Category: WordPress

Beaver Builder – Add search to mobile.

I’m a fan of Beaver Builder, but no search on mobile? What’s up with that?! We can easily add it back, though. You just have to add a function to your functions.php file and you’ll get a search box under the header. This uses WordPress’ wp_is_mobile function to determine if we’re on mobile or not....

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Add drop down indicators to Beaver Builder’s menus.

Beaver Builder is a great way to create quickly generate a WordPress site, however, it does have some quirks. One of which is no indication that menus have children. However, that’s a quick fix with a few lines off CSS. Check out the before and after: This code is setup to just effect the main...

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How to fix anchor links when you have a fixed header.

Anchor links are a convenient way to send people directly to the content they’re looking for. However, if you have a fixed header, things quickly become a problem as the content is now hidden behind the sticky header. If you’re writing your own code, you can easily use CSS to get around this. Check out...

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Automatically add fieldset tags to Gravity forms and increase accessibility.

Gravity Forms is great, but lacks some basic accessibility. Good thing it’s extendable. Grab the  WCAG 2.0 form fields for Gravity Forms plugin and it’ll automatically add fieldset tags to your questions with radio buttons, checkboxes, or multiple inputs. Not sure why Gravity Forms doesn’t do this by default, but very happy to have a plugin...

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It’s time to clean up your WordPress database.

When’s the last time you cleaned up your WordPress blog’s database? Over time, things build up that you don’t see, but can cause performance issues. The good news is that it’s easy to clean up. I use the Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions plugin and it works beautifully. Granted, always make a backup first just in...

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Clone the WordPress Administrator Role

If you’re looking to create new roles in WordPress, and you’re open to using a plugin, I recommend User Role Editor. It works very well. However, sometimes you don’t need a plugin. If you want to clone the Administrator role and all the capabilities you don’t need a plugin for that. Here’s the code to...

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Researching WordPress visual page builders.

I’m currently looking into WordPress page builder plugins. I love doing things custom, but some clients have small budgets that don’t work with custom and I’m not a fan of purchasing themes just to end up feeling like we didn’t get our money’s worth. I’d rather get a powerful page builder and build sites from...

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