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WordPress News: All Official Easy Digital Downloads Themes Are Now 100% Free

All Official Easy Digital Downloads Themes Are Now 100% Free. Learn more at WP Tavern.

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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

Web Accessibility: Preparing for Older Web Users

We are all aging. That’s an undeniable fact. In the 2013 United Nations World Population Aging report their studies showed that every country in the world is experiencing a shift to a larger population of older citizens. Generally this happens when mortality rates decrease and fertility rates decline.

In other words less people die and less people are born. That changes the ratio of young people to older people and creates what is known as an aging population.

In this article we are going to define senior populations as being 65 years and older though this number is being debated around the world. Continue reading Web Accessibility: Preparing for Older Web Users

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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Domain Name Services: Postman of the Internet

Domain Name Services (DNS) is a service which exist to help us humanize the addresses of networked resources. Humans remember words as a whole easier than numbers representing octal based Internet Protocol addresses of those same networked resources be them across the Wide World Web or just an arms length away on our local network.

That was a mouth full. Essentially through DNS you can type in a URL into your favorite web browser and through the process of name resolution your system contacts a server acting in your behalf to find the correct IP address that matches the human oriented address you type in.

Sounds simple but a lot of chatter between various servers near and far may happen just to pull up that favorite site that you wish to view. First your own system will see if it has the particular IP/URL pairing locally in it’s own tables. On your computer this information will be kept in a host.txt file and depending on the operating system the location varies. Continue reading Domain Name Services: Postman of the Internet

Interview with Japh Thompson on WPWeekly

The WPWeekly Podcast (147) on WP Tavern featured an interview with Japh Thomson and his work at Envato. He worked in support before becoming the WordPress Evangelist for ThemeForest. The discussion covered the challenges of overcoming criticism in social media for a company with the best intentions for the WordPress Community. Other topics included new features in WordPress, WordPress News, and the WordPress Contributor Experience Survey.

Why You Should Clean Out Your WordPress

Sarah Gooding of WPTavern posted an article talking about why you should clean out your WordPress. She compares a cluttered WordPress directory to leaving clothes all over your floor. The two reasons for keeping it clean is security and ease of use.

Plugins are often on the forefront of WordPress housekeeping lists. This is probably due to the fact that on a normal WordPress site you’re usually running just one theme and then multiple, sometimes dozens, of plugins. Unused plugins in the mix make it inconvenient to scroll through the list and troubleshoot conflicts. They can also pose a security risk if they’re not updated.

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What is Make WordPress?

You may have come across or heard about Make WordPress and wondering what exactly this is. In general, Make WordPress is where you can become a part of the WordPress.org team and get involved with various areas of WordPress.

It is important to note that there are two forms of WordPress (WordPress.com, which is maintained by the company and staff of WordPress.com and Automattic, and WordPress.org, representative of the self-hosted version of WordPress).

To join the volunteers and contributors in the WordPress Community on Make WordPress, you need to be registered with WordPress.org with your own account. Once you have that taken care of, you can get started! Continue reading What is Make WordPress?

Catholic Calendar WordPress Widget

Catholic Liturgy Calendar

Did you know the church year end is in November, not December? The Latin calendar ends with the Solemnity of Christ the King and begins new each Advent (the preparatory season before Christmas). Many people want to know when Christmas is coming, if only to know how many shopping days are left!

Who doesn’t need to know what day it is. While you can add a calendar to a page (embed a Google Calendar), you can also install a variety of available free calendar Plugins. How would you like a specialty calendar that tells you when Christmas or Easter is coming as well as offer the reading of the day?
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