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How to Create Page Views Using WordPress Templates

A static WordPress page contains content that doesn’t appear on your blog page, but rather as a separate page within your site. You can have numerous static pages on your WordPress site, and each page [more…]

How to Create Sidebar Templates on Your WordPress Website

You can create separate sidebar templates for different pages of your WordPress site by using a simple include statement in your code. When you write an include statement, you’re telling WordPress that [more…]

How to Create Content Types for Your WordPress Website

A new feature in WordPress (new as of version 3.0) is a feature called custom post types. This feature allows you, the site owner, to create different content types for your WordPress site that give you [more…]

Advanced Configuration for the WordPress WP Super Cache Plugin

The popular WordPress plugin — WP Super Cache — requires advanced configuration. That is, this isn’t a “set it and forget it” type of plugin. To use this WordPress plugin, you need to perform additional [more…]

Installing and Configuring the WordPress.com Stats Plugin

The WordPress.com Stats plugin provides fairly comprehensive statistics about your website traffic, such as the number of visits, where your visitors are coming from and what content they are viewing on [more…]

Setting Up a Test Site to Test Your WordPress.com Plugins

Because WordPress changes so often, it is useful to create a test site on which you can install and run the WordPress software and plugins to test them before applying them to your live website. If you [more…]

Where to Find Technical Support for WordPress Plugins

Everyone who uses plugins on their WordPress website or blog has had this happen at some point: They find the perfect plugin but have no idea how to use it. What can you do when you can’t figure out how [more…]

How to Create a One-Column Page with Twenty Ten WordPress Theme

With the Twenty Ten WordPress theme, it’s easy to apply a one-column layout when you add pages. On your WordPress site, a one-column page layout might be useful for product sales pages, e-mail subscription [more…]

Why Should I Use the WordPress Twenty Ten Theme?

Bundled with every WordPress installation is the default Twenty Ten theme. Because the Twenty Ten theme is the default theme, it’s worth your while to explore its features before you decide on the theme [more…]

Comparing WordPress Page and Category Templates

Using page and category templates in WordPress, you can provide a different type of reader experience by defining the style with Cascading Style Sheets [more…]

WordPress Theme Template Overview

Creating themes in WordPress requires you to step into the code of the templates. A WordPress theme, in its very basic form, has four main areas that appear in the default theme that comes in every version [more…]

How to Customize Backgrounds in Twenty Ten WordPress Themes

The WordPress Twenty Ten theme has a built-in custom background feature that allows you to change the background to a different color or use an image for it. [more…]

How to Find, Evaluate, and Install Premium WordPress Themes

Premium WordPress themes are cropping up all over the web, but a handful stand out with quality products and services. iThemes, ThemeGarden.com, and Organic Themes are very stable and have a successful [more…]

How to Use Tags with WordPress Content

Tagging your WordPress posts with micro-keywords, or tags, helps drill down related content, which is good for search engine optimization (SEO) purposes. Tags on WordPress posts also provide additional [more…]

Custom Navigation Menus in Twenty Ten WordPress Theme

Navigation menus list links displayed on your website. In the Twenty Ten theme, you can define navigation menus on your site through the built-in menus feature in WordPress. These links can link to pages [more…]

Premium WordPress Themes and Frameworks

Premium WordPress themes and frameworks offer you an easy way to help yourself, your friends, and your clients design a nice-looking website quickly using WordPress for a lower cost than it would take [more…]

How to Alter Images in a Wordpress Gallery Using HTML

After uploading images to a WordPress photo gallery, you can edit the page using HTML to manually set the display settings for your photo gallery. [more…]

WordPress Category Templates

Using Page and Category templates, you can provide a different type of reader experience by defining the style with CSS and the features and functions with template tags. [more…]

Edit a WordPress Theme to Include Photo Gallery Styles

A WordPress photo gallery is useful for anyone who needs to include a portfolio of visual design work. To make the photo gallery look the way you like, edit the stylesheet for your theme to include the [more…]

WordPress Links (Bookmarks) Template Tag

WordPress themes use a combination of template tags to display certain types of content, such as links (or bookmarks), blog posts, navigation menus, page content, archive links, and so on. Take a look [more…]

WordPress Categories Template Tag

WordPress lets you create categories and assign posts to a specific category (or multiple categories). Categoriesprovide an organized navigation system that helps you and your visitors find posts you’ve [more…]

12 Useful WordPress Template Tags

WordPress template tags give you more ways to control how content displays on your website. Here are twelve useful template tags and how to use them when you create a WordPress theme. [more…]

Display Content with WordPress Template Tags

When you create a WordPress theme, you use a combination of template tags to display certain types of content, such as blog posts, calendars, navigation menus, page content, archive links, and so on. Take [more…]

Use Template Tags for Post Formats

After adding post format support to your WordPress, you should provide some unique styling for each type of format. If not, your different post formats will look just like the rest of your blog posts, [more…]

Content-Specific Standard WordPress Templates

Four content-specific WordPress template types are available: author, category, page, and tag. Most WordPress template files span a wide scope of site views specific to the view, not the content. For example [more…]

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