Gravatar is one of the easiest solution to add avatars with user or author biography in WordPress. What if you want a local solution? Maybe, you want to use WordPress in your local network without Internet. How to add author/user avatar without having to use Gravatar? How can one upload his own images to be used as avatar?
When you want to use WordPress like a website rather than a blog, you need to set a static page as the home page, the page that opens when you type the web address. Not doing so will make your site look more like a blog.
Theme options page allows users to customize the WordPress theme easily. It makes the theme a lot more fun to use. Here’s a new and improved tutorial for adding a theme options page using the Settings API of WordPress. This theme options page will pass the review test for inclusion in WordPress themes repository.