Styling of a search form is challenging at times. The default styling is very basic and an awful lot of the required styling depends on the CSS Reset used. The following is the styling I use on most of the WordPress themes I develop.
Through the years I have come across many strange and wonderful ways of adding a counter to the WordPress loop. Often we need to know what post the loop is busy with so that we can add some code to the start or end of a specific post in the main loop.
Adding a social menu to a WordPress site has never been easier. For some time now the JetPack plugin has had this functionality included. More and more sites are using Jetpack so there is no reason for adding an extra plugin or coding functions in the template files to show a social menu on your site.