Properly Updating Your WordPress Website

Properly Updating Your WordPress Website

You know what the little cycle icon in the top menu bar of your WordPress website means. It means that you need to update a plugin, theme or WordPress core. Most updates are fine, but occasionally one might break your website. Here’s how you can update your website while mitigating that risk.

Creating Gutenberg Blocks with Advanced Custom Fields

Creating Gutenberg Blocks with Advanced Custom Fields

Hey there and welcome back. So the new block editor in WordPress, Gutenberg, has been around for over a year now. And while yes, there are still problems with Gutenberg, there are also a lot of positives that have come with it. And one of those is the ability to create your own blocks. Of […]

Creating a Child Theme

Creating a Child Theme

Hey there and welcome back! Let’s face it. We’ve all wanted to change a theme that we downloaded for our website. Using a pre-built WordPress theme is great because it saves us time from building it. But we all want to customize it to meet our needs and our branding. You know, we want to […]

Creating a Custom Functionality Plugin in WordPress

Creating a Custom Functionality Plugin in WordPress

Hey there and welcome back! If you have a WordPress website, you’ve probably figured out a way to customize it. And it probably involves PHP because you want to do more than just change the colors or style, but you really want to change the functionality. Yes, even if you’re not a developer, you’ve probably […]

What to Expect with WordPress 5.4

What to Expect with WordPress 5.4

Hey there and welcome to WordPress Wednesday! We’re just a couple of weeks away from the next major release of WordPress with WordPress 5.4 coming out on March 31. This is the first major release of WordPress for 2020, and while it’s mainly focused on improvements to the block editor, there are still a few […]

Navigating the WordPress Theme Directory

Navigating the WordPress Theme Directory

There are roughly 2,900 themes in the WordPress theme directory. This number is well under the number for the number of plugins in that directory. But if you ever tried to search for a theme in there that worked for your website, it can still be overwhelming. The good news is that there are ways […]

Navigating the WordPress Plugin Directory

Navigating the WordPress Plugin Directory

Hey there and welcome to WordPress Wednesday! There are over 55,000 plugins in the official WordPress plugin directory. And the chances are pretty high that you’ll find yourself diving in there trying to find a plugin that’s going to work for your website. And that number can be pretty intimidating if it’s not something that […]

Gutenberg Custom Color Palettes

Gutenberg Custom Color Palettes

So it’s been about a year or so since Gutenberg was brought into WordPress core. And I know that there’s still some debate about whether it should have been, how it was rolled out and all of that. But it’s undeniable that it has added some really cool features. One of those is the ability […]

WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com

WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com

Hey there and welcome to WordPress Wednesday! Today we’re going to be talking about a topic that’s confusing for beginners and people who just don’t know WordPress. And that is the difference between WordPress dot Org and WordPress dot Com. I feel like everybody in the WordPress sphere has had this issue pop up in […]

What is WordPress?

What is WordPress?

WordPress blows the competition in the CMS world. According to W3Techs, 34 percent of all websites use WordPress as their content management system. So it’s no surprise that you might look at it first if you’re building a new website for your business. But what is it exactly? And how might it help you create and run a website for your small business?