How to Create WordPress Custom Navigation Menus

All Solostream premium WordPress themes now use the Custom Menu Management function that shipped with WordPress 3.0. If you don’t have the latest version of your theme, you can download the necessary files from the Members Area (you’ll have to log in to access the files for download).

I also did a short screencast (below) to show you how the menu management system works. It’s fairly intuitive, but I’ve already had a few questions on it, so here ya go.

Why you should upgrade to WordPress 3.0 – In a word, security. The added functionality in WP 3.0 is great, but some people are happy with their current version of WP and prefer not to upgrade. It’s fine if you don’t upgrade, but it leaves you at greater risk of having your site get hacked. And I can tell you from experience, it’s no fun when your WordPress site gets hacked. So, for that reason, you should always run the most recent version of WordPress on your sites.

Now, here’s the tutorial I promised …

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New WordPress Theme WP-Aire Demo Video

I just added our latest theme – WP-Aire – to the WordPress Themes Store. WP-Aire is a collaborative effort between Solostream and a savvy designer named James Koster.

As with all our recent themes, WP-Aire is loaded with options, including 9 different color options and multiple home page layouts. If you take a look at the demo site, you’ll see we also incorporated video into the featured content area at the top of the home page. Also, we’ve had several requests for a theme similar to the Solostream site, so I managed to create a color scheme for WP-Aire that’s pretty close (although not exact)

I did a short demo video on WP-Aire, and you can watch it below.

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New WordPress Theme WP-Ellie (Demo Video)

Our new WordPress theme, WP-Ellie, is now available, and I just uploaded a short demo video. YouTube is still processing the video, so it may be a bit blurry for the next hour or so.

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How to Use the WordPress Image Uploader and Image Editor

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve spent some time playing with the new WordPress image editor that shipped with WordPress 2.9. It’s pretty cool and something you should play around with if you use any images on your site. I went ahead and did a short video tutorial covering the important parts. The video runs about 6 minutes.

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Video: How to Install WordPress Themes

This is a short video that walks you through the WordPress Theme install process.

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WP-Launch WordPress Theme Demo Video

Our latest WordPress Theme, WP-Launch, will be available very shortly, and I wanted to go ahead and publish a short demo video that I just uploaded. This video is a little under 10 minutes long, and it demonstrates some of the features of WP-Launch.

The video is still being processed by YouTube, so it may be a bit blurry still, but it will clear up in an hour or so.

If you’d like to embed the video on your own site, go ahead and grab the embed code from YouTube.

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Video: How to Install WordPress

This is a short video that walks you through the WordPress install process. If you host offers WordPress Auto-Install, you probably want to watch this video instead.

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Video: How to Auto-Install WordPress

As the title suggests, this is a short (5 minutes) video that walks you through the WordPress Auto-Install process.

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WP-Sublime WordPress Theme Demo Video

I managed to get a new demo video posted on YouTube this morning. The video is a little over 5 minutes long, and it shows you how easy it is to customize our latest WordPress theme, WP-Sublime. If you’d like to embed this video on your own site, just grab the embed code from the video or from the YouTube page.

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Introduction to WordPress: Video

In this brief video, we show you why we believe WordPress is the ultimate web publishing platform for any web publisher, large or small. After you watch it, you can view our Getting Started With WordPress guide or visit our WordPress Themes Store to pick out a new theme.

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