Archive | December, 2010

Theme Tip 15 – It’s all about the sidebars

15 December 2010 comment icon1 | Categories: 24ways

Today we take a look at how we should be improving one of the most over looked areas of WordPress theme development – the humble sidebar.

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Theme Tip 14 – Using WordPress for Wireframing

14 December 2010 comment icon3 | Categories: 24ways

Day 14 brings us that bit nearer to Christmas and an early gift in the form of using WordPress for wireframing.

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Theme Tip 13 – Common pitfalls with theme design to avoid

13 December 2010 comment icon1 | Categories: 24ways

A short and sweet mini rant today about the pitfalls to avoid when designing your first WordPress themes.

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Theme Tip 12 – Featured Homepage Content Made Simple and Cool

12 December 2010 comment icon0 | Categories: 24ways

We reach the halfway mark in our 24 Theme Tips for December with a short but really sweet way to add featured content areas to your homepage.

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Theme Tip 11 – Must read Genesis Framework Tutorials

11 December 2010 comment icon3 | Categories: 24ways

Today we give you are comprehensive list of must read tutorials on the Genesis Theme Framework.

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Theme Tip 10 – Theme Frameworks – worth the hassle?

10 December 2010 comment icon0 | Categories: 24ways

WordPress Theme Frameworks are everywhere at the moment.  WPCandy produced an exhaustive comparison list of theme frameworks recently and Dan Cole also published a detailed framework comparison some time ago.
I’ll be straight with you. For a long time WordPress theme frameworks and me didn’t get along.
While the concept of child themes made sense, the way one builds them did not seem very intuitive – and in many ways it still isn’t. (Sidenote: For a good read about what theme frameworks and child themes are go here).
Let’s get one thing straight – if you’re just starting with WordPress themes don’t go near child theme development for a while. Hack and build your own themes from scratch …

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Theme Tip 9 – Be careful where you get your themes from

09 December 2010 comment icon0 | Categories: 24ways

Just a short theme tip today focusing on the importance of only using WordPress themes from a trusted source.

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DDOS Attacks look to be resolved

09 December 2010 comment icon0 | Categories: theme news

It would seem that the attacks which were taking a place on WooThemes, Templatic and a few others have stopped or have been beaten.Glad to hear that – I'm sure it's been a stressful time for everyone involved.

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Theme Tip 8 – Moving theme functions to plugins

08 December 2010 comment icon0 | Categories: 24ways

An interesting tip today all about how you should think about porting your theme functions to plugins.

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WooThemes STILL under attack

08 December 2010 comment icon0 | Categories: theme news

So WooThemes, one of the leading premium WordPress theme providers has been under a DDOS attack for over a day now and woothemes.com is not responding.
Thankfully, they’re playing a stormer providing lots of support and updates via twitter and also via one of their subdomains which is responding.
From the looks of things, the guys are nearly back up and running.
This type of attack is quite common on really big sites (including mastercard.com earlier today) but to my knowledge it’s unprecedented within the WordPress community.
It’s a real shame to see and I’m sure the Woo Team have been working their socks off to get things back up and running asap.
Hope to see them back soon!

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