One Theme, Three Ways: Customizing Coraline

Cheri Lucas Rowlands provides some insight on customizing the “classic” Coraline theme. It’s definitely worth the look.

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There are more than 200 themes to choose from in the Theme Showcase: themes with sleek magazine-style front pages (like Oxygen and Watson), static business and profile sites (like Forefront and Profile), and portfolio designs (like Gridspace).

Within this mix are free themes that act as blank canvases for your blogs — ones you can use right out of the box, yet also transform dramatically.

You recognize Coraline, right?

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By edreamconsulting Posted in Wordpress

New Themes: Organization and Expound

If you are looking for some new responsive highly customizable themes, check out these from Kirk Wight.

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It’s Theme Thursday here at WordPress.com, and we’ve got double vision: Organization and Expound!

Organization, developed by our partner Organic Themes, is a sharp, professional-looking theme intended for advancing your cause to the world. A crafted front page template is available for highlighting important pages and post categories, and templates for full-width and two-sidebar layouts are also included. Being fully responsive and a pleasure to read on any device, Organization is also prepared for our mobile-moving world, and ensures your message is loud and clear for everyone. A simple logo uploader and full support for numerous social media accounts are also included, while sidebars and five footer widget areas let you keep your content and calls-to-action easily accessible from all layouts.

Whether you simply need a home for your voice, or a vehicle for delivering your message around the world, Organization will support you every step of…

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Domains 101: Exploring the Domain Name System

The world of domains, names and customization can be a bit confusing. Fortunately there are folks like Erica Variese who have a nack for explaining the “unexplainable” even to the non-techies among us.

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In the past few weeks, we’ve gone over the basics of domain ownership in “Introduction to Custom Domains” and covered the details of domain registration versus website hosting in “Mapping It Out.” In our last segment of Domains 101, let’s delve into the wild world of custom DNS (Domain Name System) records and email. Ready?

What is a DNS record?

Within a single domain name, there is a hierarchy spanning from the TLD — such as .com — to the subdomain — such as, mygroovysite.wordpress.com. Your domain name servers resolve, or connect, to a unique IP address that lets browsers know where to find your site when a visitor types your domain into their address bar. Domain Name System, or DNS, records are similar in that they connect subsets of your domain to the servers on which services, like your email, are hosted.

DNS records live in the DNS Zone. When…

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By edreamconsulting Posted in Wordpress