I review themes, plugins, and services and offer an honest opinion based on my experience. Posts tagged as a “Review” can help in decision making and in finding the best tool for the job.

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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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Cost-Effective Security and Backup Option – Review of Jetpack Premium

Who Is This Article For? In this article I review Jetpack Premium, one of the paid Jetpack plans.  The review is for people with a single site who have a small annual budget and who need to have support available. Now, if you have a high traffic site, an ecommerce store, or a membership component, …

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Decisive Victory in the Page Builder War

Last updated 4/27/2018  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 been locked …

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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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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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