Category: Web2.0 WordPress Themes

Web2.0 - Free WordPress Themes - Customization Tutorials and Updates

This category is reserved for theme update announcements and some basic tutorials about theme modifications for all users of the free themes.

I´ll add tutorials during the coming days / weeks, these will be about things like changing layout / sidebar widths, adding links to header navigation, replacing the standard header with a custom header graphic, etc …

Tools

You can modify your theme files either online - using the WordPress theme editor - or offline - using an ASCII text editor like NotePad or TextPad (my preferred one).

Template Files

Each Theme consists of the following components / template files:

Stylesheet - style.css
Stylesheet(simple borders) - style-simple.css
Header - header.php
Footer - footer.php
Sidebar - sidebar.php
Main Index Template - index.php
Custom 404 error page - 404.php
Category Index - category.php
Archive Index - archive.php
Tags Index - tag.php
Author Index - author.php
Search Results - search.php
Posts - single.php
Pages - page.php
Comments - comments.php
Comments Popup - comments-popup.php

Some Widgets - functions.php
Special Theme Functions - theme_functions.php

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Recent posts in this category:

examples for custom widgets: FeedBurner, AdSense and more.

date 22 Nov 2008 | category Web2.0 WordPress Themes

In this post you´ll find a few examples (with HTML source code) for certain custom widgets like a FeedBurner e-mail subscription box, AdSense ads, a featured product or Youtube video, etc …

With these examples and the instructions given in the article about customizing sidebars, you should be able to add any sort of custom content to the sidebar …

sidebar customization: editing, adding and removing widgets

date 22 Nov 2008 | category Web2.0 WordPress Themes

Although the sidebars in my themes are enabled for the use of WordPress widgets, some of you may want to manually edit the sidebar(s), which is pretty easy. Depending on the layout, your theme has either a left sidebar, a right sidebar or both sidebars. All the HTML code for the sidebar(s) is located in the sidebar template (sidebar.php) of …

header customization with images

date 19 Nov 2008 | category Web2.0 WordPress Themes

There are two simple ways to customize the header of your theme with a custom graphic (logo or header banner):
1. adding a small logo image before your blog´s title and slogan
2. replacing the default header with a custom header banner

This tutorial shows you how to implement both options:

1. adding a small logo to the header

Step 1: Open the header template …

pages and categories as dropdown menus in header and top navigation

date 18 Nov 2008 | category Web2.0 WordPress Themes

This tutorial explains how to display blog pages, sub-pages, categories and sub-categories as drop-down menus inside the header or top navigation of my WP themes.