WordPress Custom Page Templates

By |February 15th, 2011|

Sometimes you may want to create a page on your WordPress website that looks and acts different than the default page that comes with your theme. For example, your default page may have a sidebar, but you need to add a page that does not have a sidebar. This can be done by creating a […]

Hardcoding Images in a WordPress Theme Using the bloginfo() Function

By |February 9th, 2011|

If you are creating a WordPress theme and you need to code in an image, you may notice that you need an absolute path rather than a relative one. If you are confused on the difference between the two:
A relative image path

An absolute path

WordPress page templates need an absolute link. You can hardcode the whole […]

Dynamically Add a Copyright Year to a Website

By |February 2nd, 2011|

Most websites need copyright information in the footer. Usually the current year is included in the copyright info. You can code in the year by hand, but if you want the website to stay current, you will have to go back change the year every January for the rest of the website’s life.

An easier way […]

WordPress wp_head & wp_footer functions

By |January 25th, 2011|

Two key things to add to a WordPress theme are the wp_head and wp_footer functions. These two functions are known as “action hooks”. Depending on how much you know about theme development, action hooks may be easy or difficult to understand. Action hooks are placeholders where code is dynamically added to a theme.

What this means […]

Making and Using a Clean Invoice

By |January 18th, 2011|

Whether you are a web developer, graphic designer, freelance writer, or in any service business, you will need to invoice clients. Creating an invoice isn’t difficult, but it can be tricky to make everything clean and easy to understand.

Key Components of an Invoice
There are a few important parts of an invoice that should be included. […]

Benefits of having a blog for your business

By |December 1st, 2010|

I have been blogging for business for almost 6 months and I can already see the short-term advantages.

At first I was reluctant to start blogging. I knew that it would be important for my business, but I wasn’t sure if it was would be worth time and effort. I decided to give blogging a three […]

Smooth Scrolling Effect for Page Anchors

By |November 23rd, 2010|

Adding little details to your website can really make your site stand out. One little detail that you can add is a jQuery plugin called jQuery.ScollTo(). jQuery.Scollto() allows your website to smoothly scroll to your defined anchor points.

View demonstration

This jQuery plugin was developed by Ariel Flesler. To view the original plugin site click here.
Step 1: […]

Adding HTML Page Anchors to your Website

By |November 18th, 2010|

Page anchors are links within a webpage that allow visitors to jump to a specific place in the current page or on a separate webpage.

There are many practical uses for page anchors such as when you have a lot of information on one page and you need to allow visitors to be able to jump […]

Images won’t align in WordPress editor

By |November 9th, 2010|

Rarely you may be working with a WordPress theme that won’t allow you to align images via the WordPress editor. If the WordPress theme you are working with does not let you position images so that they float to the left or right there may be a lack of styling in the CSS. Luckily, if […]

List of Useful WordPress Plugins

By |November 2nd, 2010|

Below is a list of WordPress plugins that I use or have used in the past that I would like to remember. I originally had this running list on my computer, but I figured that maybe some other people could benefit from it as well. Some of these plugins I use over and over, others […]