The Only Theme You’ll Ever Need for WordPress: Avada

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

Martech Zone: Welcome To My New Martech Publication!

It’s only been a year since I last reskinned our WordPress site. While I liked the layout, I had a ton of plugins and customizations to make it function the way I wanted it, too. With WordPress, that can begin to spell disaster from a performance standpoint and I was seeing the cracks in the foundation. So, I went on the hunt for a design that could incorporate both very large displays as well as

Add CSS Animation To Your WordPress Site with CSS Hero’s Plugin

CSS Hero is a fantastic resource for CSS modifications in WordPress themes for quite some time. Tools like these are making customizations simple to WordPress users who want to customize their designs, but lack the CSS coding experience necessary. CSS Hero Features Include Point and Click Interface – mouse hover and click the element you want to edit and adjust it to fit your needs. Theme Agnostic – Add Hero powers to your themes, no

Common Theme Development Mistakes with WordPress

The demand for WordPress development continues to grow and almost all of our clients now have either a WordPress site or an embedded WordPress blog. It’s a solid move – not loved by everyone but there are so many themes, plugins, and a vast amount of developers that it makes sense. The ability to modify your web presence without scrapping a platform and starting over is just a huge advantage. If you ever have a

Randomize Your WordPress Headlines Easily

I was looking for a plugin or some code to shuffle headlines on our home page at DK New Media to have some fun and dress up the home page a bit. The problem was that I have a theme applied that has specific fields for the tag line and description of the site, and I didn’t feel like tearing it apart for this modification. To do this with plugins and theme modifications would require