WordPress adding Cu3er and More

The most search traffic to this website is related to adding the Cu3er slideshow, while working on the Digital Raindrops Plasticity 2010 theme, we developd a little function to add a slideshow function to the page content using a shortcode, this will be built in to the the theme, but it can be added to any theme, with just one line of code or copying the code into your functions.php.

Lets look at the screenshot below, we have the Smooth Slider plugin inserted into a page or post, not just inserted but aligned, padded and bordered.

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Plasticity 2010 Theme

The Digital Raindrops Plasticity 2010 theme,  is a work in progress and will be available from the downloads page in early August 2010.

Each page will have options for menu colour, layout sidebars and our content columns, choose a header title and color, add wide or content slideshows, change the content colours block title and block text, add one, two or no sidebars, templates for single category column content where the page has the same name as the category and a template for two colum columns.

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Migration to WordPress 3 Quick Guide

To much information and still finding it a bit scary, lets us make it very easy, this quick guide is all the code changes except the styling, there are only three code block to do honest, first we need to find the header.jpg in the images folder, and write down the width and height, download the files below and lets get going.

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Migrate Artisteer Themes to WordPress 3

We cannot say how easy it is working with child themes, however we understand that some will prefer editing the original themes, so we are following the child tutorials with a simple two file upgrade and a set of options to add the new features to existing Artisteer 2.3 and 2.4 themes as and when they might be needed. 

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Upgrading Artisteer to Version 3 part 7

In part two we added three Menu Locations, and said we will be using the other two later in the series, for our third menu we are going to add the Vertical Menu Widget, this will be a single instance vertical menu and will inherit the styles and collapse functions of the  Artisteer widget.

In part one we looked at creating a child theme for an existing Artisteer theme, in part two we added the changes in WordPress version 3 for menu functions, in part three another nice little function is the new backgrounds, WordPress has a lot more header support and applying these changes from the admin panel in part four and part five we extended the header section, part six was the second horizontal navigation in this last part we are adding a vertical widget.

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Upgrading Artisteer to Version 3 Part 6

In part two we added three Menu Locations, and said we will be using the other two later in the series, for our second menu we are going to add a second horizontal menu bar, this will be a single level text menu and in our example it will sit just under the main menu, you could place it anywhere before or after the main header.

In part one we looked at creating a child theme for an existing Artisteer theme, in part two we added the changes in WordPress version 3 for menu functions, in part three another nice little function is the new backgrounds, WordPress has a lot more header support and applying these changes from the admin panel in part four and part five we extended the header section.

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Upgrading Artisteer to Version 3 Part 5

WordPress have done a lot of the work for us in version 3.00, and have created a function for selecting the default header,  all we have to do is offer the option to our theme users, so lets add support for the new select default header feature.

In part one we looked at creating a child theme for an existing Artisteer theme, in part two we added the changes in WordPress version 3 for menu functions, in part three  another nice little function is the new backgrounds, WordPress has a lot more header support and applying these changes from the admin panel in part four, now we will extend the header section.

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Upgrading Artisteer to Version 3 Part 4

WordPress have done a lot of the work for us in version 3.00, and have created the setting of headers for posts and pages,  all we have to do is offer the option to our theme users, so lets add support for the new headers feature.

In part one we looked at creating a child theme for an existing Artisteer theme, in part two we added the changes in WordPress version 3 for menu functions, in part three  another nice little function is the new backgrounds, WordPress has a lot more header support and applying these changes from the admin panel.

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Upgrading Artisteer to Version 3 Part 3

WordPress have done all the work for us in version 3.00, and have created new calls to getting the background settings,  all we have to do is offer the option to our theme users, and we can do this in four lines, two function lines and two comment lines, so lets add support for the new background feature.

In part one we looked at creating a child theme for an existing Artisteer theme, in part two we added the changes in WordPress version 3 for menu functions, another nice little function is the new backgrounds, WordPress now has the ability to change the background and apply these changes from the admin panel, changin the background (body) image or color is now so very easy. Continue reading