Identify Authors With Gravatars


Since WordPress version 2.5, it is easier to include the Gravatar of a comment author in the comments. WordPress offers a feature that is easy to use and it brings some parameters with. In order to use and how to include a Gravatar, I would refer to the article „Gravatar Use Easy“.

But with this feature you can do more. Magazine-style for blogs are currently in high demand and many blogs have a a couple of authors. Many times the blogs link and present the author of the respective contribution. WP offers a whole range of template tags to this functionality, check out Codex.

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Adding A Private Page Into The Navigation

WordPress Themes

If you use pages which have the state private, they will not be shown in the navigation. Nevertheless it can make sense to show this specific page in the navigation, if you want to provide easy access to this page for your users. The page should only appear to privileged users for sure. I will show you a little hack, which will let you exactly do this.

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Create Your Own WordPress Login Design

WordPress 2.7 has been released these days and comes with some updates to the backend design. I think most of you already know that there is a new login-section. The design is now equal to the new backend's and the team did only little changes.
From my point of view this is very important to an all-inclusive-package, like a theme – or a corporate design.
The CSS changed a bit and if anybody wants to customize the login-section, I will show how to achieve it. The CSS is also included as a good starting point for your own custom design.


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