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How to: Display WooCommerce Product Categories using NextGEN Gallery in Sidebar Widget

PageLines Framework: v2.1.1 WordPress: v3.3.1 NOTE: these edits have to be re-done every time the plugin is updated! Goal: Display 4 WooCommerce Product Categories (images, not links) in a custom Widget in the main content area of the Home page. The image thumbnails must link to specific URLs. The 4 Product Category images must be…

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How to: Custom WordPress Widget CSS Styling in Pagelines Framework 2.0

Goal: Custom Widget colors, text and rounded corners: Title: dark-blue background; bold, white font. Body: medium-blue background; rounded top-left/right corners. NOTE: these are only initial customizations. More is required. Solution: Add the following CSS to Child Theme stylesheet.

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How to: Create Custom Sidebar in Pagelines Framework 2.0

Goal: Add a custom Sidebar to Home page’s “Content” (not Template) area so any Widget can be added. WordPress framework: PageLines Framework 2.0.1 Solution: Copy one of the Sidebar sections and customize it to fit in the Content area of the Home page template. We’ll copy “Full Width Sidebar” and turn it into a new…

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WordPress Child Theme – Custom Sidebar on Home Page

Overview: We want an extra-wide custom sidebar just for the Home page. We also want the custom sidebar to have its own Widgets. We’ll create a Home page template, register new Widgets and add some new CSS for styling. Big thanks to DigitalRaindrops.net for their tutorials. Section 1 of 4: Template for the Home page Copy…

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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…