This article explains what's PSD file and do you really need it when you work with our templates. This is a frequently asked question, so we will try to explain you what's PSD file using several examples.
Favicon of your website has the similar function as icon for programs you're using every day on your computer or for applications you're using on your mobile device. This is something that will help your visitors to remember and to recognize your site. Therefore, you can imagine how important the favicon should be for your website, which is, in this case, your brand, your product, your virtual office where you meet your clients.
If you have visited our site recently using your smartphone or tablet, you probably noticed "responsiveness" of the HotThemes' main site. After several days of re-development, we can finally announce that HotThemes is following the latest standards in web design industry.
WordPress 3.6 ("Oscar") has been released few days ago. We immediately started to test all our WordPress themes against the latest release of the blogging platform. After testing we could conclude that all our themes are compatible with this version of WordPress, however, some of them needs small modifications in code.
After update of one of my sites to the latest Joomla 3.1.5, the backend of Joomla becomes broken. Actually, all the buttons (for Save, Edit, Update...) simply disappeared. I couldn't even save the global configuration edits without editing the configuration.php file manually.
Since Mart 2012 when we published Hot Blankie, all following Joomla templates are developed using Sparky Framework. This is a piece of software that we are making and tweaking since then. All our experience in development of Joomla templates is embedded in this framework.
We would like to share our solution for moving local WordPress installations to the live servers (and vice versa). We are using this solution for making all our HotStart installations (WordPress theme installations packed with demo data). This solution works for all WordPress versions since WordPress 3.4 and the last version we tested it was WordPress 3.5.1.
Content tagging is one of the features that all Joomla users missed for a long time. While it's part of the core in WordPress, in Joomla we had to install additional component to have such feature, such as K2. The wait is over as Joomla 3.1 have content tagging as a part of the core.
There's one old feature of CSS that we usually ignored in the past. This is @media and it's natively added to separate CSS commands regarding of the media type, in example, screen or paper. Furthermore, it can be used to execute CSS commands depending of the screen size. In the modern web development where responsivity of the website is not an option, but necessity, we started to use this old and forgotten feature intensively.
VirtueMart development team announced a new redesigned site today (congratulations!) and also availability of the new VirtueMart component 2.0.20a.
Even if Microsoft's Internet Explorer is not your favorite browser, you should test your site on it, because many people are still using even older versions of this browser.
We are witnesses of a flood of responsive websites and templates. All them promises that, if your site uses them, it will look great on all screen sizes and all mobile devices based on iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod) and Android (Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, etc.). But how actually you can test this. Should you go to your favorite electonic store and buy all those devices?
The most common way of adding additional functionality to a WordPress website is to add functions to the functions.php template. These small functions are sometimes known as 'snippets'.
New major release of WordPress here. Version 3.5 of the world's most popular CMS become available this week. We immediatelly started to check all our themes against the new WordPress 3.5. WordPress 3.5 comes with a bunch of new interesting features. First and the most important change is new improved Media Manager. We are sure it will save a lot of your time and make your work with media more comfortable. The new Media Manager itself is enough to convince you to upgrade your site to the latest version.
HotStart installation of our WordPress themes is the fastest method to install any theme together with demo data that you've seen on our demo server. HotStart is actually a new WordPress installation that includes the theme and all plugins. You would probably need to test our theme on your localhost first or you may need to develop entire site locally and then to move to the live host. In both cases, you probably installed XAMPP, WAMP, MAMP or similar application on your PC or Mac. These applications are actually emulators of the server environment based on Apache that you need to run WordPress locally.
Favicon is a small image that displays as an icon of your website in the browser bar. The favicon could be an important part of your website which makes it recognizable between the others. This similar situation is with computer software and applications for mobiles. This icon of any program is something that you remember and that you are looking for when you need to start it again.
One of the coolest new features of Joomla 2.5 is the possibility of the automatic one-click updates. It's not necessary to download and upload the patches by FTP anymore. The update process is completely automatic now. But, not always completely problems free.
In this tutorial, we will guide you how to install a clean copy of WordPress on your FatCow, PowWeb or iPage hosting. This tutorial might be suitable for any other hosting company which control panel is based on vDeck and has SimpleScripts support. After you complete this tutorial, you would get a fresh copy of WordPress, ready to fill it up with some content.
K2 is probably the most popular Joomla component today. It enables Joomla with two very important features that per our opinion should be incorporated in the core Joomla. Beside the many other features, those two most important features are content tagging and commants of articles. The comment form in your article pages is one of the most often used for spamming. There's no better way for a spammer to get a link from your site than to leave a pointless comment on your article.
If you decided to use the free version of WordPress open-source software for blog and website management, you would need to obtain a suitable hosting for your site. There are thousands of hosting providers nowadays, and usually it's possible to install WordPress on any of them. The two most important requirements are PHP scripting language support and MySQL databases support.
I was developing a website and client asked me to add a gallery in a page using standard gallery feature of WordPress. For those who haven't had chance to try this feature, I must say it's very useful and if you want to create a simple gallery in any post or page, simply type [gallery] anywhere and watch the results. I read about gallery shortcode on WordPress codex but this didn't help me to answer the simple question, how do I add images from my computer to the gallery?
Althrough the themes usually counts dozens of files with megabytes of code, it's not to complicated to rename WordPress theme. In this tutorial, we will guide you what you should do to rename any of our themes, if you need to. Renaming the themes is not something that's absolutely necessary because visitors of your site usually don't see the name of the theme that you are usign.
Before you start, please keep in mind that HotStart is a new Joomla installation. Don't try to install it into your existing Joomla. After you accomplish this process, you would get new Joomla with Hot Relief template preinstalled. Basically, HotStart is like ordinary Joomla installation, but SQL file with sample data is modified so it included the demo data that you can see on our Hot Relief demo.