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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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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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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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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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