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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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WordPress Plugin: SimpleModal Login, User Registration & Forgotten Password

Just added this WordPress plugin from Eric Martin to my site: SimpleModal Login is a modal Ajax login for WordPress which utilizes jQuery and the SimpleModal jQuery plugin. There are currently two themes available, each of which can be modified as required. As of 1.0, the plugin features the user registration and forgot password features. …

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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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