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WordPress Terminology

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 site. Database table: think of…

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Where to Find Photos

WordPress and Photos: Where and How?

Here’s part two of my notes from our Meetup on September 4, 2017.  I covered photo-related topics that day: where to source stock photos; how to prep them for upload and managing image sizes; and compression, which I’ll cover in a future post. Where to Find Photos First of all, it’s important to remember that…

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How to Prepare Your Photos and Manage Image Sizes in WordPress

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 day: where to source stock…

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WordPress and Photos: Where and How?

By Dave Kuhar | March 19, 2018
Where to Find Photos

Here’s part two of my notes from our Meetup on September 4, 2017.  I covered photo-related topics that day: where to source stock photos; how to prep them for upload and managing image sizes; and compression, which I’ll cover in a future post. Where to Find Photos First of all, it’s important to remember that…

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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 them. wp-config.php or, how to…

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How to Prepare Your Photos and Manage Image Sizes in WordPress

By Dave Kuhar | March 10, 2018

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 day: where to source stock…

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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 on YouTube. Above: I just…

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Adding Audio to Google Slides

By Dave Kuhar | February 3, 2018

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 bad way to repurpose your…

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Media Attachment Pages. Who needs ’em, right?

By Dave Kuhar | October 17, 2017

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 drive you a bit batty:…

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Building Your Own Professional Website

By Jorge Zavala | September 12, 2017

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 it’s like writing a note…

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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 site. Database table: think of…

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Gravity Forms Placeholder Text is Too Light

By Dave Kuhar | June 1, 2017

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 read. With a small bit…

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Creating a Semitransparent Intro Area Above Page Body

By Dave Kuhar | October 17, 2015

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 post. There are a few different…

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