How to Make Your WordPress.com Blog a Little More Fancy…For Free!

Last time we talked about redirecting your WordPress.com subdomain on your own domain name. If you’d like to stick with the WordPress.com infrastructure, that’s ok. There are plenty of things you can do in order to make it your own. Theme Think of themes in WordPress as the skin of your website. Theme controls everything…

How to Create Your Own WordPress Website (or How to Convert Your WordPress.com Website to Your Own Domain)

You’ve been wanting to start a blog…congratulations! Now where do you begin? WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org You may have heard of WordPress, one of the most powerful and user friendly blogging platforms out there. But you also may have heard…there are two versions. WordPress.com is the Content Management System’s (CMS) free version. Here, you’ll be able to…

A Better Way to Load jQuery in your WordPress Theme

While WordPress comes with jQuery built in, we want to load it from Google’s CDN to speed things up. You can do this by placing the code below in your theme’s functions.php file.

How to Properly Add Scripts and Stylesheets in your WordPress theme

Simple Script and Style Enqueuing The proper way to load scripts and stylesheets in your WordPress theme is to place the wp_enqueue_scripts hook in your theme’s functions.php file. Expanding on This Sometimes you may want to load a certain script or stylesheet only on a particular page. In such a case, we can register the…

How to Create a Custom WordPress Dashboard Footer

Here’s a neat little way to add your stamp on the dashboard of a client’s WordPress site. Add this snippet to your functions.php to replace the default WordPress footer with your own! Before:   After:

How to Build a Filterable Portfolio in WordPress Using jQuery Isotope

Get Your License First things first. If you haven’t done so already, pick up your Isotope license. If you are using Isotope for a non-commercial, personal, or open-source project then Isotope is free to use and falls under the terms of the MIT license. For commercial uses you have two options: Developers License ($25): This…