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Responsive Skin & Child Theme Starter Now Available for Thesis

A responsive skin for Thesis was recently released by everyone’s favorite Thesis ‘wiz kid’ Alex Mangini. It’s great to see that we now have a Thesis Skin and Child Theme specially coded to make your website or blog fully responsive. What is Responsive Web Design In a nutshell, a responsive website will adapt to the size of the screen you’re viewing it on. Typically certain elements of the page will be rearranged when viewed on […]

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New Thesis Showcase Launched

A new site dedicated to Thesis Theme designs has recently been launched. The goal of the new site, called HolyThesis.com is to spotlight some of the best Thesis sites out there. Not every Thesis site will be listed. Only the very best in terms of design and function will be considered for inclusion. Visitors to the site can “like” their favorite designs, and also register to submit their own designs for consideration. You can visit […]

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WordPress Requires FTP Connection Information When Adding or Upgrading Plugins

A common problem that you can experience when trying to upgrade or add a plugin automatically in WordPress is when WordPress cannot access the filesystem directly. It results in a message similar to this: “To perform the requested action, connection information is required.” WordPress requires you to enter your FTP information. I discovered a few useful posts regarding this issue. Here is good one with an explanation on Why WordPress asks for this information by […]

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Thesis 1.8.4 is Released Improving Multisite Support and Other Bug Fixes

Wow, what’s happening here? Two Thesis releases within about a month. We like it! This time Thesis 1.8.4 improves support for WordPress Multisite and also fixed numerous bugs. What’s nice too is the special bonus that was provided along with the release. If you’re a skin developer or regularly build custom sites for clients like I do, then the Thesis Skin Custom Functions Starter Template and Thesis Child Theme Starter Template will be helpful. These […]

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Add a Fancy Drop Shadow to Your Comment Avatars

A reader of this blog posted a comment asking me to share the code that I’m using for the comment gravatar images. I’ve provided the code below, but keep in mind that you can always use Firebug to look at the CSS code used on elements of a website. I’m not saying you should copy code from other sites, but you can certainly get ideas and learn from other web developers as to how they […]

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Thesis 1.8.3 Is Released Along With News About Thesis 2.0

Chris Pearson has released the latest version of Thesis, version 1.8.3 which has numerous performance and usability enhancements. To learn more about Thesis 1.8.3 and hear from Chris on the latest developments with regard to Thesis 2.0, you can read the official post over at DIYthemes. How to upgrade from a previous version of Thesis How to install Thesis for the first time

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Thesis-Blogs Is Now on Twitter

It took a while, but Thesis-Blogs.com now has a Twitter profile! Be sure to follow us to receive more tips for Thesis, WordPress and anything else we find interesting. Follow @thesisblogs!

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Remove Explore Section From Google Reader and Other Cool Tweaks

If you’re a Google Reader user, you may have noticed the “Explore” section in the left sidebar of the main Reader screen. Many users find this to be quite annoying, but as of this writing, there is no way to disable it. Google basically loads up a bunch of recommended feeds, which for many of us is not needed because we have already loaded the feeds we want. Sure, you can click the arrow and […]

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WordPress 3.3 Hits the Streets

The latest version of the WordPress software — 3.3, named “Sonny” in honor of the great jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt, is now available for download or update inside your WordPress dashboard. WordPress has had over 65 million downloads since version 3.0 was released, and in this third major iteration the WordPress team has added significant polish around the new user experience, navigation, uploading, and imports. Check out this short video that summarizes the new updates: […]

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Gravity Forms – Premium WordPress Plugin

Whenever I’ve needed to add a form to a WordPress page, I’ve used either Contact Form 7 or the Secure Form Mailer plugin. I’ve found they both work well. I have had some problems in the past with Contact Form 7 not sending the notification after a form has been submitted. But overall they seem to work fine. Gravity Forms Just recently, I wanted to update a contact form on one of my sites, and […]

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