Custom WordPress

WordPress Child Theme – Change Header Image Size

WordPress Child Theme Case Study: 2020 Euro Lens Bath Create a Child Theme (style.css and functions.php files) In the functions.php file, add: [php]<?php /** Tell WordPress to run child_theme_setup() when the ‘after_setup_theme’ hook is run. Help from: http://digitalraindrops.net/2010/08/the-second-menu/ */ add_action( ‘after_setup_theme’, ‘child_theme_setup’ ); /** This function will hold our new calls and overrides. Help from:…

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WordPress Customization: Theme Customization – Placer County Online

Client: Placer County Online Overview: Produce a 60-80+ page Website for hyper-local news in Placer County that was also easy to edit through the back-end. A lot of functionality was required to cover all of the client’s criteria. Process: Working with the client, we researched pre-designed “news” WordPress templates from Template Monster that best matched…

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Re-launching Scivago.com with WordPress

Re-launching Scivago.com vintage coats as a marketplace-ish type site with the help of WordPress, BuddyPress and classifieds capability. Currently experimenting with existing themes that I can then customize via templates and CSS. Also looking at different WordPress classifieds themes and plugins. The reason for this re-launch is three-fold: Scivago.com has been in Google’s top-10/12 natural…

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WordPress – Custom Category Template for Advanced Newspaper Theme

Overview: Custom Sidebar inside a custom Category template. Problem: Client wants an ad to be placed in the sidebar of a specific Category (Wine of the Week). WP Advanced Newspaper theme doesn’t have a category.php file that I can alter. Solution: Create a custom Category template using the archive.php file, and create a custom Sidebar…

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WordPress Plugin – Secondary HTML Content for Multi-column Layout

Problem: Client needs to be able to add/edit sidebar content from the Page content editor. Solution: Secondary HTML Content plugin creates a second content editor right below the main text editor. So my client can just add/edit text in the second editor and it’ll show up in the sidebar. It’s pretty damn cool! I uploaded…

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WordPress: Change Color of Text in Post & Page Editor

Problem: Client is confused by grey-colored Georgia font when they write a Page or Post in the WordPress admin. Plus, the grey Georgia font doesn’t match what they see on the front-end of their site, which is Arial. Frankly, I don’t blame them. Solution: Change CSS in editor-style.css: wp-content/themes/twentyten/editor-style.css Line: 12 I changed my color…

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Tables in WordPress: WP-Table Reloaded Plugin

Testing out WP-Table Reloaded v1.8 by Tobias Bäthge, which enables you to create and manage tables in your WP’s admin area. No HTML knowledge is needed. A comfortable backend allows to easily edit table data. Tables can contain any type of data and additional JavaScript libraries can be used to extend it with features like…

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Custom WordPress Case Study: Child Theme Edits – Plato’s Survey

Visit Plato’s Survey. Overview: Custom WordPress site with shopping cart to sell marketing materials and Web-based surveys. Visitors will fill out survey forms, while franchise owners can order business cards, loyalty cards and customer survey campaigns. Process: Utilized & customized the WordPress Thematic Feature Site child theme for Thematic. Integrated shopping cart, slide show, image…

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