WordPress offers a lot right out of the box. But, plugins enhance and extend its functionality with features like SPAM control, security safeguards, contact forms, and slideshows. In this post, we'll show you three ways to install plugins. While two are done inside the WordPress administrative area, one is through FTP. I recommend using bloat-free themes that are accessible, responsive, and well-coded. Add the capabilities you need with plugins. Stay away from multipurpose themes that come … [Read more...] about Installing WordPress Plugins
Web development is the technical aspect of website construction. It consists of a front-end and back-end, which are quite different from each other. But, you need both sides to work together in order to have a properly functioning website. Front-end developers create the user interface and visual styling of a website while back-end developers build its foundation. Front-end Development A website's front-end is everything that is visible to visitors. It includes all of the content … [Read more...] about Front-End vs Back-End of a Website
Each of my clients have a unique combination of webhost, circumstances and needs. As a result, I have been compelled to learn different ways to install WordPress. In this tutorial, I explain my 3 "go-to" methods. All of them are remarkably simple and, in most cases, should take less than 5 minutes! Before Installing WordPress Before diving into the installation processes, let’s review a few preliminary steps. Step 1 – Choose a Domain Name Choosing a good domain name is very … [Read more...] about 3 Best Ways to Install WordPress
Once you've selected a WordPress theme, congratulate yourself! You've done the hard part. Now it's time to install the theme! There are 3 ways to do this. Two of them are done within WordPress, and the third method uses FTP (or your webhost's File Manager area). It's fun to explore themes and see how your site will look and behave. You can install lots of themes and test them out. Just remember to backup your site before activating any theme! Only one theme can be active at any given time. … [Read more...] about How Do I Install a WordPress Theme?
Github integrates seamlessly with Git (a version control system), making it a great way to maintain a backup of your repositories while keeping track of changes. Furthermore, because Github is in the cloud, you can work on projects from anywhere and share with colleagues. Let's get started with this fantastic tool and learn about some of its key features! Step 1 - Git Git is a version control system and is probably already installed on your computer. If not, follow these instructions: … [Read more...] about Github Repositories: Let’s Get Started!
I've recently updated my front-end development workflow to include an improved process for version control. Prior to this change, I would make a copy of any file I was going to edit. I could revert back to that copy in case anything got messed up. With Github, I am better able to keep track of edits. Additional Github bonuses include: work on projects from anywhere using multiple computers; collaborate with people; share files; and control how other people's edits get incorporated into my files. … [Read more...] about Front-end Development Workflow Adjustments
There are 4 ways to change the text color in WordPress. You can change a single word or phrase, an entire paragraph, or all of the text throughout the site. Each method is easy! Method #1 - Use the Gutenberg editor Changing the text color with WordPress's visual editor has always been pretty simple. With the new Gutenberg editor, it's even easier. Place your cursor on a paragraph and look in the right-hand sidebar. Make sure the "Block" tab is selected (as opposed to the "Post" tab). Open … [Read more...] about Changing the Text Color in WordPress
With the WordPress content editor, Gutenberg, the method for wrapping text around an image has changed. In the Classic Editor, you place your cursor at the beginning of a paragraph and click the Add Media button. Align the image left or right, and your text will wrap. In the Gutenberg editor, you use an image block and a text block. I'll show you the best way to do this. Before we get into the specifics, a quick note about aligning versus wrapping. Aligning text and image positions the two … [Read more...] about Wrapping Text Around an Image in WordPress Gutenberg