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
So you change themes and the header image needs to be a different size. You upload the resized image, and then you realize something: In the new size, the layout of the graphic elements should be different.