Category Archives: Twenty Ten Tips

How to add wp PageNavi to Twenty Ten

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I thought I’d post this since it’s a commonly used plugin and I just added it to my own site and styled it. Wp-PageNavi is a simple WordPress plugin that easily adds a numbered page navigation to your theme. I’ll show you how you can add it to the newest version of Twenty Ten Weaver theme. (currently 1.6 beta 6). Start off by downloading and installing the plugin, then head … Continue reading

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Add a back to top link in Twenty Ten footer

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I found this code while searching for something else, and thought I’s post about it. Open footer.php and on the line 37 above CODE add this bit of code. It will add a matching “back to the top” link in your footer. Continue reading

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Style WordPress 3.0 Menu Items | Menu Classes

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I never took much notice to this until today but, Wordpress has several useful menu item classes that can be used to style menu items individually. This comes in very handy for anyone using Wordpress 3.0+ menu feature. For example, lets say I had a link in my menu I wanted to highlight, or just style differently. Continue reading

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Add Wp.Me Shortlinks to your posts

Wp.me shortlinks are not something new, it’s been around for over a year now, but I’ll show you how to easily add them to your theme at the bottom of each post. First you need to install the WordPress.com Stats plugin. Once you have that installed, open your single.php (if using Twenty Ten or a child theme) and around line 31 right after <?php the_content(); ?> add <div class="shorturl">Short URL: … Continue reading

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Creating Twenty Ten Child Themes Part 2

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I’ve showed you how to create a basic child theme and how to begin to make changes to it. Now I’ll show you a few things you can do to it that will keep the Twenty Ten look, but add a bit of style to it. Something I like to do when I install Twenty Ten is spice up the menu bar, make the sidebar wider, and add a few … Continue reading

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Creating Twenty Ten Child themes

I know I’ve posted about this before, but I thought I’d make a slightly better post. The default theme that comes with WordPress is called Twenty Ten. It’s easy to create your own child theme. Even with little css knowledge you can make simple changes to your site to make a more personalized theme and I’ll show you how to get started and explain how it works. First, I’ll assume … Continue reading

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Display Excerpts in Twenty Ten

Please use this post http://twentyten.info/twenty-ten-tips-tricks/display-excerpts-in-twenty-ten/ for comments as content is now being updated there. I didn’t think this would be as easy as it was until I did a bit of searching. I’ve been messing with Twenty Ten theme and getting it to display two columns of posts on the main page. The issue with this is, each post is a different length, so it makes the page look uneven. … Continue reading

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Warcraft Style Blockquotes

A while ago I played around with a plugin that would change the look of my blockquotes to mimic World of Warcraft blue posts as seen on mmo-champion. There’s been a few updates and added features over the past few months, but I found the easiest way to get the style I wanted was to just add to my own css. For example, using [ blockquote ] text here [ … Continue reading

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Gravatar Hovercard Fix for IE

I noticed when using Ottos code for displaying Gravatar Hovercards on my site was giving me an error with IE. At first I thought it was a plugin conflict. After testing it with different themes, it seems to be a theme conflict, but I couldn’t figure out what was causing it. I posted the issue on wordpress.org forums And between a few members they found a solution. When you add … Continue reading

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Gravatar Hovercard WordPress Plugin

Ran across a site by Otto today explaining how WordPress.com is introducing a new feature called Gravatar Hovercards. It creates a popup for users with Gravatars showing more info from their Gravatar profile, such as web links, social links etc. You can see it working on this page unless you’re using IE. Here is the code you can use to create a plugin. Taken from Ottos site. <?php /* Plugin … Continue reading

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Add Search Form in WordPress Header – Updated

I made a post about this a while back and had a few responses, so I’ve decided to update this with another version. This might not look as good if placed in the actual navigation bar (if using Twenty Ten theme) but looks good added to the header. This will add a clean looking search box with an image for the search button. I recommend creating a basic child theme … Continue reading

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