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Making Section Mobile-Only with Cornerstone

A question I get asked a lot is how to make a section within Cornerstone display only on mobile devices, or even to display completely different content for mobile devices. Luckily, X Theme and Cornerstone make this significantly easier to do than would be possible with WordPress by itself. There is an entire suite of functionality related exactly to this. … Read More

How to Limit BackWPup Storage Space Usage

While BackWPup might be a decent backup solution for WordPress in the right circumstances, one of its features which seems to be pointlessly difficult to figure out is how to restrict the number of backups it stores and the space they take up. You would think this would be incredibly obvious, but it actually isn’t! Once you know how to … Read More

Using Vector Shape as Layer Mask in Photoshop

If you’ve ever wanted to use a vector shape to mask any of your layers in Photoshop, look no further! It’s incredibly easy and quite useful. The video is pretty self-explanatory, but here are text instructions regardless: Select the layer you wish to mask Hold down ctrl (command on Mac, probably), left-click and hold on the shape, and drag it … Read More

Why Your .htaccess Redirects Never Work in WordPress

For years, I kept making simple .htaccess 301 redirects for old pages on my WordPress sites, and they never seemed to work! It was incredibly frustrating, especially since I would always test out my redirects with an .htaccess checker, and they would always pass. I kept thinking maybe I just didn’t have the required mastery of regular expressions, or possibly I was … Read More

How to Change Default Page Template in X Theme

Today we have a relatively simple task: changing the default page template within X Theme. You can use this to set all your misc. pages to be full width and hide the sidebar, or you could even change the side the sidebar is on. It’s really easy to do, so let’s begin! Setting the Default Page Template Go to X … Read More

Making Section Full Height in X Theme

Making full-height intro sections is awesome. And it’s easy! Many of the demos of X Theme take advantage of full-height sections but they never really explain how. If you’ve searched their forums, you’ll find that they used Revolution Slider to do it, but honestly that’s not nearly as good of a solution as what we’re going to do! You’re probably … Read More

How to Add Reusable Content Block in X Theme & Cornerstone

Working every day with X Theme and Cornerstone, I frequently find myself needing to re-use sections of my content on different parts of my website. While I know that I could save a block of Cornerstone content as a template and re-use it, the problem is that it wouldn’t update whenever I redid the master template. So how do we solve this … Read More

How to Pause JavaScript – Chrome

When you are developing a website, sometimes you just need to pause JavaScript so that you can work on something. There’s nothing more annoying than that stupid image slider that just won’t sit still long enough for you to troubleshoot it. But how do we pause JavaScript? Internet trolls and people who don’t know any better will tell you to … Read More

9 Tips for Writing Effective Clickbait Headlines for Your Garbage Content

If you’re anything like me, you know that the only way to trick people in to visiting your crappy website is to manipulate them using clickbait titles on all of your articles. Of course you recognize that producing quality content would be better, but quality content doesn’t grow on trees and you can just as easily deceive people into thinking … Read More

Solutions to Common WordPress Problems

I’ve learned a lot of tricks over the years about WordPress, and I’ve found that many of the same issues come up over and over again. I figured I would explain how to solve these issues all in one place. This list is ongoing and I will add to it as more issues come up! Only the Home Page Comes … Read More