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I’ve been building websites since 1994 and really enjoy it. In posts tagged as “Site builder,” I provide tutorials and information to help people creating sites with WordPress or Drupal.
Media Library And Large Images

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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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 November 21, 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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site builders guide to wordpress security

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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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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userback feedback platform

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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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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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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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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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 overview and installation

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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