 | 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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24 | 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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23 | Highlight the post’s categories in the category list

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highlighting the categories of a post in single post view is a useful trick to allow the viewer to find related posts. there are plugins available which extend the functionality of the standard category widget to do this. sometimes, however, … Check the whole post »

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22 | Playing with columns – stacking posts in a grid

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a different approach to ‘grid style’ – stacking the posts in a tightly ordered grid; to get a similar design as in http://www.creativedepart.com/ – ideal to use with thumbnails and excerpts: the structure (for instance 3 columns, 4 rows, 12 … like tetris … »

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21 | Different header image for each page in wordpress

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how to show a different image for each page, for instance in the header? simple, all you have to do with this method is to create an image file with the page ID as part of the image name. the … Check the whole post »

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20 | Troubleshooting wordpress themes

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here is a little trick if you need to check some variables, or try something new in your wordpress theme while the site is live. use a conditional if statement to check that you are logged in as the original … Check the whole post »

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19 | Multi-Column Grid-Style Posts in WordPress

Multi-Column Grid-Style Posts in WordPress
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a flexible solution to a grid style layout for a wordpress theme – multi-column with a preset number of rows – inspired by re-occurring questions in the wordpress support forum. custom programmed queries to adjust for pagination.
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17 | More-Than-Zebra style wordpress loop

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wordpress theme modifications: examples of how to programm alternating styles in the wordpress loop, how to style the first -or the last – post different, even how to create posts with three alternating styles. to use it in any situation in your wordpress templates, where you loop through some output – lists, foreach, for, while, posts, comments, … Check the whole post »

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16 | WP Kubrick default theme in 3 columns

WP Kubrick default theme in 3 columns
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Part of my time, I am spending designing and troubleshooting wordpress themes. This is my latest ‘hack’, turning the default theme that comes with every wordpress installation, into a 3 column version, with equal sized left and right sidebar columns, … how to do 3 columns »

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