Master WordPress; Quit wasting time searching

by WordPress Master Michael on November 12, 2010

One of the reasons why we created this site is to help people learn how to master wordpress. There is tons of content on the subject, but it’s spread all over the web, which makes it difficult to find. You can spend a significant amount of time searching for  wordpress tips and tricks.  Our goal is to create a information resource that will be useful to novices and experts alike.

We will include videos, how to series, and as many tips and tricks as we can find.  We will find the content, so you don’t have to search for it. If there is something you are interested in, please leave a comment and we will do our best to address it.

To Your WordPress Mastery,

Michael Blaes

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Jeffrey Kang February 23, 2011 at 3:23 am

I’m in the process of coding my first custom wp theme. What must I do to format the php code for a horiztonal nav menu at the top below my logo in the header.php file?


WordPress Master Adam March 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Hi Jeffrey,

This is a very complicated question, because there are several things you must do in order to achieve this. What we actually recommend is to use Thesis Theme. It is very flexible in how one presents their appearance on the web. If you would like to do this, you can purchase Thesis Theme for WordPress by Clicking Here. They have a plethora of options and a helpful support community.

Now, to answer your question directly what you must do is actually broken down in several parts. In order to create a horizontal nav menu in the header.php file you must first start with a an HTML list feature, since horizontal menus are simply lists in a horizontal line, you must start the process in this way. Then by using CSS presentation styles, this allows you to set the list to run on one line instead of a separate line for each list item. Now, in order to place your new list under the header, you must open the header.php file in the WordPress Theme folder you are using. Then, paste the code at the bottom of the file after the header DIV and save the file. By default, a list runs vertically, each item on its own line and it also includes an image, known as a bullet, before each line. In your stylesheet, you need to add a reference to the navmenu and the first step is to remove the bullet and set margins and padding to zero for the whole list. Now, you need to add the technique that will set this list into a horizontal line. You do this by adding a style reference to the list item itself. Remember, you must take a moment to clean up the look of the links and you should also know that there are many things that you can do to style the list, such as, adding some space to the list of links so they aren’t crowded together, remove the default link underline, and have the link change colors when the mouse moves over it. You can also change the text color, margin, padding, and background color. As well as the hover background color. Once you have completed that, you must take into consideration that all the above will fail in browsers with CSS turned off: the lists will still be formatted vertically, not horizontally. You can find out more by CLICKING HERE. Also, once you have completed your project we would love to take a look at it. Good luck in creating your theme.


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