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  This is the second part demoing all the features that are being added on top of the WPThemeCity code. If you missed Part 1, here it is. At the end of this post, you are going to find links to download the Pandumis theme I used as testing. Once again, by all means, this theme is not a completed product. I downloaded it from themler.com, made very little modifications to it. I changed the header, added the slider code in the header.php file, as described in the blog entry, and fixed the h2 tag. Believe it or not it’s color was white, so as the page’s background color, so Google would have a field day with you since you would be “hiding” Continue Reading…

WordPress is a great CMS that is very robust, but one of the issues that I have always had with WordPress is the amount of time wasted in navigating the pages section to make changes to each page for my website and a customer’s website. One of the best plugins that I found many years ago was called Admin Menu Tree Page View.     The adage that “time is money” as a web developer is so very true. Therefore, the more efficient you can be in performing the essential tasks of editing pages the more profitable you can be in business. WordPress, if left alone without any modifications or installation of plugins, is a great system, but there is Continue Reading…

  It’s time to give you a glimpse on some of the things I’ve been working on. The past week and a half I was really struggling to find a universal solution to implement sticky menus, but I can’t find that universal Javascript and/or CSS solution that would fit in all situations. I am going to try for a few more days and then shelf it for a later date. In the meantime we can keep on using plugins instead, until I implement a solution that would work in all situations. In this first peek of the Quicker Themes plugin I have 10 features to demonstrate, and more demos will be coming your way every other day. I think at this Continue Reading…

After more than ten years of working with WordPress, this is one of the areas that gets asked the most as a WordPress developer. WordPress is a great open source platform that approximately 76 million websites depend on WordPress today. That is a huge market share when it comes to website platforms. WordPress is one of the most widely developed platforms out there with well over 200,000 plugins and growing every day. In this article, I am going to talk about why you should lock out parts of the admin panel from your customers and how to go about doing just that.   User Roles: There are five types of user roles in the WordPress platform. The most fundamental starting Continue Reading…

1 Local Listings Search engines today rule the way consumers find you. Based on your location, consumers are going to be delivered local search results first along with paid (PPC listings). One of the best ways to get found online locally and regionally is to get registered with the big three. Google Places, Yahoo Local and Bing, which is owned and operated by Microsoft.   2 Get Social Social media is not just for people that want to share about how they stubbed their toe while going up the stairs. Social media is a very powerful tool that if leveraged correctly can drive a tremendous amount of traffic to your website. Social media is one of the most cost-effective ways Continue Reading…

  AMP stands for Accelerated Mobile Pages. It is an open source project by Google, and the aim is to speed up websites accessed by mobile devices. As the market share of mobile devices increases year after year, Google has decided that fast loading on mobile devices is extremely important.  A website will not only benefit SEO wise because the pages will be loading faster, but  some say Google will be ranking sites that use this technology higher, which in simple terms, it can be labeled as “stripped” down version of html. I don’t want to waste your time with too many details, because making a WordPress site AMP capable is one plugin activation away. Install and activate AMP and you Continue Reading…

    I had this post prepared yesterday and ready to go but did not publish it because the first 700 words of this post was very negative, and totally trashing the developer’s of Artisteer. My fever was back again yesterday, so I was probably more irritable and combustible than usual. After a good night of sleep, I decided to leave all my strong feelings out, and let you decide how amateurish things are at Artisteer and Themler. Anyway, let me start with the real purpose of this post – Part 1 will be dealing with a common issue found in some paid artx files, and Part 2 will show you how to insert sliders in themes like a pro. Below is the code Continue Reading…

There are plenty of websites where you can find images to use with your themes and websites you create. Some are super expensive, some are not that expensive, some are free but not for commercial purposes, some are free but you need to get permission from the owner or the picture, some require attribution, and some it seems that the way they make money is by unleashing their attorneys demanding ridiculous amounts of money from those who illegally use the images. Really, it seems that their real business is suing people, and not selling pictures. The website that I use to get my images is Pixabay. Their homepage says “Free images and videos you can use anywhere”, and “All images Continue Reading…

  This function was given to me by Malinka, so all the credit and appreciation should be directed towards her… There are numerous plugins that add this functionality to websites, but if you wanted to have the “scroll to top” feature without a plugin follow the directions below: 1 – Place this Javascript code at the bottom of the script/script.js file: /* Back to top script */ jQuery(document).ready(function () { var offset = 200; var duration = 500; jQuery(window).scroll(function () { if (jQuery(this).scrollTop() > offset) { jQuery(‘.back-to-top’).fadeIn(duration); } else { jQuery(‘.back-to-top’).fadeOut(duration); } }); jQuery(‘.back-to-top’).click(function(event) { event.preventDefault(); jQuery(‘html, body’).animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, duration); return false; }); }); /* Back to top script end */   2 – Place the following in Continue Reading…

  This is super cool – I promise ! Some of us prefer changing the default CSS art- prefix. That’s fine. Also some of us, write additional CSS rules in Artisteer to further customize some of the rules. We have a few places to write those custom rules in the export options panel, naming the “Additional CSS”, “WordPress”, “bbpress”, “Admin Page CSS”, and “Woocommerce”. Make sure to always use the art- prefix for those custom rules, because when you instruct Artisteer to change the art- prefix, it will replace all references of this prefix  with the new one. So, if you have many custom CSS rules, all having the default art- prefix, in the future, if you decide to change Continue Reading…