Development, WordPress

Get the title for the posts page in WordPress

This little tidbit is for all you WordPress themers out there.  It is important that your theme displays the proper title on the page no matter what settings a user has on their site.  As you probably are already aware, a user can go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘Reading’ in the WordPress admin menu and change what pages are used for the front page and the posts page (aka blog page)…

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Getting Started, WordPress

Creating a Photo Gallery in WordPress

Many people get confused when trying to create a photo gallery in WordPress. It isn’t obvious at first glance how to utilize this built-in feature. Let me walk you step-by-step through how to create a photo gallery by uploading images from your computer or by using images already in your media library.  Just in case you need a little more help, you can follow along with the video! Continue reading

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Getting Started, WordPress

Adding Pages to a WordPress Site

WordPress is a popular solution for managing website’s nowadays.  The reason it is so popular is because of the simplicity with which you can add or manage the content on your site.

Using WordPress for the first time can be a bit confusing, but once you get the hang of things, I guarantee you will love it!  One of the first tasks you will need to learn to perform is how to add a page to your site.   Continue reading

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Web Design, WordPress

Choosing a WordPress Theme

Choosing a WordPress theme can be a confusing task for a lot of people.  Everyone can choose a theme that looks nice, but being able to head off potential problems before you launch a theme on a live site is extremely important.  As a WordPress developer, I am often asked to review WordPress themes for clients.  In order to avoid major issues, I recommend doing the following checks on any theme that you are seriously considering.  These checks are listed in the order that they should be done…

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