WordPress 3.0 introduces a new feature called custom backgrounds for WordPress themes. This feature will give the user an ability to add custom backgrounds to their site which will give their blogs/sites a unique touch. Even though this feature is added to the core, it will only be activated if your theme supports it. In this article, we will show you how you can enable Custom Background in WordPress themes for WordPress 3.0.
In this tutorial, we will share a function which will allow users to select specific Post IDs and display them as featured posts with thumbnails by utilizing the WordPress Post Thumbnail feature that was added in WordPress 2.9. This way allows you to avoid using Sticky posts which sometimes may be necessary due to other functions in a custom project.
Some of our users wanted us to post a tutorial on how to display Post Excerpts in WordPress Themes. This is a very simple tutorial that anyone can implement and take advantage of this built-in feature. The benefit of implementing this tutorial is that it decreases page load time and it increases the pageview count.