WordPress: How to Auto Expand Comments by Default

Just a little gripe I have with some of the WordPress themes created by some of those amazing designers out there. Some theme designers forget to provide the option to have the comment dialogue box auto expand at the end of articles. Not a problem when there’s a button stating “add comment here” but it … Read more

Clashing TinyMCE Editor Background

Easy to fix so this will be a short post except for text added for search engines…

Sometimes your content management system’s (CMS) theme and your TinyMCE editor’s editor field’s theme will clash their styles. For example, when your theme has a dark background color your TinyMCE editor will show a dark background in its text editor area which, if you use a dark text color, will make it difficult for you to discern your text from the editor’s background color (i.e black on black is black just as white on white is white).

The reason for this clash is that TinyMCE derives its styling informtion (the style.css details) from your theme’s style details; namely, the theme’s body tag’s styling data. To fix this, whether your using Wordpress, Joomla!, Mambo or any other CMS, all you need to do is add a short line of code to your theme’s css file.

The code to add should be similar to

101 Incredibly Good WordPress Plugins

So you’ve just installed your shiny new WordPress blog and you know it’s going to make you into the next Internet sensation but your wondering ‘What’s next? How can I make this blog MY blog? How can get it to do everything I want to do? Well, how about some customization to make that blog … Read more