When I first started writing tutorial blog posts that involved posting code snippets I would add the code directly into the posts and use the SyntaxHighlighter Evolved plugin to render it readable on the front end. This sometimes worked, and sometimes didn’t. Eventually I started using Gists on GitHub as public repositories for my code […]
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I really like the Metro theme from StudioPress. Recently I was working on the third WordPress site I’ve built with Metro and ran into a small problem. Widget titles for the widgets provided by a certain plugin were printing (displaying) HTML span tags wrapped around the widget title text, as you can see in the […]
Update (August 8, 2013): This does work with both Genesis 1.9 and 2.0, the pre-HTML5 themes, and the new HTML5 themes. I think I need to start by saying that this post is in no way a complaint about StudioPress themes or the Genesis framework. I switched to Genesis and StudioPress late in 2012 and […]
One of my tasks as a builder of websites is to make the user experience for the client as painless as possible, on both the front and back ends of the website. Painless, or better yet, enjoyable, user experience is one of those things we’ll never fully reach, but one we should always be striving […]
FooBox is a relatively new lightbox plugin for WordPress sites that is responsive and, in my experience so far, works very well across multiple devices. I currently have it installed on a number of websites including this one, and you can see it in action on the single portfolio pages and on a blog post […]
Update: One year after writing this post I deactivated Widgetkit on this website because this was the only post/page where it was needed, and it had thwarted my efforts at only loading its scripts and styles on just this post. This tutorial is still valid, and the code still applies…Widgetkit just doesn’t work on this […]
This tutorial refers to an older version of the Events Manager plugin. If you’re using the current version then you won’t need this tutorial, but feel free to read it anyway! 🙂 I just recently discovered the Events Manager plugin for WordPress and implemented it into a client’s website along with the Events widget that […]
I’m going to assume that you already know how important backing up your website or blog is, or you probably wouldn’t be reading this article. But if your website or blog is a self-hosted WordPress installation, your options are limited.
If you’re using a self-hosted version of WordPress you may have noticed that WordPress is keeping copies of every post revision you make. While this can be helpful in rolling a post back to an earlier version, the number of revisions can quickly get out of hand. These revisions are stored in your database, and once a post is published you probably don’t need them anymore. There are a few plugins that can help you manage these revisions, but in my opinion, if you can do this without adding another plugin, so much the better.