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Add Theme Options to Artisteer 3 Theme

Have you ever wished you could make life easier for the users of your theme by giving them some custom Theme Options?  Well, here is how to do it in an Artisteer 3.0.0.39952 theme.  This technique might work with other versions, but I have not tested it on any others.

The easiest way is to use the OptionTree plugin.  Unfortunately, it conflicts with another plugin that I like to use.  Besides, if I can avoid using a plugin by using just a bit of code, it is usually worth it.

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Artisteer 3 Members Only Area

I recently completed a project for an organization that wanted to have a ‘Members Only’ area for certain users.  Their initial requirement was to have 3 groups of Members: Supervisor, Tutor, and Student, each with their own capabilities and content restricted to the group.

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Make Artisteer Header Area Clickable

If you have an Artisteer theme, here is how to make the header area clickable. This has been tested with:

  • WordPress 3.1.3
  • Artisteer 3
  • Firefox 5
  • IE 9
  • Chrome 12

First, make sure the Headline/Title is visible. Then, add the following lines to your style.css: Continue reading

Make Artisteer Header Area Clickable In WordPress

NOTE:  This only works for 3.0 Beta versions.  With 3.0 RC1, Artisteer changed the structure and names of classes.  A similar technique will work, but with different class names.

You really don’t need to modify any code to make an Artisteer 3.0 header area clickable.  You can do it all with CSS (at least in the designs I have tested).

I would suggest making a Child theme first so you don’t even need to change the generated style.css file.

Then, use Firefox with the Firebug addon, or another development tool so you can make on-the-fly changes to the CSS.

First, make sure the heading text generated by Artisteer is visible and clickable. Continue reading