WordPress was originally created as a weblog or blog platform. But now WordPress has grown so powerful that you can use it to create any type of website and use it as a Content Management System (CMS). In this article, I'm going to share some of my WordPress tricks with you on how to make a better WordPress theme. I'm not a programmer nor developer, so I will focus more on the frontend development. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that WordPress has made it so easy that even a non-programmer (designer like me) can build a wonderful website.
WordPress Conditional Tags
are very useful when creating a dynamic WordPress theme. It allows you to control what content is displayed and how that content is displayed. Here are couple sample uses of Conditional Tags:
Unique Category template
Suppose you want to use different Category template to display specific category. Simply save your Category template as category-2.php (note: add - and the categoryID number to the file name). So, category-2.php will be used to display categoryID 2, category-3.php will be used for categoryID 3, and so on.
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