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Unboxed site-inner in Cafe Pro - Sridhar Katakam

This tutorial provides the CSS to make the content of inner pages (div.site-inner) in Cafe Pro full-width i.e., take up the full available width in the browser viewport. Before: After: Both Flexbox and CSS Grid based solutions are provided. Flexbox… Continue Reading →

Site Title – Image Logo in Academy Pro - Sridhar Katakam

This tutorial provides Academy Pro specific instructions to implement Site Title – Image Logo. Tested in Academy Pro 1.0.3. Step 1 Edit functions.php. Replace // Adds support for custom header. add_theme_support( ‘custom-header’, array( ‘flex-height’ => true, ‘header-selector’ => ‘.site-title a’,… Continue Reading →

Logo on left and site title next to it in Monochrome Pro - Sridhar Katakam

In the comments section of Site Title – Image Logo in Genesis tutorial a user asked: Hi Sridhar, I am tying to do this with the Monochrome Pro theme but with the logo on left and site title next to… Continue Reading →

Properly Working with Ajax Requests in WordPress - Tom McFarlin

Whenever you’re working with third-party APIs, and you’re doing so in an asynchronous nature, there is always the chance that whatever it is you’re requesting is going to return a un-desirable result. Perhaps it’s an error code, perhaps it’s a… Continue Reading →

How to add a heading above flexible widgets in Front Page 4 section of Wellness Pro - Sridhar Katakam

In StudioPress forums a user asked: -On my homepage, on the 4th widget area, I have my 6 latest blog posts posted. I want a title at the top to say “LATEST POSTS”. I thought that I would need 7… Continue Reading →

How to overlay site header on featured image that fades out on scroll in Genesis - Sridhar Katakam

This tutorial provides the steps to overlay site header (automatically sized to half the viewport height) on featured image on single posts and the image fading away on scrolling down with fading in when scrolling up in Genesis. https://sridharkatakam.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/hero-featured-image-fade-scroll.mp4 While… Continue Reading →

Genesis 2.6 - Sridhar Katakam

Genesis 2.6 is actively under development by the StudioPress team with contributions from volunteers like Gary Jones, Lee Anthony and several others. Today they announced the availability of 2.6 beta here: https://studiopress.blog/genesis-2-6-beta/ The ‘Added’ section of the change log reads:… Continue Reading →

Aim Big, Miss Big - Scott Bolinger

In the movie The Patriot, there is a scene where Mel Gibson’s character is teaching a couple young boys how to shoot. He famously says “Aim small, miss small.” If you focus your aim on a small part of your… Continue Reading →

Getting Work Done at a Team Level (All of Our Software) - Tom McFarlin

Periodically, I’ll be asked about what tools I use to run Pressware. And though I don’t necessarily think there’s a one-size-fits-all solution, I’ve been doing this long enough to where there are plenty of tools I’ve tried, dropped, continue to… Continue Reading →

Introducing: The Fearless Freelancer - Carrie Dils

You know that feeling you get when you finally push something out into the world that you’ve been working on for months? Dang, it’s a good feeling! After a year of thinking about it and months of actual work, I am super… Continue Reading →

Floating Header on Soliloquy slider in Parallax Pro - Sridhar Katakam

In the comments section of Full width Soliloquy slider below header in Parallax Pro, a user asked: Sridhar, is it possible to extend the top of the slider so that the top nav is transparent over top of it? This… Continue Reading →

How to show a different sidebar on paginated pages of a Post in Genesis - Sridhar Katakam

It is possible to split a Post into multiple pages using the <!–nextpage–> Page-Link tag in WordPress. This tutorial provides the code to register and display a custom sidebar on the paginated pages of such Posts in Genesis. The first… Continue Reading →

Commuting Time Saved - Ma.tt

On Automattic’s internal BuddyPress-powered company directory, we allow people to fill out a field saying how far their previous daily commute was. 509 people have filled that out so far, and they are saving 12,324 kilometers of travel every work… Continue Reading →

How to turn After Entry section into a flexible widget area in Smart Passive Income Pro - Sridhar Katakam

A user asked: @srikat Looking for guidance on making the after entry widget a flexible widget area in Smart Passive Income Pro. After entry isn’t registered as a widget in the traditional way. Thanks in advance! https://t.co/ZTig68zaJY — Cami MacNamara… Continue Reading →

