One of the great aspects of WordPress is its incredible adaptability. Using WordPress to the fullest means finding out about all the special features you can implement on your website. So without further ado, here is an assortment of useful techniques.


Find out more about WordPress's responsive possibilities, such as how to build a responsive theme from the ground up, implementing your theme and customizing images for a responsive site. Also learn how to speed up your site, integrate social-networking capabilities and manage events and author listings.


  • Create A Responsive, Mobile-First WordPress Theme
  • Do-It-Yourself Caching Methods With WordPress
  • Front-End Author Listing And User Search For WordPress
  • How To Integrate Facebook, Twitter And Google+ In WordPress
  • Manage Events Like A Pro With WordPress
  • Adopting A Responsive WordPress Theme Is More Than Install-And-Go
  • Responsive Images With WordPress’ Featured Images

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 82
  • Language: English
  • Released: March 2013
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN: 978-3-943075-52-6

Excerpt From Chapter 1

Create A Responsive, Mobile-First WordPress Theme — by Ellen Bauer

Let’s assess the situation. WordPress is an extremely popular, flexible, easy to use and open-source blogging and CMS system. More and more mobile devices are flooding the market every day, changing the way people use the Internet. And the need is growing for more beautifully designed and coded WordPress themes that work well across all of these devices. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get to work!

At first, the idea of designing and developing a fully responsive, mobileready WordPress theme might be overwhelming. You might be thinking, “How do I handle a responsive design with all of this flexible content that a WordPress theme has? What should I consider when designing for touch devices? And do I really have to get rid of drop-down menus and other hover elements on mobile devices?”

Excerpt From Chapter 5

Manage Events Like A Pro With WordPress — by Daniel Pataki

If you’ve ever tried working with, coding for or just thinking about anything to do with events, you know they are a total nightmare in every possible way. Repeating events, schedules, multiple days, multiple tracks, multiple prices, multiple speakers, multiple organizations, multiple payment options — the list goes on on for quite some time.

Today we’ll show you how to make event management an easy — nay, enjoyable — task by making WordPress do the grunt work for you. We’ll be looking at out-of-the-box WordPress features, plugins and themes and a DIY approach to managing events.

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