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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. This file contains bidirectional Unicode text that may be interpreted or compiled differently than what […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Accelerated Mobile Pages are simple to setup in WordPress.

Accelerated Mobile Pages (or AMP) are the latest way in which Google and others are trying to make the web faster. Turns out, the more features you add to a site, the slower it gets. Since no-one wants to simplify their website, AMP pages were born. They’re a stripped down version of your website that […]

Adding SSL to your WordPress site can be free and easy.

I’ve been meaning to add SSL to my site for a while and now it’s done! All the glory and wonder of SSL without much work. I’m using CloudFlare’s free flexible SSL certificate. It may not be the best of the best, but it works well and is pretty easy to set up. I’ve enabled […]

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 […]

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 […]

Testing the WordPress Mac App

I have to say that the WordPress Mac app is pretty nice, but it’s also the same as going to and logging in. Seems like it’s mainly a fancy stand alone browser. It’s got a nice clean interface, works quickly, and does a great job at reducing clutter. The only big issue I see at […]

Taking WordPress Security Up a Notch with Auto Update

WordPress is a great platform for creating simple blog all the way up to complex sites. However, security is something that is a concern for a lot of people and you hear about security issues quite often. At it’s core, WordPress is secure. Security issues come from 3rd party plugins, themes, and week passwords. The […]