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How To Implement WordPress Custom Menus

WordPress Custom Menus are great. Better than great – they are amazing.

But what if you can’t use them on your blog? If you are using a theme that doesn’t support them, you’re stuck meddling with the code every time you want to tweak your navigation menus.

Well, that just won’t do, now will it?

Adding Custom Menu Support To Your Theme Can Make Your Life A LOT Easier... »

How To Use WordPress Custom Menus

WordPress Custom Menus are a great, built in way to customize the navigation on your blog – without having to tackle a bunch of code. When using a theme that has Custom Menus activated, you can place any pages, categories or external links into you navigation, and hide any you don’t want, quickly and easily.

Custom Menus Make Organizing Your Blog Easy! »

What is The WordPress Loop

The WordPress LoopThe WordPress Loop is one of those things that might seem complex at first, but once you get to know how it works, it’s really remarkable in it’s simplicity. The Loop is what makes the various pages on your blog tick, pulling in the right posts and formatting them appropriately – and you can augment it all you want!

Untangle The WordPress Loop »

How To Use WordPress Custom Fields

Sometimes the basics just aren’t enough, and you find yourself wishing you could give your posts more than a title, a category and some tags. What about all of the other great ideas you have to share? WordPress Custom Fields allow you to add virtually anything you can imagine to your posts, and then use that information however you want!

Learn How To Use Custom Fields To Do Pretty Much Anything »

What Are CSS Sprites And How Do They Work?

css spritesWhile it’s far from being a new technique, the use of CSS sprites is one of my favorites, for a number of reasons.

First and foremost, there is no arguing that they are good for load times. We’ll discuss why in a bit. Another plus: they make it a lot easier for you, the site owner/designer/editor/tinkerer to keep your images organized. Why keep track of an ever-growing list images on your server if you can simplify things into a single file? Sprites just make sense – but hold on, I think I’m getting ahead of myself here…

Find out how to add sprites to your own pages and speed up your blog! »

Back In The Saddle

Well, it has been a long time since a post has gone up here at Welcome To WordPress – so long, in fact, that for some of you, this might be the first new post you’ve seen since you first found or subscribed to this site!

Sorry about that.

A number of factors have contributed to this prolonged hiatus, not the least of which was a need to focus more closely on the business I run with my wife, separate from my endeavors here.

Apart from that it’s been, well, life… which has a way of filling up, keeping us busy and leaving us scratching our heads thinking something like, “Huh. It’s been that that long? Really?”

But enough of my excuses. This brief post is meant to serve half as an apology for my absence, and half as an announcement that I’m getting back to work here and look forward to getting some new content posted soon.

With that said, it’s time to get to get back to work – I’m currently putting the finishing touches on a new post that covers a fun way to speed up your blog’s load time.

Hint: this post is all about the images on your site, and how to make them more efficient.

See you soon!

Review Of The SEO Smart Links Plugin

SEO Smart LinksInterlinking between posts and pages on your site is good habit for any blogger – it can help your readers and search engines easily navigate and discover your new content on your site.

The problem is, adding links to all of the time can really slow down the writing process.

This simple plugin can make the process MUCH easier... »

How To Create A WordPress Favicon

Favicons display next to bookmarks and on browser tabsEver wanted to change the little icon that displays next to the title of your blog in your browser? Maybe add your logo or something that people will recognize?

No problem! All you need to add is a favicon!

Three simple steps to customize your blog's favicon »

Understanding The WordPress Template Hierarchy

How To Remove A WordPress SidebarThe WordPress Template Hierarchy is what enables WordPress to know what file it should use for different parts of your blog.

It also allows YOU to know which file you need use when you want to customize something!

Learn Which Templates Control Your Posts and Pages »