The WordPress ecosystem of tools is huge! That’s one of the biggest reasons most people go with WordPress.
But, do you find yourself feeling lost at sea with too many options to choose from?
In this post, I’m bringing together some of my favorite tools and resource that complement my WordPress websites (and would help yours too).
Continue reading Recommended WordPress Tools & Resources
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?
Are you working with a native AMP website or a website with AMP pages, but you need to integrate the Facebook Pixel? To top it all off, you’re also using Google Tag Manager (because it’s awesome). How to go about this?
Well, I’m here to help. While this implementation is not documented very well, it’s actually very simple!
Continue reading How to Install the Facebook Pixel on an AMP Website Using Google Tag Manager
After redesigning my other blog’s theme using my own custom-built native AMP WordPress theme, I ran into one question that was hard get find an answer for…
How can I insert an Amazon Associates Affiliate Ad into my native AMP website?
Well, I eventually figured it out, and I’m here to share it with you.
Continue reading How to Insert Amazon Affiliate Ads into AMP Website
Are you trying to modify the functionality of a 3rd party plugin without actually editing the code of their plugin (which would result in losing your customization upon the next update)? Having trouble with it because that plugin is object oriented or class-based?
I have run into this situation multiple times, and finally found a really good fix for it.
In this post, I’ll show you how to remove an action or filter hook from another plugin even though that plugin is class-based. Continue reading How to Remove a Hook from a Class-based WordPress Plugin
For whatever reason, you’ve found yourself locked out of your own site. Without a user attached to your email address, you can’t even use the Forgot Password feature to get in. But, you own the site, so surely there must be some way to get in.
Good news, there is! Better news, it’s easy!
In this post, I’ll show you how to quickly gain access to your WordPress admin area by having access to either the files or the database. Continue reading How to Get in WordPress if You’re Locked Out
Are you using ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) and have the need to change the field name, but then you discover that it makes all the data disappear?
Since ACF uses the field name as the meta key to save and retrieve data, it makes it seem impossible to change. You may consider changing only the label and leaving the field name alone.
However, in some cases, changing the name is needed. If you’re in that boat, I’ve got good news. It is possible to migrate all your post meta data to the new meta key.
In this post, I’ll show you exactly how to run a couple SQL statements on your database to migrate all the post meta data from the old key to the new key. Continue reading How to Update an ACF Field Name Without Losing the Data
Have you been thinking about making a little extra money by blogging? Or, maybe you’ve been dreaming about what life would be like if you were making a living as a stay-at-home blogger?
After winning big with my first blog, I’m laying out the blueprint to my blogging success so that you can live the dream you never knew was possible.
In this guide, I will take you step by step through the process of starting a blog and making money. Continue reading How to Start a Blog and Make Money in 2022 (Mine Made $15,000/month)
Do you hate dealing with styling social media icons in a WordPress theme? Wish there was a seamless way to manage social links using the WordPress menu without having to use CSS classes?
This is a very interesting way to set the FontAwesome icons for social menu items automatically by selecting the elements using a wildcard href attribute search.
Continue reading Automatic Social Menu SCSS Styling with FontAwesome Icons