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The Demand for Gutenberg Is Not There. Yet. - Tom McFarlin

I’ve been asked, on a few occasions, why I’ve not released anything that’s compatible with Gutenberg or why certain plugins aren’t compatible with the current version of the Gutenberg plugin. In the WordPress economy, I’ve seen few things as divisive… Continue Reading →

Local Development for the Indie WordPress Developer - Tom McFarlin

Last week, I said that I was going to be writing a series of posts explicitly focused on practical tools for freelance WordPress developers who are looking to improve their skills. Specifically, I will be writing about the tools, processes,… Continue Reading →

What’s The Simplest Thing That’s Needed? - Tom McFarlin

There’s a quote often attributed to Albert Einstein that I quite like (and I’m sure most do): Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler. There is some investigation as to if he said it or not,… Continue Reading →

How to show the text MENU next to hamburger icon in Showcase Pro - Sridhar Katakam

This tutorial provides the steps to display the text MENU to the right of hamburger menu icon in Showcase Pro 2.0.2 from 800px and below. https://sridharkatakam.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/ScreenRecording_06-19-2018-22-38-53.mp4 Here’s how: Edit style.css. In the 800px media query, change a) button.menu-toggle { display:… Continue Reading →

WordPress page Builders - Sridhar Katakam

I have been testing a few popular and upcoming page builders this week and would like to share my thoughts on the same in this blog post. I have rebuilt Parallax Pro’s homepage using Elementor, Brizy and Oxygen as a… Continue Reading →

Sanitizing URLs in WordPress with Its API and Built-In PHP Functions - Tom McFarlin

Working with user-centric fields in WordPress – such as input elements, textarea elements, or any type of field in which a user can supply their own values is a place that should always be a target of sanitization. Fortunately, the… Continue Reading →

How to insert a widget area after a specified paragraph in Genesis - Sridhar Katakam

This tutorial provides the steps to register a custom “Ad Content” widget area and insert the widget(s) placed in this widget area after a specified paragraph in the content on single posts in Genesis. Step 1 Add the following in… Continue Reading →

Tools, Processes, and More for The Independent WordPress Developer - Tom McFarlin

One of the things that the Internet has made possible that we couldn’t have seen even a decade ago is the proliferation of self-publishing that would happen. And in this instance, I’m not talking about blogging. I’m talking about self-publishing… Continue Reading →

Client Work Slowing Down? You’re Not the Only One. - Scott Bolinger

I’ve had a few conversations lately with friends who build WordPress websites for clients, and I was surprised to hear all of them say things have slowed down. I thought at first it might just be a certain segment, or… Continue Reading →

Ship It or Die (With or Without Quality, Though?) - Tom McFarlin

One of the ideas that intrigue me is the “ship it or die” mentality. Regarding what it’s called, there are variations thereof, but the idea behind the phrase is simple: If you have an idea, get it from concept to… Continue Reading →

[Functionality Theme] Essence Pro Page Header in Genesis Sample - Sridhar Katakam

The latest addition to the functionality themes’ store is Genesis Sample 2.6.0 customized with page header code from the new Essence Pro. More Info The post [Functionality Theme] Essence Pro Page Header in Genesis Sample appeared first on Sridhar Katakam.

Adding a Body Class Based on a Template - Tom McFarlin

Working with templates in WordPress is something that’s not uncommon. Everything is a template of sorts – from the main page template, single page template, 404 template – all the way to custom templates. Sometimes, though, you may want to apply… Continue Reading →

How to automatically add category slugs as classes for post-type nav menu items - Sridhar Katakam

This tutorial provides the code to automatically add space separated category slugs as classes to nav menu items that link to single posts in WordPress. Could be useful for styling the menu items based on categories when using a plugin… Continue Reading →

Custom Post Type Archive with Custom Fields in Genesis - Sridhar Katakam

In the Genesis Facebook group a user asks: I am creating a custom archive page for a custom post type (called Faculty). I want to use Advanced Custom Fields to create fields on the post page for the client (a… Continue Reading →

Working with Custom Rewrite Rules and Page Templates in WordPress - Tom McFarlin

The WordPress Rewrite API is a solid API assuming that you’re comfortable with regular expressions. And, honestly, even if you’re not, tools like PHP Live RegEx make it really easy to test your code before dropping it into the add_rewrite_rule… Continue Reading →

Progressive Web Apps – 3 Reasons To Say Screw the App Stores - Scott Bolinger

Progressive web apps are all the rage these days. Many articles have been written about the technical aspects, but I wanted to give some real life examples of when a PWA is a better option than putting an app in… Continue Reading →

