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.
After following along with the previous two tutorials we’ve done, your 2014 theme has new colours and it’s a bit wider. Well there’s one more thing I like to do to make things nice and clean! Let’s match up the new colours and the new width in our post editor!
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!
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!
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!
WordPress 3.8 has just been released and I just finished my upgrades, how about you? I know I haven’t been around much on VoodooPress, a newer job and school have been keeping me insanely busy. I just finished my thesis and have one more class left at school – then I hope to keep things up to date here! But I have been keeping up on WordPress just a bit, and 3.8 is looking pretty sweet!
I have been waiting forever for this capability! With the update to jetpack 2.7 that was recently announced on the Jetpack site, we finally get our content sent right over to Google+! How cool is that? I like to share my content far and wide whenever I publish – Facebook and Twitter got my content automatically, but I always had to remember (and often forgot) to manually post to Google+. No more, it’s built in! Give your plugin and update and test it out. What do you think?
VoodooPress has always been a great resource for customizing those child themes. We always run the latest default theme from WordPress and have some fun tweaking it up a bit. In the spirit of that, we’ve thrown the switch and have a 2013 child theme. Not much is done yet, just the basic functionality. Stay tuned, we will be fully customizing the site over the coming weeks – making things wider, playing with the header, changing the colour scheme. It’s all in the works!
Last night the newest release of WordPress was released into the wild – version 3.6. Have you upgraded yet? I immediately updated all of my sites (with 1 click thanks to InfiniteWP) and after clicking around I seem to have no issues or conflicts – that’s always nice! You can read the official release post here, I’d also recommend cruising by WPBeginner and checking out what they have to say for a more detailed look into 3.6.
VoodooPress always runs a child theme of the most recent default WordPress theme. On that note, sometime over the next month I’ll switch over to th enew 2013 theme and we will customize it and get those tutorials out to you! I’m a bit tied up with school and work right now – finals week is next week. Once I get over this hurdle, we will get some fun new content up!