Category Archive: Wordpress

  1. Adding your latest tweets to your WordPress blog

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    A very simple way of keeping the content on your website fresh is to grab your latest tweets from Twitter and display them on your WordPress site. At first it might seem like it could be quite a lot of work to do this. Luckily WordPress has a fantastic community of plugin developers and an easy way of adding new content to certain areas of your site.

    You might have guessed that I’m talking about widgets here. If you don’t know what widgets in WordPress are you could check out my other article on adding widgets to your WordPress site and also have a look at what the official WordPress site has to say on widgets.

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  2. Adding widgets to your WordPress theme

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    In WordPress, widgets allow you to add content to special areas of your theme without having to modify any code. If your theme is ‘widgetized’ you can use the built in drag and drop functionality built into WordPress to add new content and move content around on your site. Widgets make it really easy to add things like a ‘latest tweets’ box or a custom menu to any widget area in your theme.

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  3. Child themes in WordPress

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    In WordPress a child theme is simply a theme that inherits style and functionality from it’s parent theme. All you really need to create a child theme is a style.css file in the themes directory of your WordPress installation. This quick article will show you situations in which child themes might be useful and how to create them.

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  4. Customizing the WordPress Admin Panel

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    If you’re creating a website for a client you will normally find they don’t want to learn how to use everything in the WordPress admin panel. They probably hired you so that they didn’t have to learn loads of new stuff and I’m sure what they wanted was a simple admin panel that made updating their site easy.

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