Web Design

Simple Facebook Sharing and Like button for WordPress

You do not need to use a plugin to let your readers share and like your posts and pages in WordPress. Facebook provide code at single URL level, but you can simply add the WordPress php to call the current URL and that works a treat (get the Facebook code here). There are two pieces…

WordPress Breadcrumb Links the Easy Way

There are several plugins that add breadcrumbs to Wordperss blog posts and pages but none are very easiliy configurable / styleable. I was using Yoast’s service from the WordPress SEO plugin, but decided to see if I could just hardcode something on the website. It was easy. I added this code to the content-header.php file…

How To Move The Twenty Twelve Sidebar to the Left

I have just installed Twenty Twelve as Magazine Basic is doing funny things with my image map. But there is GUI to modify the layout of the page. So I had to delve into the dreaded CSS stylesheet! Fortunately moving the sidebar to the left is easy in the TwentyTwelve theme. Here’s how you do…

The Best Magazine Theme For WordPress

Last night I noticed that on one of my sites there were hundreds of duplicate files being crawled. These files were all generated by the WordPress Theme as it appended a version number to the end of each javascript file each time an edit was done. However, there was nothing in place to “remove” old…

Drupal Gardens – The Best Free Website?

Just came across this – Drupal Gardens – http://www.drupalgardens.com/ Like Ning, but using Drupal. More like WordPress.com really, but using Drupal. Many people have a free website for their personal blog or business. Generally they opt for WordPress.com, Blogspot.com, Google Sites or just make do with a Facebook page these days. Drupal is an open source…

How to Add Widget Areas to Your WordPress Theme

Just found this fantastic tutorial on adding widget areas to any WordPress theme. I successfully set up a new widget area below the content of my posts on another blog I write for in about 5 minutes. Addwidget Area to Theme: Step 1. In the index.php file in your theme directory, add the following code…

Website Logo Competition

We are proud to announce that we have been chosen the host the MotleyHealth.com logo competition. MotleyHealth.com has decided that it is time to upgrade their current logo, and have decided to search for a new logo by way of a competition. The logo should be on the theme of Fitness, Strength and Weight Loss.…

How to Post html or php Code into a blog post

One thing that I struggled with for ages was posting code to a blog, as the code would invariable be processed, meaning that it could not be shown. However, a bit of googling revealed that there are several online solutions which convert php or html code into blog safe code. This one is very simple…

Transfer Blogger FTP to WordPress MySQL Site

Yesterday I managed to successfully transfer a Google Blogger generated blog over to a WordPress platform. The blog (actually 3 blogs) are hosted on my own domain (like this) and not on Blogspot / WordPress.com. But you can transfer from Blogger blogspot to WordPress.com if you desire too. With WordPress it was actually very easy…