WordPress Theme Cheat Sheet for Beginners

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There are many codes to memorize just to modify a WordPress theme, so it helps to have a mini cheat sheet if you are looking to make minor changes or even developing your own theme. This is why we have decided to list a few codes that you can probably use for reference when editing themes. Bookmarking this page, or print this article and paste it on your desk.

Basic Template Files

Below is the list of basic files that every theme should have.

  • style.css
  • header.php
  • index.php
  • sidebar.php
  • footer.php
  • single.php
  • page.php
  • comments.php
  • 404.php
  • archive.php
  • searchform.php
  • search.php

Codes in Header.php

These codes are mostly seen in header.php although some of these might be seen throughout your template files. Codes like Location of Site’s Theme Files are used to call for image URLs all over the template, same goes with the exact url of the site code. But most of these codes will be found in your header.php file.

<?php bloginfo(‘name’); ?> – Title of the Blog, or Blog Name

<?php wp_title(); ?> – Title of a Specific Page

<?php bloginfo(‘url’); ?> – Exact URL for the Site

<?php bloginfo(%u2019description%u2019); ?> – Site’s Description

<?php bloginfo(‘template_url’); ?> – Location of Site’s Theme File

<?php bloginfo(‘stylesheet_url’); ?> – Link to the Style.css location

<?php bloginfo(‘rss2_url’); ?> – RSS Feed URL for the Site

<?php bloginfo(‘pingback_url’); ?> – Pingback URL for the site

<?php bloginfo(‘version’); ?> – WordPress Version Number

Codes for Other Template Files

Codes below will be seen across all template files such as single.php, index.php, page.php and so on. Its really easy to call on these codes to make your theme dynamic when coding it.

<?php get_header(); ?> – Displays Header.php file content

<?php get_footer(); ?> – Displays Footer.php file content

<?php get_sidebar(); ?> – Displays Sidebar.php file content

<?php comments_template(); ?> – Displays Comment.php file content

<?php the_content(); ?> – Displays the Content of the Post

<?php the_excerpt(); ?> – Displays the excerpt that is used in Posts

<?php the_title(); ?> – Title of the Specific Post

<?php the_permalink() ?> – Link of the Specific Post

<?php the_category(‘, ‘) ?> – Category of a Specific Post

<?php the_author(); ?> – Author of the Specific Post

<?php the_ID(); ?> – ID of a Specific Post

<?php edit_post_link(); ?> – Edit link for a Post

<?php next_post_link(‘ %link ‘) ?> – URL of the Next Page

<?php previous_post_link(‘%link’) ?> – URL of the Previous Page

<?php get_links_list(); ?> – Lists all links in Blogroll

<?php wp_list_pages(); ?> – Lists all Pages

<?php wp_get_archives() ?> – List Archive for the Site

<?php wp_list_cats(); ?> – Lists all Categories

<?php get_calendar(); ?> – Displays the Built in Calendar

<?php wp_register(); ?> – Displays Register Link

<?php wp_loginout(); ?> – Displays Login/Logout Link only to Registered Users

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AgentPress Premium WordPress Real Estate Theme

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This Premium WordPress Real Estate Theme is the bomb! It has that necessary professional classy look that lends to an agent’s credibility and marketing abilities.

Let’s face it, if you want to sell homes or get listings you had better look like you “get” technology and know how to use it for your client’s benefit. AgentPress allows you to do just that!

Working with quite a few Realtors over the years, I know that that are a few things that are critical to your success. One being the initial perception the site provides and having the most important information “above the fold.” In particular a free home search. AgentPress has that built in!

Not far behind are the Featured Properties and the e-mail sign-up boxes all on that top page and front and center. This site is literally a real estate marketing machine!

AgentPress Premium Real Estate WordPress Theme

Other features include:

  • Four Color Choices: Blue, Gray, Red and Tan
  • Custom Write Post Panel: AgentPress has a carefully developed a custom property post template that you can use for your real estate properties. This allows you to customize your posts and pages to be optimized for the best search engine rankings as well as gives you an easy way to showcase your real estate properties.
  • Search Engine Optimized: Google loves WordPress and most Blogs do well in the search engines, but the AgentPress theme has been fully SEO’d by AgentPress team member and leading WordPress SEO specialist, Joost de Valk. The AgentPress theme will help your real estate Blog or website rank higher in the search engines. By following our tutorials and recommendations you can achieve even greater search engine placement results.
  • Custom Property Template: The AgentPress theme has been carefully developed with the real estate agent in mind. One of the main features of the theme is the ability for agents to create posts for each of their properties using custom property templates that take the listing to a much higher level than a typical blog post could take it.
  • Theme Options Page: The AgentPress theme utilizes a theme options page that allows you to easily customize the way your site looks. Simply select which categories you want to display or the number of posts to show and even what size you want your thumbnail images from drop-down choices. You can also easily toggle between using a custom image or dynamic text for your header logo area.
  • Auto-sized Thumbnail Management: There are thousands of blogs and if you want yours to stand out, you must draw attention to your blog and articles. Nothing creates interest better than using images to draw attention where you want it, but image management can be a hassle. Not so in the AgentPress theme as we have integrated the use of a PHP scrpit that automatically resizes your images.
  • Lifetime Support: Need help fixing a problem or making a minor modification to your theme? Let’s face it; technology doesn’t always work as smoothly as we all want. So, if you need help, our support is world-class and our team consists of moderators from all over the world, who provide solutions and help to our theme users.

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Judith Kallos is an experienced good-humored Technology Muse who has offered WordPress Consulting and Web Site services for over a decade. Be sure to check out her popular site 123 More Income so you can learn to make more money online.

15 Great Looking Free Portfolio Themes for WordPress

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There are many graphic designers, such as logo designers, business card designers, and print designers, who do not have enough knowledge of HTML and CSS to code for WordPress. There are other artists, photographers and many more that are looking to share their work with the web. In this article we will be sharing some of the great looking FREE portfolio themes for WordPress, so you can use WordPress as your portfolio site.

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Free WordPress Portfolio Themes

To download the theme click on the theme name, and to preview the theme’s demo click on the image.

1. Creative by Nature

Free Portfolio Themes for WordPress

2. Work-a-holic

Free Portfolio Themes for WordPress

3. Vivee

Free Portfolio Themes for WordPress

4. Irresistable

Free Portfolio Themes for WordPress

5. WP Coda

Free Portfolio Themes for WordPress

6. Folio Elements

Free Portfolio Themes for WordPress

7. FotoFolio

Free Portfolio Themes for WordPress

8. WPESP Portfolio Theme

Free Portfolio Themes for WordPress

9. Sharpfolio

Free Portfolio Themes for WordPress

10. Viewport

Free Portfolio Themes for WordPress

11. The Unstandard

Free Portfolio Themes for WordPress

12. Gallery Theme

Free Portfolio Themes for WordPress

13. Fullscreen

Free Portfolio Themes for WordPress

14. Infinity

Free Portfolio Themes for WordPress

15. Linquist

Free Portfolio Themes for WordPress

Do you know of any other great FREE portfolio themes for WordPress? Then share it with us in the comments, and we will add it in this post to make it a better resource for others.

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