How to customize code in WordPress using a mini plugin

The greatness of WordPress comes from its highly customizable nature – almost everything can be tweaked, edited, adjusted or replaced without the need to directly dive into the core files and modify existing code.
Mini-plugins are very useful at applying small tweaks or little bits of code on the site.

How to update or fix translations that no longer work

WordPress’ translations system is based on a direct strings replacing system. When the translation files and the actual extension code get out of sync some existing translations can become obsolete while other texts may start showing up non-translated because they are not included in translations. This is when the the translation files need to be updated to account for texts changes and new translations need to be added.

How to use the Landing Page feature in our themes

The Landing Page is not entirely brand new having made its appearance in Fluida 1.0 and being included with every new theme since.

We feel that the time has come to be properly introduced to this landmark feature present in our themes and get a detailed view on all of the landing page’s options and controls as in-depth as possible.

How to choose a WordPress theme

Choosing a WordPress theme has become one of the most daunting tasks when starting out with WordPress. There are so many themes out there, both free and premium, all claiming to have the most and best features, all claiming to be the prettiest, the most responsive and so on that it’s really easy to get lost.

Here’s a list of what we’ve come to look for when searching for yet another “perfect” WordPress theme.

How to create a slider with our Serious Slider plugin

Serious Slider is a fast and slick slider plugin which relies on WordPress’ custom post types functionality to provide a simple and efficient slider management system. It uses minimum styling and JavaScript with hardware accelerated CSS3 transitions to create a really fluid experience.

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.

How to use manual excerpts in posts

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.