WordPress Widgets Tutorial

wordpress widget

WordPress Widgets are a cornerstone of WordPress theme development and in this tutorial we will explore them in depth. So what is a WordPress Widget? A Widget in WordPress is a way to group together a chunk of content that is specific to a given purpose, and then displayed on the website. If you visit Appearance and then Widgets in the WordPress dashboard, you will see many types of widgets available to use.…

WordPress Post Formats

WordPress Post Formats

WordPress has a nice feature called Post Formats that can help you to differentiate certain posts to others in a WordPress theme. So far in our series of learning about how to customize WordPress Themes, we have seen how to create and style several posts in our system, but they all pretty much look the same. Of course we were able to create custom pages, but Post Formats work a little differently.…

How To Add Search To A WordPress Theme

How To Add Search To A WordPress Theme

Let’s now tackle the task of adding a search box to our custom WordPress Theme. The built in WordPress search function which is a part of the WordPress core is actually quite capable as compared to what it was when WordPress was just a new CMS. In this tutorial we will learn how to add a search field somewhere in the upper right hand area of the site.…

Add Featured Image Support To Your WordPress Theme

Add Featured Image Support To Your WordPress Theme

This tutorial will cover all the things we need to do in order to add featured image support to our WordPress Theme. We’ll talk a little bit about just what a featured image is in WordPress, how you assign a featured image to a blog post in WordPress, and how we can have fine grained control over the output of the featured image along with controlling aspect ratio.…

How To Use WordPress Excerpts

How To Use WordPress Excerpts

In this WordPress tutorial we will learn how to make use of WordPress Excerpts in the custom theme that we have been building together. In addition to the excerpt itself, we will take a look at how to add excerpt links and to customize the ‘Read More’ text you might have seen on various WordPress powered websites. We already saw a little bit about how to use excerpts on our archive pages, but what about your main blog posts?…