No Office Workstyle - Ma.tt

Reed Albergotti has a great article titled Latest Amenity for Startups: No Office. You can put in your email to read I believe but it’s behind a paywall otherwise. The Information is a pretty excellent site that alongside (former Automattician) Ben… Continue Reading →

Dynamic Elements, Static Elements, Event Handlers and Their Complexities - Tom McFarlin

Working with stacked elements on a page, some that are anchors, and others that are elements with event handlers can sometimes cause weird behavior. Ultimately, it all has to do with event propagation, but if you’ve not had to deal… Continue Reading →

Kinsey Joins Automattic - Ma.tt

Kinsey Wilson is joining Automattic to run WordPress.com. Poynter covers the news and has a great interview with Kinsey. Share this:

An IDE for WordPress Development (Regardless of Experience) - Tom McFarlin

In the previous article, I walked through the process of setting up a local development environment using a package manager. Specifically, I talked about using Homebrew to install Valet and Composer. The former offers the Nginx web server, a MySQL… Continue Reading →

Default page header image in Showcase Pro - Sridhar Katakam

In Genesis Facebook group a user asks: SHOWCASE-PRO, does anyone know how to load a default “Featured image” on Posts & Pages if none has been attributed to that post or page? This article presents the customizations in Showcase Pro… Continue Reading →

Laravel Resource Test Template - Paul Underwood

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Breaking out with CSS Grid in Genesis - Sridhar Katakam

This tutorial provides the steps to create and use a custom page template for a fixed width content with full-width images (or any other content) based on this article from cloudfour in Genesis. While the tutorial has been written for… Continue Reading →

Split navigation with Left and Right widget areas in Genesis - Sridhar Katakam

A user emailed me asking, Hi Sridhar! So, I’m wanting to place a widget area on both the left and right side of my primary menu. I’ve been able to place two widget areas using this code: https://sridharkatakam.com/adding-simple-social-icons-navigation-bar-genesis/ But, I’m… Continue Reading →

Conditional site title links in Genesis - Sridhar Katakam

In the Genesis Facebook group a user asks: Hi all–I am modifying a genesis sample child theme. I am looking for a way to modify the site title URL so that depending on what header image is displayed depends on… Continue Reading →

Mega menus in Genesis - Sridhar Katakam

In the members-only forum, a user asked: Is there a good way to create a Genesis mega menu without using a plugin (such as UberMenu, which is great but very resource-intensive)? Ideally, I’m looking for a solution that is primarily… Continue Reading →

Modify Image Containers on the Server-Side in WordPress - Tom McFarlin

Whenever you’re building custom solutions for other people, you may find yourself having to deal with nuanced cases of how WordPress is rendering the content. This usually comes down to the theme, at least one plugin, or the combination of… Continue Reading →

How to fix the Journal section on Digital Pro’s homepage - Sridhar Katakam

Digital Pro‘s homepage has a Journal section that shows 3 blog posts below widget areas. If you want to have a separate blog page where all posts are shown, the recommended method is to designate two Pages as static homepage… Continue Reading →

Full width responsive featured image with page title overlay on landing pages in Genesis - Sridhar Katakam

In the comments section of Full width featured image header with page title overlay on landing pages in Genesis, a user asked: Is there a way to make this pickup responsive? Not sure what “pickup” is in this context, but… Continue Reading →

How to mitigate CVE-2018-6389 – the load-scripts.php DoS “attack” in WordPress - Bjorn Johansen

A little sensationalist written blog post by Barak Tawily claims that WordPress is vulnerable to a DoS attack because of the load-scripts.php file which concatenates JavaScript files on the fly. Published: February 12, 2018 Updated: February 13, 2018 Barak Tawily… Continue Reading →

DRY Create And Update Laravel Form Requests - Paul Underwood

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Responsive Backstretch Image in AgentPress Pro - Sridhar Katakam

In Genesis Facebook group a user asked, Sridhar, are you able to create a tutorial on the Backstretch header image scaling issue on mobile devices for the AgentPress Pro theme? Like in my tutorial for Digital Pro we can add… Continue Reading →

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