Custom post types and custom fields are powerful WordPress features that can initially seem intimidating. This is the first in a series of blog posts describing when, why, and how to use them.
Ray Kinsella, in “Field of Dreams”, turned his cornfield into a baseball diamond, and people came. In real life, as business owners, we have to persuade people to come. We do this by establishing trust, being reliable, treating customers with respect, and offering quality goods and services at prices that are deemed valuable. And when it comes to our marketing efforts, we persuade people to take the first steps by presenting a value proposition that resonates with them — a value proposition that shows, most of all, that we understand who they are and where they want to be. This article offers a formula for building an effective value proposition that increases your chances of engaging with the members of your target audiences.
This article is for php coders who are familiar with the sprintf (and printf) functions but who haven’t yet figured out why, when, and how they should use them. Until recently, I was one of them. Although I’ve been coding in php since 2001, I could count on one hand the number of times I’ve […]
When I tell people my business is building and maintaining Web sites and Web applications and providing WordPress support services, I get interesting reactions.
Pretty much everyone knows what a Web site is.
Fellow WordPress developers/designers and WordPress Do-It-Yourselfers (people who build and manage their own WordPress Web sites) know what WordPress support means.
But many people don’t understand what I mean by “Web application“.
In this article, I attempt to explain.
Custom fields in WordPress (meta-data) can be extremely handy for controlling how you display your blog posts. In this article, I describe how I used custom fields — together with modifying the WordPress loop for the site’s front page — to solve a not uncommon problem: When blog posts about events from the far past show up in the “Recent Posts” section of a site’s home page, visitors might react negatively. It’s a little like letting newspapers pile up in your driveway when you’re on vacation: people might think you’re lazy or not home. Deleting such posts isn’t the answer.
Live Chat is here to stay, and smart businesses everywhere and in every industry are using it to provide the immediate personal touch that their prospects and customers long for. In this blog post, I discuss the Live Chat software I’m currently using (Tawk.to) and offer some reasons you ought to consider going “Live Chat” as soon as possible.
While building a WordPress powered e-commerce website for a bridal shop that could have thousands of images to manage, I quickly realized we’d need a much better way to manage images than navigating through hundreds of Media Library screens — especially considering the very limited functionality of the native WordPress Media Library.
I considered several solutions before remembering that I had used the Enhanced Medial Library plugin (free version) on another client site. This is a first look at Enhanced Medial Library Pro (although I suppose it’s also a first look at the free version).
Spoiler alert: For a one-time payment of $25 for unlimited lifetime updates for unlimited sites, you might not have to read past this summary.
(But please do.)
This is a repurposing of an earlier blog article, First Look at Foo Gallery. I wanted to make it easy for people to find this solutions for making FooGallery and Responsive Lightbox by dFactory work together.
Instructions for displaying a tag cloud as a list in WordPress and WooCommerece.
The decisions we make (as well as the ones we don’t make, because not to decide is to decide) can have profound, life-changing consequences. Dang if that’s not both scary and exciting. In this article, I share a couple of anecdotes about decisions and remind myself it’s good to stop sometimes, smell the coffee, and reflect on things.