For a decade, I’ve been personally developing custom and published plugins, correcting and designing custom themes, and optimizing WordPress for clients. It’s been quite a roller coaster and I have very, very strong opinions about the implementations I’ve done for companies large and small. I’ve also been critical of builders – plugins and themes that enable unrestricted modifications to sites. They’re a cheat, often massively inflating the size of a site’s web pages while slowing down the site significantly. Most of the work that we do when we take on a web development job for
If you’ve ever utilized the default RSS widget for WordPress and entered a Podcast RSS feed, you’ll notice that it only displays the title and description. That’s because the iTunes standard for podcast feeds adds additional tags for the image associated with a podcast as well as the location of the podcast file itself. Despite WordPress having its own audio player, the two don’t work together… until now! I was pretty frustrated that I couldn’t have folks play the latest podcasts from my sidebar so I built and submitted a WordPress Plugin to do this.
We’re working on quite a complex implementation for an enterprise client right now. The site is being built in WordPress but has a ton of bells and whistles. Often, when I’m doing this type of work, I like to save the custom code for repurposing later on other sites. In this case, I thought it was such a useful function, I wanted to share it with the world. We’re using the Avada WordPress theme with the Fusion Page Builder as a parent theme, and deploying quite a bit of custom code in our child theme.
Wow. I love it when someone designs a checklist on an infographic that’s both simple and informative. UK Web Host Review designed this infographic to develop a list of features they believe should be included with every business’ online presence. For your business to succeed online you need to make sure that your website is feature packed! There are many small details that can make all the difference – both in terms of giving customers trust and also giving them extra functions that aid conversions and improve the overall user experience of your site. It