Unique and Useful Plugins for WordPress in 2021

It’s been nearly 6 years since I wrote a WP plugin list article. This time around I’m focusing on some small & simple/basic plugins. WP User Avatar Out of the box, WordPress uses Gravatar for users images. This works if

How to remove Comments from the Pages Column

WordPress has evolved far beyond the blog platform that it originated from. Yet comments are still core feature that come with every install by default and are not used very often. If you plan to not have comments on your

How to create Image Radio Buttons for Advanced Custom Field

Recently I started working on modal plugin because haven’t found any of the free plugins that work. One of the features i wanted was a “layout” choice. Here’s the end result, I’ll go over how I did this: Adding The

How to use ACF checkboxes in a WP Query

Recently I found myself needing to Query a group of Posts (Custom Post Types actually). I had created an ACF Checkbox called Tours, and there were 3 types of Tours: Guided, Unguided, and Pre-booked (The only one where you had

How to fix broken Admin Styles for Roots Themes

The Fix In Fall of 2019, WordPress 5.3.0 was released. If you have an old theme built on Roots (Sage before it was redeveloped), then your site backend is a hot mess right now. Thankfully, the fix is easy enough

Tips For Setting up Sage 9

A month ago, I switched my theme development to Sage (version 9). I’ve been using an ancient build slowly upgraded over the years, and wasn’t the epitome of proper development. It even had a LESS compiler in php. Since switching,

Page Transitions in WordPress with SmoothState

SmoothState.js is a javascript library that adds transitions between pages on your site using AJAX. I use it on this site to help create a more seamless experience when going through pages. Aside from transitions, it can also be used to

Three ways to diagnose a broken WordPress site.

When working on a site, sometimes an a rogue plugin or caching problem can take your whole site offline with little to no indicator as to what caused it. Here are a few places to check if your site breaks.

Most Trusted WP plugins for 2015

I’ve been developing¬†Wordpress websites now for four years. During that time I’ve created my own plugin, worked on some theme frameworks and been apart of teams that built simple blogs and universities. Heres a list the top 10 plugins that

Creating Custom Excerpts based on paragraphs

With a few of my clients, they wanted more than the standard excerpt. They wanted to display a paragraph or two of the post. without echoing out a whole post in an archive or landing page. Now WordPress has great