In this guide, I’ll show you how to install WordPress on your own website quickly and easily with FTP and cPanel.
For the sake of brevity, I’ll be making two assumptions. The first is that you previously registered your own domain and host it on a server that supports cPanel (almost all modern web hosts include cPanel). The second is that you have no other website, WordPress-based or otherwise, currently up and running on that server. Read More
In this tutorial, we tell you how to make a simple web page using HTML & CSS. No history lessons, no labored explanations, and the bare minimum of technical jargon required to understand what’s going on. It’s a step-by-step guide that will get the job done and introduce you to the (sometimes) wonderful world of web design. Read More
In this article, we look at a few of the nicest responsive business themes now available for the WordPress platform. If you’re an entrepreneur with a startup or agency, and want to forego an expensive custom design for your new website (or just need a makeover for an old one), one of these themes will help you out.
When selecting these themes, we had a very loose criteria – they needed to be responsive, modern, and clean. That means nothing overstuffed and bogged down in gimmicks. Designs that put fancy visual effects ahead usability are best avoided. All of the themes here are easy to use, offer speedy performance, and work great across the full range of devices. They all include an options panel for easy customization and branding.
And nothing that looks like it was designed in 2008 made the cut.
In this roundup, we look at some truly excellent portfolio themes for WordPress. Aimed toward building websites for visual artists, photographers, design agencies, freelancers, and other types of creative professionals, these themes offer an inexpensive way to showcase your work and art online.
This is one of the most popular genres of WordPress themes, and there’s a ton of them. That’s right; they’re intangible, digital products, and yet there’s so many of them that they still weigh in at a ton. If you’ve searched for the perfect theme already and haven’t been able to decide, any one on this list ought to fit the bill. Read More
In today’s Siteturner roundup, we take a look at the best free WordPress business themes available for 2015. If your startup or agency is looking to save money on design & development, any one of the themes on this list should provide a good, inexpensive (free!) starting point.
For those of you tired of questionable, mixed-bag lists (there’s way too many “best of” lists that prominently feature hideous, broken themes), know that we selected these WordPress themes by hand, and that we curate the list by hand. I (the writer of this piece) am a living human being, as opposed to a soulless, theme-shilling automaton. Our selection process is pretty straight-forward: does it look good? Does it work like it’s supposed to? Are there some cool features? Is it easy to use? Is it actually free, or is it a severely restricted “freemium” product? Read More
In this Siteturner roundup we take a look at the best free responsive WordPress blog themes for writers. If you’re a blogger looking for a simple, great-looking WordPress blogging theme, there’s plenty of great options out there that can get you started without having to reach for your wallet.
Obviously, there are a lot of free WordPress themes out there. How could we possible narrow it down, you ask? Though the selections on this list were partly influenced by personal taste, we did have some specific must-haves in mind when putting it together. Read More
We stumbled across these t-shirts on Twitter yesterday, and thought they were worth a shout-out.
Now, we’re not getting a kick back here, and we’re not paid shills for the web developer tee industrial complex (the WDTSIC, as most of you know it). We just felt like some of our readers might dig ’em. Read More
Siteturner is now accepting submissions for articles and tutorials related to web design & development, web technology, writing & content creation, and online marketing.
We currently pay $50 for each accepted submission, and authors will receive a byline and bio. Read More
In our last WordPress Development Basics article, we created a bare bones WordPress theme from scratch. In this article, we’ll add a custom navigation menu to that theme with the help of functions.php.
The WordPress theme we created last time around was just about as simple as a WordPress theme can be, consisting of only four files: style.css, header.php, index.php, and footer.php. But almost all free and premium WordPress themes also include a file called functions.php. It’s not a requirement, but functions.php works a bit like a plugin, allowing developers too add functionality to their themes beyond the capabilities of templates and stylesheets. Custom navigation, for example! Read More
Want to create a brand-new WordPress theme from scratch? Feel overwhelmed by the information in the WordPress Codex? In this article, we simplify the process and break it down into easy to follow steps.
For this tutorial, we assume that you already have a working installation of WordPress and a basic understanding of HTML and CSS. If you’re brand new to WordPress development, and you need help setting up a development environment, we recommend checking out this roundup of your best options. Read More