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
Having spent 20+ years in print design and 10+ years in web design, I've learned a thing or two about where to find the best images. There are basically three categories of stock images: rights-managed, royalty-free, and free. In this post, I share what I consider the top 14 stock image sources. Rights-Managed vs. Royalty-Free vs. Free RIGHTS-MANAGED Rights-managed pricing is based on an end-use formula: print quantity, physical size, resolution (300 ppi for print, 72 ppi for web), … [Read more...] about Top 14 Stock Image Sources
Columns are a great way to organize and display the content. Their structure enhances the user experience by improving readability, prioritizing information, and presenting material in attractive ways. Fortunately, creating columns in WordPress has become easier and easier over the years. Types of Content for Columns Instead of using one wide line length, break up the text into narrower columns. This is especially helpful on wide web pages without sidebars. Usually, separating the text … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Create Columns in WordPress
There are lots of reasons why you may suddenly find yourself unable to login to your WordPress site. It could be due to something as simple as you forgetting your password. Or, perhaps it's because of web host maintenance, a database issue, a plugin conflict, etc. In this article, I describe the 5 most common problems and what to do to regain access to your site. 1. Forgot Your Password SOLUTION: reset your password. Go to the login page (usually mywebsite.url/wp-login.php or … [Read more...] about Can’t Login to Your WordPress Site?
WordPress is the most popular content-management system in the world. For that reason alone, it is vulnerable to hackers who delight in finding large pools of potentially insecure websites. Cleaning up a hacked site is not fun or easy. So, it's important to take some simple measures to protect your site. My Recommendations Choose a reliable webhost that ensures a safe platform for your site.All user accounts should use strong passwords: at least 12 characters, including a number and a … [Read more...] about What Should I Do to Protect My Site from Hackers?
So Many Choices! According to Extensis, there are at least a half million fonts in the world today! No wonder we sometimes labor over which typeface to use. Let me ease that task a little bit by sharing with you what I consider the 20 best Google fonts. Why Google Fonts? For web work, Google Fonts are my primary source because they are open-source and free, and offer a huge number of typefaces. All of these offerings are viewable through a user-friendly interface with filters to help … [Read more...] about 20 Best Google Fonts