Your site is not your own…
In this quick tutorial I’m using the Advanced Custom Fields (best plugin ever) repeater field to turn out an array of photos and text that link to PDF files (brochures)… and I’m using the genesis grid settings to lay them out nicely (class=”one-third”). The thing is, for the genesis grid to work you have to add a class of ‘first’ on every row… so I need to set up a counter to count the list items and add a class to the first and every third … Check it out.
So, in this game from time to time you get thrown a curveball. Some beautiful design feature that doesn’t have a natural easy flowing way of working in WordPress. Here’s the scenario. This design has lovely images that are also links, in the sidebar. The titles for said widget are overlaid on the images, and… [Read More]
One of the extraordinary things I’ve observed about the WordPress community in Australia is that more than just a group of people connected around this awesome software, they’re actually a great big collection of friends.
I would love to travel a bit more to other WP communities around the world just to see if what we have really is unique. I hope it isn’t, I’d love to think there are other groups of WP users out there who get as much fun out of just hanging out over beers and pizza as they do listening to WordPress talks and organising meetups and WordCamps.
Ok, so your site is up and running and you’re probably starting to get itchy to make some changes, and not just changes to the content, right? You may well be wanting to change some elements of what your theme actually looks like, and maybe even change how it behaves. So, as we keep moving… [Read More]
Well… would you look at at that… a whole new WordPress site! Clever you! Have you logged in yet? If so, you might be sitting looking at the Dashboard wondering what the heck you do next… so, let me help you with that! (Failing that you’re wondering what on earth a Dashboard is, that’s ok,… [Read More]
So, there you are – sitting looking at a couple of emails: one with the keys to your domain name, one with the keys to your website, and now you’re going to have to get your act together and actually put WordPress on your site but you really don’t know where to go next. Well,… [Read More]
Here we are, the conversation continues… we talked the other day about deciding between wordpress.com and wordpress.org… and you are still following along.. you must have turned out to be one of those people like me for whom the lure of having control of your own website’s destiny was too good an opportunity to pass up – welcome to the wonderful world of self hosting a WordPress website.
Well, you need some things… you need to buy that domain name you’ve been mulling over… and you need to buy that hosting space in which your website is going to live… so, how does that happen?
I do a fair bit of training WordPress users, be it in classroom situations, one on one with clients, or in meetups. I find running these sessions rewarding and challenging and I really do love seeing people leave at the end of the day or the session with that “I think I finally get it” look on their face. In all that training one of the conversations that comes up consistently centres around the difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org. Specifically, the difference between a free, hosted WordPress service and downloading a free copy of WordPress and hosting it yourself.
While at its core the software is the same and the look and feel of everything you do in the dashboard to manage your site will be the same, there are some critical differences you should be aware of if you’re in the process of deciding which of these options is appropriate for you.
So, a few weeks ago I had the great opportunity to chat to Josh Kinal and the gang at The Nudge Melbourne about the relationship between designers and developers. If you’re interested in such things, and perhaps curious what an Australian Kiwi accent sounds like… well, you can check it out here…
Before the interview I had put together a few thoughts by way of a wishlist from devs for designers on slideshare too… wade in with comments if you’ve anything to add or you think I got it horribly wrong! All (reasonable) opinions welcome!!