Update: Voting is now closed. Design #3 is the clear winner so that is the theme we will be developing next! Thanks to all the people who voted and left comments! We will announce the winners in due course who will get a FREE copy of the new theme.
Can I get your opinion?
I created a few designs for our next theme, and I’d like to know which one you like best.
As a thank you for your time, I’d like to give you a chance to win a free version of the theme just for voting. Read More
The WordPress admin dashboard can be a scary thing for first-time users.
When we develop sites for clients, sometimes it makes sense to remove some of the UI items they don’t need in the admin area to make it less intimidating. We used many of these admin customizations with WordPress Multisite (or WPMU), to make our customer’s sites more user-friendly. (The code in this article works with normal WP and multisite)
Here’s what the standard admin dashboard looks like (click image):
Here’s what it will look like after we make some modifications:
There are basically 3 things you can do easily to start:
Remove some admin menus and sub menus
Remove some default widgets
Simplify dashboard and post/page list screens
Here are some tips and tricks for customizing the WordPress admin by adding code to your child theme’s functions.php file.
We’d like to (officially) welcome the newest member of our team, Josh Wagner. Josh is a great guy and he’s going to be wearing many hats, including community support manager. You’ll probably exchange an email or two with him, be nice so he sticks around
If you want to customize your WordPress theme beyond small tweaks, you have to use a child theme.
A child theme is just a folder to keep your changes so you don’t make changes to the original (or parent) theme. The main reason to do this is so that you can update the parent theme without losing any of your customizations.
This subject is covered in a lot of different places, including our theme customization guide, but I wanted to go into more detail here.
We are excited to announce our newest theme, Façade!
Façade is a minimal, modern theme, packed with features to make your business look amazing. Showcase your products and portfolios, and make your site look clean and modern.
The best part about Facade is that you can customize every color in the theme with no coding. We’ve stacked the theme customizer so you can change the background image, any color, add your logo, and even change fonts with a couple clicks. Check out this video for a demo:
I love WordPress, but I don’t love everything about it.
I think it’s the best way to build a website for most people, but like any piece of software, it’s not perfect. There are a few things that really chap my hide, and I’d like to air my grievances here.
To be clear, this post is not about complaining, it’s about providing solutions to some common problems. One cool thing about WordPress is that if you don’t like something, you can always contribute your idea for a fix because it’s open source.
Some of these fixes are specific to the way I like to use WordPress, so they might not be a good idea for the core software. So without further adieu [french accent], here we go! Read More
We are currently adding Retina support for our WordPress Themes, so I thought I’d share how we did it so you can too.
About High Resolution Displays
Retina and high resolution displays in general are like HD TV, pretty soon everyone will have one. Your website will look really bad on a high-res display if you don’t change a few things. How bad? Zoom in to 200% on your website logo or one of your images, that’s exactly what it looks like on a Retina display (but worse because everything else like text is super crisp in comparison).
How to Retinize Your Theme (without a bunch of coding)
A lot of people have already written about how to retinize your theme with a bunch of custom coding. I’m going to take more of a “for dummies” approach here. Read More
Hi David & Scott,
My experience has been pretty excellent. It's my first time working with Wordpress in general and having a template like FitPro gets me to my target website in no time. I'm probably about 80% done already. It's not a terribly complicated site but I like the fact that the template keeps me from veering off too much.
I've already bugged both a few times on the forum and both of you have responded very quickly. I'm hugely appreciative of your quick feedback.
Keep up the great work.
Have to tell you, you guys are amazing! Simply the most solid and FAST theme that we have ever used!! Great work on the customization guide too! I've never seen any other site take the time to put together such a comprehensive guide with videos included.
Thanks for your help David and Scott! Keep up the great work!!
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