Build a Featured Posts Section for WordPress

WordPress is awesome. Even more awesome is the fact that it can be customized to power any type of site you like! Here, we’ll be learning how to create a featured and “latest posts” section – easily a ‘must-have’ for all good News/Magazine themes. We’ll also go over using the ‘Custom Fields’ to their fullest…

Integrating and Customizing Lijit for Your Site

Search is an important part of any website, and a lacking search functionality will mean that your visitors won’t find what they’re looking for, never a good thing. If you’re a WordPress user, you know what it is like, because WordPress, like so many other online publishing platforms, just can’t be as good as Google…

How to Create a WordPress Theme from Scratch

Following on from the recent article on “PSD to HTML”, this tutorial will look at taking a HTML/CSS template and turning it into a functioning WordPress theme. There is so much you can do when creating your own theme we couldn’t nearly cover it all. So, we’re going to look at how themes are structured,…

Context Includes

The great thing about WordPress is that it doesn’t limit how content is displayed, but provides a ‘framework’ of ways to do so. Even better, it’s possible to change the display according to the content. When writing this tutorial it was hard to explain what’s going on… But the best way is this: the post…

The Anatomy of GamePress – Part 1 (Updated)

GamePress is a “Gaming News & Reviews” theme for WordPress and currently one of the most popular themes at ThemeForest. It is the most advanced theme I’ve created so far, and really pushes what the WordPress engine can do! Already read this article? Continue on to Part 2. This two-part series will focus on several…

Don’t Ignore Your WordPress Footer

Footers are often an overlooked aspect of designing a site – when they can actually be kinda handy and informative. In this tutorial we’ll go through some options you can have for your WordPress site. Preface As per usual, with these tutorials, you’ll need a WordPress directory. By now, if you’ve been doing them you…

How to Use the Slider Revolution Plugin for WordPress

In this post, we’re going to review the Slider Revolution Responsive WordPress plugin, which allows you to create rich and dynamic content on your WordPress websites. And not just sliders: it allows you to build carousels, content modules, and full-fledged websites by using the rich built-in editor! Nowadays, sliders and carousels are important building blocks…