Code Snippets for Easy Site Customizations

Code Snippets for Easy Site Customizations

Introduction Code snippets are small bits of PHP code that you can use to customize your WordPress website.  The Code Snippets plugin is a great convenience for adding snippets. The plugin is available for free from the WordPress plugin directory. It is regularly updated, is widely used, and has good reviews.  I’ve been using it for…

Decisive Victory in the Page Builder War
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Decisive Victory in the Page Builder War

Last updated 1/1/2020 (pricing updated) 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…

Free Services for Website Building & Optimization
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Free Services for Website Building & Optimization

Last Updated December 14, 2019. There are a number of free online services useful for site builders. The seven listed below are helpful for checking if DNS changes have been picked up, troubleshooting SSL errors, finding the cause of a site slowdown for speed optimization, finding the best headline for your posts, and for using…

Best Web Hosting for Site Builders

Best Web Hosting for Site Builders

Introduction If you need a Virtual Private Server (VPS) or a physical machine in a server facility then this article isn’t for you. For a high-level view of hosting considerations, see my previous article. In this article I look at two options for WordPress site hosting: SiteGround and Cloudways. These two options cover most small and medium…

The Not So Skinny on Custom Templates: Toolset, and Beaver Builder

The Not So Skinny on Custom Templates: Toolset, and Beaver Builder

The WPBuilds Facebook group is a friendly and interesting bunch of site builders. Periodically there is a discussion about plugins for creating the “display template” for Custom Post Types. This is a decision, or hurdle, that everyone using Custom Post Types has to deal with.  Fair warning, if you are reading this then I assume…