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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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Best WAMP Server for Local WordPress – Laragon is Easy

Everyone doing web development or training up in web technologies needs a local test server.  You know that testing on a live site is risky.  Building websites or evaluating themes and plugins? Yes, you need one too.  Are you interested in WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, or PHP?  If so, and you are running Windows, then you need …

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My Top WP Toolset Suggestions

Last updated August 26, 2017 I recently discovered the WP Builds podcasts.  Nathan Wrigley and David Waumsley, the hosts, have interviewed some great guests with a focus on topics relevant to site builders and WordPress professionals. The discussions are informal, entertaining, and you get a good feel for the people and an inside view of their world …

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WordPress Hosting – General Overview

I have been involved in website hosting since 1995.  I’ve worked for organizations and companies who hosted their own sites.  I’ve had clients with Virtual Private Servers (VPS) for site hosting.  I’ve used shared hosting for personal websites, the websites of family members, and for a small non-profit.  From that experience, here are a few …

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WordPress and Drupal Comparison – Deep Dive

WordPress and Drupal are two very popular content management systems that are often compared. The common conclusion to most comparisons is that WordPress is good for blogs or small sites and Drupal is better for big or complicated sites. I believe that conclusion is shallow and that a deeper understanding of the differences is helpful …

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WordPress Themes and Plugins with a Lifetime License – The Ultimate List

Last Updated May 15, 2018 Lifetime licenses are a WordPress “thing”. You find them in other software markets, but they are more prevalent here. When I am referring to “lifetime license”, I am referring to lifetime updates. Keeping your site updated is essential. That is the challenge that lifetime updates helps me solve. Click To Tweet …

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ThemeIsle Review – Deep Dive

Last Updated August 28, 2017 ThemeIsle, a WordPress theme shop that started in 2012, offers a number of highly rated themes and plugins. Their themes aren’t available individually, instead, club membership gives you access to all of their themes. I’ll start with a short overview followed by an in-depth review. I’ll also use some of …

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