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Complete Software Developers Career Guide with John Sonmez WPCP: 157 - The WP Chick

Don’t let the name of this show (or book, The Complete Software Developers Career Guide), fool you. Having this conversation with John Sonmez, one of the co-authors of the book, was a little bit of a shift for me in… Continue Reading →

Tonik WordPress Starter Theme: Modern WordPress Theme Development - Tom McFarlin

When it comes to working with WordPress plugins, it’s not uncommon to see people using more modern tools such as Composer, front-end dependency management via tools such as Node, and so on. In fact, I’d say the most popular is… Continue Reading →

Avoiding class_exists in Object-Oriented WordPress Code - Tom McFarlin

If you write object-oriented code for WordPress (usually within the context of plugins), you’re likely to come across a class_exists check before initializing a class. But we should start avoiding class_exists in much of our code at this point (with… Continue Reading →

Title hero section in Genesis with rotating background images using Featured Galleries and Backstretch - Sridhar Katakam

I have written a few tutorials on sending the Soliloquy slider images on to Backstretch for rotating the background images of sections. Yesterday I found out that it is better and easier to use Featured Galleries instead of Soliloquy for… Continue Reading →

How to remove titles on all Pages in Genesis - Sridhar Katakam

Looking for a way to remove entry header (having the title) on all static Pages in Genesis without a plugin? Just add the following in child theme’s functions.php: add_action( ‘genesis_before_entry’, ‘custom_remove_titles’ ); /** * Remove entry header on static Pages…. Continue Reading →

Willy Wonka w/drums - John James Jacoby

For my entire life listening to music, this is the first time I’ve seen someone put beats to words instead of sampling words on top of beats.

Top 5 Tools to Turn Your WordPress Site into a Marketing Machine - The WP Chick

*this is a sponsored post* Bare-bones WordPress works, but a marketing machine it is not. Jo Public sees hundreds of web pages every day, so you need to make yours stand out. You need tools that will make visitors remember… Continue Reading →

How to Display Recent Custom Post Types (Excluding the Current Post) - Tom McFarlin

Let’s say you’re working on a page template and it’s going to include a partial that’s going to display recent custom post types (or maybe even the standard post type) of the post type you’re viewing. For example, say you’re… Continue Reading →

How to replace Front Page 1 background image in Monochrome Pro with rotating images using Backstretch and Soliloquy - Sridhar Katakam

In the members-only forum a user asked: Hi Sridhar! I’m hoping to implement the rotating slideshow of homepage background images via backstretch/soliloquy as you have with several of the Genesis child themes. My site is using the Monochrome Pro theme…. Continue Reading →

3-column Footer Widgets in Altitude Pro - Sridhar Katakam

In the members-only forum, a user asked: Add traditional footer widgets to Altitude Pro I am looking to add traditional footer widget areas (3 or 4) to the Altitude Pro child theme. I know Altitude has a ‘footer 1’ widget… Continue Reading →

Using Xdebug with Valet and WordPress - Tom McFarlin

Though I’m not a fan of strictly using var_dump or echo statements as a way to debug code, that doesn’t mean there aren’t times in which they are useful (otherwise, they wouldn’t be part of the language, right?). But what if you’re… Continue Reading →

How to set and use an alternative image on single posts using ACF in Genesis - Sridhar Katakam

In a website that I have recently set up for a client, the requirement was to display an image that’s not the featured image above the title on single Post pages in Genesis. Since the featured images were being shown… Continue Reading →

Blogging & Content Marketing: Don’t Call it A Comeback - The WP Chick

Yep, that’s LL Cool J. That was the first thing that popped into my head when I thought of this post title. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, LL Cool J has a song called ‘Mama Said… Continue Reading →

Interview with Danny Van Kooten of MailChimp for WordPress - Scott Bolinger

I had the pleasure of interviewing Danny Van Kooten, author of the MailChimp for WordPress plugin. With over 900,000 active installs, and almost 8 million downloads, it’s one of the most popular plugins of all time. Danny has built a… Continue Reading →

On Improving Content Across the Board - Tom McFarlin

When I last published, it was all about taking a break from social media and why I think it’s useful. But I ended up not only doing that. Instead, I also took a break from writing (which save for a… Continue Reading →

