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The problem with themes…

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After working in the ‘web tools’ space for a few years, you become acquainted with a few of the issues we face day to day. In fact, after a while, dealing with these issues becomes part of the job and you barely notice them anymore. However, every once in a while a product comes along [...]

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WordCamp San Francisco

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I cannot believe it has been a week since WordCamp San Francisco! Check out some of the photos taken at the event by Michael O’Donnell – Great SF area photographer. As you can see below, #WCSF was a huge success! I think the most interesting part about the “State of the Word” is the term [...]

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Replacing the WordPress Login Logo

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Creating a custom login logo is a very simple task and will give the appearance of a customized content management system created just for your client. Update: Using the method outlined below will work great, however, when you update wordpress you (or your client) will have to redo these steps. Using a plug-in like this [...]

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Finding Category IDs

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For some reason it’s not very obvious in WordPress what your category IDs are. This video will take you through how to find them so that you can add them to your posts page sub-navigation.

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Deep Integration With bbPress

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This is a follow up tutorial to the BBpress installation guide. It covers how to insert a single line of code into your bb-config.php file that will allow “deep” integration between your bbPress forum and WordPress site.

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Theme Installation Guide

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This tutorial covers the first step to a great looking website…theme installation! Using two different methods I’ll show you how to quickly and easily install your PageLines theme. One method involves the WordPress theme uploader and the other uses FTP access. Enjoy!

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Getting Started with Firebug

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In this tutorial we’ll go over the basics of using Firebug, a popular web development add-on for the Firefox browser that allows you to easily inspect the html and CSS of your web pages. I know you’re gonna love this tool!

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Using CSS to Create a Splash Page

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This tutorial is all about using a little bit of CSS to create a splash page from an existing page template. With a little bit of detective work and minimal CSS coding you will be able to transform one of your pages into a squeeze machine. If you’re feeling lucky try going to, http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_reference.asp, for [...]

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Tutorial: How to Add a Custom Image Header to iBlogPro3

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[Update: 4/26/2012] This technique is specific to iBlogPro3 and will not add a custom image header in the PageLines Framework. Adding a custom header to a WordPress theme is crucial for adding brand strength to your site. In this tutorial I will show you exactly how to add a custom image header and hopefully convince [...]

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3 Clever Ways To Use Twitter for Marketing

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Today, I attended a talk given by Guy Kawasaki—who I consider the master of ‘personal’ branding. The talk was entitled “Using Social Media to Market Your Business,” and it was focused on Twitter. Prior to this talk, I thought I knew everything there was to know about ‘social media,’ and had come to the conclusion that Twitter was primarily “marketing people marketing to other marketers.” But after hearing about how Guy Kawasaki used it, I realized that Twitter is bound to evolve and it will play a useful role for business strategy in the future.