As we continue our series on Online Generators, we begin to focus more on sites that can provide more than just single components of a site. Today’s entry touches on an area that interests most of us … the ability to create your own Wordpress Theme online.
The WordPress platform is very powerful when it comes to managing web site content and being able to add functionality for web site owners. But if you are not a web developer, the options are limited as to how much you can customize WordPress to your specific needs. And this can prove frustrating for most of us. I am going to introduce you to some new “Drag-and-Drop” development tools that are easy for users of all skill levels to work with. Headway Pagelines Presswork
Many of us run our own WordPress blogs but still want to customize the look of our WordPress web site. However, getting into WordPress customization seems a daunting and scary task. In this tutorial, I will show you how you can easily customize WordPress using a method known as “creating a Child Theme“.
If you use a hosted WordPress.Com blog, short codes have been added to simplify many of the common tasks a blogger needs to deal with. Previously, we dealt with How to Add a Photo Gallery for self hosted blogs. In today’s entry, we will show you how easy it is to add a simple Contact form to your WordPress.Com blog.
I have seen many people on Twitter asking for a good Gallery plug-in for WordPress. Our choice for a plug-in would be NextGen. But, it occurred to me that many people don’t realize that WordPress has this feature built in already. It’s not the prettiest or the coolest gallery I have seen. But it does the job in a pinch.
One of the more complex issues with Wordpress occurs when you need to customize the look and the feel.
Using Wordpress Child Themes makes the customization process much easier without the need to learn complicated PHP code.