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I review themes, plugins, and services and offer an honest opinion based on my experience. Posts tagged as a “Review” can help in decision making and in finding the best tool for the job.
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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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WordPress Staging and Merging with BlogVault

In this article I want to look at WordPress staging and merging using BlogVault. Staging is important in the process of developing websites. It allows a developer to make changes without putting the production site in jeopardy and without interrupting service, but if you’re making changes on a staging site while the production site is …

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Oxygen: What Is It?

Video Here is a video where I answer the question, “what is Oxygen?”  There are some more details shown in the video, while the article below summarizes the pros and cons, with screenshots.  Introduction Oxygen is unique in the WordPress landscape. I see a lot of people asking about it. People wonder if it is …

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Crocoblock Suite for Elementor – Kava Theme

Video Here is a video overview of the Kava Theme that comes bundled with the Crocoblock suite for Elementor. The theme is shown in more detail in the video, as there is a walk-through, while the article below summarizes the pros and cons, with screenshots. Introduction This post is part of a mini-series looking at …

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Crocoblock Suite for Elementor: Dynamic Data – JetEngine & JetThemeCore

Video Here is a video overview of the Crocoblock suite for Elementor and a walk-through using JetEngine and JetThemeCore for working with dynamic data.  The process is shown in more detail in the video while in the article there are some screenshots taken at important points. Introduction This post is part of a mini-series looking …

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Crocoblock Suite for Elementor – Overview & Installation

Video Here is a video overview of the Crocoblock suite for Elementor and a walk-through of the different installation options.  The screens are shown in more detail in the video while in the article there are just screenshots taken at important points in the process.  There is some information in the article that is not …

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Cost-Effective Security and Backup Option – Review of Jetpack Premium

Who Is This Article For? In this article I review Jetpack Premium, one of the paid Jetpack plans.  The review is for people with a single site who have a small annual budget and who need to have support available. Now, if you have a high traffic site, an ecommerce store, or a membership component, …

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Decisive Victory in the Page Builder War

Last updated 4/27/2018  A year and a half ago, when Pippin Williams wrote the authoritative review of WordPress page builders, there were several strong contenders. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll have seen that the field quickly narrowed to two: Beaver Builder and Elementor. These two giants in the page builder arena have been locked …

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Beaver Themer vs Toolset

When Posts Are Not Enough WordPress core supports custom fields and custom post types, but there is no admin UI for managing them and they are not output for display automatically.  Typically you would need to create PHP theme templates in order to display them on the frontend. Toolset is a suite of plugins that …

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