Custom WordPress Login-Page

In a previous post I wrote about the possibility to adjust the login page in your WordPress backend. But I still receive a lot of questions about it and I would like to point out three simple ways, so that you can customize with little effort the login page to your site - a nice added value in terms of customer projects which makes it look more professional instead having always the WordPress logo and the link displayed.
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Post Formats – More Creative Ways For A Theme


First day of our Advent Calendar we show tiny code snippets and brief informations for the Post Formats from WordPress version 3.1.

Some theme authors wanted more defined formats - they wanted the feature "post formats". This new functionality will be available in WordPress 3.1 and displays an additional meta-information. The Codex for this functionality is available already, and now it's up to the theme authors to use this new feature.
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Use WordPress Shortcodes outside the Editor

The Shortcode-API can help to make your Editor more advance especially with the help of Shortcodes to insert external content to your posts or pages easily. There are many possibilities, as you can see in this example Easy Way For Advertisement.

But if sometimes you like to use a Shortcode in your Template or just don't like to put it in the Editor, for example you like to insert it in the Custom Field or somewhere else. There is a function in WordPress which helps you to insert a shortcode somewhere else besides your Editor.
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Understand WordPress Child Theme

With version 3.0 of WordPress, the much anticipated feature of Child Themes was integrated or some might say it was improved, since it was actually possible to use it. I like to show you an example based on the new default Theme TwentyTen how you use it. Another example can be found in my WP Basis-Theme (SVN); currently not HTML 5 version.

The function of the Child Themes can be applied basically in every theme and the new features facilitate access and creation of a Child Themes. Before there were also possibilities to change a Theme without changing the actual files of the theme. With the support of Child Themes this is now completely independent and we can use a theme that can be updated without a problem, and you can still realize your own ideas.

Other blogs already mentioned Child Themes but I've found so far only posts where they just talking about the activation and modification of the style sheet. Therefore, I would like to comment this subject only briefly, which is quite simple and then show the different possibilities in terms of template files.
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Individual Design for any Page

The blog has a Theme and for every page an extra style sheet. This current trend of individuality for each content is very common today. Even with WordPress, you can do so; there are several possibilities. One possibility is to create, based on the title, the individual stylesheet.
By default, the class assignment of function body_class() has already a lot of possibilities. More individuality can be reached with the title or ID.
It is certainly not worth for a traditional blog environment but for a site with little content it works pretty well. As I have implemented in this case.
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