Design • Widgetize your WordPress theme - a tutorial If you have an WordPress account in wordpress.com you have probably seen that you can manage your sidebar dynamically. For this to work the current theme has to support widgets. Autmattic has come up with a plugin to enable this feature in a regular wordpress installation. In order to widgetize your current theme all you have to do is register some functions and add a small amount of code to your sidebar.php. This is to register the sidebar as dynamic. Let’s move on to sidebar.php and take a look how a regular file would look like. To enable the widget support all we have to do is enclose the sidebar code in an if statement. If you uninstall thw widget plugin or decide not to use it the default sidebar will be shown, the code within the if statement.
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Improving The Web » Blog Stats Posted on January 5th, 2009 in Uncategorized 88 Comments » Description This plugin makes available a number of statistics about your blog, including pagerank, alexa rank, technorati rank and feedburner RSS count. To ensure you always have the most up to date values, these statistics update daily. Download Latest Version (Wordpress 2.5+) Available short codes Acknowledgements Thanks to ProBlogDesign and WPRecipes for the initial idea.
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6 ways I customized my WordPress blog theme and how | HowToMakeMyBlog.com You might have noticed a change in my blog design recently. I did indeed switch from the Thesis Theme to Genesis Framework few days ago. The new look and feel is still a work in progress but I am quiet happy with the initial results. I have tried several Studiopress themes over the last couple of years on different projects and always had them in mind for the big HowToMakeMyBlog redesign. Were there any specific reasons for a move now you may be asking. Another thing was that the “teaser” thumbnails that are big part of my home page were no longer easily available in the 2.0. I had two choices really. From Thesis Theme to Genesis This is the process I went through over the weekend while moving from Thesis Theme to Genesis: The initial switch. There was a bit of stress and panic at some stages as it inevitably happens when doing such a major revamp but all in all the process and the transition were smooth.
Thesis Theme for WordPress — Solving the fundamental problems of Here at DIYthemes, our goal for 2017 is a simple one: We want to make Thesis smarter and better able to accommodate your website needs. We already made great strides with Thesis 2.3 and its built-in WooCommerce compatibility, and we also sprinkled in some features and fixes that help Thesis work better wherever you want to use it (staging servers, WP-CLI environments, etc). With Thesis 2.4, we are pleased to introduce a new saving/response feedback system on Thesis Admin pages and the Skin Editor. Whenever you hit that green Save button, Thesis will tell you exactly what’s happening. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg with Thesis 2.4. Check out the version 2.4 changelog, or else read on for a look at the most important updates in this new version. [click to continue…] At first glance, Thesis may look like any other WordPress Theme, but that’s really where the similarities end. In other words, Thesis is a powerful tool you can use to build the high-performance website of your dreams.
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