WordPress Widgets

WordPress Widgets are our customizable friends. They help us to put information in places like sidebars and footers. Learn how to set up your widgets like a pro, even if you are a beginner! This will make your page look better and allow you to use your theme to style them.

Before I go further down the page, I am assuming you set up your blog in three columns. If you didn’t, it is no problem. I have a small sidebar column on the left (Left Sidebar) and another on the right (Right Sidebar). The center column self adjust to the width of the screen. Now before we get into setting colors and stuff in these areas, let’s set up our widgets. Continue reading

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!”

To do this we will make a few more adjustments in our ToKod (Atahualpa) Theme. Continue reading

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”

I am going to be making just one adjustments here: The “Configure Header Area”, which is at the top of the page. Continue reading

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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Choosing Money Colors

Ok, it is time for me to really start making this site look professional. And choose some decent colors and layout. I went over to my friend at the wonderful Lan Net Work and I ask for help on choosing the colors for my site. They told me the main thing is to keep the site with a light or white background and dark or black letters, it is easier to read. Here are some more tips on how to choose a color scheme that is suitable for your website.

What’s Your Favorite News Site?

“What’s your favorite news site?” they asked me without a pause, “It’s a sure bet they have dark characters on a light background, perhaps even black letters on a book white screen. It is just easier to read.” I thought for a moment, but all I could think of was Red! Continue reading

No Cash & FAQ’s

I Don’t Have Any Money

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No Money

I get one question all the time… “What do I do if I don’t have any money?” Sometimes it is phrased as, “I do not have an Internet connection!” At other times they say, “I cannot afford to buy a Domain Name and Hosting.”

The point they are trying to make is a simple one…  They want to make thousands of dollars as a successful Money Making Entrepreneur, but they do not have any money to invest in the project.  Strangely these people are usually writing to me in an email or blog post…  So at a minimum, they are typing into a computer and sending it on the Internet.  Therefore, I am assuming you can type into a computer, and send it on the Internet, as you have already proven this to me. Continue reading

Entrepreneurial Rest

Let’s take a little rest and review…

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6a | Part 6b | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9

The Nutshell Review…

Entrepreneurship

  1. Do NOT Focus on Making Money.
  2. Pick a website subject or topic that you are a) good at; b) know about; c) are passionate about; and d) brings you bliss.
  3. If you do not enjoy what you are writing about, do not write about it!
  4. Get a domain name as soon as possible, even if you use blogger / blogspot for your host.
  5. Get private / paid hosting as soon as possible.
  6. Use WordPress from WordPress.org (build it in multi-site mode)
  7. I Suggest the TuKod WordPress Theme

Now that we have that Nutshell Review…

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