This post applies to the Classic Editor. If you are using the block editor (Gutenberg), please read this post instead: How to Align Images And Text In WordPress Gutenberg Without Woes I had an email query the other day concerning the behaviour of WordPress images on phones. It was to do with the word wrap… Continue Reading How To Solve WordPress Image Alignment And Text-Wrap Problems
You may have noticed a small change on this website this week. I have an extra letter “s” in the address bar! It took me a few hours to do this. Why did I bother? Read on to find out: What is HTTPS? What is SSL? Why do all websites need SSL now? How much… Continue Reading Why I Moved My Site From HTTP to HTTPS – And You Should Too
WordPress sites with lots of blog posts or other content types can have a problem. It’s difficult for users to find stuff. There are a few ways this could be tackled, for example: Implementing breadcrumbs Using a site map Having a quick start guide Having clear navigation to make finding pages simple Another way to make it… Continue Reading Are There Accessible Advanced Search Plugins For WordPress?
Important note (September 2020): The Advanced Twenty Seventeen plugin has not been updated for over 4 years, and recent support tickets have been left unanswered. It looks as if it’s been abandoned. Use at your own risk. I now recommend Options for Twenty Seventeen as a replacement for customizing the Twenty Seventeen theme. Introducing Advanced… Continue Reading How to supercharge your theme with Advanced Twenty Seventeen
Updated 28 May 2017. WordPress 4.7 has just been released with the new Twenty Seventeen theme. This theme is designed more for business than bloggers. I decided to take a deep dive into what it can do. Twenty Seventeen Design Twenty Seventeen was designed by Mel Choyce of Automattic. (WordPress.com user? Twenty Seventeen became available on… Continue Reading Is WordPress Twenty Seventeen a robust business theme?
What’s new in WordPress 4.7? WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” was released earlier this week. It’s the last major update of the year from WordPress.org, and it gives us a new theme, new features and bug fixes. WordPress has now cemented its popularity as the top web CMS with over 27% of all sites running WordPress. The aim… Continue Reading What’s New in WordPress 4.7? A First Look
So your WordPress site is built on a testing server and is ready to launch. But you still have some work to do before it’s ready and unleashed on the world. It’s not quite as simple as throwing up some files on the web and hoping for the best. Read through the steps below and… Continue Reading 12 last minute checks when launching your WordPress site
Do you find searching for and adding photos to WordPress a pain? Are you frustrated by the lack of image editing tools within WordPress? Then FotoPress might be the answer to your prayers! It bills itself as “the Photoshop for WordPress.” It’s also a mini-Google for finding the perfect image. In this post, I’ll take you through… Continue Reading FotoPress – the all-in-one solution for perfect WordPress images?
A (brief) history of web typography Web designers used to be quite limited in font choice. It was recommended to use only web safe fonts – the small subset of fonts installed on both Windows and Mac computers. As Coffee Cup Software explained in their What is a web-safe font? post, that boiled down to only… Continue Reading How To Use Any Font With WordPress With Ease
What is a theme’s functions.php file? The functions.php file is a key part of any WordPress theme. It’s where the code runs that can do things like: set up the theme add widget areas register theme fonts add support for the WordPress Customizer add menu support It’s an essential file, and susceptible to breakage. Sometimes we… Continue Reading How To Add Functions To Your WordPress Site Safely