If you're using WordPress 3.0 or above (please tell me you are!) and are using a compatible theme, you're probably ready to learn about the custom menus for WordPress sites! This easy to use feature is one of my favorites in the WordPress platform. If you haven't yet figured it out, check out this tutorial for WordPress Custom Menus. Getting Started with WordPress Custom Menus Go to Appearance/Menus on the left side of your WordPress dashboard. Near the top select a menu from the dropdown, or click 'create a new menu' to get started. If you create a new menu, name and save it. On the left you'll
If you have been considering the full package from StudioPress, now is the time to buy it! They're dropping the price of the StudioPress Pro Plus All-Theme Package for one week only, starting right now! I own this package and it's saved me so much money the past few years! Until this Friday, get all 42 StudioPress themes, 20 bonus themes, plus every child theme design they make and release in the future, for only $299.95. (Regular $399.95) Plus, you automatically get your StudioPress returning customer discount at checkout to save an additional 25% off the already killer bundled price. That’s
It's no secret. We live in a digital age that is becoming more and more visual. People like to scan articles rather than reading. Content is king, but unless that content contains pictures? It's quickly passed over. We see daily the growth that platforms like Pinterest are experiencing and many of us are noticing that our stats reflect that growth. When my incoming traffic made the switch from mostly Google searches to mostly Pinterest clickthroughs I knew it was time to change something. Is it time for you too?
If you have recipes on your blog and you're not using a plugin that automatically formats your data so it can be picked up by Google Recipe Search and others, you're missing out. These plugins optimize your recipes for SEO and for Rich Pins on Pinterest! Trust me, you want to use them! Below are some of the most popular recipe card plugins for WordPress. They are all highly rated and create beautiful recipe cards for your blog posts. These recipes can be printed without printing the whole post which is a feature I love cause I cook a lot and I find most of my recipes online!
Learning how to edit your own WordPress theme is empowering, and fun! CSS may look scary at first, but once you get in there and play around a bit you'll notice that its very logically written and orderly. There are so many things you can do with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)! One of my favorite things to play with in CSS is image styles. Changing the way your photos display can make a huge difference in the feel of your site. Updating your caption styles, adding rounded corners, and making sure your images are mobile responsive are the things we'll cover today.
Many times, your clients already have a website when they come to you. They want a new site, but they want to keep their old site online until the new site is ready. This means you need to build their site somewhere else. As a developer, I run into this a lot, and often have 3-4 site builds happening at one time. To keep things running smoothly, I've set up multiple sandboxes for WordPress development. What is a Sandbox Site? Basically, a WordPress sandbox is an extra WordPress instance set up on a subdomain or subdirectory of an existing URL, or, a URL you use for nothing but development. Where