Tag Archives: howto
Obfuscating Email Addresses
I’ve long held that putting a plain text email on a website is not a good idea. Even with being careful like this I’m inundated with a large amount of Spam. While I don’t put my email address online in a plain text fashion, and preach the same to others, I’m not always afforded
WordPress Theme Anatomy
This has to be one of the best diagrams that pulls together all the working parts of a WordPress theme. My hat is off to Joost de Valk for pulling this great illustration together and granting me permission to share it with the visitors to my site.
Securing WordPress from the get go is a no brainer and is not difficult nor too time consuming. The benefit is being able to sleep at night. Also make certain to keep your WordPress software upgraded to the latest version.
How Does Your Site Stack Up – Part 1: User Interface Standards
Before starting the design of your website it is important to review the current Web environment so that your site is accessible to most visitors and so that your message doesn’t become lost.
Adding Widget Areas to a Page
Setting up customized widget areas within a WordPress theme is not really that difficult once you know the basic steps. The widgets need to be registered, the theme needs to make a call to include widgets and then a custom php page needs to sometimes be built to call the custom widget areas and format them.
Child Themes and the function.php File
The function.php file can be put to good use in a Child Theme (or standard them). This can be to cover for such things as adding new styling tags or perhaps to reference a new stylesheet. It also can be used to create new functions, remove parent functions or both. Once you play with the function.php file a bit you’ll, no doubt, find many more uses.