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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.
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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

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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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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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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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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