Fixing the “Are You Sure You Want to Do This” Error in WordPress

The vaguest WordPress error you’ll no doubt come across at some point, which also has a whole laundry list of probable causes, is… “Are you sure you want to do this?” What’s frustrating about this particular error is that it could mean you made a small fixable mistake or, worse, that you’ve been hacked (though typically Read more about Fixing the “Are You Sure You Want to Do This” Error in WordPress[…]

6 Tricks for Decluttering Your WordPress Site and Communicating More Effectively

When creating a website, it’s natural to want to share as much information as possible. While visitors have come to your website to learn more about those pieces of information, that’s all they really want to see: pieces. This isn’t the first time the shrinking attention span of your site’s visitors has come to the Read more about 6 Tricks for Decluttering Your WordPress Site and Communicating More Effectively[…]

How to Turn Any WordPress Theme Modification into a Simple Plugin

One of the first things budding WordPress developers learn is to use child themes for customizing WordPress websites. While this is a sound practice, there will also be times when you want to reuse code you’ve added to a child theme with a different theme or on a different website. The best way to package Read more about How to Turn Any WordPress Theme Modification into a Simple Plugin[…]

Nailing the Perfect Navigation for Your WordPress Site

It’s a funny thing. We often place a large emphasis on the creation of great content and on the development of an effective design to wrap around that content. But without as much effort or thought put into your website’s navigation, your visitors may never be able to enjoy all that your website has to Read more about Nailing the Perfect Navigation for Your WordPress Site[…]

How to Learn WordPress: 7-Day Challenge

So you want to learn about WordPress, huh? Congratulations. You’ve just made an excellent decision – and one I want to help you achieve in seven days. The first time I came across WordPress I admit that I was daunted – and it took me a long time to embrace it. This was quite a Read more about How to Learn WordPress: 7-Day Challenge[…]

Creating Beautiful Page Transitions on Your WordPress Site

Okay, so you’ve heard it before: humans have a shorter attention span than goldfish. If you think about it though, that’s not really a fair comparison to make. Your pet goldfish probably only has a few interesting things to look at in your home. They might occasionally tune into whichever show or movie is playing Read more about Creating Beautiful Page Transitions on Your WordPress Site[…]

How to Add a Hello Bar to Your WordPress Site (and Why Everyone is Doing It)

Want to boost your conversion rates? That’s what hello bars are all about. Whether you want to add email subscribers, advertise special deals, drive traffic to a landing page, or make a site-wide announcement, hello bars get the job done. What are hello bars? Hello bars, more generically called notification bars, are the bars added Read more about How to Add a Hello Bar to Your WordPress Site (and Why Everyone is Doing It)[…]

How to Create Responsive Tables in WordPress That Don’t Suck

HTML tables, once commonly used for webpage layouts, are now a layout headache for many web designers. Tables often work best with fixed widths, which means they can wreak havoc on otherwise pixel-perfect responsive website designs. So what’s a WordPresser to do? The first thing to do with tables is to use them sparingly. Tables Read more about How to Create Responsive Tables in WordPress That Don’t Suck[…]

WordPress Development for Intermediate Users: Building Plugins

Plugins let you add or change how your sites looks or functions. And the best part? Just about any kind of functionality you can dream up for your site, you can turn into a plugin and make it happen. This is the third post in our WordPress Development for Intermediate Users series. This series follows Read more about WordPress Development for Intermediate Users: Building Plugins[…]

8 Quick Ways to Improve the UX of the WordPress Dashboard

WordPress has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2003. Its functionality and design has evolved from a very simple user interface to a more complex one, especially with regard to the dashboard. But is more complex necessarily better? If you’ve been using WordPress for a while, it’s likely you know the dashboard Read more about 8 Quick Ways to Improve the UX of the WordPress Dashboard[…]