So you want to start a career in web design but don’t know what to do. Over the coming weeks I will give you some excellent valuable tips, tutorials and resources to get you started from the very beginning. I will first start with a newbies guide to web hosting and the various types of hosting on offer.
The WordPress gallery and it’s media management has improved significantly over the years and the inclusion of the WordPress gallery feature back in 2008 enabled for you to display your galleries and link to either attachments pages or the image itself. However there are some features that would enhance the WordPress Gallery even further but are not currently featured in the latest version and not sure if they have been proposed in the next release. Here are just a few of them!
This tutorial shows you how to integrate the WP Single Post Navigation into your theme without using the plugin. I initially attempted to use the plugin and for some reason it didn’t work on my custom child theme based on TwentyEleven so I decided to hard code it into my theme by adding it to my functions.php. I will show you two methods, one to display the default WordPress single post navigation and one to display how to reverse the links for a book like affect.
This tutorial shows you how to display your recent posts on a static web page. So now you ask the question ‘Define Static?’ There are a variety of reasons why you may have static pages. You could, for example, have built a website from scratch and then decided to integrate a blog or news section into it and require to pull some information from the blog to your homepage. There have been several methods on the web including directly accessing the database. This is a simple but elegant solution in which I will show you 2 methods, one of which will be on a page with a .php extension and another will be on a page with a .htm extension. If you want to display your latest posts on an existing WordPress blog please check out the following post.
Update – January 2016 – Please also check the FAQ’s Page that I have set up to go along with this tutorial.
Having updated my theme to make use of the WordPress navigation menus I decided I wanted to have an indicator to display that there is a drop-down menu. This can be done many ways with plugins etc but I wanted to do it without the need for a plugin. So I had a think and came up with this idea which requires very little knowledge to carry out.
New World was an adaptation of my 3rd WordPress theme. It is lightweight and suitable for all audiences. It includes a customisable social networking header that has it’s own admin area. Comments are written throughout the template files to aid your customisation. Once downloaded please read the readme.html in the instructions folder for general F.A.Qs. The latest version is 1.3.2 which was released on 3rd February 2011.
So you are a newbie that has just installed WordPress? Not sure what to do next or which order to do it in? Whether you want to change your permalink structure, tweak your SEO or want to publish your posts on various social networks then here is a little guide to help get you started with you new blog.
WorldOWeb WordPress theme was my original theme that I have decide to release. It is a lightweight theme which is suitable for all audiences. It has been tested with wordpress 2.7 upwards. The latest version is 2.2.9 which was released on 3rd October 09.
Now that I am a twitterer I have decided to integrate Twitter into my WordPress theme. I decided to install WP-Twitip-ID which adds a form field to your comments template, stores the twitter id that is entered and then displays the corresponding twitter ID within the comments.
WP Edublog WordPress Theme is for release. It is a very simple minimalistic design which is suitable for a learning environment such a school. It has been tested with WordPress 2.7 upwards. Latest Version is 1.4.1 which was released on 22nd September 09.