So, you want to use a shortcode, and you want to put it in a widget. You probably found out that the shortcode doesn’t process, but instead displays the shortcode text on the page. Lame, right?
Luckily there’s a really easy quick fix for this.
Simply add this code to your theme’s functions.php file Continue reading How to Enable Shortcodes in WordPress Text Widgets
I’ve made a ton of websites over the years, and somethings are done every time. Redirects in the .htaccess file is one of those things that’s always on the checklist.
Don’t worry about Googling how to do each redirect each time. Just bookmark this page. Continue reading How to Redirect to Force WWW and HTTPS Using .htaccess File
See that sweet Magellan menu over on the right sidebar (if you’re not viewing the AMP version of this page)? →
Pretty cool right?
- It acts as a nice table of contents for the post (and it’s 100% automatic!).
- You can click the links to smooth scroll down to that section.
- As you scroll, the visible section is highlighted.
- It’s also inside of an awesome Theia Sticky Sidebar.
Continue reading Automatic Table of Contents Sticky Magellan Menu for WordPress Posts
A sticky sidebar is a great way to improve the user experience of just about any website. When a website has a sidebar that is not sticky, then when you scroll down below the bottom of the sidebar, then you just have this awkward white space on that edge of the site. What’s the point of that white space, when the sidebar could stay there? Continue reading How to Add a Scrolling Sticky Sidebar to WordPress
In some WooCommerce setups, customers who select an offline payment (like Cash on Deliver or Check/Cheque) and then change their mind and go into the order to pay for it using an online method find that they are unable to pay for their pending order because it says the item is out-of-stock. Continue reading WooCommerce: How to Fix Can’t Pay for Order Because “Out of Stock” Error
If you have already been working in your git repository before you realized that you needed to add something to your .gitignore file, you may have found that it’s not as simple as updating your .gitignore file anymore. The tracked files that you just decided to ignore won’t just magically stop tracking and disappear from git, oh no.
Luckily, it is actually very simple to accomplish this with just a couple commands. Continue reading How to Remove & Forget Gitignored Files from a Git Repo
So you have a WordPress website that takes a bit too long to load. You ran a speed test at Google PageSpeed, GTMetrix, or Pingdom, and found you have a lot of room for improvement. You’re probably concerned about high bounce rates, and you fear Google penalizing your search rankings because of high page load times. Continue reading 5 Steps to Speed Up WordPress
Here is a list of my all-time favorite and best WordPress plugins. You’re welcome
Continue reading My Favorite / Best WordPress Plugins
When setting up new local sites for development, skip the hassle with this game-changing setup that uses a single vhost with a wildcard subdomain so you never have to mess with vhosts ever again.
- Don’t hassle with setting up a vhost every time
- Don’t waste time adding more rows to your hosts file
- Don’t mess with developing a site in a subdirectory where absolute links starting with “/” take you back to your localhost dashboard.
Continue reading Local Dev Setup With Wildcard Subdomain Vhost
Wish you never had to update a footer widget to change the copyright year ever again? You need to implement a dynamic copyright year into your site.