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WordPress 3.9, Smith, was Just Dropped to the Masses – Time for an Update

I just noticed that WordPress 3.9 has been released. I swung through all of my sites and got everything upgraded. So far, I haven’t found any issues! I recommend you check out the release post here and get to your updates! There are some mighty fine looking enhancements this time around! I haven’t had the chance to fully play with everything yet, but we are looking at better overall media handling, image replacement, image loading, and image editing as well as a much improved gallery feature, and crazy cool audio/video features like playlists! To help you style everything, the widgets and headers got some live preview love, while the theme browser is looking mighty fine!

Go get yourself some brand new WordPress and let me know what you think!!

Simplifying My Checkout Process on the Ankhjii.com Relaunch – Angelleye’s Paypal for WooCommerce Plugin

I started describing some of the steps I took recently whil eredesigning my wife’s website. She’s a professional athlete and a personal trainer. We needed a clean. modern design with a reliable eCommerce solution. To get this far, I paired up the Divi theme with WooCommerce. The process was quite simple and I was able to get the launch done quickly. Everything looked and wored pretty well, but a couple things were left to iron out. One of them was the checkout process.

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More on the ankhjii.com Relaunch – Selecting a Theme: Divi by Elegant Themes

Yesterday I was discussing my experiences with relaunching my wife’s personal training and figure competition website, ankhjii.com. In that post I was talking about the decisions I made on relaunch and selecting WooCommerce for our eCommerce solution. Like I discussed in that post, I’m normally a roll your own solution kind of guy. I like to code my own stuff or use minimal plugins with my own adaptation. That’s an old mindset, back 5 or 6 years ago, the WordPress ecosystem wasn’t nearly what it was today. It was difficult to find a plugin that would do what I want and even harder to find a quality theme. Times have changed, here’s my theme selection story.

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I Finally Gave WooCommerce a Try on the Ankhjii.com Web Relaunch

Not a lot of opportunity to post over here on VoodooPress lately. I did finally graduate with my Master’s last week, that was a big piece of what was keeping me from doing anything WordPressy for the past three years. That’s not to say I’ve been completely absent, after all, I have many websites to run! I just haven’t been able to post about it.

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Assign Default Featured Images to Post by Category

I have been working on a new website recently – On My Bike. It’s a personal motivation website, I’m doing a lot of thinking, reflecting, etc. while I shop for a new bicycle. Once I get the bike I want to monitor some stats, etc. So I use IFTTT to relay data from my bike rides, scale, etc. to that new WordPress site. Those posts are automatic and I don’t get to set my featured image as they post. The theme I am using really looks best when featured images are included, so I wanted to add specific featured images per category since my auto posts are assigned their own categories. Here’s how I got that done.

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Use More Screen Real Estate by Making Twenty Fourteen Wider

We spent yesterday figuring out how to get rid of all the green in 2014 and set up a new colour. I like the looks of that, but there is still one more thing bugging me. I’ve had several posts over the years about the same thing. I don’t like how narrow things are in the theme! Well, here’s a quick fix to change that!

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Custom Colours in Twenty Fourteen – Get the Green Outta my Theme!

So now we have twenty fourteen in place and I have a child theme started. Of course you remember we always use child themes when editing a theme, right? If not, have a quick read of this old article. It was written back when we were on 2010 but it’s just as relevant now on 2014! Our child theme is set up to pull in the default CSS usnig the @import code, so everything looks the same. I’m just not a huge fan of green, so here’s what I did!

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VoodooPress has Switched Over to the Twenty Fourteen Theme – More to Come!

Ever since VoodooPress launched, the goal has been to provide you with some fairly simple tips and tricks for getting your site running how you want! Part of that comes from always running the latest default theme and customizing it a bit to show you how it’s done. Sure we sometimes do more complicated things here, but the simple things are really important, especially for newer WordPress users who are looking to just do some minor tweaks. So here we go, 2014 is in place, look for some child theme tips coming soon!

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