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

By Dave Kuhar | October 16, 2014

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), and head over to RealFaviconGenerator.net.…

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Beaver Builder and Simple Image Sizes don’t like each other

By Dave Kuhar | August 24, 2014

I had a variety of custom image sizes that I defined by using the plugin Simple Image Sizes (which, by the way, is really easy to use and a time-saver if you don’t want to muck with code). When I used Beaver Builder to rebuild the site I’m currently working on, I found that I could…

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Blowing Smoke: Are HTML sites a better bet than WordPress?

By Dave Kuhar | July 17, 2014

It’s kind of painful to look at that title. But today, a new client of ours forwarded a comment made by his current web developer: [your site is] manually coded using HTML, CSS, Javascript, and JQuery in order to provide the greatest possible visibility to search engines over time. This is because WordPress websites, with…

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Flip position of site title and description in Genesis

By Dave Kuhar | May 27, 2014
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You wouldn’t think this would be so hard to find, but it seems nobody has written how to put the site description above the site title in Genesis. Or my google-fu is exceptionally weak today. In any case, it’s actually quite easy, and this is a whole lot safer than mucking about with CSS positioning: You’re…

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Check for mobile and redirect

By Dave Kuhar | February 5, 2014

So today I needed to send users on mobile devices to an external URL. That’s easy enough, but the client needed users headed to a different external URL if they were headed to one particular section of the site. In the code below, I use wp_is_mobile to test the browser; if true, then I check…

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Don’t block me, bro!

By Dave Kuhar | December 5, 2013

I hate it when websites pop up ads – or worse, those survey things – over the top of the content I’m trying to read. Seems like this guy feels the same way. The worst case I’ve seen was with a local funeral home. I was sitting in a meeting with a funeral director client…

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Tribe Events Manager CSS bug

By Dave Kuhar | August 20, 2013

Joe found a problem with Modern Tribe’s Events Manager PRO plugin today. He wanted to change something on a recurring event, but when he tried to save the change, he had a window popup asking if he wanted to change just the one event, or all of them. The problem was that the button wasn’t…

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Rapid WordPress site setup via Terminal

By Dave Kuhar | August 2, 2013

Setting up a new WP site is pretty quick, but it’s still tedious after you’ve done it dozens of times. We’ve been combing the net, looking for ways to make it happen really quickly. Here’s what we have so far:

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Center menus in Genesis

By Dave Kuhar | November 6, 2012

It drives me nuts that there’s no obvious, easy way to center the nav bar in Genesis (or, to be fair, in most WordPress themes/frameworks). Stumbled across this the other day and found it works really well. If you are using a subnav, change #nav to #subnav in the above CSS. If you are using…

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Detect Mobile Browser and Serve Up Alternate Content (or nothing)

By Dave Kuhar | September 10, 2012

The site we just built for faithandform.com has a pretty cool slideshow feature on the home page, serving up a portion of the four most recent issues’ cover images and tables of content. But it doesn’t work well at all on small mobile devices, so Joe and I spent some time poking around the tubes…

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