Category Menu Items

This is another general WordPress question that I see quite often: how can I create a menu item that displays a page of posts belonging to a particular category? For example, let’s say I have a site about animals, and I’ve created a category called Dogs and a category called Cats, and by clicking on… Read More »

Dummy Menu Items

I often come across questions from beginning WP developers asking how to create menu items which do not link to a physical page. That is, hovering over the menu item should expand the sub-menu, but clicking on the main menu item should not cause anything to happen, only the sub-menu items should link to another… Read More »

Understanding Montezuma’s Icons

By now you’ve noticed the icons that grace the look of various elements. For example, the navigation menu has star icons over the main menu items, and the widgets in the sidebar have icons to the left of the widget title. What’s more, the icons animate and change color when the mouse is hovered over… Read More »

Changing the Blue Color

As you’ve probably noticed, the one predominant color in the theme is a bluish color (hex color code #0090d3). For example, all of the titles & links have this blue color. The colors for this particular post were changed to red. Changing the color throughout your site isn’t difficult, but can be tedious. You would… Read More »

Skrollr Demo

This post is still under development. But you can still scroll down to see the work in progress. This post is a demo of how to incorporate the Skrollr Animation library, and uses the concepts from Petr Tichy’s Parallax Scrolling tutorial. Elements can fade in and out Background images are from the World Wildlife Fund… Read More »

Blank Thumbnail Images on Firefox

On some installations of Montezuma, when viewed with Firefox, there seems to be a problem where the grayscale thumbnail doesn’t display properly on blog pages. Instead of the gray thumbnail, you’ll see a blank, white image. However, hovering over the thumbnail with the mouse transitions to the color image as usual.

Clickable Image for Video

This post demonstrates how to set up a clickable image that turns into a video when clicked. Click on either of the images below, and a YouTube video will play. Here’s how: The first thing you need to do is add some jQuery. This only needs to be done once for your whole site. If… Read More »

Menu Below Site Title

By default, the top part of the header in Montezuma is divided into two areas: on the left is the site title and tag line (the description of the site), and on the right is the navigation menu. Lots of designers like having the navigation menu below the site title. This gives more room for… Read More »

Vertical Mobile Menu

This page shows how a fully displayed menu can be shown on mobile widths instead of a drop-down menu. It utilizes a sidebar which is hidden on desktop widths, but is displayed using a media query on mobile widths. To see how it works, shrink the width of your browser window until it reaches the… Read More »