Yesterday my family and I went to downtown Greenville for the Farmer’s Market / Truck Showing thing (where kids can sit in the driver’s seat of large obnoxious vehicles and blast the horns all day) and decided it would be as good a time as any to try out this DIY ExpoDisc alternative idea: a white coffee filter.
I don’t like using Gravatar — or any third-party service for that matter — for my author profile pictures. For me, having control over where the images come from and how they are displayed is important, so I wrote a custom function and came up with a simple system for rolling my own custom author image in WordPress.
When I worked for an online newspaper, we put a customized header image at the top of every category page sort of like how NYTimes does it for their blog pages. These days, it’s a lot more attractive to use custom CSS styles for each category. In this tutorial, we’ll create a custom category style in WordPress so you can add your own CSS to pages belonging to a specific category.
Not only can you have custom category stylesheets, WordPress also gives you the freedom to customize each individual post with its own css. In this tutorial, we’ll create a custom post style in WordPress with a simple code block that will allow us to add CSS to any post through a simple Custom Field.
Not too long ago I wrote up a half-review half-brainvomit about the ExpoDisc. Basically, I was (and still am) a little upset that people are shelling out a hundred bucks for this piece of bubbly plastic in order to get their photos to look better. After explaining to someone that a gray card is just as effective, we came up with a solution that involved all the same steps as using an ExpoDisk but cost a grand total of about two pennies. So to help others in our situation (i.e., not wanting to pay $100), here are seven cheap DIY alternatives to the oh-so-popular ExpoDisc.
If photography is anything, it’s a gear junkie’s playground. With the popularity of these super white balance ExpoDiscs, many people are looking at the steep price tag (~$100 these days) and asking if it’s really worth it. Lawsonry put this little disk to the test and compared it to not just are favorite WB method (the gray card) but also to the Napkin Method and even white paper.
If you like to input your own Open Graph tags into your files and use Jet Pack, you’ve probably looked at your source code and saw that JetPack is automatically inserting their tags.
If you’re not using a third-party comment system, disabling the comments might be a good idea if you want to maintain a uniform appearance in your blog’s comment section.
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