How to access key WordPress theme files

By |April 19th, 2011|

There are a lot of times where you may need to FTP into your server and work with the code in a WordPress theme directly. This post is aimed at WordPress users who are familiar with using the WordPress Dashboard, but have never logged onto the server.

You should know a little something about coding before […]

CSS – Web Developer Toolbar Series Part 3

By |April 6th, 2011|

You guessed it, this section of the toolbar allows you to play with the styles of a website. Frontend web developers and designers will find a lot of value with these tools. Be sure to check out the other posts in the series as well.

Disable Styles – Disable styles allows you to disable different CSS […]

DISABLE – Web Developer Toolbar Series Part 1

By |March 4th, 2011|

This is the first post of the Web Developer Toolbar series. This first post focuses on the first dropdown menu: disable. Most of the disable tools are self explanatory, but I will cover each below. In case you missed it, be sure to check out the introduction to this series which overviews the web developer […]

COOKIES – Web Developer Toolbar Series Part 2

By |March 3rd, 2011|

I’m not going to lie, you may never need to use the cookies tools in the web developer toolbar unless you are doing some more advanced coding and development with cookies, but I am going to include the tools in this series anyway. Be sure to check out the other posts in the series as […]

Web Developer Toolbar: An In-Depth Guide Series

By |March 2nd, 2011|

This is my first post in a series of posts on the Web Developer Toolbar. There are many features in the toolbar that make a web developer’s life so much easier. In this series I will go through each of the sections and show in detail what each tool does. Some tools are more useful […]

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. […]