Adding a Login Function to Our Twenty Twelve Header Widget Area – And Responsiveness Considerations

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!

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Reader Request – Styling Sidebar Content or Widget Areas in the Twenty Twelve Theme

A reader dropped me a comment yesterday wondering how we style the widget areas here on VoodooPress. I’m always happy to answer questions whenever I can, so we will take a look at what I do here, give a little bit of code, and even touch on other things you could do to spruce up your widget area. Let’s dive right in!

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Modify the Width of the New WordPress Twenty Twelve Theme

We just recently switched over to the new Twenty Twelve theme on VoodooPress, and it’s quite a nice theme! But one thing I saw immediately, it’s too narrow! I have been on a kick lately of trying to get all my sites to have nice, lightweight, clean themes. Twenty Twelve fits the bill. But it seems that everyone wants really narrow websites. A lot of folks have bigger monitors, I want to use some of that real estate. I’m not going to cover anything drastic here, but you can go as big or as small as you want with some careful planning. Note that, even though I’m showing how to make the theme wider, this will also work to make the theme narrower. Let’s dig in!

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Twenty Twelve Theme Will no Longer Ship With WordPress 3.4

It wasn’t that long ago that I made a post about my excitement to be getting a new theme, twentytwelve (2012) which would be shipping with WordPress 3.4. You see, I always run the latest and greatest default WordPress theme here on VoodooPress, tweaked through a child theme of course – to fit my needs. But according to this discussion over on the WordPress Development Blog, time is running out on the development cycle for WP 3.4, and the 2012 theme isn’tt yet ready for primetime. Too bad, I was looking forward to a VoodooPress overhaul, and a new series of posts about the things we could do with this new theme! BUt no matter, WP 3.4 will still bring a host of cool upgrades to our favourite CMS, and we’ll get 2012 soon enough to have fun with!