Website Building

How I use WordPress Demo Builder by MotoPress

  People have asked me what I use to build my Beaver Builder live demo sites and I’ve avoided doing a video because I was unsure of my set up. When I started in 2014  I used Ninja Demos (from the team who created Ninja Forms).  It was a unique product, but they did not…

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Using WordPress for Client Friendly Project Management

Project Management in WordPress

 I’ve been using 3rd party project management (PM) tools for an age. As an employee I had the job of trailing an early contenders for our Government department.  I carried on as a self employed web “designer” moving about from BaseCamp, to Trello to Asana. More recently, I’ve started to feel they have become…

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WordPress Speed and Performance with Usage DD

Usage DD WP Plugin - site speed

Here we are looking at Usage DD. A free utility plugin from the WordPress repository that allows us to monitor the server resources used in a WordPress install.  It’s a simple and lightweight and  gives us key performance indicators wherever we happen to be in WordPress. What happens when Usage DD is activated? It simply…

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Help and Impress Clients with WP Admin Pages Pro

Admin Pages Pro

Help and Impress Clients with WP Admin Pages Pro A few years ago I made a video on customising a WordPress dashboard with page builder templates. The idea opened up some opportunities for smoother onboarding and client communication. Yet. I never really made use it.  There were limitation of what could be done in the…

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Adding a Child Theme without losing your Customizer styles

 customizer Export Import

Perhaps you’ve forgotten to add a child theme, inherited a site without one or thought you might not need one until now. Maybe you want to save complex customiser setting for another project. Either way there is a great plugin from the WordPress repository called Customizer Export/Import that could save you time. When you install and…

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Using the Custom Post Type UI plugin

Cpt Ui Plugin

A short video post on how to create Custom Post Types and Taxonomies with the Custom Post Type UI plugin. It is part of my new series on making a Product Site with Beaver Builder and Beaver Themer .  Settings used for the CPT In red are the areas I will typically alter from the…

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Working Smarter with WordPress Images

Better WordPress Images

For over a decade I’ve been wasting time doing the same tedious tasks in WordPress. I decided I needed to get a grip.  Here’s 5 things I’ve started doing when working with images.  1. Automatically add Image Meta-data Habitually, I was good at adding meaningful (SEO friendly) names to my images files, but in…

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