How to link Tagline to Site URL in Genesis - Sridhar Katakam

Want to make the site description clickable to the homepage? Here’s one way in which this can be done. add_filter( ‘genesis_markup_site-description_open’, ‘insert_html_opening_site_description_markup’, 10, 2 ); /** * Appends HTML to the opening markup for .site-description. * * @param string $open_html… Continue Reading →

Previous and Next Page Navigation for subpages in Genesis - Sridhar Katakam

In the comments section of Previous and Next Post Navigation within the same Category in Genesis, a user asked: Is it possible to add next / previous links to all child pages of a parent page? As with most things… Continue Reading →

Full Width Photo Gallery in Genesis - Sridhar Katakam

In my tutorial requests Trello board a user asked: I would like to see the frontpage of Gridly from imagely.com replaced with images on the home page instead of post with image and hover titles. http://gridly.imagely.com/ Instead of post in… Continue Reading →

Filtering with click to Load more using Ajax Load More in Genesis - Sridhar Katakam

Ajax Load More is a useful WordPress plugin for automatically loading the next page of posts upon scrolling or manually by a button click. It also supports simple filtering (not faceted). In this tutorial, I provide the steps to set… Continue Reading →

Content Snare: End The Content Gathering Nightmare with James Rose WPCP: 156 - The WP Chick

Content Snare is the product every web dev person has been waiting for. I know, I know, that’s a big claim. But ask anyone who has ever done a website for a client… I don’t care if it’s an individual… Continue Reading →

Freelancing Fundamentals: New Client Onboarding - Carrie Dils

If you’re a newcomer to freelancing, you might find one aspect of it frustrating or intimidating: The terminology. I mean, what the heck is “client onboarding,” anyway? New client onboarding is simply the act of welcoming new customers to your… Continue Reading →

How to replace Footer Widgets in Altitude Pro with Flexible Widgets - Sridhar Katakam

In the comments section of How to set up Flexible Widgets in any Genesis child theme, a user asked: Sridhar – thank you. Can I use this to convert the Altitude Pro footer widget into a flexible widget area? What… Continue Reading →

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How to set up Flexible Widgets in any Genesis child theme - Sridhar Katakam

Certain Genesis child themes from StudioPress like Wellness Pro have the Flexible Widgets feature wherein the widgets placed in widget areas automatically get arranged in different layouts on the frontend depending on the number of widgets in the widget area…. Continue Reading →

Nav menu item icons and sticky menu on scroll in Genesis - Sridhar Katakam

This tutorial provides the steps to add icons above navigation menu’s labels and to set up any menu of your choice to appear (fade into view) fixed/sticky at the top of the screen when scrolling down in Genesis. When scrolled… Continue Reading →

How to replace Front Page 1 section’s image with a Video in Author Pro - Sridhar Katakam

This tutorial provides the steps to replace the image in Front Page 1 widget area with a video in Author Pro. We shall set the video to autoplay in a loop on desktops. On tablets and mobiles, the video will… Continue Reading →

The 3 Most Important Questions: Why, Who, and How - Scott Bolinger

Every product owner must be able to answer these 3 questions about their product: 1. Why does it exist? 2. Who is it for? 3. How are you going to reach them? These questions are critical to answer succinctly. Without… Continue Reading →

Freelancing Fundamentals: Contact Relationship Management - Carrie Dils

What the heck is CRM and, as a freelancer or small business, do you even need it? Yes. This post is part of a series called Freelancing Fundamentals: How to Take a Project from Cradle to Launch. CRM for Freelancers What is… Continue Reading →

How to overlay Title, Post Info and Excerpt on Featured Image in a Genesis Featured Posts Grid - Sridhar Katakam

This tutorial provides the steps to customize the output of Genesis Featured Posts using the Custom Genesis Featured Posts Widget plugin and add the CSS to display entries in a 3-column grid. The title, post info and excerpt (content limit,… Continue Reading →

Top Web Building WordPress Alternatives - Paul Underwood

10th July 2017 in Resources If you have ever explored the available web building options, then WordPress is definitely one of the platforms you’ve come across when performing your search. But if you need to launch a website in the… Continue Reading →

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