Writing effective CSS for WordPress

WordPress is undoubtedly a great content management platform and for the many use cases it covers it brings a lot of developer benefits on the table. Among the benefits, however, there are a handful of thorns sticking out and one of the sharpest ones is arguably CSS authoring which unfortunately can’t be blunted by the core team because it’s not inherently a fault within WordPress itself.

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Extending WordPress Core (or other 3rd-party) Widgets

How long have you been craving for a text size setting on the default Text widget, or a background color on the Calendar widget? Did you know you could implement these yourself? And without modifying the core files? And without jeopardizing the update-ability of your website?

Yup! It can be done! Of course, some things are more easily done, and some things may be impossible to do at all. Let’s see however what is the general approach of actually doing it.

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Our popular WooCommerce theme Flevr receives a new demo site

Flevr has an all new demo site. Improved images, better content, an all around lifting to show you what its capable of.  Click the button below to check it out!

However the changes are not only cosmetic. In the last couple of months we have updated Flevr to be compatible with the latest version of WooCommerce (3.x), improved the isotope filtering mechanism and fixed minor bugs.

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A brand new demo for our portfolio theme – Nico

Our beautiful portfolio theme Nico has a brand new demo site. If you are looking for a portfolio theme, be sure to check it out, you’ll fall in love with it!

Along with the changes on the demo we have improved things behind the scenes. We have updated the FontAwesome icon set to its latest version, made the isotope filtering system on portfolio items more robust and cleaned up a few small bugs.

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Welcome to Olympus Inn and its brand new demo site

Have you visited Olympus Inn’s demo recently? If not, you should do it right away. We have recreated the theme’s demo to showcase its capabilities. You’ll find a button at the end of this post which takes you directly there!

The changes are not only cosmetic. The fontawesome icon library was updated to its latest version, the weather system was made less prone to breaking and many bugs were squished.

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Brand new demo site for Amaryllis – Our beautiful WooCommerce theme

We have recently revamped the demo page of our popular WooCommerce theme Amaryllis in an effort to keep things fresh. Below you will find link to the demo where you can check it out yourself.

However the changes are not only cosmetic. In the last couple of months we have updated Amaryllis to be compatible with the latest version of WooCommerce (3.x), updated FontAwesome to its latest version and fixed minor bugs.

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New features added to Olsen, our most popular WordPress theme for fashion / lifestyle bloggers

Our extremely popular fashion blogging theme Olsen has just been updated with exciting new features.

We have added a widgetized area below the frontpage slider. Place one or more widgets in to the sidebar to create a featured section on the frontpage. The sidebar automatically adapts the columns depending on the widgets you add. If you only add one it will be fullwidth, adding two will create a two column layout, up to three columns.

Along with the sidebar we have added a Callout widget which you can use to create the layout displayed on the theme’s demo, just add a title, an image and the URL you want the Callout box to lead to and you are done!

Check Olsen out below:
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Herringbone – Our WooCommerce theme receives a brand new demo site

Looking for a WooCommerce compatible WordPress theme for your retail business? Make sure you check out Herringbone’s all new demo page, it has been updated to meet modern design trends.

Changes are not all cosmetic though. We have updated the theme to be compatible with WooCommerce’s latest version (3.0.x), updated FontAwesome to its latest version, added styling for the WP Instagram widget and the native WP galleries, modernized the theme’s color schemes and fixed various minor bugs.

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Here’s the new demo of our popular WooCommerce theme – UltraSeven

One of our most popular WooCommerce themes UltraSeven has got a new demo page. This refreshed demo showcases perfectly the theme’s enduring design and versatility.

The changes are not only cosmetic though. Under the hood we have updated the theme to support the latest version of WooCommerce (3.0+), updated the bundled Slider Revolution plugin to its latest version and fixed some minor bugs.

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Should I use WordPress for my photography website?

Should I use WordPress for my photography website?

It this article we’ll try to find out if WordPress is a good match for websites aimed at photography professionals. But first, let’s start from the basics.

Do I need a website in the first place?

Many photographers think that a website is not necessary in their line of work. They tend to think that displaying their work on platforms like 500px, flickr or instagram, and having a Facebook page for their business is enough. Is it though?

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