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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

“No Records Were Found” Error with Geodirectory | WordPress

Here’s a quick tip today for those of you using the Geodirectory WordPress plugin or on your website. If you are like me, you probably got the error:

This is what showed up for me when looking at the map on individual listings pages. Strangely, the plugin doesn’t seem to have a good starter guide, and even Googling this … Read More

Trigger JavaScript from Embedded Wistia Video – WordPress Tutorial

I’ve recently had the opportunity to do some work with Wistia videos embedded into a website and had the challenge of having events trigger from the videos. In my case, I wanted some JavaScript to run after the videos concluded. Specifically, I was working with the Sensei WordPress plugin from WooThemes and wanted to hide the “Complete Lesson” button until the … Read More

Radial Search & Results Page – WordPress Tutorial

Performing a radial search (showing results based on location, zip code, etc) in WordPress is one of the hardest things I’ve had to figure out how to do. It held me back in many projects and was always a source of frustration. After trying many different plugins and tutorials, I have finally come up with a working solution. Today I’m … Read More

Your WordPress Website NEEDS to be Updated

As of August 6th, a massive vulnerability in WordPress and Drupal has been public knowledge. Anyone with a little bit of computer savvy could take down your entire website and server in seconds, unless you update WordPress now. This vulnerability uses something called a XML Quadratic Blowup Attack and is very simple to exploit. It affects almost all WordPress websites … Read More

How to Change the Port for SSH Uploads – WordPress

Note: If your screenshot looks different than mine, you may have to install the plugin SSH SFTP Updater Support. If you have a secured server and are using a non-standard port for your connection, it may be confusing how you can specify that port in your WordPress admin when doing things like updates or new plugin installs. But it’s actually quite … Read More

Embed Videos in your Dashboard with Video Dashboard

I am pleased to announce that my first plugin has been accepted in the WordPress repository! Now you can embed videos directly in your WordPress dashboard with a very simple plugin. Go to the WordPress download page for Video Dashboard here. I have a lot of clients, and one of my favorite things to do is make screencasts for them as … Read More