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WordPress Themes and Plugins with a Lifetime License – The Ultimate List

Last Updated August 20, 2019.  The ultimate list now has more than 100 WordPress themes and plugins with a lifetime license.  A lifetime license can be an incredible value if you use the theme or plugin for several years.  A lifetime license helps you step off of the subscription treadmill.  Some vendors are moving to …

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10Web – WordPress Hosting with Site Management and Tools

In this post I want to look at 10Web. 10Web is a WordPress provider that offers several services and features.  They are currently running a deal on AppSumo, so I want to provide my take on the deal.  There is a video that accompanies the post that goes into the 10Web platform and shows the screens in …

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The WordPress Fire Drill – Three Tasks 100% of Us Waste Time On

The WordPress Fire Drill Remember when you were in school and there would be the occasional fire drill?  When the alarm went off, everyone would line up and file outside while the Fire Department watched.  Those fire drills served a purpose:  to make sure that we knew what to do in the case of an …

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Gutenberg Block Editor – Avoid the Traps

Introduction In this post I want to look at some gotchas when using Gutenberg, the new WordPress block editor.  The demonstration is very visual and I’m not going to try to capture it all in screenshots.  I recommend watching the video for that.  Here I’ll review and summarize the issues.  To illustrate the issues, …

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Toolbar Extras – Make the Admin Toolbar Work for You

Every time I work on a site I am reminded by the absurdity of the default admin menu shortcuts.  For example, the main links back to the dashboard from the front-end are Dashboard, Themes, Widgets, and Menus.  While those links are nice, I go to the Plugins admin page much more often.  In this post, …

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Themify Post Type Builder – The Easy Option for Custom Post Types and Templates

Introduction The Themify Post Type Builder (PTB) is a plugin for creating Custom Post Types (CPTs) and their display templates.  It is easy to work with and has some advanced features.  In this post, I want to do an overview of the features so that you can get a sense of whether it would fit …

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Userback and WordPress – Ways to Use this Feedback Platform

In the video accompanying this post I take a look at the Userback feedback platform, do a walk-through, and show you some ways that you can integrate it into your WordPress website.  I found that though Userback is straightforward and simple, it is pretty powerful, but easy to use.  Userback allows users to draw on, annotate, …

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Crocoblock Suite for Elementor: Custom Post Types & Templates – JetEngine & JetThemeCore

In this article I’m going to take a look at the Crocoblock Suite, especially in relation to dynamic data and creating theme templates. Video Here is a video walk-though of the using JetEngine and JetThemeCore for working with dynamic data.  I also use the JetSearch and JetSmartFilters plugins for search and filter pages.  The process …

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One Click Accessibility Plugin – Easily Add Accessibility Options to Your Site

In this post, I want to look at a free plugin for WordPress that helps to make your website more accessible for people with disabilities.  Website accessibility is important because these days we are living our lives more and more online and we want everyone to be able to participate and use our website.  …

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Custom Post Types and Displaying Dynamic Content – Review of the Options

In this article I want to look at WordPress Custom Post Types (CPTs) and the display of dynamic data. WordPress has had internal support for Custom Post Types since version 3.0, but does not have a built-in way to create them or to display CPT content on the front-end. For a long time, this was …

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The Number One Rule of Website Security

In case you haven’t noticed, the zombie apocalypse is well underway.  Unattended WordPress websites have been taken over by malicious actors who control botnet gangs that suck the life from their visitors and other blogs.  Zombie sites are used for denial of service attacks on other sites, show unwanted advertisements, and attempt to drop virus …

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Chrome Developer Tools: Features For Developers

In this article I want to look at the Chrome developer tools and some of the ways they can be used for development and for troubleshooting.  These tools have been expanded slowly over time and many people may not be familiar with them.  The developer tools can be a big help when it comes to creating web …

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