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Display your WordPress contact form in a Lightbox

Recently, a client asked me to have their contact form display in a Lightbox (as opposed to on a separate page). I happily implemented this for them and the end result looked pretty snazzy, so I thought I’d write up how I did it.

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How to pass parameters to your WordPress templates

I currently find myself in the middle of redesigning this site, as I want to move away from the generic WordPress theme to something a little more individual. That my new design should be responsive was a no-brainer, but this time round I decided to try something new (for me, at least) and that was to design for mobile first.

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Display a random thumbnail image next to gallery excerpt in WordPress

I have a WordPress site (designed using a Twenty Eleven child theme), which has a whole bunch of image galleries on it.

By default, these galleries will display on the front page of the blog as follows:

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How to embed video in your WordPress site using HTML5

I have a Panasonic HDC-SD800 high definition video camera and I wanted to embed a couple of short film clips on a private website of mine, which runs on the latest version of WordPress (3.4.1 at time of writing). I also wanted to embed these videos using HTML 5 for those browsers which support it, and have a Flash fall-back for those which don’t.

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Making a Very Simple WordPress Theme for a Static Site

Despite starting life as a blogging platform, WordPress can also be used as a fully functional CMS. The following steps describe how to skin WordPress for use as a CMS with a simple “brochure” style website.

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