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

Last Updated September 16, 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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Custom Post Types and Theme Builders – Part 1 CPT UI and ACF

Introduction There are several options for creating Custom Post Types (CPTs) and custom fields. The most popular way to do it is with Custom Post Type UI (CPT UI) and Advanced Custom Fields (ACF). There are several reasons why the combination of CPT UI and ACF is the number one choice: CPT UI is free …

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Beaver Builder vs Elementor – Update and Recommendations

Beaver Builder and Elementor are the two most popular and frequently recommended page builders in the WordPress ecosystem.  For years they were locked in a page builder war for the hearts and minds of site builders.  In April 2018 the stats were compelling enough that I called it,  Elementor had won a decisive victory.  The …

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WebARX Full Walkthrough and Review

Introduction WordPress powers more than a third of all websites and is a popular target for hackers.  Hackers begin scanning and probing for vulnerabilities within minutes of a new website going online.  It is essential that your websites be protected.  WebARX is the first plugin I install after installing WordPress.  With a good security plugin …

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The Site Builder Guide to WordPress Security

WordPress powers more than a third of all websites and is a popular target for hackers.  Hackers start scanning and probing for vulnerabilities within minutes of a new website going online.  It is essential that your websites be protected.  The first thing I do when after installing WordPress is install a security plugin.  With a …

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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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