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
If you love my PicMonkey tutorials for bloggers you'll enjoy my recent post over on BlogHer: Adding Text to Images on PicMonkey! I cover using overlays, adding text and creating drop shadows for your text! Read more.
I was recently asked how people get badges and widgets for social networks in their blog's sidebars. Truth is, there are hundreds of plugins out there that will help you with theses, but I prefer to use the original code from the platform! Fewer plugins equals a faster site and a lot of times, these codes are so easy to generate it's faster than installing something! Google + Badge You can either grab some code from google here or, you can use a plugin like New Google Plus Badge Widget to get a great looking Google+ badge for your WordPress sidebar!
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.
Many times, your clients already have a website when they come to you. They want a new site, but they want to keep their old site online until the new site is ready. This means you need to build their site somewhere else. As a developer, I run into this a lot, and often have 3-4 site builds happening at one time. To keep things running smoothly, I've set up multiple sandboxes for WordPress development. What is a Sandbox Site? Basically, a WordPress sandbox is an extra WordPress instance set up on a subdomain or subdirectory of an existing URL, or, a URL you use for nothing but development. Where
Tired of buying little paper valentines and wondering how many identical ones you and your kids will receive? Why not make your own? This PicMonkey tutorial will inspire you to make your own valentines on PicMonkey! Getting Started with PicMonkey Go to PicMonkey.com. Sign in if you're a Royale member! (Not a member? Try it free for a day with this link.) Select the Design option and select a size. For this tutorial we'll use the 4x6 size because those can be printed for 19 cents via WalMart's 1-hour photo service!