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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

How to Add a Block Pattern to a WordPress Theme

Here is a hands-on code snippet on how to add a block pattern (or more) to a WordPress theme. The…

Friday, June 4, 2021

Using Resource Hints to Optimize WordPress Performance

Resource hints provide a way to optimize the performance of your web page on the client side. As the name…

Thursday, May 20, 2021

CSS Rounded Corners Gradient Border

I had a visually heavy project recently and I had to create a gradient border for certain elements. In my…

Friday, January 21, 2022

“Times New Roman” Enhanced CSS Font Stack

“Times New Roman” as a Classic Web Font Option With Historical Ligatures A ligature is a special character that combines…

Friday, May 20, 2022

How to Create Double Off-canvas Menus With CSS Only

This feature has been part of a website project for many year. The left side off-canvas menu was mobile only,…

Saturday, May 15, 2021

The Ultimate YouTube Video Embed Setup

I’m sure you’ve seen this hundreds of times and there’s countless methods of embedding a YouTube video with the least…

Friday, May 14, 2021

WordPress External Featured Image via cURL

Here’s the long title for this code snippet — How to set up an external image as a WordPress featured…

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Start an Ecommerce Store in 2021 Guide

If you have ever considered opening an eCommerce store, now is a great time to take action. In 2020, shoppers…

Monday, May 10, 2021

Gravity Forms Repeater Plugin

If there is one feature missing from Gravity Forms, that is a field repeater section. A way to set a…

Monday, May 10, 2021

SpeedFactor Update: Less is More

The past few weeks have brought some long awaited updates to SpeedFactor. As I am focusing on tracking speed, some…

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

How to Create a Fixed Teaser Block in WordPress

This tutorial will show you how to create a collapsible fixed pop-up. It can contain subscriptions forms, contact forms, calls…

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

How to Create Smaller Buttons for the Block Editor (Gutenberg)

One of the shortcomings of the WordPress default button blocks is the size variation. There is none. Sometimes the buttons…