WordPress 2.6 (Tyner) is out, which means it’s time for a round of WordPress theme and plugin updates.
No, this isn’t another post promoting my Options theme. It’s about theme options pages.
Anybody that’s used one of my themes knows about the all-important theme options page, or, as I like to call it, the theme settings page.
I recently came across a blog meme that was going around where WordPress bloggers were tagging each other and were asked to list their top three most underrated plugins.
Unfortunately, no one tagged me.
After about six complete redesigns, I’m somewhat happy with the look I’ve come up with for Project M’s new site.
The good news for you all is that I’ll probably use some of those discarded designs in future themes. I’ve went from retro to corporate, from blog to magazine style, and this is what I’ve come up with.
Have you ever wanted to change some text that reads “Continue reading” or “Post written by” in your WordPress theme to something a little different?
That’s pretty easy to do if you just open up the appropriate PHP file and edit it. But what happens when the theme is updated with some cool, new feature or for the next version of WordPress? Well, you have to change that text all over again.
Sometimes it sucks to be me. But in a really good way.
Every day, I look at quite a few sites using the Options theme, and almost every day I’m surprised by what people are doing with it.
For that matter, let’s stop using the word “premium.” Let’s label it for what it is — pay-for-use.
One of the problems with magazine-type WordPress themes has always been that they require more work than an average theme because of the extra image uploading.