NOTE: My adsense account has been deactivated. And the fine folks at Google simply don’t bother explaining why they deactivate accounts – they just do it. If I ever find out why I will forward that info on. For now, I would recommend you do not use the guide I have below – in case that is the problem.
Over the past two days, I’ve put up a couple articles relating to widgetizing the twenty twelve header and guidance for adding multiple items up there while accounting for 2012′s responsive nature. I wanted to finish up today by showing my solution for running Google Adsense ads to the header while still maintaining the responsive nature of the theme as best we can, let’s dig in!
Yesterday, we started the basics for adding a widget area to the soon to be new default WordPress Twenty Twelve theme. I personally wanted to have advertising up there, plus login and registration options. I use custom login and registration pages on VoodooPress, so the standard links don’t work – I need to provide working links. I’m going to show my code for adding that login feature, of course. But I also want to show you this for a bigger reason – 2012 has a responsive setup and if you alter the theme, you need to consider that with your changes. Let’s take a look at what I have now!
Sigh. You know, sometimes when things get pretty busy, I forget to look at my websites. I might jump into the admin and sort through comments or make a post. Maybe even hop on my admin system to deal with upgrades. But sometimes I don’t look at my sites for a while on the frontend. Well, I just did, and it was ugly!
I’ve been trying to work through some issues after getting a comment on one of my fonts articles. It seems some people have been experiencing some problems getting Google Fonts to work on their child theme. So I was messing around with mine, and I experienced the same unpredictability. After messing around with things, I got mine straightened out, maybe this will help you!
So I just ordered a big box of VoodooPress shirts. Coincidentally, Our first anniversary is soon. We actually installed WordPress on Jan. 31 2011, and launched on Feb. 16 2011. In honour of that, I was thinking of giving away 10 shirts. I’ll have 6 ways to enter. Follow me on facebook, twitter, or google+ Or share a tweet, FB post, or G+ post. I’ll open the contest on Jan. 31, and close it on Feb. 16th. Cool right? Historically significant and shit! Anyway, contest comes soon…. I hope you will play along!
At the end of January, VoodooPress will turn 1 year old! It’s been a fun year so far. I’ve learned a lot about WordPress, and I’ve helped a lot of people. To celebrate, I want to give away some VoodooPress swag. Maybe a couple of shirts, and a couple of other things. Just to have a little fun. I’d like to use it as an opportunity to get VoodooPress spread around a little. Maybe using Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. Anybody have any experience doing something like this, or know of any resources for guiding me on the best way to get folks involved, get VoodooPress out there, and have a little fun with it?
OK, so all of my websites are pretty small. I just do my thing, and hope people enjoy a little bit of it. I just noticed that VoodooPress has sitelinks in a lot of the searches that come up for it. Makes it look all official and important and stuff! I think it’s kinda cool, but more importantly, I hope it help people find our stuff!
I recently posted an article about the importance of child themes. For now the article is over on my blog, but soon I will move it over here as I get this site going. But since I just started this site, and for the time being have decided to stick with the Twenty Ten theme, I had to take my own advice and make a child theme. I’ve called it Voodoo Child, which is a fun name. I figured as I started doing things to build up the site, I would keep track of little bits and pieces here to help others.