Widget Flag Counter

A Widget Flag Counter can be a benefit to your website, especially if you are a WordPress beginner or if this is a new website.

I decided to add a visitor counter to Money Making Entrepreneur. I will put this in a Widget in the Theme. This will show me what country most of my visitors are coming from. It will also give me something pretty to decorate my site with. I will recommend flagcounter.com because I have used them on a number of sites and they have performed okay. I also like them because they allow you to make a number of settings to give you the feel they are a part of your website. Finally, I like them because of their ease of use.

I am going to put my counter in the sidebar, so first of all I need to know what is the color of my sidebar and text. For this I will check my theme options.
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Theme Wrap-Up

Our Money Making Entrepreneur site running the Tukod / Atahualpa Theme is starting to look pretty good. Just a couple more things in the center column and it will be complete… I want the change the link colors on the post for multi-pages. Also make it bold. Then change the footer background and finally the background for the comment box. All of these are currently gray. So let’s get going… Continue reading

Theme Styled Widgets!

I noticed that my sidebars are really a drab black and white and lacking most color. Now these are mostly links so I figured they should also turn green! Save the Planet! Or save money! hehe! Anyway, in this post I will attempt to add a little style and flare to the Widgets and go green in my sidebars!

So see if you can follow this in the TuKod Theme (Atahualpa)
Appearance -> Theme Options -> “Sidebars & Widgets” -> “Style WIDGETS”
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Sidebar Styles in TuKod

With our header finished, our TuKod Theme (Atahualpa) and style have started to take shape. But as they say, the devil is in the details! It is the little things that make the difference between “That’s a good site” and “Wow! That is a great site!” Right now we are going to look at the side bars, specifically, the small line that separates them from the center section.
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The Category Menu!

The “Category Menu” and the “Page Menu” are sort of mirrors of each other. I am using them both as “Decoration Bars” on the bottom and top of the Header Image, respectively. As we adapt the Category Menu for that purpose, we need to keep in mind that we will be doing the same thing, almost, as we already did for the Page Menu (with a few additions!). The Category Bar will be below our Header Image and have links to our categories from right to left. The Menu Bar will be above our Header Image and have links to our pages from left to right.
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The Page Menu!

The “Page Menu” and the “Category Menu” are sort of mirrors of each other. I am using them also as “Decoration Bars” on the top and bottom of the Header Image(s), respectfully. So as we adapt the Page Menu for that purpose, we need to keep in mind that we will be doing the same thing, almost, for the Category Menu also. The Menu Bar will be above our Header Image and have links to our pages from left to right. The Category Bar will be below our Header Image and have links to our categories from right to left.

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The Logo Bar!

Now my wife will tell you that I do not visit bars! I guess I would rather write computer programs that go get drunk. However, the Logo Bar is not a place to drink like a Go-go Bar! So let’s jump right in and discover how we can still improve how ours looks!

Starting at the Top! The Logo Bar! This works in both the TuKod Theme and Atahualpa. The first thing we are going to want to change is the color of our site name! Continue reading

Framing My Work

People love to frame things. When your son or daughter graduates from preschool or kindergarten what do we do with the diploma? We frame it. You may not notice it but most pages in a book have a frame around it. Maybe we call it a border, or margin, but nonetheless, it still frames the words on the page. So the next part of our TuKod (Atahualpa) WordPress project is to build a frame around our work. Make it stand up and stand out and say, “Hey, I am important, they even put a frame around me!”

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Theme Header Layout

I am using the TuKod Theme. TuKod is a fork from the Atahualpa theme, so this may or may not work in Atahualpa (it works perfectly in TuKod!). I am going to adjust the Header Layout. I am starting with the default so this should be rather straight forward. First I open the TuKod / Atahualpa Theme Options. Find the “Header Area” section and click on “Style & edit HEADER AREA”

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ToKod Header – Logo

I am using the TuKod Theme. The TuKod Theme is a fork from the Atahualpa theme, so most things I write will also work in Atahualpa (and they work perfectly in TuKod!). However, uploading Header Images, Favicons and Logos are very easy in Tukod. That is what this post is all about.

I am going to adjust the Header Logo. I am starting with the default, so this should be rather straight forward. First I open the TuKod Theme Options. Find the “Header Area” section and click on “Style & edit HEADER AREA”

I am going to be making just one adjustments here: The “Show Logo Image?” Two Boxes below the top!

Note: Atahualpa requires you upload Logos via FTP!

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