How to regenerate thumbnails when changing image sizes

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.

How to edit theme strings with translations

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…

How to use the presentation page columns

Tempera introduced a new way of defining presentation page columns contents. This new method allows for an infinite number of columns (and hopefully better support for translation plugins).

The new columns can easily grab their content from theme-specific widgets placed in the dedicated widget area, or from specially crafted posts. To learn more…

How to translate a WordPress theme II

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.

How to use the Category Page with Intro template in our themes

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.

How to hide the WordPress admin bar

This is a pretty straightforward how-to. We’ve seen this asked so much around the web and answered so poorly that we decided to try and make it a little clearer.

As this is actually a WordPress option there’s no PHP code that you must insert, there are no CSS tricks you must do and there’s no plugin that you must install. Just a couple of clicks.

How to install a WordPress theme

Installing a Wordpress theme can be easy or difficult, depending on the theme and it’s availability (or lack thereof) in the Wordpress themes directory.

The automatic installation process comes very handy with published themes, but sometimes things fail or themes are not available, and one must resort to the old fashioned files upload via FTP. This tutorial describes all ways.