Coding - Category Archive

How to Include & Indent Subcategories Using wp_dropdown_categories

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I was using wp_dropdown_categories() this week to, well… Create a dropdown menu that links users to the category archives page on a WordPress website, obviously. And I couldn’t figure out how to indent the subcategories, even though that seemed like a very obvious thing you’d want to do. Google was amazingly useless in this task. Though it almost always is, … Read More

Doesn’t Load Until I Scroll – Delayed JavaScript

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I solved a somewhat strange issue on a client’s WordPress website the other day. On their products page, none of the products would load until the visitor scrolled or otherwise interacted with the site. A “loading” icon showed up, but nothing would load until an action was taken. In this case, they were using the Essential Grid plugin on a … Read More

Redirect Entire WordPress Website Except One Page

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Redirecting or forwarding an entire WordPress website except a single page (such as the home page) to another address is actually quite easy. If you’re here, I’m guessing you followed a number of tutorials and tried your hand at crafting the perfect .htaccess file only to be let down every single time when it inevitably didn’t work at all. Well … Read More

Checklist of Ways WordPress Redirects to HTTPS + How to Force HTTP

This post might seem a little backwards but there is way less information for this topic than the other way around! I am regularly faced with the need to force http rather than the other way around. Disabling SSL and its inherent encryption is generally not something you want to do in ideal circumstances, but I suspect nobody is here under ideal … Read More

Redirect One File Extension to Another with .htaccess

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For something seemingly so simple, it’s amazingly hard to find a good solution that redirects all files with a given extension on your site to another. I spent a long time Googling and testing and still kept running into issues. But my wasted time is your gain! Because I’ve figured it out. As it turns out, there is more way … Read More

Converting SSI / SHTM Sites to PHP in Minutes – Guide

I was recently lucky enough to purchase a local website hosting company, and I quickly discovered that about 30% of the websites used .shtm files. These SSI files used “HTML Include” directives to load additional content to each page, such as the header and footer. And they didn’t function – at all – on my servers. As it turns out, … Read More

How to De-index Individual Pages in WordPress

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For a variety of reasons, you may have some pages on your WordPress website which you need to prevent Google from indexing. There is a right way to do it and a wrong way. Maybe you’ve just received the nasty notice from Google regarding your robots.txt file and how you need to remove the “noindex” directives from within and have … Read More

How to Add Superscript®, Subscript©, and More to WordPress Titles

If you’re here, you’ve like wanted to add the registered symbol (®) or trademark symbol (™) to the title of your WordPress post, page, or product, only to find that it won’t display as a superscript like you want! Or perhaps you’ve been wanting to add some other symbol, text, or number as superscript or subscript to your WordPress title … Read More

New Website Woes – What’s Normal?

So you’ve just launched your brand new website design. You’ve gone through weeks or months of development and revisions, and you’re so excited to show it off to the world. But then… A confused text from a client whose just visited your new site. “I can’t navigate to any of the sub-pages on my phone!” he says. Your mind immediately … Read More

2018 Website Design Trend – Knockout Backgrounds

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Website design is a constantly changing field. What’s popular one year might be completely dead the next. Technologies come and go (anyone remember Flash?), and the devices people use to access the web change.And so here at PageCrafter, we are extremely interested in anticipating upcoming trends, and even in trying to create them ourselves. Enter: the Knockout Background.What are Knockout … Read More