WordPress theme of the week: The Talking Fowl

The Talking Fowl theme is one of the more unique looking WordPress themes we’ve seen in a while. The author, Tolu Sonaike, has designed a blog centric WordPress theme with a stylized timeline view.

Talkingfowl wordpress theme

The Talking Fowl theme also features an Ajax drop down menu to hide the main navigation near the top right corner. It also has built-in Twitter and Flickr feed integration at the top of the home page without the need for a plugin.

With a lot of WordPress themes looking more and more alike these days, Tolu Sonaike has been generous to give this theme out to the WP community.

Get it: The Talking Fowl theme

Quick Tip: Link up up a post to page

Here’s a quick tip for the day you want to point one of your WordPress blog posts link up to a static page. There’s a plugin for that and it’s aptly called “Page Links To” by Mark Jaquith. We’ve been using it for over a year now and it works like a charm. We think it’s one of those over-looked WordPress plugin gems that people forget about it but it’s become an indispensible tool in our arsenal.

Page links to

If you haven’t had the need to do this yet, you might ask why would anyone want to do that?

Here’s example one, if you had a contest page (like our MarsEdit tweet contest page) and wanted to maintain an easy to remember permalink URL as a static page. That way you could have an entry (headline) show up in your blog (or news) section but the target link would be a static page URL (www.yoursite.com/contest/) versus a blog URL which would be a longer URL.

Another use for it would be if your WordPress theme had a photo gallery slider on the home page that was setup only to link to blog postings and not static pages. You could use this plugin to link up the blog postings to pages versus hacking the theme.

Get it: Page Links To