Many WordPress themes offer the ability to set the background color (at the very least). With a couple of custom CSS entries, though, you can extend that color selection to other page components. Here’s how.
There are many plugins for WordPress that promise to speed the delivery of our site contents to visitors, including long-time staples such as WP Rocket, WP Super Cache, and W3 Total Cache, and newer offerings such as Hummingbird. Now, Cloudflare has introduced a caching solution that actually works, and that so far seems easier to… Read More Cloudflare caching
If you have a site that looks modern but was created more than a couple years ago, it is possible that the coding standards used back then still work to the naked eye but are throwing errors in the background. To find the errors, enable debug mode, as outlined here.
WordPress allows you to alter the default settings in a way that is helpful for debugging problems … including problems you don’t know your site has.
In my earlier treatment of this topic, I recommended using CodeKit to try out CSS changes before committing them to your live site.
There are four basic ways I know of to do development on a WordPress site:
I have a couple sites with legacy material that goes back many years. In addition to other navigation aids (such as selecting any given month of the archive), I wanted to include a way for visitors to skip to any given year. Here is the code I used to accomplish this.
I don’t like ads on websites. You don’t like ads on websites. Yet, sometimes they help finance the cost of running the website, so you have to include them.
Last June a friend turned over a WordPress website to me. It had content I wanted to save but the site was acting up: I could get into the admin section, but the site itself would not load posts or pages for visitors.
A couple years ago I set up a WordPress site for a client, and must have been experiencing some sort of brain freeze: I used the bare domain name in the Settings page of the admin section instead of including “www”. It does make the URL shorter (and this domain name was on the long side),… Read More WordPress best practice: Search and replace