Using web fonts such as Google web fonts is a common need for sites on our network, so we give you several tools to make it easy to do. First, some background. The fonts available in a visitor's browser are the fonts installed on that visitor's local computer. Since you have no guarantee which fonts are available locally, you run the risk that your site renders differently to different … [Read more...] about Using Web Fonts
For many tasks, we've written our own custom plugins to simplify the process of setting up your site. All of them appear in the Plugins list and start with wpPERFORM.com. All of them are small and designed to address a very specific need. Among our most popular plugins are wpPERFORM.com Custom Favicon for setting a favicon and touch icons; wpPERFORM.com Enable Shortcodes Everywhere for supporting WordPress shortcodes in places where they're not supported by default; and wpPERFORM.com Jetpack Offline Mode for running Jetpack without a connection to Wordpress.com.
A shortcode in WordPress is a powerful way to add content via a macro. The shortcode executes code that replaces the shortcode with specific content. By default, they're not enabled everywhere in WordPress. That's a limitation you can easily get around using our wpPERFORM.com Enable Shortcodes Everywhere plugin. The plugin adds support for shortcode support in the following places in … [Read more...] about Enable Shortcodes Everywhere
A custom body class is a way to use CSS to style content with that class in a unique way. It's possible to assign a custom body class as a parameter in a URL. Our wpPERFORM.com Front End Color Switcher plugin illustrates how this works. Our live demo of the StudioPress News Pro theme shows off the theme's support for multiple color styles. The theme supports 5 color styles which are classes … [Read more...] about Set a Custom Body Class Using a Parameter
With the upcoming release of Genesis 2.0, Genesis will support HTML5 markup. HTML5 markup won't be enabled by default, because that could break child themes released before it was added to Genesis 2.0. Therefore, even after Genesis 2.0 is released in final form, HTML5 support will have to be enabled on a site-by-site basis. To accomplish that, we've released a small plugin, wpPERFORM.com … [Read more...] about HTML5 Genesis 2.0 Support
Setting a custom favicon is one of the finishing touches to personalize your site and make it stand out from others that use the same theme. In the age of mobile devices, setting a custom favicon might be just one of the custom icons you need to complete the personalized look. You may want to go the extra step of specifying custom touch icons for phones and tablets. We make it easy to do both of … [Read more...] about Setting a Custom Favicon & Apple Touch Icons