Now that WordPress 3.0 is out here is a quick tutorial on how to add custom navigation to your themes.
The new custom navigation feature in WordPress 3.0 has to be my absolute favorite. This gives you the ability to add items like custom links, pages, and categories. The drag and drop interface makes it extremely simple to use. This feature will not be available in older themes unless the theme author updates that theme. In this article, we will show you how you can enable and install custom navigation menus in your themes.
In this screencast, Tom Johnson of Id Rather be Writing explains how to style category levels in WordPress so that each category level (parent, child, sub-child) will have a distinct style. You style the categories by adding specific classes to your stylesheet.
These are the classes that you will be using:
- .cat-item a (top level, or all levels if no other classes are used)
- .cat-item ul li a (child level)
- .cat-item ul ul li a (sub-child level)
Imagine it’s 2am and you just hit “activate” on your most anticipated WordPress theme to date. Finally, after weeks of hard work you now get to showoff that friggin’ sweet WordPress theme you designed and coded from scratch.
In this kickass WordPress article there are 24 total resources that will show you how to design and code WordPress themes from scratch. This includes 9 design and coding tutorials, 12 Photoshop mockups, 2 WordPress e-books, and even a developers “Cheat Sheet”.