How to Set Default CSS Background Properties in WordPress Themes

Here’s a handy trick for WordPress theme developers. As of WordPress 3.8, theme authors have the ability to customize defaults when adding custom background support. For example, you can set a default for any of the following CSS background properties: background-color background-image background-repeat background-attachment background-position Oftentimes users want their sites (more…)

Gravatar Mobile App Featured Image

Toni Schneider, who recently switched positions with Matt Mullenweg inside Automattic has asked on the Gravatar blog, Which platform should a Gravatar app be released for first?. The choices are iOS, Android, or other. At the time of writing, Android was leading the poll with 80 votes while iOS is (more…)

How to Set Multiple Default Categories for WordPress Posts

The “Uncategorized” category is a generic bin where WordPress posts go when you forget to assign a category. It’s rather irksome to discover that you’ve published a post as “Uncategorized,” since it doesn’t do much to connect your readers with more useful information on your blog. One easy solution to (more…)

Media Temple Featured Image

MediaTemple has announced they have a new managed WordPress hosting package available dubbed Premium WordPress Hosting. The package has a cost of $29 per month which places it near the top of my price comparison chart. I created this chart a few months ago when GoDaddy announced their managed WordPress (more…)

WordPress.com Featured On Jeopardy

Jeopardy, an American television game show, recently had a category dedicated to dot-com. Among the five answers within the category was WordPress.com. WordPress.com bills itself as “a better way to” keep one of these Internet diaries. #WordPress on Jeopardy, category “Dot Com”. pic.twitter.com/xXVyKTRvzF — Dougal Campbell (@dougal) March 4, 2014 (more…)

DW Timeline: A Free WordPress Theme With a Unique Layout

DW Timeline is a beautiful free theme created by the folks at DesignWall. It is based on the Roots framework and features a unique timeline display for posts, inspired by Facebook’s timeline layout. DW Timeline was designed to showcase your blog or portfolio site. Customizable Header The homepage design supports (more…)