How To

  • How to use the WordPress Visualizer Charts and Graphs plugin

    January 4, 2017 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    Data is key to website user engagement, and charts are a great way to present data. By showing data in an easy-to-interpret format, it will be more understandable and visually appealing for your users. There are different types of charts you can use, and some types represent certain types of data better than others. The…

  • How to create a responsive navigation menu in WordPress

    December 21, 2016 by Moses Ngari

    The road to creating a responsive navigation menu in WordPress is open ended. There are countless ways to do this thanks to the flexibility offered by WordPress. Today, I’ll show you how to create a lean and mean responsive navigation menu. Lean because we are going to achieve all this in under 8 kilobytes, and…

  • How to create a custom WordPress login page

    December 12, 2016 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    One could argue that the login page is the most important page of any WordPress site. Without the ability to log in, how else can blog owners publish great content? In addition to content creation, this is also the way into the various WordPress configuration options. The default login page is pretty simple and serves…

  • How to add a PDF download to your WordPress posts

    December 5, 2016 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    For many creatives, consuming digital content is part of our daily lives; I think most of us would agree that blogs are what makes our digital world go round. As the world’s most popular blogging platform, WordPress makes it possible to take blog content offline in the form of a PDF. As we consume content…

  • The easiest way to locally develop WordPress sites

    December 1, 2016 by Morgan Ryan

    When you’re building out a WordPress site, it can be tempting to start making changes whenever and wherever you want, right on the live site. One little CSS tweak to the button styles won’t hurt anything, right? Even simple changes can be risky, however, which is why a certain golden rule of WordPress development exists:…

  • How to A/B test feature images in WordPress

    November 14, 2016 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    A/B testing is a way to compare two different versions of a website, or an element on the website, to see which version performs the best. It is a useful way to make informed decisions about a site’s design. Although this concept is not unique to WordPress, there are some tools that make it super…

  • 5 easy ways to prep your eCommerce site for holiday traffic

    November 11, 2016 by Zane Fletcher

    The holidays are fast-approaching, which makes it the perfect season to launch some discounts and promote your products. With the increase in online shoppers, many eCommerce sites face the prospect of high site traffic, and if you’re not prepared, your site might spend the next couple months hanging on by a thread. To help prepare…

  • How to use Photoshop’s Match Font tool in four easy steps

    November 8, 2016 by Zane Fletcher

    In the past, matching a font found in an image with one on your computer required tedious searching through your font list to find the best approximation. While that’s not the worst system in the world, I’m guessing it’s not exactly how you’d like to spend your time. Thanks to Photoshop’s 2016 update, a feature…

  • How to add Facebook Likes and Reactions to a WordPress post

    October 28, 2016 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    Facebook’s reaction system is nothing new; we all love liking and commenting on posts. But what if you wanted to offer that functionality to your WordPress site? Rather than just “liking” things, Facebook has made putting emotion into social media mainstream, and now it’s also available to you as a WordPress designer to add more…

  • How to use CSS Feature Queries

    October 3, 2016 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    The world of web design is ever-changing and it’s exciting to keep up with new design trends in CSS. If you are an early CSS adopter, you may already be looking forward to using things like CSS Grid Layouts, CSS Blend Modes, or something with typographic flexibility that allows an easy way to create drop…

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