If you're using WordPress 3.0 or above (please tell me you are!) and are using a compatible theme, you're probably ready to learn about the custom menus for WordPress sites! This easy to use feature is one of my favorites in the WordPress platform. If you haven't yet figured it out, check out this tutorial for WordPress Custom Menus. Getting Started with WordPress Custom Menus Go to Appearance/Menus on the left side of your WordPress dashboard. Near the top select a menu from the dropdown, or click 'create a new menu' to get started. If you create a new menu, name and save it. On the left you'll
I recently wrote a post about how to add text and overlays to images in PicMonkey and since then have had people ask about how to add a drop shadow effect to their text. Since this is not yet a PicMonkey function, I thought I'd show you how to do this manually. Adding a drop shadow to text in PicMonkey isn't hard. You just need to know how to duplicate a layer, recolor it and send it to the back. Adding a Drop Shadow to Text in PicMonkey First, create and position the text you want a shadow for. Then right-click (on a Mac you hold the control key while clicking) on the text box and select Duplicate
With all this talk about bloggers' images being stolen, lots of people are asking, how do I protect my images? Here are a few methods bloggers can use to watermark images. How to Watermark Images with Free Software Using Pickmonkey upload your photo. Use the Text tool to add some text and set the 'fade' so the text is slightly transparent. Put the text over any part of the image you like. You may try and cover enough of the focal point to make the image unusable by people who would try to crop around or cover your watermark.
You're likely familiar with the <!- - more - -> tag which allows you to decide where to break a post and insert a "read more" link on the front page of your blog, but did you know there's also a <!- - nextpage - -> tag you can use to paginate long posts? If your post or article is longer than your sidebar, you're covering several topics, or you simply long for the ability to separate items in your posts, paginating a WordPress post can be really helpful! Here's how: Manually - Open the HTML tab of your post editor and insert the following tag wherever you'd like your post to
I'm asked a couple times a week how I find the part of my CSS file that needs changed... I always answer, with Firebug. The next question of course is what's Firebug? And then, How do I use it? Here's the Firebug download page. You can also use your Firefox Add-ons menu under the Tools tab to find this and install in your browser. Then follow along in these videos as I show you how Firebug works! Part 1
As the hosting provider for many of my design clients, and many other site owners, I'm asked a lot about accessing a site's files. While some hosts offer cpanel access, our Rackspace hosting does not, and the only way to view/edit files hosted on our servers is via FTP. Before you think FTP is only for people without cpanel access, let me explain what it is, and how it works, because it's simply the easiest way to work on your site. What Does FTP Mean? FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It is used to transfer files from one server to another, in this case, your local machine to the server hosting