Switching to Kadence and Gutenberg from Astra and Elementor
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Switching to Kadence and Gutenberg from Astra and Elementor

Introduction I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying, “The shoemakers children don’t have any shoes.”  In discussions with WordPress site builders I often hear comments about the need to update their own sites.  They are so busy working on other people’s websites that their own is neglected.  I’ve been building websites since 1994 and I’ve…

Custom Post Types and Theme Builders – Part Eight Thrive Theme Builder
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Custom Post Types and Theme Builders – Part Eight Thrive Theme Builder

Introduction Thrive Themes has recently released its Theme Builder. It has been a long time in the making and I was curious to see how it stacked up against the other solutions that I’ve looked at in this series. Since it is brand new, I expected to find some rough edges, and I did, but…

Current State of WordPress Themes – Analysis and Recommendations
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Current State of WordPress Themes – Analysis and Recommendations

I am writing this post on the history and current state of WordPress themes. Since I’ve been using WordPress there has been a big shift in themes and I think another one is underway. I’m looking at WordPress themes because today, as much as every before, it is important to pick a good theme.  In…

Custom Post Types and Theme Builders – Part Seven Oxygen
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Custom Post Types and Theme Builders – Part Seven Oxygen

Introduction In this post I want to look at the theme building features of the Oxygen Builder. This post is part seven of a series looking at Custom Post Types and the theme building functionality of page builders. The other builders looked at previously were primarily page builders first and theme builders second. Unlike many…

Custom Post Types and Theme Builders – Part Six Brizy Pro
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Custom Post Types and Theme Builders – Part Six Brizy Pro

Introduction This post is part six of a series looking at Custom Post Types and the theme building functionality of page builders. Premium page builders now have 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…

UpCloud, RunCloud, and WordPress – Setup and Walkthrough
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UpCloud, RunCloud, and WordPress – Setup and Walkthrough

Video Version Introduction There are three dimensions when considering hosting: price, quality, and convenience. For price, in the WordPress space, you can go from free to diamond-encrusted royal deluxe, with a lot of range in between. Quality also varies greatly, from server farms that stuff as many accounts on as possible to physical dedicated servers…