WordPress

New Series! Quickie: How to Find a Page or Post’s Number

calendar December 27, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
category Posted in New Articles   |   comments0 Comments

by Mike Nichols on December 27, 2009 · 0 comments

A frequent question in the DIYthemes forums is how to find the number of a page or post. It’s really simple, but more or less hidden in the bowels of WordPress! “Quickie: How to Find a Page or Post’s Number” is an illustrated article showing you how to find the number in about 30 seconds! […]

{ 0 comments }

Quickie: How to Find a Page or Post’s Number

calendar December 27, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
category Posted in   |   comments1 Comment

by Mike Nichols on December 27, 2009 · 1 comment

It is often necessary to know the number of a page or post you have saved. How do you find it? Here’s how to do it: Go to the “Edit” screen for pages or posts Find the page or post in the list Hover your cursor over the name Look in the status bar at […]

{ 1 comment }

New Tip! Upgrade-Proof Your Site with the bloginfo() Tag

calendar October 17, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
category Posted in Uncategorized   |   comments0 Comments

by Mike Nichols on October 17, 2009 · 0 comments

Thesis has the reputation of being upgrade-proof. That is, you do not lose your work in the custom folder when you upgrade. Running against this is the necessity of putting full URL paths to images and files in the custom_functions.php file. If you use a lot of images from your /custom/images folder, it can be […]

{ 0 comments }

New Articles About In-Page or -Post Highlight Boxes and the WordPress HTML Editor

calendar July 23, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
category Posted in New Articles   |   comments2 Comments

by Mike Nichols on July 23, 2009 · 2 comments

Often you want to highlight a block of text in your post or page. Thesis provides two highlight boxes, Note and Alert, that can surround a single paragraph. The article “In-Post or -Page Highlight Boxes” shows you how to make your own colored highlight boxes that can not only highlight any amount of text you […]

{ 2 comments }

How and When to Use the WordPress HTML Editor

calendar July 22, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
category Posted in   |   comments1 Comment

by Mike Nichols on July 22, 2009 · 1 comment

The WordPress post and page editor has two modes: visual and HTML. The visual mode is a relatively recent addition and shows the post or page in a mostly WYSIWYG fashion (it isn’t perfect). With the visual editor, you don’t have to know the HTML codes for headlines, bold text or lists. All you have […]

{ 1 comment }

New Articles for Oldies and Newbies: Installing WordPress & Adding a Sidebar Image

calendar July 22, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
category Posted in New Articles   |   comments0 Comments

by Mike Nichols on July 22, 2009 · 0 comments

Today’s articles are at both ends of the Thesis experience spectrum. For people who are installing new Thesis domains or subdomains is an article entitled “Installing WordPress Using Fantastico.” Fantastico is a utility for installing software systems that is widely used by hosting companies. The article describes step-by-step with many illustrations how to use Fantastico […]

{ 0 comments }

Installing WordPress Using Fantastico

calendar July 22, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
category Posted in   |   comments2 Comments

by Mike Nichols on July 22, 2009 · 2 comments

Among the tasks required for setting up a new blog is installing the WordPress software. You can do this one of two ways: manually, which is the subject for another article, and by using a server script. The most popular server script system among hosting companies is Fantastico. Besides installing WordPress, it can install many […]

{ 2 comments }

New Article! WordPress: Change Editor Backups

calendar July 20, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
category Posted in New Articles   |   comments0 Comments

by Mike Nichols on July 20, 2009 · 0 comments

WordPress introduced a new “feature” in a recent revision that is well-intended. It automatically makes backups of drafts while you are editing a post or page in the WordPress editor. This is intended to allow you to go back to previous drafts. It is most useful if you write your pages and posts directly in […]

{ 0 comments }

WordPress: Change Editor Backups

calendar July 20, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
category Posted in   |   comments2 Comments

by Mike Nichols on July 20, 2009 · 2 comments

WordPress will make a backup of each change made to a post or page in the editor by default. This is to allow you to revert to a previous version of your entry should something go wrong. This is a wonderful thing, with one exception: Your database will grow huge in a short matter of […]

{ 2 comments }

New Article! WordPress Plugins I Use

calendar July 18, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
category Posted in New Articles   |   comments1 Comment

by Mike Nichols on July 18, 2009 · 1 comment

I wish I had a dime for every time I’ve been asked which WordPress plugins I use on my sites, or which plugin I would recommend for a particular function! It’s a kind of shoptalk, like discussing sauces between chefs. And it’s a great area of mystery for newbies. A new article, “WordPress Plugins I […]

{ 1 comment }

WordPress Plugins I Use

calendar July 18, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
category Posted in   |   comments15 Comments

by Mike Nichols on July 18, 2009 · 15 comments

A constant question on the DIYthemes Forums, and I one that I often get, is what plugins are recommended for a Thesis site. This article lists the plugins I use on my sites and tells why I use them. Though I can’t claim to have tried every plugin available for a given purpose, I’ve investigated […]

{ 15 comments }