Tutorial: Using the Theme Customizer

Oh, Theme Customizer with Live Preview, where have you been all my life? The WordPress 3.4 update gives us the power to preview, tweak, and test-drive a new theme without applying it to our live site. 


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Want to learn more? Check out my tutorial on Peachpit.com!

Tutorial: Flexible Header Images

By now you already know that WordPress 3.4 has introduced a ton of great features (because you always perform core updates, right?). One of the coolest new features is support for Flexible Header Images. Remember in the dark ages of WordPress, when you had to crop your header image to fit in the predetermined header space? Now you get to decide how much header image you want, without having to touch any code.

Awesome, right? And it’s easy to get it to work with your theme.

Check out my article on Peachpit.com for a full tutorial!

Read the full tutorial over on Peachpit!

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