Learning how to edit your own WordPress theme is empowering, and fun! CSS may look scary at first, but once you get in there and play around a bit you'll notice that its very logically written and orderly. There are so many things you can do with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)! One of my favorite things to play with in CSS is image styles. Changing the way your photos display can make a huge difference in the feel of your site. Updating your caption styles, adding rounded corners, and making sure your images are mobile responsive are the things we'll cover today.
I'm asked a lot to add social icons to people's blogs. I don't mind doing this at all, and I love when people use custom icons that reflect their personality. But, for those who want a simple set of square icons it really can't get any easier than using the Social Icons Widget plugin for WordPress! Here's a little tutorial for adding social icons to your blog. Links for things you'll need: Social Media Widget Plugin for WordPress Pinterest Icon to download
Affiliate marketers know, those money-making links can be half a mile long! Not only are they cumbersome, they're unprofessional looking. Some marketers even worry about having their links hacked and replaced with someone else's affiliate ID... The solution for this is a $37 premium plugin for WordPress called Pretty Link Pro. Yes, there is a light version that's free, but it does not cloak links. The pro version of this plugin is very easy to use, allows you to shorten and customize your links, while cloaking them so the user sees only your custom link! I'm using this for two clients with deal
Sometimes it's really cool to see just which posts on your site are the post popular! This top posts ranks at the top of my most visited posts every single month. It gets a lot of search engine traffic! Wordpress 3.0 Custom Menu Tutorial 2 Facebook Like Buttons in One Tool - WordPress Tutorial CSS Rounded Corner Tutorial - Create Rounded Corners Without Images Store Locator Plugin for Wordpress Share your most popular posts in the comments! I'd love to see what people find interesting on your sites!