Tumblr is a pretty interesting mini-blogging platform that's getting really popular recently. But with RTL, it's horrible! In the text editor, you cannot even right align your text and it strips off any inline styles if you try to add it yourself (I know!! totally unacceptable). In this tutorial I'll show you how to RTL your Tumblr theme completely or have it bidirectional.
Supporting the Arabic Content online by supporting its direction(RTL) on the web..
"Remember the RTLer? that tool which flips your css from left to right!" "well, how does that thing works exactly?" "Here's how..."
zBench, one of the best themes available on the WP.org themes directory, with that nice layout and light design. It's ideal for small and personal blogs, it has custom RSS, twitter and facebook links to add in the header too.... awesome isn't it?
To change the language of a WordPress site, just update the
WPLANG constant in your
define ('WPLANG', 'ar'); //changes the language of the site to Arabic
I know it might be strange that this site uses English to support the Arabic content online; And I've heard lots of comments about this so let me explain!
WordPress has this very easy and straight forward logic when it comes to RTLing themes. It simply checks for the direction of the language you're using in your WP installation, if it happens to be 'rtl'(Arabic for example) it includes the stylesheet
rtl.css if it exists. This means that RTLing a WP theme is creating this
rtl.css file. A detailed tutorial is coming up soon about RTLing WP themes
jCarousel is a beautiful jQuery plugin. Personally it's one of my favorites! You can set up your caoursel up and running in just one line or two. Even theming it is easy. According to the project's page:
jCarousel is a jQuery plugin for controlling a list of items in horizontal or vertical order. The items, which can be static HTML content or loaded with (or without) AJAX, can be scrolled back and forth (with or without animation).
The only thing missing in this wonderful plugin is the RTL support. And in this tutorial, it won't miss it anymore.
We're super excited to release another RTLed Wordpress Theme this week: