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Fixing The Twentythirteen WordPress Theme

By default the twentythirteen theme that comes bundled with WordPress is a great looking theme. It uses modern fonts and large orange coloured graphical accents.

Another benefit of using this standard theme is that you can be sure that a lot of work has been put into it – the WordPress brand depends on it!

Still I believe it has a few drawbacks for most : the comments feed is broken and it does not honour the setting to show summaries of posts on the frontpage instead of full posts. In this article I will fix both, it is really quite easy.

First of all the comments feed will actually return xml but it will do so with a 404 not found http response code which will cause the Google crawler to report it as a broken link on each and every page. This is not good for SEO. Fixing it involves hooking the feed_link action and return false if it is the comments-link :

add_action( 'feed_link', 'remove_comments_feed', 10, 2 );
function remove_comments_feed( $output, $feed ) {
  if ( strpos( $output, 'comments' ) > 0 )
  return $output;

This is simply added to the functions.php file of the theme (“wp-content/themes/twentythirteen/functions.php”).

Next we modify the summary-generation in the content.php file. You should look for the hardcoded if statement :

<?php if ( is_search() ) : // Only display Excerpts for Search ?>

it is line 33 in the file. You then force it to summarize for all the standard multiple-post views by changing it to :

<?php if ( is_search() || is_author() || is_tag()
       || is_archive() || is_home () ) : ?>

and you are good to go!

Free graphical buttons for all popular payment services

Buttons for popular payment sysmtes

For a commercial site, and with the proliferation of online payment services, you may need to have buttons showing the logos of these services. Here is a set of icons payment card that you can place on your website or online business on your forms of payment. These icons are available in PNG format in two sizes (99×66 and 64×43). You will also find generic icons payment methods. This excellent freebie is brought to you by

Identified services in this pack:

  • 2Checkout (two versions)
  • Adyen
  • American Express (two versions)
  • Asia Pay
  • B-Pay
  • BrainTree
  • Cirrus
  • ClickAndBuy
  • CreditCall
  • Delta
  • Diners Club International (two versions)
  • Direct Debit
  • Discover
  • Dwolla
  • eDankort
  • Edy
  • ePay (two versions)
  • Eurocard Mastercard
  • eWay
  • FastSpring
  • GoCardless
  • Google Wallet
  • HSBC
  • Intuit
  • IP Payments
  • JCB
  • Maestro
  • Mastercard
  • Mercado Pago
  • Mobilpenge
  • ModusLink
  • Mondex
  • Neteller
  • Ogone
  • PayMate
  • PayOneer
  • PayPal
  • PayPoint
  • PaySafe Card
  • Pay-U India
  • PayXPert
  • PopMoney
  • Recurly
  • SaaSy
  • SafeKey
  • SagePay
  • Samurai
  • Serve
  • Skrill
  • Solo
  • Square
  • Switch
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • V-Me
  • V-Pay
  • WebMoney
  • WePay
  • Western Union (four versions)
  • WireCard
  • WorldPay

Freebie: The Web Factory – an astonishing WordPress based PSD template

The Web Factory - Homepage

After a bit of absence around the blog, I may announce the slowly but steady come-back of our blog via an excellent freebie: The Web Factory. This is a free PSD template with a focus to WP theme integration. It can be used as a company website or why not, with a bit of creativity, it can be transformed to anything you want.

I hope you will enjoy it and if you do don’t forget to share it with you connections. WDC would really appreciate it!

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Freebie: Usermenu design

Usermenu PSD

Hello WDC readers. Today we gonna offer you a PSD freebie of an excellent usermenu. This design was inspired by the main navigation menu from the official page of “Apple” and we really hope that it will help you out in your next project. Let us have your feedback in the comment section and please don’t forget to spread the word if you enjoy this.

The archive contains 3 PSD files of the menu (800×40 px) in 3 color palletes (grey, blue and brown). You are free to use it for any purpose (free or commercial). Either way, we would appreciate a link back to our site. Enjoy and stay tuned for more excellent resource!

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