Category: Web Development

Best Way To Add Blank Lines & Space In WordPress Editor

Best Way To Add Blank Lines & Space In WordPress EditorIf you’ve used WordPress even just a little bit,  you’ve probably come up against the fact that it’s really hard to add extra space into the editor. You can only hit “return” a couple of times before it starts eating…

Quick Tip: Google Keyword Tool Shutting Down

Quick Tip: Google Keyword Tool Shutting DownThe Google Keyword tool which is an essential tool for researching keywords – finding search volume and related phrases etc is shutting down and is going to be replaced with their new tool called Keyword Planner. It will still be…

WordPress 101 Video – Understanding Core WordPress Concepts

WordPress 101 Video – Understanding Core WordPress ConceptsI recently had the honor of presenting at WordCamp Orange County 2013. I was asked to give a “WordPress 101” talk which may sound simple, but is deceptively so! It’s actually quite a challenge. I teach WordPress every day so…

WordPress Twitter Plugin Stopped Working Recently? Here’s Some That Work

WordPress Twitter Plugin Stopped Working Recently? Here’s Some That WorkYou may have noticed your Twitter feed stopped showing up on your WordPress site just recently. This is because Twitter changed their API. An API is something that various web services like Twitter provide in order to allow developers to…

How To Use Shortcodes In WordPress

How To Use Shortcodes In WordPressWordPress shortcodes are a powerful feature that theme and plugin developers use to give users advanced tools at their disposal, but they continually confuse people. They are infinitely easier than writing actual HTML and CSS but can still freak out…

How To Use Shortcodes In WordPress

How To Use Shortcodes In WordPressWordPress shortcodes are a powerful feature that theme and plugin developers use to give users advanced tools at their disposal, but they continually confuse people. They are infinitely easier than writing actual HTML and CSS but can still freak out…

Win An Elegant Themes Membership!

Win An Elegant Themes Membership!UPDATE: Donna Fontenot is the lucky winner of a Developer account at Elegant Themes! Looking for a fancy new theme for your WordPress site? Today might be your lucky day. Elegant Themes has been kind enough to let me give…

How To Collect User-Submitted Testimonials On Your WordPress Site

How To Collect User-Submitted Testimonials On Your WordPress SiteJust recently I’ve worked on two sites that needed a way to display testimonials and a way to collect them from clients via the website itself. With WordPress there are several ways you could achieve this, this is just the…

4 WordPress Podcasts To Help You Sharpen Your Skills

4 WordPress Podcasts To Help You Sharpen Your SkillsSeems like podcasts, especially of the video variety, are having revival at the moment. Here’s a few WordPress-related ones worth checking out. They are all feature some very smart developers and other members of the WordPress community so it’s a…

You are not 9 years old, or…how people REALLY learn WordPress

You are not 9 years old, or…how people REALLY learn WordPressWhile on the Facebook recently I was targeted with an ad that told me that if a certain 9 year old child can make WordPress websites, I should be able to as well. It’s not the first time I’ve seen…

Social Media Widgets for WordPress

Social Media Widgets for WordPress  Want to highlight your social media profiles in any widget area of your WordPress site? Here are the best-looking and easiest to use, social media widgets for WordPress. Simple Social Icons by Nathan Rice Plugin Info This has been…

How To Remove The WordPress Admin User Account

How To Remove The WordPress Admin User AccountIf you’ve been on the internet in the past week or so, you’ve probably heard about the spate of “brute force” attacks that have been made on WordPress sites, specifically targeting accounts with the username “admin.” It has always been a…

Mobile Plugins For Your WordPress Site

Mobile Plugins For Your WordPress SiteI recently had to find a mobile solution for a client. Their theme had been custom made a while ago and was not responsive so the easiest route (and the one that fit their budget) was to use one of…

WordPress Webinars & Classes Announced!

WordPress Webinars & Classes Announced!It’s been a little while since I’ve done any WordPress webinars or in-person classes. But I finally got around to setting up a few. Just to clarify, webinars take place online only whereas classes are conducted in small groups in…

XML and HTML Sitemaps For Your WordPress Site – The Basics

XML and HTML Sitemaps For Your WordPress Site – The BasicsMost people have heard they need a sitemap so Google will like their site but what are they and how do you go about creating one? Sitemaps are recommended for search engine optimization to help Google (and other search engines)…

XML and HTML Sitemaps For Your WordPress Site – The Basics

XML and HTML Sitemaps For Your WordPress Site – The BasicsMost people have heard they need a sitemap so Google will like their site but what are they and how do you go about creating one? Sitemaps are recommended for search engine optimization to help Google (and other search engines)…

Swiftype – WordPress Plugin For Enhanced Search

Swiftype – WordPress Plugin For Enhanced SearchSwiftype is a new plugin on the block. It is designed as a replacement for the in-built search feature on your WordPress site. The main thing that’s cool about it is that it has an autocomplete feature which is commonly…

How To Become An Idea Machine

How To Become An Idea MachineI’ve talked before on this blog about the need for us to focus on active creation rather than passive consumption. But once you’ve made that mental switch, you can still face the dreaded blogger’s block. Do you ever sit down…

How to Make Video oEmbeds Responsive In WordPress

How to Make Video oEmbeds Responsive In WordPressToday’s Quick Tip comes courtesy of WordPress media expert Jason Tucker. oEmbeds allow WordPress users to easily embed content from 3rd party sites such as YouTube and Vimeo by simply pasting the url of the video in the WordPress post…

Setting up a WordPress Site the Right Way [video]

Setting up a WordPress Site the Right Way [video]WordPress.tv is a wonderful resource for WordPress users of all levels. They post all the videos of presentations gathered from WordCamp events all over the world. You can see some amazing speakers with excellent info to share. The video below…