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Child Themes

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’.

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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…

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Contact Form Plug-ins

So far may favorite contact form plug-in is Easy Contact Form. I have looked at some other and this one is quite good. Many options available and customizing the look is possible.

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Site Layout Customizer

I‘m working with a new to me plug in, Site Layout Customizer.┬áIt looks very promising for some quick and easy layout options for posts and pages. I will continue testing it out and report back here. That’s what this site is all about, testing, tweaking and otherwise experiment with the inner workings of WordPress.

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Projects and Playground

Looking for a spot to mess around and improve my skills without disturbing my main site. Sub domains to the rescue. I will post some things pertaining to what I am working on in my travels down the WordPress road. I have been mostly honing the CMS side of things. But now I will explore…