Is It Really Worth Debating jQuery Versus ES6? - Tom McFarlin

When building WordPress plugins for myself or others, several of the things I take into account – as we all should – is the level of maintainability, scalability, and support for the plugin as WordPress continues to move forward. Specifically,… Continue Reading →

Case Study: Rebuild an E-Commerce Site with Beaver Builder and WooCommerce - Carrie Dils

Some years back I built an e-commerce website for a client using a StudioPress theme and the Shopp shopping cart. I customized the theme to match my client’s brand and added custom functionality to Shopp to address features we needed… Continue Reading →

How to load WooCommerce CSS and JS only on shop-specific pages in WordPress - Sridhar Katakam

When you have a WooCommerce-powered shop in your WordPress site, assets like the following may be loading on all the pages of the site (depending on what plugins/services/theme are/is active): woocommerce-layout.css woocommerce-smallscreen.css woocommerce.css twenty-seventeen.css add-to-cart.min.js jquery.blockUI.min.js js.cookie.min.js woocommerce.min.js cart-fragments.min.js If… Continue Reading →

[Functionality Theme] Filterable Portfolio in Genesis using Isotope - Sridhar Katakam

Added a new functionality theme for those that do not want to implement the steps in the tutorial themselves or do not have membership in the site. Click on the screenshot below to see further details and a link to… Continue Reading →

Filterable Portfolio in Genesis using Isotope - Sridhar Katakam

Theme version of this tutorial can be purchased from here. This tutorial provides the steps to set up a filterable portfolio in Genesis using Isotope. All the posts of the portfolio custom post type (CPT) will be set to appear… Continue Reading →

How to show Tagline in the title area in Genesis - Sridhar Katakam

Looking to display the site description text below the site title in your Genesis site’s header? Chances are, it is present in the HTML markup but hidden via CSS. For example, in Genesis Sample 2.6.0 locate .site-description, .wp-custom-logo .site-title {… Continue Reading →

How to add Entry Meta on single Posts in Essence Pro - Sridhar Katakam

In Genesis Facebook group a user asks: Hey, can anyone share how I can add the usual tags and categories below each post using Essence Pro? Single posts of Essence Pro display post meta having categories, byline and other info… Continue Reading →

Custom Genesis Search Template to show Results in a List - Sridhar Katakam

This tutorial provides the steps to display results on search pages in Genesis in a simple unordered list of linked titles. We shall copy search.php from parent Genesis into the child theme and add the code that adds opening unordered… Continue Reading →

Genesis Sample Sass and JS Gulp Workflow - Sridhar Katakam

I have put together a task runner for Genesis Sample 2.6.0 yesterday based on Christoph Herr’s work. Check it out on Github This is for those that develop custom sites using the Genesis framework with Genesis Sample 2.6.0 on their… Continue Reading →

Horizontal Opt-in Form below Site Header in Genesis Sample - Sridhar Katakam

This is an updated version of Horizontal Opt-in Form in Genesis using eNews Extended plugin and Flexbox for Genesis Sample 2.6.0. Step 1 Install and activate Genesis eNews Extended plugin. Step 2 Add the following in Genesis Sample’s functions.php: //… Continue Reading →

How to move the secondary nav menu below site header in Genesis Sample - Sridhar Katakam

This tutorial provides the steps to move a menu assigned to the Secondary Navigation location from the footer to below site header in Genesis Sample 2.6.0. Step 1 Edit Genesis Sample’s functions.php. a) Change the label for the secondary menu… Continue Reading →

How to add Parallax effect to Header Hero in Essence Pro - Sridhar Katakam

This tutorial provides the steps to load Jarallax javascript and apply it on Header Hero in Essence Pro for parallax scrolling effect on the header hero image. Tested in Essence Pro 1.0.1. Step 1 Upload jarallax.min.js to Essence Pro’s js… Continue Reading →

Genesis Sample Sass - Sridhar Katakam

Christoph Herr has a modular starter Genesis child theme with Sass partials called Prometheus. I have taken just the Sass part from Prometheus, simplified it a bit and added a couple of partials for homepage and custom CSS. So if… Continue Reading →

How to always show responsive menu in Genesis Sample - Sridhar Katakam

In Genesis Facebook group a user asks: Hi Everyone, Using Genesis Sample child theme and I want to always display the mobile navigational menu – even on desktop. I’m having a hard time finding a tutorial for that. Thanks! And… Continue Reading →

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