I’m currently working on a Web site that offers online courses. I’m using the MemberPress Membership Plugin to restrict course content to registered members, and I’m using MemberPress’ Courses LMS addon for developing the course curriculums. MemberPress Courses does many things very well out of the box. This article describes a small but nagging problem I encountered and how I solved it.
Since MemberPress version 1.1.7, developers can override MemberPress template files (as well as the template files for MemberPress addons). I have written this article as a supplement to the excellent article in MemberPress’ official documentation so as to attempt to clarify one particular issue. Read on for more.
The WordPress block editor (aka “Gutenberg”) has come a long way since it was first introduced in WordPress version 5.0 in December of 2018. It just might be time for you to give Gutenberg a chance if you’ve resisted until now.
If you have (or are considering building) a WordPress Web site, and if your enterprise revolves around products or services that lend themselves to visual representation, I don’t think you could do much better than choosing the FooGallery WordPress Photo Gallery plugin. The video in this post shows examples of FooGallery in action.
In this article I explain how to add custom contextual help content to the WordPress dashboard.
If you’re a WordPress developer, you can make your clients more self-sufficient and effective by adding custom contextual help content. And that can make you more valuable to your clients.
Even if you’re not a WordPress developer, this article may be of interest.
Your blog’s landing page (aka Blog Archive) is like a magazine’s table of contents. Both have the same purpose: to grab the reader’s attention and to steer him or her to content of interest.
WordPress supports three methods for displaying blog post summaries on archive pages: automated excerpts; excerpts defined by the placement of the WordPress more tag within the body of a blog post; and manual excerpts. Which method should you use? In this article I explain why manual excerpts are always my go-to method.
Photo (image) galleries are common and popular elements for many Web sites; for some, they’re downright essential. In this article I focus on how FooGallery PRO allows you to create galleries quickly and easily using “Media Tags” as the datasource for a gallery.
I’ve been using and liking the free version of FooGallery for years. Working on several client Web sites with multiple image galleries, I looked for more efficient ways to create and maintain those galleries. The datasource feature of FooGallery PRO is a game-changer. Read on for an explanation of how this works, with detailed instructions and screen captures.
Mai Lifestyle Pro, a popular Genesis child theme, supports banner areas after the header. Banner areas with banner images — much like featured images — can add interest to a post and provide subliminal context. However, the default behavior of the banner area presents a potential problem. Namely, if you want to display the banner area on only some posts, there’s no quick and easy way to hide the banner area from the posts on which you don’t want it to appear. But there’s a solution, involving just a few lines of code.
If you have responsibility for online marketing for your enterprise, you might be tempted to focus most of your attention and energy on social media destinations like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and so on.
I get it. Sharing on social networks is a good thing. It’s fun. It encourages engagement and interaction and can be very reinforcing (gotta love those likes and shares and comments). And it’s easy. And you probably spend a fair amount of time on those social networks already.
If you view your social networks as the center of your online marketing universe, I’m inviting you to consider shifting your paradigm. I’m suggesting you consider the argument that it’s your Web site that should be the heart and hub of your online marketing strategy.
It might seem odd in these extraordinary times for a Web guy to be encouraging people to blog more.
People are dying. Families are being torn apart. Livelihoods are being destroyed. I don’t think anyone alive has ever experienced such overwhelming uncertainty.
I know I’m running the risk of sounding tone deaf and out of touch to suggest we use this time to post stories online. Yet that’s exactly what I’m suggesting.
The art of storytelling is as old as the human race. I can’t think of a better time to breathe life into that art with our own stories.