If you’re using a WordPress theme for your website you may be using the ‘tagline’ as a title to tell people what your site is about. Its located in ‘general settings’ and the majority of themes use this. It can be useful to summarize your blog and will often contain some of your site’s keywords.
I have quite a few websites and blogs of my own or that I have done for others and am always trying to think up new ideas for my next project. One thing always seems to be a stumbling block that I spend a lot of time trying to get other – choosing the best domain name…
Choosing the web host, site design, content management system amongst many things are also very important choices, but all of those can be changed down the line without too much fuss, whereas rebranding a site and changing its domain name although technically not difficult is nearly always something that would be best to avoid. Getting it right first time therefore is pretty important, but very difficult when the project is in its junior stages and hasn’t necessarily developed much of a ‘personality’.
Someone recently asked me to add some testimonials to their website. They had a collection of quotes from their customers and wanted one to be displayed on each page at random. Although this post it titled how to show random ‘quotes’ in WordPress the concept can be applied to pretty much anything and is not limited to quotes. It also not limited to WordPress as we’re just going to be using some simple PHP.
After being asked by a friend to recommend a simple, cheap, manageable eCommerce solution that could be customized easily and is widely supported I thought I would have a look at what WordPress themes are available nowadays…
The wordpress theme repository may not be home to the flashiest wordpress themes, but the benefits of being able to quickly implement a theme that has met wordpress’ own requirements and been checked by their team make it worth a look.
Its amazing how many of the themes from external sources (especially premium ones that have been made available for free download on torrent sites) have bugs in them, malicious additions or are just not well coded.