Build a Bare-Bones WordPress 2.8+ Widget
This tutorial is going to be a little more advanced than some of the fare around here, but in the end you'll have all the information you need to know to create your very own WordPress widget! And that's worth the effort, I think. However, you will need to understand a little bit of PHP for this to make much sense.
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Consider this – If you found a WordPress theme that you like so much but it is not widget-supported, don’t give up just yet. Methods below helps you to widgetize non-widget theme to a drag-drop widget theme.
It's common in many blogs to have an about me widget in the sidebar of the blog which displays the biography of the author. This is a great place to show everyone your name, your biography, your picture and your social media links. If you want to do this in WordPress you can add a standard text widget and input this information manually.
In this tutorial I will show you how to easily create a WordPress dashboard widget to display your favourite tweets.
Web development may change rapidly, but two things that are here to stay are WordPress and responsive design. Knowing how to build responsive WordPress themes and plug-ins is a must. In this tutorial, we will look at building a WordPress plug-in and theme template for a responsive portfolio.
Follow this overview of the build process to create your own custom WordPress theme. We'll be taking my latest theme design from its basic HTML and CSS mockup and inserting the various WordPress template tags to build a fully working theme ready to install on your blog.
If you've been following parts one and two of this portfolio website tutorial series you will already know how to design the concept in Photoshop and build a working demo in HTML/CSS. Now let's take the design and convert it into a basic WordPress theme so you can easily manage and update your website through the popular WordPress application.
If you're confident with your CSS and HTML, its not hard at all to step up to the challenge of building a custom Wordpress theme. This overview shows the process of how my latest custom Wordpress theme was built from design concept through to completed theme. See how the static design is split up into the various Wordpress theme files, and discover how the simple PHP snippets can add that dynamic functionality of a blog.
In this tutorial I am going to show you how to build a pure CSS drop down menu in WordPress. I will walk you through the steps of creating a menu in WordPress, customizing it with CSS, and then printing the menu in your theme file. This tutorial requires that you have access to edit your WordPress theme files and also a basic understanding of HTML and CSS. I will walk through the process step-by-step so don’t worry if you have never edited a wordpress theme file before.
In this tutorial I am going to show you how to build a pure CSS drop down menu in WordPress. I will walk you through the steps of creating a menu in WordPress, customizing it with CSS, and then printing the menu in your theme file. This tutorial requires that you have access to edit your WordPress theme files and also a basic understanding of HTML and CSS. I will walk through the process step-by-step so don't worry if you have never edited a wordpress theme file before.