Need a WordPress portfolio theme to frame your graphic work or photos in an uncluttered and attractive way? No problem. We’ve collected 30 of the best free, responsive portfolio themes for you here.
When you have a lot of posts on your site, it’s hard for your visitors to get a good bird’s eye view on everything.
Of course they can probably easily see your categories, maybe your latest posts, and other typical navigation you might supply.
But that still doesn’t let them quickly scan down through a much wider range of your content. It doesn’t give them a 40,000 foot overview for your whole site.
Making your images fade on hover is really a very little trick in terms of implementation. The result, however, adds a subtle but very persistent air of sophistication to your site, a small thing that usually only a very conscientious theme designer might do.
Have you ever tried to get two images to sit side-by-side in WordPress? Did it drive you crazy? If so, you’re not alone. It’s driven me crazy a number of times.
The good news is that it might now not be as maddening as it was in the past.
The bad news is that the good news above might not actually apply in your case.
Not to worry though, there’s more good news – we’ve got alternative methods below if the easiest methods don’t happen to work for you.
4 Different Methods for Side-by-Side Images
We’ve got four basic methods for you.
WordPress now powers almost 20% of the web. And though it’s hard to say exactly how much of that is attributed to exactly what types of users, there’s no question that businesses have been turning to WordPress at a greater and greater rate.
As you might expect, that increased demand has led theme developers to increase choices. And these 60 free responsive business themes below attest to that.
Exactly What is a “Business Theme”?
A WordPress business theme is a theme that generally doesn’t put a blog front and center.
Study after study has shown that people are drawn to images on a website. And so it’s important to get the most out of your images.
Recently we went over automatically linking your images to an attachment page – i.e. a page that looks like your site, with a header, a footer, and maybe some other elements on it as well.
Images are often hugely important on a site. But are you taking advantage of yours as best you could?
By default in WordPress, when you click on an image, you will be taken to a full size version of the picture with nothing else around it. It will typically look something like this — just the image with some type of gray or black or white background.
Who isn’t interested in knowing what’s popular? It seems we have some built-in psychological need to know what others like.
And so that’s why “popular posts” plugins can be such a smart way to attract visitors to check out more of your content.
Below we go over the seven top free “most popular posts” plugins for WordPress. Be sure to read on for our ratings and comparisons.
There are all sorts of web statistics plugins and services that will tell you how many views a certain post received. And they certainly have their place. However, sometimes you may just want that information conveniently placed on the front of the post itself.
And so in this post we’re going to go over how you can get that, and also how you can hide that view count from certain viewers while showing it to others if you like.
WP PostViews Plugin
The first thing you will want to do is to pick up the WP PostViews plugin.
Of course lots of people like to use contact forms on their site. But there may be situations where you’d want to provide a linked email address too, either showing the actual email address (like email@example.com) or some text of your choosing (like contact me).
Doing either is pretty easy. You just need to know the simple code.
Creating Email Links
Creating email links is basically just like making a regular link, but instead of putting http:// in front, you would use mailto:
For example, instead of linking firstname.lastname@example.org, you would link mailto:email@example.com.
The complete HTML for the above would be the following …