Extra information that you may find useful.
Font Awesome (icon) issues?
If you have trouble with Font Awesome showing strange characters instead of icons, you are most likely using a CDN or external host in some way for the font files. Certain browsers may have issues with that, as they follow certain web standards. (Also make sure that your font files were uploaded correctly, and empty caches)
This can be fixed with for example this sample .htaccess file from MaxCDN. If you wish to read more about this, it relates to CORS headers.
Wrong Facebook thumbnails?
If your shared posts show wrong thumbnails on social networks, see the Facebook Thumb Fixer plugin below.
Many common problems or missing features can usually be solved with plugins. Here is a list of some great ones.
- Regenerate Thumbnails – A must-have when changing theme or thumbnail sizes
- WordPress Importer – Import XML file data for the website
- WP-PageNavi – Better pagination for your blog
- Contact Form 7 – A simple and flexible contact form plugin
- W3 Total Cache – Cache plugin to speed up your website
- Easy Add Thumbnail – Auto-set featured images for old as well as new posts
- Facebook Thumb Fixer – Make sure articles shared on Facebook and Google+ shows the right thumbnail images
- Responsive Lightbox – Easily add responsive lightboxes to your website and gallery images
- SyntaxHighlighter Evolved – Post code in your articles in a visually pleasing way
- WooCommerce – Sell stuff
Recommended theme editing software
- Firefox – The web browser of choice for me, although there are many good ones
- PoEdit – Translate your theme. Read how to translate here.
- Notepad++ – A great text editor to modify theme code
- FileZilla – Modify or upload theme files via FTP
Learn more and ask about WordPress’ standard features. WordPress is in itself an extremely well-documented open platform. It is recommended to search for answers via Google / DuckDuckGo first if you have questions – it almost always give useful information or at least point you in the right direction.
- WordPress.com Documentation – Quick and simple guides to standard features
- WordPress.org Codex – Documentation and great code examples
- WordPress.org Forums – Support for WordPress
- WordPress Code Answers – Ask and find great answers to code questions
- Google / DuckDuckGo – Find answers from all over the web. Always good.