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 IĀ couldĀ 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

Affiance Coaching Website Complete

We are happy to report that we recently completed a brand new website for the Minneapolis-based business coaching organization Affiance Coaching. We worked closely with the owner to produce something that was attractive, modern, and easy-to-use. The resulting website is full responsive, mobile-friendly, and pleasing to the eye. We also built it in WordPress and utilize the Cornerstone plugin which … Read More

New WordPress Website Design for K9 Connection

We actually completed this site last year, but I’ve got a backlog of sites I’d love to share! This one was a fun one. For those who don’t know, K9 Connection is a unique business that basically puts on events where dog-lovers can go and socialize with each other and with their dogs. Venues typically include popular bars throughout the … Read More

Top 10 WordPress Content Sources

Changing out WordPress content is usually pretty simple, but every once and a while it’s easy to get stuck. I have assembled a list of places to check, in order from most likely to least likely that should help you to change anything on your website. Here we go! 1. The Post / Page Content This is the normal place … Read More

Removing a WordPress Website Hack & Malware

Chalkboard with words "You Have Been Hacked"

I’ve dealt with quite a few WordPress website hacks and infections, especially lately. While there are virtually unlimited numbers of ways your site can be compromised, I am going to focus on some likely ones and the methods I’ve used to fix 95% of the sites I’ve seen hacked. These methods all assume that you still have WordPress admin dashboard … Read More

WordPress: How to Manage Site Files Without FTP Access

As a web developer, I frequently encounter situations where I need to have access and modify files in the root directory or within the WordPress install and I don’t have FTP access. Often, I simply want to update some plugins but don’t want to do it without access to these, in case something goes wrong. Well now you can do … Read More

Stamped Masonry Fix – Reload WordPress Theme

I just heard back from the support team at Greatives, the team behind the Reload WordPress Theme. I was having an issue where Masonry galleries created in Visual Composer displayed exactly the same whether I was using “Stamped” or “Masonry” as the display mode. In the demo they have here, you can see that “Gallery Stamp Masonry” looks very different … Read More

How to Remove Filters Using Child Theme

Disabling filters included in a parent theme using your child theme’s functions.php sounds like something that should be really easy, but it’s actually a little tricky to figure out. If you’re here, you probably already figured out that you need to use remove_filter, but might have noticed that it isn’t working. The reason is probably that the child theme functions … Read More

Ultimate Posts Widget is NOT Compatible with Chapelco Theme

If you are using the Chapelco theme for WordPress, don’t use the Ultimate Posts Widget. It will break your theme and site! They must have an overlapping function, because it basically ruins the entire header, leading to a lack of stylesheets. I would wager that it applies to all themes using the Gantry framework as well (which I would not … Read More