If you have a WordPress site with a bbPress Forum and you’re looking to add user voting functionality, then you’ve come to the right place.
As an experienced WordPress developer and the developer of the free bbPress Voting plugin, I have extensive experience with this that I’m happy to share with you.
Continue reading How to Add Voting to bbPress Topics and Replies
Are you a WordPress theme developer and you’re running into some frustration with getting the <h1> Title of a page to show properly on archives, categories, search results, and single posts?
Continue reading Function for a Dynamic Title for WordPress Blogs
With the release of Bootstrap 5, the developers had made a decision to not support hover dropdown. They claim it has something to do with user experience on touch devices… whatever. I don’t buy it. On phones and small tablets, you’ve got the mobile menu, so you’re good.
Continue reading How to get Hover Dropdowns in Bootstrap 5 Navbars
If you found this page, then most likely you’re updating or restarting Visual Studio Code (referred to as VS Code) and you got this error message…
Continue reading Fix VS Code Update Error: There was an error while Deleting a directory
If an element like a image is wrapped by a container that has a limited width, how do you make the inner element expand outside the bounds of its container to stretch full-width of the browser window?
Well, thanks to the power of modern CSS, we can use calc() and vw solve this problem wonderfully! Here’s how to do it. Continue reading CSS to Force Element Full-Width When Inside a Max-Width Container
Are you using the Block Lab WordPress plugin, but need the Wide and Full align buttons on your custom Gutenberg blocks? These code snippets will add this missing feature.
Continue reading How to Add Wide and Full Align Buttons to Block Lab
When you first started using VS Code you may have dismissed that little notification in the corner that asked if you wanted to switch your integrated terminal.
In my case, running on Windows, the default terminal was set to Command Prompt (cmd.exe) which is just plain inferior to Git Bash which you probably already have installed if you have installed Git (which you should).
So, if you missed that notification that let you change it, how do you change it later?
Continue reading How to Change VS Code’s Integrated Terminal to Git Bash
In my WordPress developer career, I’ve been asked many times about the best practices for safely updating WordPress core, plugins, and themes, especially when it comes to a site that can’t afford to have any downtime.
There are several update strategies to consider. I’ll go over them here. It’s really all up to the client’s risk tolerance vs. their willingness to pay for extra maintenance work.
But, with my WordPress update strategies, you should be able to perform updates the safe way without too much extra effort.
Continue reading Best Practices for Safe WordPress Updates on Big Revenue-Critical Websites
Looking to get rid of the annoying and horribly unprofessional “related videos” end screen on your professional YouTube video embeds on your WordPress website?
I’ve put together the perfect simple solution in the form of a small code snippet that you can drop into your theme’s functions.php file.
Continue reading How to Remove Unrelated Videos From All WP Gutenberg Video Embed Blocks
I’ve heard it over and over… “Too many plugins will slow down your website.” I’ve heard it in conference presentations, networking events, podcasts, blogs, YouTube videos, and even my old boss. But, is it really true?
I’m a professional WordPress developer and have written several of my own plugins, so I have something to add to the conversation.
Honestly, it really bugs me when people ignorantly demonize plugins as the culprit of all their WordPress website problems… as if the number of plugins is slowing down their website.
In this article, let’s look at the facts around the topic of WordPress plugins slowing down your website.
Continue reading Do Too Many WordPress Plugins Really Slow Down Your Website?