Adding Audio to Google Slides

By Dave Kuhar | February 3, 2018
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You may ask yourself “why write about Google Slides on a website about WordPress,” and who can blame you?(1)test footnote I have two reasons – first, my nephew asked me how to do this for a school assignment he’s working on and I like recycling content; and second, because it’s not…

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Media Attachment Pages. Who needs ’em, right?

By Dave Kuhar | October 17, 2017
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One of the oddities of WordPress is that just about everything is a post. Posts are posts. Pages are posts. The menu is a type of post. You can create any number of Custom Post Type (I’ve made CPTs for people, recipes, rental items, sponsors, clients, &c). And one that can…

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WordPress Terminology

By Dave Kuhar | June 5, 2017
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As presented at the SJWP Meetup on June 5, 2017: WordPress Terminology: What’s a permalink? and other burning questions. Base Level WordPress Terminology Database: All your content lives here, hidden in the dark recesses of a web server. Your database consists of, at minimum, the 11 core tables that are required for a WordPress…

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Gravity Forms Placeholder Text is Too Light

By Dave Kuhar | June 1, 2017
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I feel your frustration. You’re trying to streamline your forms a bit by using placeholder text inside the fields instead of having the labels hanging outside, taking up all kinds of space. But you just can’t figure out how to override that light grey text that’s all but impossible to…

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Creating a Semitransparent Intro Area Above Page Body

By Dave Kuhar | October 17, 2015
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Last night in the Beaver Builders Slack channel (if you’re into BB and Slack, go check it out, great place to hang around), @danfrybort asked me how I built the semitransparent intro area on this page, which is, by the way, a work in progress, so things may change after I publish this…

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Replace WordPress default favicon – and add a full package of icons for mobile and desktop

By Dave Kuhar | October 16, 2014
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There’s a really great favicon generator out there that will take your icon and turn it into every file size and type you need for a full range of  icons for mobile devices, desktops, and even a Windows tile. Prepare your artwork at least 260px square (transparent PNGs work great),…

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Beaver Builder and Simple Image Sizes don’t like each other

By Dave Kuhar | August 24, 2014
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I had a variety of custom image sizes that I defined by using the plugin Simple Image Sizes (which, by the way, is really easy to use and a time-saver if you don’t want to muck with code). When I used Beaver Builder to rebuild the site I’m currently working on,…

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Blowing Smoke: Are HTML sites a better bet than WordPress?

By Dave Kuhar | July 17, 2014
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It’s kind of painful to look at that title. But today, a new client of ours forwarded a comment made by his current web developer: [your site is] manually coded using HTML, CSS, Javascript, and JQuery in order to provide the greatest possible visibility to search engines over time. This…

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Flip position of site title and description in Genesis

By Dave Kuhar | May 27, 2014
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You wouldn’t think this would be so hard to find, but it seems nobody has written how to put the site description above the site title in Genesis. Or my google-fu is exceptionally weak today. In any case, it’s actually quite easy, and this is a whole lot safer than mucking…

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Check for mobile and redirect

By Dave Kuhar | February 5, 2014
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So today I needed to send users on mobile devices to an external URL. That’s easy enough, but the client needed users headed to a different external URL if they were headed to one particular section of the site. In the code below, I use wp_is_mobile to test the browser;…

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