Category Archives: WordPress

Styling Wide Widgetized Sidebars, Part I

There are two general approaches to styling a wide, widgetized sidebar: fill one dynamic_sidebar with individually styled widgets, or fill a sidebar container with several instances of dynamic_sidebar. Though perfectionists and geeky control freaks will appreciate the control of individually … Continue reading

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WordPress Sidebar Widget Sandwich

This tutorial will cover adding several “sidebars” to sidebar.php using simple “if” statements, and where to place unwidgeted content in the same file. This is a first step to my next tutorial, which will present some ideas for how to … Continue reading

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WordPress Urgent Upgrade

Two days ago WordPress announced an urgent security update. WordPress 2.3.3 is an urgent security release. If you have registration enabled a flaw was found in the XML-RPC implementation such that a specially crafted request would allow a user to … Continue reading

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Wide Sidebar and Header for WordPress Default Theme

This tutorial will walk you through how to widen Kubrick, the WordPress Default Theme, without losing the ability to use the theme’s custom header image coloring. The result will be wide enough for a second sidebar, or for one of … Continue reading

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Reducing Header Height – WordPress Default Theme

The WordPress Default Theme measures about 220 pixels from the top of the screen to the bottom of the header image, with a 760px wide by 200px high header image. Many popular sites have only between 100 and 150 pixels … Continue reading

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WordPress: Add a Second Widget-Ready Sidebar

This is the tutorial I wish I had found when I first wanted to know how to add a second widget-ready sidebar. Step One: Create a second sidebar file 1)a: Add content to sidebar2.php 1)b: Upload sidebar2.php Step Two: Add … Continue reading

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A Few Blog Navigation Plugins

What do the top search marketing blogs not have at the top of their sidebars? More often than not, they don’t list just exactly what I’m going to tell you about here: lists of recent posts, popular posts, recent comments, … Continue reading

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Blogrolling My Footer

A couple posts ago I wrote about at-a-glance features that help me get a quick sense of what’s going on with a blog. For the next few posts I’m going to chip away at adding some of those features to … Continue reading

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Feeding the (feed)Reader

Yesterday was odd. I had pretty good readership according to FeedStats, but MyBlogLog, Google Analytics and the stat thingy that comes with my server told me I had two visitors on January 12th, aside from myself. Two! Not kidding! Also … Continue reading

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A Defined and Navigable Space

My 100 posts project needs a home. I want all 100+1 in their own group, with easy navigation between them, and I’d like some sort of countdown widget. For a countdown I chose KB Countdown Widget. KB Countdown Widget KB … Continue reading

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