Editing Files

There are times when you will need to edit the WordPress files, especially if you want to make changes in your WordPress Theme. WordPress features a built-in editor for editing files from within your browser whilst online: The Theme Editor. You can also edit files copied or stored on your computer, and then upload them to your…

Importing Content

WordPress currently supports importing data in the form of posts (articles) and most of the details or features supported by the content publishing platform. Many of the following Content Import scripts can be found under Tools → Import menu of your WordPress administration interface. If you run into specific problems, a search on the WordPress Support Forum will likely lead…

WordPress in your language

Although WordPress displays in U.S. English (en_US) by default, the software has the built-in capability to be used in any language. The WordPress community has already translated WordPress into many languages, and there are themes, translation files and support available in many other languages. It is also possible to create a multilingual blog with the help of Plugins.…

Plugins

Introduction Plugins are ways to extend and add to the functionality that already exists in WordPress. The core of WordPress is designed to be lean and lightweight, to maximize flexibility and minimize code bloat. Plugins then offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs. For instructions…

Templates

Templates are the files which control how your WordPress site will be displayed on the Web. These files draw information from your WordPress MySQL database and generate the HTML code which is sent to the web browser. Through its powerful Theme system, WordPress allows you to define as few or as many Templates as you like all under one Theme. Each…

Using Themes

What is a Theme? Fundamentally, the WordPress Theme system is a way to “skin” your weblog. Yet, it is more than just a “skin.” Skinning your site implies that only the design is changed. WordPress Themes can provide much more control over the look and presentation of the material on your website. A WordPress Theme is a…

Right-to-left support

Adding support for language written in a Right-To-Left (RTL) direction is easy – it’s just a matter of overwriting all the horizontal positioning attributes of your CSS stylesheet in a separate stylesheet file named rtl.css. Step-by-step instructions Start with your main theme stylesheet (usually style.css). Save this file as rtl.css Add the following attributes to the body selector: direction: rtl;…

CSS Troubleshooting

With the introduction of the new Themes in WordPress v1.5, boring and commonplace website layouts became a thing of the past. With a few clicks, you can change your layout instantly. With a few more clicks and tweaks, you can screw up your layout instantly as well. Welcome to the exciting world of web page design. When you…

CSS Coding Standards

CSS Coding Standards Like any coding standard, the purpose of the WordPress CSS Coding Standards is to create a baseline for collaboration and review within various aspects of the WordPress open source project and community, from core code to themes to plugins. Files within a project should appear as though created by a single entity.…

Know your sources

For Your Records As you design your Theme or style, you will be using HTML and CSS references. Here are a few resources you will become very familiar with over time. We recommend that you save or bookmark this page as a reference while you’re working on your WordPress Themes. HTML Learn How to Make Websites…