A user of the StudioPress Whitespace Pro theme told me that, generally, he was happy with the theme. What he found missing though, was a Read More link at the end of post excerpts. Is it possible to include a Read More link in post excerpts? Well, yes. Displaying Read More in post excerpts is what most Genesis child themes do. The Whitespace Pro theme suppresses that link in … [Read more...] about Adding a Read More link to excerpts of StudioPress Whitespace Pro
Last year August, StudioPress released version 2.0 of its Genesis Framework embracing HTML5 and CSS3. Since then, StudioPress as well as other providers of child themes for the Genesis Framework have been updating their themes to take advantage of the HTML5/CSS3 innovations. One of the themes concerned is StudioPress (in)SPYR, still one of my favorites and deployed on my … [Read more...] about Add a Widgetized Footer to StudioPress (in)SPYR
The Dynamik Website Builder has just been promoted to my number #1 WordPress theme framework – right next to Genesis. Dynamik allows you to create custom page layouts and add custom styling to these layouts without the need to code. But of course, when you have read The Dynamik Website Builder for Genesis – A First Look, you already knew that. What you probably also know is … [Read more...] about Create Your Own Genesis Child Theme with the Dynamik Website Builder – without Coding!
Yesterday, StudioPress released version 2.0 of its Minimum theme – a Genesis child theme, of course. As the version number implies, Minimum 2.0 has a predecessor: Minimum 1.0. StudioPress is currently updating a great deal of its child themes. The main goal of this operation is adding mobile responsive design to its themes. In some cases the design of the child theme also gets … [Read more...] about How to Add a Subscription Pop-up to StudioPress Minimum 2.0
The customizations below are regarding the versions 1.1 and 1.2 of StudioPress (in)SPYR. An update covering version 1.5 and up is available here. Over at my Dutch blog wpZaken, I am using a slightly customized version of the StudioPress (in)SPYR theme – the Blue Base style to be exact. Yesterday, I wrote a post about setting-up the (in)SPYR Subscribe widget for Google Feed … [Read more...] about How to Add a Widgetized Footer to the StudioPress (in)SPYR Child Theme
The (in)SPYR Subscribe widget of the StudioPress (in)SPYR theme comes with instructions for the AWeber Subscription service. In this post I will show you how to set up the custom (in)SPYR Subscribe widget for use with Google Feedburner. Here at wilwebs.com, we are using a customized version of the StudioPress Streamline theme. For wpZaken.nl, the Dutch counterpart of … [Read more...] about How to setup StudioPress (in)SPYR with Google Feedburner Subscriptions
Last night, a visitor named Mike left a comment to my post WordPress, Themes and the GPL: What am I missing? A site like Elegant Themes distributes their themes under GNU Public License. They charge a fee for doing it, which is obviously supported by the license. However, anybody who gets the themes has the right to redistribute the themes and not charge a fee, right? Why … [Read more...] about Why Not Redistribute Premium WordPress Themes for Free?
Let me begin with a confession. I am a theme freak. Yep! Since I have started working with WordPress, I have seen tons of themes. Apparently, I am also a control freak, because I prefer versatile themes that allow me to setup the theme – and therefore the website – my way. No matter how flexible a theme is, sooner or later you might hit the boundaries of what is … [Read more...] about WordPress Theme Frameworks – Beyond The Theme
This site – wilwebs.com – runs on the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. As a StudioPress Pro Plus member, I have access to all Genesis child themes. That is all current and future child themes by StudioPress – 46 to date. Community themes and other third party child themes for the Genesis Framework are excluded from this arrangement. Although StudioPress offers enough … [Read more...] about StudioPress Streamline Customization
Last week I have published The Best and Safest Places for Free and Premium WordPress Themes. Initially, it was my intention to include a paragraph "WordPress, Themes and the GPL". However, since the post had become a bit lengthy already without the text on GPL, I had decided to slash it. The very same week, WordPress.org released version 3.2.2 of its popular content … [Read more...] about WordPress, Themes and GPL