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How to Build a Responsive WordPress Theme with Bootstrap

How to Build a Responsive WordPress Theme with Bootstrap
In this tutorial, we will learn how to make our own responsive WordPress theme using Bootstrap. Bootstrap is a responsive framework for building web sites and applications, and it’s a great starting point for building a responsive WordPress theme. Check out Zac’s other WordPress courses and enjoy a free, two-week trial of Treehouse. You don’t have to have built a theme from scratch before to successfully follow along. However, we do assume that you are comfortable doing things like adding and editing posts in the admin area or installing plugins. The theme we will build is based on the Basic marketing site example you can find over on the Bootstrap examples page. Custom homepage designAbout pageContact pageNews section with commentsA widgetized sidebar Getting Started Before we get started there are a few things you will need to do: Install WordPressDownload and Unzip BootstrapInstall the Theme Test Drive plugin* Once you navigate to that folder create a new folder called “wpbootstrap.” <? <!

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Using AngularJS with a WordPress backend Thanks to the WordPress JSON API plugin it’s really easy to make a WordPress theme using AngularJS, or use WordPress as a backend for your AngularJS application. In this post I’ll describe how to create a basic theme from scratch and fetch posts using AngularJS and the JSON API plugin. In order to follow this tutorial it’s useful to have some basic knowlegde about WordPress theme development and AngularJS.

How to Make Bootstrap Navigation Work with WordPress Bootstrap is the most popular front-end framework on the web and WordPress is the most popular content management system, so it’s only natural that making them work together would be beneficial for a lot of people. Normally, getting the Bootstrap Navigation menus to work with the native WordPress menus requires a little bit of work. Thankfully, that’s where Bootstrap Nav Walker comes in handy. I’ve used the Bootstrap Navigation Walker on a number of sites, including this one, and it has been a very simple and effective solution. We won’t go over exactly how everything works behind the scenes, since that would quickly go above the beginner-level tutorial that we’re trying to accomplish here.

Adding a Custom CSS Editor to Your Theme Using ACE Whenever someone downloads your theme and decides that some of the CSS isn't working for them, they usually go into style.css and manually modify the stylesheet to their liking. This isn't too hard to do, but it does present an issue when the next release of your theme is available and they decide to update. All of their changes will then be overwritten. A great work-around is to offer a Custom CSS editor so that all the changes they make will be safely stored in the database and keeping up to date in the future will not be an issue. The ACE Editor

Integrating Contact Form 7 to MailChimp - the Better Way Recently, I had to figure out how to integrate excellent Contact Form 7 plugin for WordPress to a MailChimp list, so when someone uses the contact form on the site, his/her name and email address are added to MailChimp list. I thought it won’t be that hard to find the answer, since MailChimp offers an array of API calls, but to the contrary, my search didn’t really get me what I was looking for, so now that I figured it out, I thought I’d put it out there for others to use. My initial search yielded this post, suggesting that I modify the Contact Form 7 code itself, which is what I definitely didn’t want to do.

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Page Preloading Effect A tutorial on how to re-create the page preloading effect seen on the website of Fontface Ninja. We are going to use CSS animations, 3D transforms and SVGs. View demo Download source WPExplorer Free Theme Documentation The following post outlines the steps for setting up and using one of our Free WordPress Themes. This post will go over certain features that may not be available to all the themes so please read carefully. If you encounter any issues, feel free to submit a bug report (you must be logged in for this and the link can be accessed by hovering over your avatar in the navigation bar). Important Notice For Beginners: The following guide assumes you know how to use native WordPress functions. If you are new to WordPress you might want to check out our WordPress Video Guides which explain a lot of the core WordPress functions. Theme Installation

Improving Your Work-Flow - Separate Your Mark-Up From Your Logic! In this tutorial I'm going to explain a technique that allows you to utilize a template file for all of your HTML needs! No longer will you need to 'echo' strings from inside your functions, or worry about dropping in and out of PHP just to output some mark-up. I've spent many years utilising MVC frameworks (such as Zend and nowadays Laravel) where it's a best practice to separate your 'programming logic' (functions or methods) from your 'view' (the resulting HTML mark-up).

Wordpress Contact Form 7 Hook Unofficial Developer Documentation and Examples There is a lot of confusion around the Internet on how to properly configure action hooks in Contact Form 7. A few days ago I spent a few hours developing a plugin to customize and enable some intelligent detection of the forms data and I got it to work. From what I’ve seen around the Internet, there is no official documentation and most of the forum questions and threads are not answered so in this developers’ tutorial I’ll try to answer all these questions here.

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Fullscreen Form Interface An experimental fullscreen form concept where the idea is to allow distraction-free form filling with some fancy animations when moving between form fields. View demo Download source Today we’d like to share a fullscreen form concept with you. The idea is to extend the minimal form concept and only show one question or form field at a time in fullscreen. The user can enter data in a distraction-free way and it allows to add some fancy animations for the fields. Once all the fields have been filled or moved through, we show a summary in the final step.

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