If you’ve ever wanted some posts to have a different style than the others, then it’s easy enough to do. All it takes is finding the ID for the post you want to change, and then simply apply whichever CSS you’d like to.
For the past few weeks I’ve been working on my WordPress site in an attempt to reach 95+ on Google PageSpeed Insights.
I thought it would be easy. “All I need to do is make a few tweaks here and a few optimizations there,” I told myself. “Smush my images and set expire headers; install W3 Total Cache and all will be sweet. A piece of cake.”
How wrong was I.
You might wonder what the difference is between a photography theme and a portfolio theme. The truth is that at times they might both serve the same purpose. But at other times they may be a little different.
To my mind, a portfolio theme concentrates on providing a section of the site that is dedicated to showing off a collection of images.
Of course a photography theme might do that too, but the way I look at it, a photography theme puts more emphasis on the blog aspect and less emphasis on creating a separate section to show off a collection of photos.
You don’t always need a fancy, sophisticated theme for a blog. Sometimes a simple, plain, newest-post-first type blog is fine.
That said, it’s also nice to have a little bit of extra pop on a blog, especially near the top. If nothing else, it helps draw the reader’s eye down into your content and also break things up a little.
One way you can get that extra pop is to simply give the first post on your homepage a different style from all the other posts.
WordPress recently made improvements in the audio and video area to include media players for each.
This improvement means you can easily serve up audios and videos hosted on your own server through your WordPress site.
In addition to single audio and video files, you can also choose to serve up a playlist of either.
If you regularly set up new WordPress installations, you probably have a go-to list of plugins you like to use on all your sites, but installing and activating plugins manually, one-by-one, can quickly become tediously repetitive.
Luckily, there’s a quick way to install all of your favorite plugins in one go, saving you time.
In this post I’ll show you how to bulk install plugins.
For this tutorial we’re going to use Multi Plugin Installer, a handy tool that allows you to install multiple plugins in one go. It’s available for free in the WordPress Plugin Repository.
Maps showing your office location are all well and good but with the right WordPress plugin and a little bit of tweaking, your WordPress-embedded Google Maps can be a whole lot more engaging for your visitors.
In this tutorial, we’ll create custom post types from a CSV datafile, create a plugin to dynamically generate a KML and then overlay that file on a Google Map: a technique you could use for any geocoded post type.
So, roll up those cartography sleeves and let’s get mapping!
Ever wanted your own personalized domain for shortened URLs like bit.ly? Or, for example, the way we use wp.mu here at WPMU DEV?
Well, it’s possible. And perhaps the easiest way to achieve it is to go ahead and run things through Bit.ly, letting them do most of the heavy lifting, but also letting them do some tracking and stat keeping for you too.
Earlier this month, Rae published a great post on how to fully customize and brand your site’s login page.
If you only have 15 minutes though, there is an alternative and that’s to add front-end login, registration and password recovery directly into your site’s pages and sidebars.
Virtually all WordPress plugins that collect payments, from e-commerce stores to fundraising, offer integration with a PayPal product.
Testing this integration prior to launch means setting up the PayPal Sandbox and this, like PayPal itself, can be a little confusing.
In this article, we’ll look at how to create a PayPal sandbox environment and where to find the data that the majority of PayPal supporting WordPress plugins ask for.