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.
After you set up your account with CloudFlare, add your WordPress site, download the WordPress plug-in for Cloudflare and fill in the blanks on the set-up screen, and switch your DNS over to Cloudflare, you may notice that CloudFlare recommends one additional step: Whitelisting CloudFlare IP addresses.
Today WordPress advances into its teenage years by turning 13 years old. Back in 2003, Matt Mullenweg created WordPress and it became a simple publishing tool to inspire the writer in everyone. Since then, we’ve seen WordPress evolve from its baby steps as a simple, open-source blogging platform to a full-fledged development tool for robust… Read More Happy 13th Birthday WordPress! — WP Engine
I’ve been really happy with the speed at which my self-hosted WordPress site runs on Digital Ocean. But when I saw the announcement on WP Tavern of a new one-click Simple Cache plug-in, I had to give it a try (“A New One-Click Install Caching Plugin for WordPress,” April 14, 2016). I guess it’s a sickness.