Template Monster 13278

May 30, 2008

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Adding an Email This Button to Your Blog

May 29, 2008

Before getting to the code, I wanted to first say that this code is designed to allow readers to click on the button and have it open up their default email software and create a subject and link that point to the post the reader is currently visiting. This code is not designed to allow readers to contact the blog author. If you are wanting your readers to be able to contact you, I recommend you use one of the many great contact form WordPress plugins available. You should never embed your email address into some HTML code... [Read the full story]

Optimize your title tags

May 27, 2008

There are plugins available to help optimize your title tags, however, editing one line of code can help you avoid an additional plugin. To me it’s worth it – less plugins, better performance. So let’s do it. Locate the title tags in your theme’s header.php file. It will look something like this: <title><?php bloginfo('name'); ?> <?php if ( is_single() ) { ?> » Blog Archive <?php } ?> <?php wp_title(); ?></title> Now change it to this: <title><?php... [Read the full story]

Creating a featured articles section from a particular category

May 26, 2008

Creating a Featured Articles section for your WordPress blog involves 3 basic steps: Create a new category called Featured. Place the code (provided below) into sidebar.php. Style the Featured section to match the rest of your sidebar. Featured Articles code Place the following code in the preferred location of your sidebar—or anywhere else you may want to display your Featured Articles: <ul> <?php query_posts('category_name=Featured&showposts=5'); while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?> <li> <a... [Read the full story]

Template Monster 13447

May 25, 2008

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