Display Widgets is a very cool plug in. It will let you choose which pages or posts for any (most) given widget to appear on. I think this should be a default WordPress function. I am used to this kind of control using Joomla and find it indispensable.
Site Creator Ultimate
Site Creator Ultimate is from the same folks that make Site Layout Customizer. It is very similar but offers more options and control. I have switched over and am using it now for the front page. Since all I have here right now are posts, I’m using it to display them in three different layouts on…
This is a very useful plug-in. Shortcodes Ultimate allows one to insert some nice elements into your content. I really like the columns with which you can layout a block into a number of columns. Some nice styling shortcodes too. Some other codes for buttons, tabs, iframes, boxes and media.
I am using a child theme for Twenty Twelve. This is the latest WordPress theme and I choose it for it’s clean layout and it’s responsive. You know that using child themes is the way to go instead of just hacking the main theme only to update it later and have lost all your ‘hacks’.
Adding Widget Areas
I wanted to add a widget area to the header of this theme. Pretty easy to do once you put all the pieces together. I am using a child theme made from Twenty Twelve. To add the new widget area you register it in the function.php file. Then put the div where you want it…