Many websites include an “In The News” section — content related to articles, videos, podcasts, etc., that other publishers have published about them. It might be called “News”, “Press”, “Media” or something else. In this post, I explain how and why I converted a blog-based “In The News” section to a custom post type and why this is a good use case for custom post types.
Create a Custom Shortcode to Display a MemberPress Membership Price ANYWHERE on Your Website
Today, as I prepared to change the price of a membership on one of my MemberPress membership sites, I knew that there are several places on the site where the price of the membership was hard-coded. (For example, I’m, displaying a custom pricing table that doesn’t utilize MemberPress Groups Price Box. I also have a callout on the home page which displays the price of this membership — also hard-coded.)
A membership price shortcode would eliminate the need to manually update all those places. However, although MemberPress has lots of shortcodes for content restriction, it doesn’t have one for displaying the price of a membership.
So I created one.
Avoid Direct Styling; Use CSS Instead
In this article I urge people to avoid the use of direct styling and instead rely on CSS for defining how the elements of a page or post should appear. I explain the downsides of direct styling and the advantages of CSS. Although, CSS is a huge topic, you don’t have to be an expert in CSS to use it in some basic and helpful ways.
Blog Tags: What They Are (and What They’re Not)
The categories and tags you use to describe your blog posts are not about search engine optimization. Their purpose is to make it easier for the people who are already on your Web site to navigate around and find content they’re interested in. When you’re tagging your blogs posts, you’re not publishing a thesaurus or creating a search engine ad campaign — you’re creating signposts.
How to Create a Simple Custom Events Plugin
My client wants to display on his site information about trade shows at which his company will be exhibiting. I know there are lots of event plugins out there, but most of the ones I know about would be overkill for our needs. So, I created a must-use custom Events plugin for this client. One of the requirements was to show both current and past events and to segregate them on the main events “landing” page.
Make your Web Site the Heart & Hub of your Online Marketing Strategy
I see this all the time: people create Facebook business pages for their enterprises, and they post content to it rather than to their Web-site blogs.
In my opinion, this is wrong; it’s backwards. Read on if you want to know why.
Why SiteGround Hosting?
I currently recommend SiteGround hosting for WordPress Web projects whose requirements match what SiteGround offers.
If you’re thinking about using me for your WordPress Web project, I will — at some point early on — ask whether you’re open to using (or moving your existing site to) SiteGround.
You may wonder why, and you should. I offer my reasons in this blog post.
Tent Birth and Breastfeeding Services
Tent Birth and Breastfeeding Services operates a full-service breastfeeding clinic for breastfeeding families They are dedicated to supporting, protecting, and promoting breastfeeding. Their goal is to provide evidence-based and comprehensive care that is reflective of clients’ needs.
Stacy-Ann Louie, owner of Tent Birth and Breastfeeding Services, contacted nSiteful to redesign and rebuild their Web site, which was previously on the Wix platform. WordPress is the platform for the new site.
Trello Board Tour: Jeff’s Blogging Board
I thought it might be a good idea to give a “tour” of my Trello blogging board. I use it to keep track of and manage blog topics. It’s not a perfect board — I don’t know any that is. I hope that by sharing how I do things in Trello — even the things I don’t do so well — it might encourage others to play around in Trello without being intimidated.
Shortest CSS Grid Tutorial EVER!
I’ve been a reluctant/late adapter of the Flexbox and CSS Grid layout systems. I’m not proud of that, but it is what it is. After reading and watching a boatload of tutorials and videos on these systems, I got the idea that I should dive into Flexbox first — and I did. But then I watched a Kevin Powell video on how easy it is to get started with CSS Grid, and I was converted.