Archive for the ‘wordpress’ Category

The only 2 settings for securing WP Admin

These are the only two settings you need to secure your wp-admin from hackers trying to log into your site. First download iThemes Security Plugin, don’t worry its free! Next go to the settings page. Click on the Advanced link top right. And configure Hide Backend. Then setup what you want the “hidden” url to […]


Aug
12
2019

Gulp, SCSS and WordPress

Ive been using gulp and live reload for many years now. It’s super efficient. Gulp, SCSS aka (sass) and WordPress can be a bit tricky though. Mostly because the typical SCSS structure is to put the final files in directories that aren’t necessarily WordPress friendly or WordPress structured. Also if you are trying to compress […]


Feb
08
2019

How to Widen Gutenberg Editor

The default width of Gutenberg is quite narrow. Not sure the logic behind this. Here is a quick way to make it a standard monitor width. In your function.php drop this code: //Gutenberg add_theme_support('editor-styles'); function custom_gutenberg_styles() { wp_enqueue_style('custom-gutenberg', get_theme_file_uri( '/css/gutenberg.css' ), false, '1.0', 'all'); } add_action('enqueue_block_editor_assets', 'custom_gutenberg_styles'); Then create a folder called css in your […]


Dec
14
2018

WP-CLI inside Docker container

So running wp-cli inside docker gives you a warning that you are running as root. For me I am running docker locally as a development server and running as root isn’t a concern as I am on a private secure network and it’s purely local development. So the default setup for Docker is to run […]


Feb
25
2018

WooCommerce Bulk Edit Sold Individually

MySQL way to bulk edit Sold Individually. So I had imported about 200 products into WooCommerce and accidentally set all of them to the sold individually setting. Now instead of re-uploading them via the spreadsheet I decided I would just use MySQL to edit the settings that way. It took more like 20-30 minutes to […]


Mar
15
2016

Backup Buddy on GoDaddy hosting

So I have a few hosting accounts with various companies. Plus I have had many clients with all kinds of hosting accounts. I do love GoDaddy’s customer support, and their hosting is generally a little more affordable than most as they are consistently running specials. But the one bad thing is that Backup Buddy doesn’t […]


Feb
08
2016

Cloak Front End Email v1.3 – WordPress Plugin

Cloak Front End Email v1.3 Cloak Front End Email just got better! You can now have multiple email addresses to display on the front end of your website and the plugin will cloak them and display them via javascript. It’s a super simple admin interface.   How to add your email via shortcode Once you […]


Dec
19
2015

Cloak Front End Email – WordPress Plugin

Over the last couple years I have had some clients who wanted or were accustomed to putting their email address straight on their website. Usually what I did for them in the past was I would write some custom Javascript to keep them from getting spammed. So I had most of the code already written, […]


Aug
06
2015

Why you need to be Mr. know it all

Running a web design business is much more than just being a web designer. So many companies out there learn a little bit about WordPress backend and market themselves as a web design company. But they are lacking in so many other areas. Reasons why you need to be a Mr. know it all A […]


Feb
19
2015

Shortcode output at top of page content in WordPress

Come across a shortcode glitch a while back when I was building custom interface for a client site. The shortcode’s output was displaying at the top of the page content, no matter where I dropped the shortcode. Searched around for quite a bit until I found the fix. Hopefully you will find this blog post […]


Jun
17
2014