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Brizy Pro Theme Builder

Custom Post Types and Theme Builders – Part Six Brizy Pro

Introduction This post is part six of a series looking at Custom Post Types and the theme building functionality of page builders. Premium page builders now have the ability to create theme templates, but the process, difficulty, and limitations are different for each page builder. This series provides a walk-through of options so you can …

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UpCloud, RunCloud, and WordPress - Setup and Walkthrough

UpCloud, RunCloud, and WordPress – Setup and Walkthrough

Video Version Introduction There are three dimensions when considering hosting: price, quality, and convenience. For price, in the WordPress space, you can go from free to diamond-encrusted royal deluxe, with a lot of range in between. Quality also varies greatly, from server farms that stuff as many accounts on as possible to physical dedicated servers …

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Analytify – A Good Free Google Analytics Plugin

Every website should have some form of visitor tracking. The analytics data lets you know if you are providing relevant content and engaging your visitors. Google Analytics is the most popular solution and while there is a very expensive enterprise plan, most sites are fine with the free version. Google Analytics has a lot of …

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Media Library and Large Images – Beware the Defaults

Introduction WordPress creates several copies of each image you add to the Media Library, each of a different size. It is very likely that the defaults settings that control the size and number of images created do not align with the image sizes your site uses, thereby wasting space and server resources. Further, if you …

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Custom Post Types and Toolset Blocks

Custom Post Types and Theme Builders – Part Five Toolset Blocks

Introduction This post is part five in a series looking at Custom Post Types and the theming functionality of page builders. By “theming” I mean the ability to create content templates for Custom Post Types. Premium page builders now have that ability, but there are a lot of differences between them. This series provides a …

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Custom Post Types and Theme Builders – Part Four Elementor Pro

Introduction This post is part four of a series looking at Custom Post Types and the theming functionality of page builders. Premium page builders now the ability to create theme templates, but the process, difficulty, and limitations are different for each page builder. This series provides a walk-through of options so you can see what …

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Custom Post Types and Theme Builders – Part Three Beaver Builder and Beaver Themer

Introduction This post is part three of a series looking at Custom Post Types and theme builders. Most premium page builders now include a theme builder, the ability to create theme templates. However, the theming process, difficulty, and limitations are different for each page builder. The idea of this series is to get a walk-through …

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Custom Post Types and Theme Builders – Part Two Divi 4

Introduction This post is part of a series looking at Custom Post Types and theme builders. In part one I used Custom Post Types UI and Advanced Custom Fields to create a custom post type. The plan in subsequent parts of the series, is to use the theme builder functionality built into popular page builders. …

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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

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

Last Updated March 9, 2020.  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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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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