A brief Introduction to Child Themes People often ask what happens to customizations after a theme update. Well the short answer is: They will get lost. Why is that? When you update a theme there is normally no build in update routine like you have it for WordPress core updates. That means when a new [...]
UPDATED 22.11.2012 – Thanks to WordPress 3.0 changing the default header or logo of PRiNZ Pro themes is easy as 1, 2, 3. On the themes options page you can decide if you want to use the sitename (blogname) and description or a logo in the header of your WordPress site. By default a logo [...]
All of my themes come with a very nice image effect called “prettyPhoto“. It´s a lightbox clone that opens image links automatically in an overlay or modal window. You don´t need to do anything but link the inserted image in a post or page to its own file. pretty Photo detects image links automatically.
When it comes to customization the background color or -image of a page can really make a huge difference. With PRiNZ Pro themes it´s so easy to define a custom background color or set an individual background image. Let me show you how that works.
UPDATED: By default BranfordMagazine as well as WyntonMagazine come with an “intelligent” sidebar. I call it “intelligent” because it displays different items based on where you are on the site. Of course you can also use widgets if you feel more comfortable with it.
UPDATED November 22nd 2012: This template gives you the opportunity to display three content columns in a static page. It can be a nice starting point if you use it e.g as the entry for a news section with three sub-categories. You don´t have to enter any content via the WP write panel since this [...]
By default PRiNZ Pro Themes use a graphical logo to display in the header of the blog or website. There might be reasons to use the blog title and tagline that are defined in the WordPress admin settings under Settings > General instead of a logo image and this tutorial shows you how easy this [...]
One of the great things that come with my new PRO themes are custom widgets. Many people love to use widgets because they add extra functionality without touching a line of code. Although WordPress comes with a lot of nice widgets sometimes you need extra widgets that are custom made to support an indivuduals themes [...]
I often get support questions like “I want to change the color of element “X” from default black to red” (or similar). If you have a look into the CSS files you normally should find out pretty fast which areas you need to edit to change colors, fonts and even sizes of specific elements. But [...]
Recently I have written about individual excerpt lenghts in BranfordMagazine. Today I will show you how to customize the excert “more” textstring and make it a real clickable link for a better user experience.