Homepage Double Sidebar Added!

Finally figured out how to add another sidebar to the homepage! Turns out to be pretty easy, just had to create a new sidebar2.php file and call a php include on the home.php page. Learned some neat things about how the sidebar works as well as how to generate links. Also discovered how the page and page templates work.
Next up:

  • Fix the issue to page hierarchy – pages only show subpages and do not show nested pages properly. may need to write another function to do this or find a plugin. Other solution is just to create another page template…Resolved – Will just keep rule that no pages shall have third level navs for now!
  • Place links into my new sidebar2 and figure out how to use digg.com to automatically post to my blog Done!
  • Customize the blog description on the homepageDone – I hope ashley likes it!
  • Place a video plugin so that i can show videos on the blogDone – test video works but my own video doesn’t…
  • Change the Glued Ideas Theme Descriptions to my own so that it doesn’t get mixed up amongst all the other themes, maybe even clean out some of the junk themes as well. Done!
  • Get a better WYSIWYG editor for WordPress- this editor sucks! – Done – But we’ll se if this is that much better…

Facelift Underway!

I have been surfing around the world of WordPress Themes and finally decided to stick with the Glued Ideas Subtle Theme.  Now it’s time to customize it!  Updates thus far:

  • Created my own header graphic and removed the default darkening gradient effect (pretty cool, would like to figure out how Glued Ideas did this.
  • Updated the font size and colors of the top menu
  • Updated the color of the blog title
  • Added content for the right side banner box

My second post

I have been looking around this current theme and figuring out if it will work with what I have in mind. It really is amazing what WordPress has allowed people to do. In many ways, this is FREE and very customizable CMS application.

This post should help fill up the blog with some initial content and some new pics as soon I as figure out how to do it…

Current Theme from Glued Ideas...Here is a screenshot of the theme. Thanks to Glued Ideas for creating nice design with some very cool options. I love the green hues and the transparency effects on the navigation. I will have to customize it and might butcher it in the beginning but this is probably the best one I have found out there!