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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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My WordPress Image frustrations solved by Stencil?

A while back I made a video post on ways to save time when using WordPress images. It featured ways to automate image optimization, SEO and some sizing tips.  These things have been very handy for me, but I still had a problem explaining to clients where to go for free images, how to crop…

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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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Using Beaver Builder to replace theme headers & footers


This post is really an update. Previously I posted about a free plugin for the Beaver Builder theme.  This plugin made it easy to replace headers and footers with Beaver Builder saved templates.  Things have since moved on: there are additions, options for other themes and I thought we should also look at the considerations too.…

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The WordPress “no-update required” loop


You try to login to your WordPress site and get redirected to a page that says “No Update Required. Your WordPress database is already up-to-date”. You can’t get in. Annoying, but the chances are it’s your Memcache. Now common with the popularity of Siteground who offer it on their shared hosting.

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Beaver Builder – Mobile Responsive Layout Options


This 5.36 minute video explores the advance mobile responsive setting in the Beaver Builder plugin. I have to confess I was some time with Beaver Builder before I explored the Mobile advance setting. With the ability to reverse the stacking order in version 1.8 we have a lot of powerful options without having to get…

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