Get Total Control Over Your Page Styles With CSS

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A WordPress site is made up of lots of different types of pages. The home page, post pages, category pages etc. So what if you could control how each of these looked individually?

You could create different template files for each, but that’s time consuming and makes it difficult to easily update across your whole website.

In this article, we’ll show you how you can set the <body> tag to have a different ID depending on the type of page, and then how you can use CSS to style the page any way you like because of that. No more template editing needed in the future!

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Create Your Own Popular Posts Page

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Highlighting the most popular posts on your site is a great way to send new visitors to your very best content and win them over.

There are a few different ways you can do this, and quite a few plugins out there to help. But why not base it on the number of comments? If you write a post that makes people talk, it must be a well written post (Most of the time…).

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Custom WordPress Login Screen

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The WordPress admin login page is very easy to customize. With the code below, you can add your own CSS to the login page and make it look however you like. Check out the new Pro Blog Design login to see it in action.

Best of all, your customizations are all done in your theme files, so the changes will stay when you upgrade WordPress.

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How to Create Your Own Twitter Widget

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Even if there’s a lot of quality WordPress widgets available, sometimes none exactly fits what you need. In that case, you’ll have to create your very own widget. It may sound difficult at first, but it is not if you have a little programming experience.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to write a simple widget to allow your readers to share your posts on their Twitter accounts.

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Design Review: Spotlight WordPress Theme

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Spotlight is a premium WordPress theme designed by Mohsin Naqi of Blogging Bits and, Muhammad Haris. Newspaper themes are a tough genre, so let’s see how well it’s done.

This post was sponsored by Mohsin, but it’s going to be treated exactly like every other design review I write, so hopefully you’ll still learn from it even if you aren’t interested in getting a new theme!

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Make the Move from FeedBurner to Google

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If you’re a blogger, you probably use FeedBurner to monitor your feed stats. It’s a great free service that gives you a lot of details about who’s subscribed to your feed and some tools to promote it.

Google bought over FeedBurner in the Summer of 2007, and are now moving all of the FeedBurner accounts into their Google accounts.

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10 Things to do After Installing WordPress

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The WordPress 5-minute install is great, nothing complicated about getting your blog up and running (most of the time). But once you install WordPress there are a number of other steps that you need to take in order to get the most from your blog.

Use the following as a to-do checklist for your future installations and you’ll keep yourself right.

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