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Tutorial Tuesdays

Google Driving Directions for Vantage!


Wow! Josh Ronk, our Vantage developer surprised me with his tutorial today. It’s a really good one and I think you’re going to like it.

How to Get There – Driving Directions

Google Driving DirectionsGoogle Driving DirectionsI don’t think I need to explain the benefits of this one. If you have a geographically focused business directory, your customers and end-users are going to love this. Josh shows you how to get it all set up – from HTML to Javascript to CSS. It’s the complete package. In the end, each business listing will have a simple “Get Directions” feature. Users enter their address in a field and directions show up under the Google map.

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ClassiPress Child Themes Tutorial Updated for CP 3.2


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ClassiPress 3.2 is here! It’s time to update our ClassiPress child theme tutorials. This week, we’ll begin with the basics. We’ll continue to create more tutorials so you have all the instructions needed to create your own spectacular child theme for ClassiPress.

ClassiPress Child Themes: Getting Started

ClassiPress Child ThemesClassiPress Child ThemesOur ClassiPress developer, Andrjez, kicks things off with the basics. His ClassiPress child themes tutorial shows you the fundamentals of folder structure, styling and functionality. With this tutorial, you should be able to create a basic child theme for ClassiPress. If you’re a whiz with CSS and WordPress functions, you’ll be able to do even more. He also provides some clear examples of how changes can affect the layout and functionality of the parent theme.

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How to Prepare Your Site or Child Theme for ClassiPress 3.2


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Attention: anyone using a child theme with ClassiPress or developers that have created a child theme for ClassiPress should absolutely read this post!

ClassiPress 3.2 Child Theme ChecklistClassiPress 3.2 Child Theme ChecklistAs you know, the creation of Vantage brings a lot of changes to our other themes. The goal is to make all our themes a little more alike and a little less different. Common functions should use standardized code. Common features should be similar from theme to theme to theme. The benefits are great. Themes are easier to maintain, they’re easier to build and much, much more.

While we strive to implement these changes with minimal impact, there are some changes that are going to require a little extra work on your part when you update to newer versions. With ClassiPress 3.2 on the way, we want to give everyone ample opportunity to prepare for changes that might have an impact on your site.

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Better Marketing with Feedburner, Style the WordPress Visual Editor


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Last week, we ran a survey to find out how we’re doing with Tutorial Tuesdays. The feedback was great! We really appreciate the positive comments we received from everyone. Looks like Tutorial Tuesdays have been a rousing success. We’ll work hard to keep the great tuts coming every week.

This week, we have a couple of help WordPress tidbits from founder Dave Cowgill.

In Redirect Your WordPress Feed to Feedburner, Dave shows how you can bump up your marketing by leveraging the RSS, email syndication and analytic tools available with Feedburner.

Dave’s other tutorial, Add Custom Styles to the WordPress Editor, will show you how to add your site’s styles to the WordPress visual editor. No need to switch back and forth from preview. Just work in the visual editor and you’ll exactly how your page is going to look.

Tutorial Tuesdays are for You

According to our survey, you want to see more tutorials on customizing our themes. You also want to see more video tutorials. Well, we’re happy to deliver. Expect to see more of both in the coming weeks. Remember, these tutorials are for you. If you have any suggestions, please add them in the comments section.


Restyle Your Vantage Site with a Child Theme


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We have a couple of useful tips for Vantage owners in today’s post. And another tip from Dave that will help you avoid the default WordPress error page. Let’s dive in.

How to Create a Child Theme for Vantage

Vantage child theme tutorialWant to take control of your Vantage site? How about giving it a good ol’ remodeling with new backgrounds, colors, fonts – the whole deal? Well, if you have enough HTML/CSS knowledge, giving Vantage a completely new look is well within your hands.

In our first tutorial about creating child themes for Vantage, we will show you how to make a basic child theme. We’ll also show you how to make some simple CSS changes with your new child theme. These tools alone will be enough to totally overhaul the look and feel of Vantage. Make it your very own. Change it to fit your branding. The choice is yours.

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