While still young and with plenty of room for new features, we feel our slider plugin has already surpassed the capabilities and robustness of our previous theme integrated slider. Find out why we decided to write it and recommend it with our themes and most importantly, how to use it.
WordPress automatically generates excerpts (short introductory texts) out of the posts’ content. However, it also implements the ability to manually type in the posts excerpts instead of the auto-generated ones.
This functionality is slightly hidden in the screen options, but can be quickly activated and used.
WordPress generates the appropriate image sizes and crops at the time the image files are uploaded to the Library (directly or to a post or page). Once all the crops and resizes are generated they will be used as-is and not be re-generated again, regardless of any image size options changes. Our themes support a lot of customizability related to their general and elements sizes and as a result the images displayed (header, slider, featured) all have configurable sizes as well.
However this can be problematic when switching themes or when you decide the current sizes don’t really work and need adjusting. The solution to make sure these crops/resizes are at the appropriate (current) configured values is to use a thumbnail regeneration plugin.
Fluida and Verbosa introduced a different method for defining the social icons in the theme using menus, allowing practically an infinite number of icons and quick reordering functionality.
To find out how to easily add your own social profiles icons jump right in.
The vast majority of the text on your site comes from your own content. However there’s a small amount that comes with the theme and that in very few instances you’d wish to change to something else.
The first though would be to dive right into the theme files and search for that text to edit it right there, right? That usually works, but just not always. Luckily, WordPress provides for a way to do this more easily…
Translating WordPress themes is actually very easy. With the help of some screenshots and some simple guidelines you’ll have your theme translated in no time.
So without further ado let’s get on with it and explain a second way of translating themes (and plugins). This procedure does not require you to play with files or install programs. All you need is the Codestyling Localization plugin for Wordpress.
Our themes (including Mantra and Parabola) feature a special page template titled “Category Page with Intro” which allows us to display a category of posts coupled with a custom intro to that category.
This is a page template, so it will show up in the page templates list when creating/editing a page while using one of our themes. What is typed into the page content is what Wordpress will display as the intro on the category.