How to display post thumbnail in WordPress – 2nd alternative

Ok, previously I already write a short tutorial on how to display post thumbnail on blog posts, and now we will go through the 2nd alternative on how to do that in different way.

For now the trick is using WordPress custom field and with a few line of code on our theme file. Personally, I love WordPress custom field, its so flexible and the possibility of ways to use it are endless. Just limited by your imagination. Continue reading

How to display post thumbnail in WordPress – 3rd alternative

This time I will try to give you a small WordPress trick on thumbnail creation for your blog post. There are several ways of doing this, but because I like to code so we will do it in the coder way. Thats why I put “3rd alternative” at the end of this post title because I will try to show you two more ways of displaying post thumbnail in my next posts.

I start with the 3rd alternative because maybe its rarely used these days because WordPress has already a better way to insert post thumbnail/image in post. And then we will go through “2nd alternative” by using WordPress Custom field and the last is the “1st alternative” by using WordPress Featured image. Continue reading

My first ‘kiss’ to WordPress Plugin

WordPress Plugins, what’s in your mind when the first time hear the word of “WordPress Plugins”?

for me, at the beginning of my experience with WordPress it’s sounds like a something that I will never touch. Why? because I think it’s a game of WordPress master only and the PHP master only.

There is a time when I really want to learn this new stuff and all of it, I start with reading few tutorials related to WordPress plugin creation. But I am stuck and lost between Hooks, Action, Filter and other functions.

Later I realize that, all of those problems cames up because I didn’t understand the very very basic of plugin it self and how it works. And everything is just black. Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons of My WordPress addiction syndrome

When at the first time I try WordPress, I thought it’s was a dificult framework to work with. WordPress was born as a blogging platform and I have no idea on how to use it as a company profile or website to make it look like a CMS.

Yeah.. that’s is my first Impression for WordPress, there is a fear for me to look at the code and get lost on it.I keep trying to do some research to find the right hole for me to enter the mysterious WordPress world at that time.

OK, I know how to add a new post, add a page, add an image and how to install new theme, is it enough? the answer is Big NO, I want to dig into it deeper and deeper, and amazingly it’s become more interesting and challenging. Continue reading

4 Free WordPress theme for your design portfolio

As a designer, no matter you are a web designer, graphic designer, photographer or other creative work and want to show your work to the world, then what you need is a great portfolio site. There is lot of options for you to create this type of website, lot of peoples create their flash based site to showcase their previous work and others use their blog or regular website(non-Flash).

Because most of  the topics I write here  is about WordPress, today I will show you 4 free WordPress themes that you can use to start your portfolio site. Actually there are lot more themes out there both free and premium themes, but at this time I will show you only 4 of them based on their simplicity, portfolio looks and of course free of charge. Lets build the list  :

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