Custom single.php templates for WordPress post categories

253 x 193 Altenate single templates

Over at Nathan covers different methods you can use to accomplish utilizing alternate customized single.php templates for WordPress post categories, including a plugin he developed. There’s no native way to present different categories of posts in a special way (only pages), except perhaps hacking the posts query, or doing show/hide with CSS or jQuery. […]

Filtering WordPress categories using hooks

Ryan Marganti discusses filtering Wordpress Categories

Ryan Marganti over at runs through what WordPress hooks are, and how you might use them including some simple examples. He reviews WordPress filters, edits to your functions.php file, the get_terms hook, and where you might find out more references about hooks. This is a nice introduction for WordPress theme or plugin developer newbie. […]

Free SEO tools to fine tune your Website

Fine tune your seo

Now that I’ve launched the Digital Designer blog, I’ve been looking for guidance on what my intrepid visitors are up to when they get here. In addition, I wanted to make sure I was keyword optimizing my pages to attract the right type of visitors from Google and other search engines. There I was, with a lot of questions and in need of serious feedback on my SEO – hoping my visitors are getting good use out of my content. Off I went, venturing out on the Interwebs to find some free SEO tools to help me answer my questions and improve my search engine rankings.

If you’re in a similar situation, hopefully you were smart enough to use a SEO optimized theme for your CMS or blog. If you didn’t, you should switch to one…