What are Theme Frameworks?

November 16, 2011

Think of the theme framework of your website as a freshman dormitory. Simple, basic, has exactly what you need, nothing more. You can decorate, hang posters and rearrange what is inside for style and flair, but the core structure of the room will remain unchanged, just like the theme framework of your WordPress website. A […]

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What is a WordPress Child Theme and Why Do You Care?

November 9, 2011

Child themes derive their functionality from the parent theme, and then override the styles and functionality you want to modify without directly changing the parent theme. This way, when there is an update to the core features in the parent, you can update the theme without affecting the customizations that you’ve made in the Child […]

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Creating a Custom Header for Small Biz Theme

November 2, 2011

I recently used the Classic with Video layout of the SmallBiz theme for a client, Ram’s Spinal Care. I wanted to achieve the look of the header spanning the full width of the screen, which I was able to achieve using the theme’s built in header and background uploader, making the process super simple and […]

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What is CSS – A Designer’s Introduction to WordPress and Cascading Style Sheets

October 12, 2011

CSS, short for Cascading Style Sheets, allows you to store style presentation information separate from your HTML structure on your WordPress site. CSS was introduced to replace tables as means to layout a website. The CSS file controls the fonts, colors, margins, lines, height, width, background images, advanced positions and many other elements of your […]

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