How to add an About Us blurb to every WordPress blog post

screen capture of About Us blurb

While WordPress has functions and template tags for displaying “About the Author” information on single blog post pages (in fact, many themes innately support this), there’s nothing similar for displaying “About Us” information. This article offers a simple method for adding an “About Us” blurb after the main text of every single blog post. And I hope it gets your wheels turning about ways to add customized content to your WordPress Web site.
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Underlining for Emphasis: How to un-underline text on a Web page with CSS

No matter how loudly and often we tell our clients who maintain their own Web sites (via WordPress and other CMS-driven platforms) that using underlining for emphasis on the Web is a very bad idea, many of them do it anyway. This article explains, first of all, why this practice is a bad idea, and then it offers a simple CSS solution for removing underlines that shouldn’t appear on Web pages.
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Case Study: Emergency Notice Banner for Hybrid Web site

In December of 2012, in anticipation of school closings, late openings, or early dismissals due to extreme weather, the head of Eaton Academy asked me to implement an emergency announcement banner that would appear on all pages of Eaton’s Web site. The challenge was that the Web site is a hybrid: the main section of the site was custom built, while the blog section was built on WordPress. This case study describes the approach we took to solve the problem. I think this project is a good example of how easily WordPress can be hooked into.
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Post Formats have NOT been removed from WordPress 3.6 core


Contrary to what you may hear from sources who fire before ready and aim, Post Formats have not been removed from the core of WordPress 3.6, which is due to ship any day now. Only the new User Interface for Post Formats has been removed. My take from lurking around Make.WordPress.Core: The development team decided that the new user interface was too prominent for a feature that is still too little-known and too little-used. They feared it might have confused many users. I happen to agree. By the way, this WordPress blog post has been categorized as “General”, tagged with “WordPress” and “Post Formats”, and assigned the “Aside” Post Format.

Making Sense of WordPress Post Formats


WordPress 3.1 introduced support for Post Formats. If your brain was already hurting trying to figure out the differences between categories and tags (not to mention custom post types, custom taxonomies, and custom fields), you’re not alone. But there’s help. This blog post by Otto (aka Samuel Wood) offers some perspective. I’ll try to add my $0.02 soon. PS: This blog article uses the "Link" Post Format.

Tipsy WordPress Plugin from iThemes

iThemes, the makers of the great Backup Buddy plugin for WordPress sites, offers a number of useful plugins. One that I just downloaded and installed is Tipsy, which adds clickable pop-up tips that can include text, images, videos or embedded content.

This post is a test of how it works. Hover and click over certain strings of text to see it in action.

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