I just removed the WordPress Shareaholic plugin after I realised it injects unwanted content and external links into my site. See the screenshot below where it adds an unwanted link to KUpdates. In full honesty, would it be a link somehow related to what I write about, but this is about someone expecting twins! Unbelievable.
Anyway, according to some other bloggers out there, the same plugin also injects unwanted tracking code and provides information on your visitors to other sites. I recommend everyone using Shareaholic to remove it immediately
This is the story of an originally nice plugin gone totally bad. Hopefully WordPress.org will also take a stand and remove it from their plugin directory. For sure it is gone forever from my sites.
In a previous series of posts, we had the chance to build a Really Minimal theme for WordPress 3.5 and higher. In case you missed those posts, you will find a link to them at the end of this article. I recommend you get yourself familiar with them before reading on.
As you recall, the theme we built was indeed minimal and it missed in particular any kind of styling. The recent release of Bootstrap 3.0 by Twitter gives us the chance to style our theme and, as a bonus, to turn it into a responsive design.
You may have noted that my blog site has a new look. Well, that was totally unplanned and actually the consequence of a major problem that occurred today. Luckily enough solving it turned into a learning moment. I am going to share my findings here so that others can benefit from them. While my problem was specific, the steps I used to isolate it apply to a broader range of issues.
Some background information first: my blog is based on the Gantry Framework, which consists of a plugin and a theme. The plugin and the theme work together in order to provide a framework through which you can easily set the look and feel of the blog pages, layouts, widgets, etc. Very practical if you don’t want to spend time programming an own template or tweaking one of the many available boilerplates.
Welcome to Part 4 of this series! In this episode, we will complete our Really Minimal WordPress 3.5 theme by adding a Sidebar to it and, why not, a proper thumbnail image for the Themes Editor.
Ready? Set. Go!
In Part 1 and 2 of this mini-series we started to build a really minimal theme for WordPress. In this part, we will add a header and a footer to it.