Building with WordPress: From sketch to prototype to company website in 5 hours

Aside from being a good blogging tool, WordPress is also a lightweight content management system that can be used to run such diverse sites as news or magazine publications, personal and organizational websites. I recently started accepting paid web development work and website management. Several weeks back, I bought a domain, Tugkaran.com (from the Bisaya… Continue reading Building with WordPress: From sketch to prototype to company website in 5 hours

Announcing WP-Subdued WordPress theme

I have just released WP-Subdued, a WordPress theme based on the open source Subdued web template released by Free CSS Templates. I regularly check Free CSS Templates and when I saw the Subdued template, I immediately knew it was perfect for a site I’m helping to launch. WP-SUBDUED. My WordPress port of the Subdued template… Continue reading Announcing WP-Subdued WordPress theme

New Aptana IDE version makes Linux installation easy

I use Aptana whenever I have to edit a web template or convert one to a WordPress theme. Before I found Aptana, I used Dreamweaver. I wrote a post earlier on how to use Dreamweaver to edit edit WordPress themes. EDITING WITH APTANA. Porting an open source web template into a WordPress theme using Aptana.… Continue reading New Aptana IDE version makes Linux installation easy

How to convert any web template into a WordPress theme

Among blogging applications, WordPress probably has the largest number of great-looking themes to use. Still, there are hundreds of free and even open source web templates not yet converted to work with WordPress. Knowing how to make this themes work with WordPress broadens your choice of design to use for your blog. Converting a web… Continue reading How to convert any web template into a WordPress theme

Turning a web template into a WordPress theme: a video tutorial

Knowing how to turn any web template into a WordPress theme broadens your choice of designs to use for your blog. I created this video tutorial for someone like me a few months back: eager to attempt turning a great looking open source web template into a WordPress theme but not knowing how to start.… Continue reading Turning a web template into a WordPress theme: a video tutorial

Take 1: WordPress theme screencast for design-challenged non-geeks

(UPDATED) I created a screencast on how to turn any web template into a WordPress theme. I created the screencast for someone like me a few months back: interested to use an open source template for my blog and yet not knowing how to turn it into a theme. This is the first take because,… Continue reading Take 1: WordPress theme screencast for design-challenged non-geeks

Announcing nautica-magazine WordPress theme for webzines

To those who were waiting for this theme, I apologize for the delay in the release. I had to wade through various folders to get the latest version of the code because I was working on two sites using this theme at the same time. I have since been using Subversion via a free project… Continue reading Announcing nautica-magazine WordPress theme for webzines

Database down; spirits up

I woke up to a WordPress database error yesterday. The error wasn’t caused by any changes I did to the site but something to do with the server. I spent hours the night before working on this, a demo of using WordPress to manage a news portal. With time to kill while waiting for the… Continue reading Database down; spirits up

Nautica05-WordPress theme released

I’ve released the nautica05-wordpress theme, a template based on the open source Nautica05 design posted at the Open Source Templates site by Studio7Designs. I used the Nautica05 template in turning this Cebu blog into a webzine, which I discussed in my previous blog post. Nautica05-wordpress is a template for blog sites. I will be releasing… Continue reading Nautica05-WordPress theme released

How to use WordPress to run a magazine, news website

This article records steps I took in using WordPress to run an online lifestyle magazine, how I made it more “magazine-like” and less like a blog. Bloggers can also use the guide if they want a different presentation of their blog.