Creating Gutenberg Blocks with Advanced Custom Fields

Creating Gutenberg Blocks with Advanced Custom Fields

Gutenberg, the “new” block editor that’s been in WordPress since late 2018, opened up a whole new world into creating posts and pages in WordPress. You can now add almost any type of block you want to your posts or pages with just a couple of clicks of the mouse and create rich and informative content. But the conventional way of creating blocks is fairly complicated to get started, even for developers like myself. But Advanced Custom Fields has a way were you can create you own blocks using just simple PHP.

Creating a Child Theme

Creating a Child Theme

You’ve probably tried to customize your WordPress theme in some way. You really liked how it looked in the WordPress theme directory or other directory where you grabbed it. But you need to change some things. Some of the colors need to be changed in order to match your branding. Or maybe you want to change how the single.php is laid out. And if you change any of the files, well, those are going to be erased. So what do you do?

Creating a Custom Functionality Plugin in WordPress

Creating a Custom Functionality Plugin in WordPress

When you change themes, your customizations stored in there will get lost. So that’s where a custom functionality plugin comes into play. You can place your changes there and they will stay there even if you change themes. So let’s go over how you can create a custom functionality plugin today (and you don’t need to be a developer to do so).

Website Accessibility: Color Contrast

Website Accessibility: Color Contrast

Another fix you can make to your website is using the correct color contrast. This is something that’s geared more to web designers and developers that control the colors on the website more. But if you run a website, there’s a lesson in here for you. You should always make sure your text is readable. So let’s learn about how you can make sure your color contrast is correct.

WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com

WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com

WordPress is the most popular content management system out there. But there’s one huge problem a lot of people run into: what is the difference between WordPress.ORG and WordPress.COM? This is something that comes up a lot in the discussion about WordPress. So today, let’s tackle that issue once and for all!

Testing Early Versions of WordPress Releases

Testing Early Versions of WordPress Releases

In the couple of months or so before a major release, the WordPress team will release several beta and release candidates for that major release. But, how can you test those versions with your website, themes and plugins? Well, the answer is pretty simple.

Website Accessibility: Alternative Text

Website Accessibility: Alternative Text

One of the most prevalent, but easiest accessibility fix is the use of alternative text for your images on the website. This HTML attribute helps screen readers describe the image to the viewer if they need it, and is a key part of website accessibility. So let’s learn about how you can add alternative text to your images.

Why Website Accessibility Matters

Why Website Accessibility Matters

Website accessibility isn’t something nice to have with your website. It’s absolutely a requirement these days. If people who use the keyboard or screen reader or something similar can’t use your website, then you have a bad website. So let’s talk accessibility. Because everyone — everyone — should be able to access your website.

Learning SQL: Part Six

Learning SQL — Part Six: AJAX, PHP, JavaScript and Printing Data After the Page is Loaded

So we’ve learned how to create webpages, style them, add content and change the page. Now it’s time to start learning SQL, Standard Query Language, and how we can use databases to bring dynamic data to the page. Today we’ll go over we can use AJAX, PHP and JavaScript to get data from the database […]

Learning SQL: Part Five

Learning SQL — Part Five: Connecting the Database with PHP

So we’ve learned how to create webpages, style them, add content and change the page. Now it’s time to start learning SQL, Standard Query Language, and how we can use databases to bring dynamic data to the page. Today we’ll go over how to connect PHP and our MySQL database so that we can get […]

Learning SQL: Part Four

Learning SQL — Part Four: Joining Tables Together

So we’ve learned how to create webpages, style them, add content and change the page. Now it’s time to start learning SQL, Standard Query Language, and how we can use databases to bring dynamic data to the page. Today we’ll go over how you can join tables so that you can get important data out […]