10 Ways to Install Accordion Menus in Your WordPress Theme

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Today you will learn 10 ways to install accordion menus in your Worpress theme!

This will help to organize your blog, make your site look more professional, and possibly save you some precious real estate in your layout. Real estate on a blog is as important as it is in the real world (especially in congested areas), you need to make the most out of your space as you can.

accordion-handsAccordion menus get their name from the instrument of the same name. Much like the bellows going in and out as someone plays music on an accordion, an accordion menu expands and contracts from user interaction, one section at a time.

This way top level names are listed at all times, but sub-categories and child items are only exposed as each section is expanded. Your visitors only see what they need to at any given time.

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Get RSS Subscriber Count in Plain text

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Text subscriber count. When I reviewed the new Freelance Switch design, one thing I noted was how they display their subscriber count as plain text, not using the little FeedBurner chicklet.

This trick isn’t one that you usually see around the blogosphere, so I did a little investigating. The effect can be achieved using FeedBurner’s Awareness API.

Unfortunately, I’m yet to find a guide as to how exactly…

However, there is good news for WordPress users. Francesco Mapelli has put together a very easy to use plugin that does all the heavy lifting for you. Install the plugin like any other plugin, then fill in a few options, and you’ll end up with markup like this in your HTML:

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Why Your Sidebar Plugins Don’t Work

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Many WordPress users have been finding that a large number of the plugins they have tried to install in their sidebars lately aren’t working. In most cases, this is purely because your theme is widgetized.

Widgets were originally a plugin that allowed you to easily edit your sidebar content. As of version 2.2 of WordPress, it comes as default. Widgets can be very useful, but they have caused some people some trouble. Thankfully, there is an easy solution.

The Problem With Widgets

The problem is that some people forget about widgets when they add their plugins.

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