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Options for Displaying Content on a WordPress Site

Depending on your readership and your market strategy, you may want to display your content in different ways. With a WordPress-powered website, several options are available to display content, such as [more…]

How to Transfer Files to a Live WordPress Site with BackupBuddy

The BackupBuddy plugin can be used to move a WordPress website from one hosting environment to another. BackupBuddy is not a free plugin available on the WordPress Plugin Directory page. You have to pay [more…]

WordPress List Pages Template Tag

The <?php wp_list_pages(); ?>tag displays a list of the static pages, such as About Me or Contact, that you can create on your WordPress site. Displaying links to the static pages allows readers to click [more…]

WordPress Post Archives Template Tag

The <?php wp_get_archives(); ?>template tag in WordPress displays the blog post archives in a number of ways, using the parameters and values below. Values that appear in bold are the default values set [more…]

Use the WP_Query Tag to Pull Specific Content Types

WordPress makes it possible to pull in very specific types of content on your website through the WP_Query(); template class. Place this template tag before The Loop, and it lets you specify which category [more…]

How to Use a WordPress Twenty Thirteen Header Image

Most WordPress themes have a header image that appears at the top of the website. This image is generated by a graphic defined in the Cascading Style Sheet [more…]

How to Customize Your WordPress Blog Posts with Template Tags

The body of a WordPress blog post includes information such as the post date and time, title, author name, category, and content. These common tags work only if you place them within The Loop [more…]

How to Create Basic WordPress Templates

You create a new WordPress theme by using some of the basic WordPress templates. So, it makes sense that you will need to start with the template. The first steps in pulling everything together are as [more…]

WordPress Categories 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…]

How to Find and Install Free WordPress Plugins

These instructions walk you through the simple steps of searching for, downloading, installing, and activating free plugins in your WordPress Dashboard. The Dashboard makes these processes relatively easy [more…]

What You Can Do With WordPress E-Commerce Plugins

E-commerce solutions have become a hot item in the WordPress world. A lot of businesses and individuals are turning to the web to increase their profit margins or make a little money. WordPress already [more…]

How to Select the Right e-Commerce Plugin for a WordPress Site

Here are four great WordPress plugins that can help you build your e-commerce site: Cart66, WooCommerce, WP e-Commerce, and Shopp. Each plugin differs in the way the store gets built and each is good for [more…]

How to Manually Install Commercial WordPress Plugins via FTP

Any WordPress commercial (or paid) plugins require that you install them manually via File Transfer Protocol, for example. This process isn’t as simple as installing a free plugin, but WordPress will let [more…]

How to Add Image Alignment Styles to WordPress Stylesheets

When you upload an image, you can set the alignment for the image as None, Left, Center, or Right. The WordPress theme you’re using, however, may not have these alignment styles accounted for in its stylesheet [more…]

How to Make Custom Page Templates in WordPress

Using WordPress 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. You see this often on [more…]

Child Themes in WordPress

Like regular Word Press themes, a child theme needs to reside in a directory inside the /wp-content/themesdirectory. The first step to creating a child theme is to add the directory that will hold it. [more…]

How to Customize a Child Theme in WordPress

Once your TwentyThirteen WordPress Child theme is set up to match the parent Twenty Thirteen theme, you can add new styling to the TwentyThirteen Child theme’s [more…]

Images in WordPress Child Theme Designs

Many themes use images to add nice touches to a WordPress design. Typically, you add these images to the images directory inside the theme. Just as a parent theme may refer to images in its [more…]

Modify WordPress Theme Structure with Child Themes

Child themes are powerful elements in WordPress. Although every child theme overrides the parent theme’s style.css file, the child theme can override the parent theme’s template files, too. And child themes [more…]

How to Remove WordPress Template Files

You may be wondering why you’d want to remove a parent’s template file. Unfortunately, the WordPress Twenty Thirteen theme doesn’t provide a good example of why you’d want to do this. Therefore, for future [more…]

How to Modify the WordPress Theme Functions File

Like WordPress template files, child themes can also provide a theme functions file, or a functions.phpfile. Unlike template files, the functions.php file of a child theme does not override the file of [more…]

How to Prepare a Parent Theme in WordPress

WordPress makes it easy for theme developers to make parent themes. WordPress does most of the hard work; however, a theme developer must follow some rules for a parent theme to function properly. [more…]

How to Register New Widget Areas to Your WordPress Theme

In a WordPress theme, you can create widget areas to use literally anywhere within your theme. The sidebar is the most common place widgets are used, but many people also use widgets in the footer, header [more…]

How to Add Widget Areas to Your WordPress Template Files

About 99.99 percent of the WordPress themes available are coded with widgetized sidebars. This coding means that you can use the widgets within WordPress to populate your sidebar area with content, navigation [more…]

WordPress Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies

WordPress custom post types and custom taxonomies have expanded the content management system (CMS) capabilities of WordPress and are likely to be a big part of plugin and theme features as more developers [more…]

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