Karol K82 articles /

Head content crafter and WordPress figure-outer, manages CodeinWP's team of writers ★ Author of "WordPress Complete" ★ Professional yerba mate drinker ★ Find him at karol.cc

Should You Develop a WordPress Site for a Client From the Ground Up or Use … Ekhm … a Helper?

Every designer has his/her habits… Maybe it’s this one type of shadow effect that you like putting on most sidebar elements. Or maybe it’s the way you’re separating the breadcrumb links. Anyway, there’s always something. But what if we take it much further, and much broader? Namely, should you be using a placeholder WordPress theme when building sites for clients? Or should you start from

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How to Put Together a Mobile First, Performance Orientated WordPress Theme [Part 2]

If you’ve scrolled down to see what’s in store here, you may be wondering whatever happened to points 1-5. Ah, right, to find what the answer is, you should take a look at the first part of this mini-series. In short, what we’re after here is giving you a guide on how to build a high performing mobile theme for WordPress. It may not seem like

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How to Put Together a Mobile First, Performance Orientated WordPress Theme [Part 1]

In its core, putting together a WordPress theme is a rather simple task. WordPress delivers a really friendly environment and makes it clear which PHP functions to use for what purpose along the way. However. Even though it’s simple, it’s far from easy, and especially if you want your theme to be mobile-optimized. There’s a range of unique issues that you ought to overcome if you

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How to Simplify the WP-Admin to Get It Client-Friendly

Why simplify the wp-admin? As a WordPress designer, you usually have to tackle many challenges along your way through a given project. But quite unfortunately, more often than not, those challenges don’t go away once you deliver the site to your client. The thing is that clients are not always WordPress savvy, especially if it’s the first time they’ve become a website owner.

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This Is How You Get Stunning Content Presentation on a WordPress Site [Codeinwp Roundup 001]

Is it just my impression or do people generally don’t care that much about the so called “content blocks” on their WordPress sites? Where by “content block,” I mean the main block where the actual article or blog post is visible. For instance, even if you look at the official theme gallery at WordPress.org, you’ll see that most theme designs are focused primarily around headers,

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