WordPress

Three Misconceptions about WordPress

I recently came across some misconceptions about WordPress that I thought I would address here. Most of these misconceptions are half-truths, which is what makes them very appealing. If you use WordPress, you’re stuck with the “WordPress look” False. It is true that there are many free and premium themes that look the same — slider on…

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The Difference Between front-page.php and home.php

If you’ve done some WordPress theme development, you’ve probably asked yourself these questions: What is the difference between front-page.php and home.php? When should I use each file? Home is where the blog is Because of its blogging heritage, WordPress considers your “home” page to be your blog index page. In other words, it is the list of…

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How To Override Your Theme’s CSS

You just installed a theme, but you notice that there are a few things not quite to your liking. You can’t change it in the options, so you’re left with getting your hands dirty with CSS. What is the best way to go about doing that? The first rule of editing WordPress styles is: directly editing the…

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Four Reasons to Attend WordCamp, Even if You’re Not a Developer

WordCamp LAX wrapped up last weekend to a record attendance. For the uninitiated, WordCamps are conferences not just about WordPress design and development, but also the business of WordPress and freelancing. Even non-WordPress professionals can benefit a lot from attending. Here are three reasons I think you should attend WordCamp, even if you’re not a WordPress developer:…

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