Category Archives: WordPress Themes

Articles on WordPress Themes, Child Themes, and web design in WordPress.

WordPress Words: DIV

A “DIV” is an HTML element that divides sections of your WordPress site.

Example: A user can customize their site by adding DIV tags around their content sections in the text editor. Then they can add custom CSS to their DIV’s by going to the Theme Editor in
Appearance–>Editor–>style.css and adding a new line in the file.

.main-grid-content {display:inline-block;background-color:#FFF;}

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The DIV tag in HTML is used widely on most websites today. By default, a DIV is a block level element, which means it will take up all of the horizontal space  in its current container. In WordPress DIV’s are used to create new sections of content within your site, that may be linked to current classes or new ones.

New sections can help you separate portions of your site to add embedded maps, special offers, promotions, contact information, images and other content.

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Choosing the Right Theme for Your WordPress Site

Choosing the right WordPress Theme for your site can be difficult. But with a few easy steps, you can easily choose the Theme that works best for you.

The number one thing that you should be worried about is does this Theme work with my site?The page on the back end where you select your theme

For instance, if you are looking to make a site for your corporation or business, you might look for something a bit more sleek and modern. If your site is promoting your daycare center, you might look for something more fun and colorful. Continue reading Choosing the Right Theme for Your WordPress Site

WordPress Words: Theme

A Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical front-end interface with an underlying unifying design for a site. A WordPress Theme modifies the way the site is displayed and designed, without modifying the underlying core programming of WordPress. While some associate a WordPress Theme with “skinning” your site with a design, a WordPress Theme contains programming code that influences the design, changing it with each generated page view based upon the programming with PHP, WordPress template tags, WordPress conditional tags, and CSS.
WordPress Theme in WordPress Codex Glossary

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Twenty Eleven Child Theme; Make It Tacky With These 3 Easy CSS Mods!

In the Clark College WordPress Class We have downloaded Instant WordPress, which is a server designed to act like WordPress.org. It is free to download, and includes features such as plugins and use of the editor. However, the website that you create with this software is NOT live, and remains on your hard drive. Where it stays. Reclused from the world and worn out while you test its limits. But I digress… Continue reading Twenty Eleven Child Theme; Make It Tacky With These 3 Easy CSS Mods!