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Plugins Without Perpetual Updates are Ruining WordPress

If you’re a WordPress developer like me, you’ve probably seen it countless times: your client never renewed their Gravity Forms or Revolution Slider licenses, and now they’ve been hacked because those plugins are three years out-of-date. Unfortunately, this is far from uncommon. There are reasons those two plugins specifically are the cause of, in my opinion, the majority of all hacked websites: … 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

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’ve found myself asking, “how do I change this text in WordPress” dozens of times. 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 … 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