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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.