WordPress is designed to be flexible and customizable as a platform. Being able to switch your website’s theme and change the look of your website is one of the big attractions. So when you decide on a new theme, in theory, it’s simple: go to Appearance > Themes in the Dashboard, search for a new… Continue Reading How To Change Your WordPress Theme Without Tears
If you are creating a new WordPress site, the choice of theme is an important decision. Pick the wrong one and you might run into problems later on, such as: Your theme doesn’t adapt to mobile devices You can’t run that shop you wanted to build The forum you added doesn’t display properly It’s worth… Continue Reading How To Find The Perfect WordPress Theme
The Twenty Sixteen theme has actually been out for four months. For most users, though, their first encounter with it came with the release of WordPress 4.4 in December 2015. It’s already been installed on over 300,000 sites. I’ve delved into the theme and here is what I think. You might want to read my review of Twenty Fifteen, as there… Continue Reading The WordPress Twenty Sixteen theme: Good, Bad or Ugly?
Have you ever had a plugin or theme update break your WordPress site? It doesn’t tend to happen often, but it has happened to me on occasion. Perhaps a new feature that the author has implemented is incompatible with your particular WordPress setup, or an updated plugin just doesn’t play nice with another plugin on… Continue Reading A useful new undo button for WordPress themes and plugins
This is Day 26 in the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. You can read Day 25’s post here. Adding the Jetpack Related Posts widget I decided today that since I’ve written a lot of posts lately, it was time to add a related posts widget to my site. After consulting this article on related posts plugins, I… Continue Reading Customizing the Jetpack Related Posts module to match a Genesis child theme
This is Day 25 in the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. You can read Day 24’s post here. I’ve written previously about customizing a WordPress theme and creating a Twenty Fifteen child theme. Today I’ve decided to try out a product from one of my fellow blogging challenge participants, Visual Developer. It’s a WordPress plugin developed by Andrei-Robert… Continue Reading Customizing WordPress with Visual Developer: A First Look
This is Day 11 in the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. You can read Day 10’s post here. When setting up a website, many people will turn to WordPress due to its popularity and ease of use. But it’s easy for people to get confused by the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. So what’s the difference, and which one… Continue Reading WordPress.com or WordPress.org – what’s the difference?
This is Day 10 in the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. You can read Day 9’s post here. I wrote previously about customizing a WordPress theme. If you like your theme layout but want to have make more changes to the way it displays, a child theme is the way to go. What’s a Child Theme? A child theme… Continue Reading Creating a Child Theme for WordPress Twenty Fifteen
This is Day 6 in the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. You can read Day 5’s post here. What’s a WordCamp? For the uninitiated, WordCamps are conferences based around all things WordPress. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read this post on why I love WordPress. I love WordCamps too – they’re a great get-together… Continue Reading WordCamp Birmingham 2015: Day 1