Many Genesis child themes natively implement what I call dynamic linear gradients over background images in homepage sections. The effect is that as the visitor scrolls down the home page, the background image gradually changes appearance, typically getting increasingly darker. This blog post shows you one way to implement dynamic linear gradients over background images in Genesis themes that don’t natively support the effect.
Dive Into WordPress Custom Post Types – Part 3
Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees. In this post in my series on custom post types, I take a step back to discuss the larger issue of custom content – of which the custom post type is, of course, the foundational component.
Add Dynamic Table of Contents to a Series of WordPress Posts
When I’m writing a series of posts on a subject — such as a multi-part tutorial — I like to include a table of contents for that series of posts. I think this helps readers navigate the content. I’ve looked for a plugin that performs this function, without success. This post describes my own home-grown solution.
Help Your Blog Readers Find What They’re Looking For with the Search & Filter Plugin
This article shows how to use a simple, lightweight plugin — one I installed long ago, deactivated because I hadn’t followed directections, and forgot about — to filter blog posts and make it easier for you Web visitors to find what they’re looking for in your blog. After all, making our visitors’ experiences better is what it’s all about.
Dive Into WordPress Custom Post Types – Part 2
Custom post types and custom fields are powerful WordPress features that can initially seem intimidating. This is the second in a series of blog posts describing when, why, and how to use them.
In case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been for the past 15 months, this brief blog article addresses the question. I also take the opportunity to update interested readers on the current focus of nSiteful Web builders. Thanks for listening.
PayPal Phishing Scam Alert Oct 11, 2018
Warning of a PayPal phishing scam email that arrived in my inbox this morning.
Dive Into WordPress Custom Post Types – Part 1
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.
How to Create an Effective Value Proposition
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.
Why, When, and How to use sprintf and printf
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 […]