Quick tip: Add a “Continue Reading” link cut-off on front-page posts

When writing blog posts in WordPress it’s typically best (from a design perspective) to not display the entire post if it’s really long. The easiest way to do this is by cutting the post off midway and inserting a “Continue Reading” link where the post gets cut-off. This is exactly what we do on our…Continue Reading


Translating A Theme

To my surprise, over half of our customers are from a country where English isn’t their first language, and for that I am greatly thankful! In hopes to make the theme translation process a little more clear, I’ve made this quick video walkthrough to demonstrate the necessary steps you need to take to translate the…Continue Reading


Adding Galleries in Shaken Grid

Introduced in version 1.6 of Shaken Grid, the Gallery post format allows you to upload multiple images to one post and display them in a slideshow on the frontpage of your website. On the post’s individual page, the images will be displayed in a grid and can be viewed larger in a lightbox upon click….Continue Reading


Creating Custom Menus

WordPress’s custom menus feature allows you to have total control of the navigation menu displayed on your website. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how to add category links to a menu, as well as drop-down menus, so I’ve created this quick video demonstration of how to create a custom menu.  You can create your own…Continue Reading


Adding image galleries to your posts

In the Shaken Tumble theme, when you set the post format to “Gallery” all of the images attached to your posts are displayed in a slideshow at the top of your post. What if you didn’t want the slideshow, but instead wanted your images to be displayed in a grid? Watch the video walkthrough above…Continue Reading


The only plugins that you really need

Many people go overboard when installing plugins to extend WordPress’s functionality. Unless you are adding functionality that you really need, then it isn’t necessary. One of the main reasons to avoid overloading WordPress with a plethora of plugins is performance. It’s pretty simple; the more plugins you are running means your site requires higher horsepower,…Continue Reading