I’ve Worn the Letters Off My Keyboard!

calendar July 7, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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July 7, 2009

It’s been a long, long day at the keyboard! I’ve been an article-writing fool, finishing four articles for Thesis Theme Tools and a long one on Anxiety Sensitivity for my other blog, Anxiety, Panic & Health. Also spent some times making replies in the DIYthemes Forums, and other miscellaneous stuff. And… I went public with […]

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Free FTP Programs and Text Editors for Mac and Windows

calendar July 7, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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July 7, 2009

New users will often try to get by with using their host’s cPanel software for file transfers and NotePad or TextEdit for editing the custom.css and custom_functions.php files. It’ll work, but it’s clunky and frustrating, at best. There’s a better way. Two new articles just posted recommend free FTP and text editor programs for both […]

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New Tutorials: How to set up Google Custom Search and Google Analytics!

calendar July 7, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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July 7, 2009

Google provides a number of great services for you and your site. Two of the most important are Google Custom Search, and Google Analytics. The stock WordPress search function is pretty lame, and Google Custom Search far outstrips it in speed and depth of search. The new article, “Google Custom Search Setup,” gives you step-by-step […]

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Hot Keys, and Content is Still King

calendar July 6, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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July 6, 2009

Been really busy here in the Nichols Nuthouse, writing articles and code, and cleaning up various little odds and ends. My main thrust is to flesh out my beginning content so that there will be something here when I start advertising the site. So it’s hot-and-heavy on the keyboard for me! Here’s what I’ve done […]

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Two New Menu System Tutorials for You!

calendar July 6, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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July 6, 2009

I‘m proud to say that new articles on two different kinds of menus/submenus are up! They’re Tutorial: Contextual Submenus Tutorial: Image Button Bar Menu/Submenu I use the Button Bar for the main navigation of Thesis Themes Tools, with the Contextual Menu right under it. Right now, the best places to see them in action are […]

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Content is King Despite Outrageous Storms

calendar July 5, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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July 5, 2009

I‘ve accomplished quite a bit since yesterday, despite a violent storms outside and frequent power blips (thank goodness for the UPS!). Although I “knew” it, it’s still surprising how much work there is to do getting the site set up — much more than just making the theme look and work ok. As they say, […]

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Fourth of July, El Stupido, and Wandering Snippets

calendar July 4, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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July 4, 2009

Happy Fourth of July! Most people take the day off and do the barbecue thing. I will do hot dogs at my best buddy’s house, but otherwise I’ll be plugging away here at the Nichols Nuthouse. My wife is in England and my daughter is doing her own thing, so I have the space to […]

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The Inevitable First Post

calendar July 3, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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July 3, 2009

This is the fourth day I’ve had this blog, Thesis Theme Tools, but that is a lie. Actually, it’s the first day, and I had another one called Thesis Tools built off a subdomain of my main blog Anxiety, Panic & Health, for three days. A dumb mistake Let me explain: Just today I got the domain […]

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