Tables in WP

“Tables are a pretty common content component but are unsupported out-of-the-box by the WordPress Visual Editor. “Not surprisingly then, there are a number of plugins that solve the table problem from those that make the TinyMCE table buttons live again, to Admin interface visual table builders and pure shortcode plays. “But which is best for […]

Great Overview of Free WP Themes

From the amazing crew of writers and developers at WPMU, comes this new article: “Free WordPress Themes: The Ultimate Guide” by Raelene Wilson and published 16 July, 2014, at premium.wpmudev.org/blog/free-wordpress-themes-ultimate-guide/. There are so many free WordPress themes out there it can put your head in a tail spin. So in an effort to help you sift […]

Best Frameworks 2014

SitePoint (www.sitepoint.com) is one of the great sources of information on WordPress and other web design topics. They posted an article on the best current design frameworks (www.sitepoint.com/best-web-designing-frameworks-2014/), and listed these frameworks: Twitter Bootstrap 3 (getbootstrap.com) There are scores of WP themes based on the Bootstrap framework Foundation Framework by Zurb (foundation.zurb.com) As of today […]

WP: Turn off auto-hyphenation

Almost every theme I’ve worked with has auto-hyphenation turned on as the default setting, which might be OK if it worked better… but it doesn’t. I often see goofy hyphenations with 2-letter syllables split off the rest of a word. So I usually go in there and turn it off. Of course we should do […]

Change number of (WordPress) Media Library items shown per page

If you have lots (like hundreds) of images or other files in your WP Media Library, you can change the number of items shown per page view. There are plugins that can help, but a simple hack is to change the “media_per_page” variable. I learned this trick in an old post in the WordPress.org support […]

Getting Started with WordPress

Congratulations — you have a WordPress-built website! Now what? The WP “codex” is the massive online documentation for all things WordPress, hosted at www.wordpress.org, so if you have any Qs about how to do something, go to codex.wordpress.org and search for what you want. The Help link, at the top right of every view in […]

WordPress Themes: Which one to choose?

A WordPress theme is what gives a website its design elements: layout, colors, menus, etc. There are literally thousands of WordPress themes available, so choosing the one just right for you can be a challenge. The information below will help you understand your options. Our web portfolio lists the themes used in various sites we’ve […]

To CMS or not to CMS

CMS vs. Custom-Built Websites: Content Management Systems, CMS, are database-driven software tools for creating and maintaining websites. Most (though not all, by any means) CMS-driven websites use a SQL database and are coded using PHP, along with HTML and CSS. Custom-built non-database-driven websites, on the other hand, are simply “static” pages coded in HTML, CSS, […]