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WP-Config tricks

By Dave Kuhar | March 16, 2018
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At our Meetup on 3/5/18, I covered a few of the tweaks you can make to your wp-config.php file. This is a little more advanced than many of the topics we’ve had at our Meetup lately, but these tips can come in handy if you find yourself in need of…

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How to Prepare Your Photos and Manage Image Sizes in WordPress

By Dave Kuhar | March 10, 2018
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It’s been a long time coming – at long last, here are my notes from our Meetup on September 4, 2017. You may also remember this as “the Meetup we had to sit outside for because it was Labor Day and the restaurant was closed.” I covered photo-related topics that…

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More Control over Embedded YouTube Videos

By Dave Kuhar | March 1, 2018
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Dropping a YouTube video into WordPress couldn’t be easier: just copy the URL from YouTube, paste it into the post, and WordPress takes care of the rest, wrapping it up in an HTML5 video player. Easy peasy. Like this clip of Rodney Dangerfield on Carson in 1979. Oh, the things you find…

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Adding Audio to Google Slides

By Dave Kuhar | February 3, 2018
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You may ask yourself “why write about Google Slides on a website about WordPress,” and who can blame you? I have two reasons – first, my nephew asked me how to do this for a school assignment he’s working on and I like recycling content; and second, because it’s not a…

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Media Attachment Pages. Who needs ’em, right?

By Dave Kuhar | October 17, 2017
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One of the oddities of WordPress is that just about everything is a post. Posts are posts. Pages are posts. The menu is a type of post. You can create any number of Custom Post Type (I’ve made CPTs for people, recipes, rental items, sponsors, clients, &c). And one that can…

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Building Your Own Professional Website

By Jorge Zavala | September 12, 2017
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You’re a successful engineer, medical professional, consultant, or lawyer with a lot to share with people who’d benefit from your knowledge, your professional services, or who’d just want to learn from your experience in life. It seems like these days having a presence on the Internet is so easy that…

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WordPress Terminology

By Dave Kuhar | June 5, 2017
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As presented at the SJWP Meetup on June 5, 2017: WordPress Terminology: What’s a permalink? and other burning questions. Base Level WordPress Terminology Database: All your content lives here, hidden in the dark recesses of a web server. Your database consists of, at minimum, the 11 core tables that are required for a WordPress…

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Gravity Forms Placeholder Text is Too Light

By Dave Kuhar | June 1, 2017
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I feel your frustration. You’re trying to streamline your forms a bit by using placeholder text inside the fields instead of having the labels hanging outside, taking up all kinds of space. But you just can’t figure out how to override that light grey text that’s all but impossible to…

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Creating a Semitransparent Intro Area Above Page Body

By Dave Kuhar | October 17, 2015
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Last night in the Beaver Builders Slack channel (if you’re into BB and Slack, go check it out, great place to hang around), @danfrybort asked me how I built the semitransparent intro area on this page, which is, by the way, a work in progress, so things may change after I publish this…

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Replace WordPress default favicon – and add a full package of icons for mobile and desktop

By Dave Kuhar | October 16, 2014
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There’s a really great favicon generator out there that will take your icon and turn it into every file size and type you need for a full range of  icons for mobile devices, desktops, and even a Windows tile. Prepare your artwork at least 260px square (transparent PNGs work great),…

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