Posts Tagged:plugins

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.


Learning Gutenberg: Setting up a Custom webpack Config

Gutenberg introduces the modern JavaScript stack into the WordPress ecosystem, which means some new tooling should be learned. Although tools like create-guten-block are incredibly useful, it’s also handy to know what’s going on under the hood. Article Series: Series Introduction What is Gutenberg, Anyway? A Primer with create-guten-block Modern JavaScript Syntax React 101 Setting up a Custom webpack (This Post) A Custom “Card” Block (Coming Soon!) The files we will be configuring here should be familiar from what we covered in the Part 2 Primer with create-guten-block. If you’re like me (before reading Andy’s tutorial, that is!) and would rather not dive into the configuration part just yet, the scaffold created by create-guten-block matches what we are about to create here, so you can certainly use that as well. Let’s jump in! Getting started Webpack takes the small, modular aspects of your front-end codebase and smooshes them down into one…

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The Top 12 WordPress Themes for Sports Websites

WordPress is the most popular blogging system in the world today. Developed by the WordPress Foundation, it was released in May 2003 to widespread acclaim. One of the key factors behind the success of WordPress is that it has a built-in template system. This allows users to easily switch between pre-made themes that change the look and feel of their website. Themes are essentially user-created templates that WordPress administrators can freely access (or purchase) for their own website. Once installed, the appearance of the website changes as the PHP, HTML, and CSS makeup of the page are reconfigured. WordPress themes make it easy to launch your own personalized website. Whether your website is all about political affairs or the latest financial market speculation, there are WordPress themes that can appeal to your target demographic. If you want to build a sports-related website, WordPress is the platform for you. With hundreds…

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Learning Gutenberg: Series Introduction

Hey CSS-Tricksters! 👋 We have a special long-form series we’re kicking off here totally dedicated to Gutenberg, a major change to the WordPress editor. I’ve invited a dynamic duo of authors to bring you this series, which will bring you up to speed on what Gutenberg is, what it can do for your site, and how you can actually develop for it. Who this is for This series is more for developers who are curious about this new world and wanna get started working with it. This series isn’t necessarily for site owners who want to know how it’s going to affect their site or who are worried about it for any reason. It’s clear there is a lot of possibility with Gutenberg. Yes, it’s aiming to be a better editing experience, but it also likely to change how people think of what’s possible with WordPress. With the custom “blocks”…

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Five of My Favorite Features of Jetpack

Jetpack is an official WordPress plugin directly from Automattic. It’s an interesting plugin in that it doesn’t just do *one thing* — it does a whole slew of things that enhance what your WordPress site can do. *Any* WordPress site, that is, and often with extremely little effort. Those easy win features Jesse Friedman calls light switch features, meaning you literally flip a switch in Jetpack’s settings and start benefitting. I love that. There are dozens of features in Jetpack, and I personally make use of most of them and see the benefit in all of them. Allow me to share with you five of my favorites and how they are actively used right here on this site. It’s actually a bit hard to pick, so perhaps I’ll do this again sometime! 1) Related Posts This seems like such a simple little feature, but it’s anything but. Something has to…

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How to Find a Translatable WordPress Plugin

If you’re building a multilingual WordPress site, there are four things you need to find translations for: The WordPress core Your content Your theme Your plugins In a previous tutorial, we took a look at how to find a multilingual theme. In this guide, we’re going to take a look at how to find multilingual plugins. Not every plugin has been translated or is capable of being translated. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Turn Sublime Text 3 into a JavaScript IDE

Sublime Text is one of the most popular editors for web development and software development in general. It’s very smooth and fast compared to other editors (being written in C++ helps that speed). Sublime also has tons of plugins you can find through Package Control. But it’s only a text editor and not an IDE. An IDE is a software application that provides comprehensive facilities to computer programmers for software development. In fact, Sublime doesn’t offer features like debugging tools, built-in tools for compiling and running applications, intelligent code suggestions, or code refactoring. Instead it offers a set of APIs you can use to extend it. Here’s an introduction to the JavaScript Enhancement plugin (my own creation) that makes Sublime a bit more IDE-like for JavaScript development. What is the JavaScript Enhancement Plugin? It is a plugin for Sublime Text 3 that offers a lot of features useful for creating,…

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New Class: How to Build Multilingual WordPress Websites

This week’s new class is a guide to building WordPress sites in multiple languages. “How to Build Multilingual WordPress Websites” will help you create a single site with content in more than one language. Did you know that around half of WordPress sites are non-English? That number is only going to increase in the next few years? This class will help you get conformtable with the international side of WordPress. Watch these videos and you’ll learn to translate the WordPress core, plus themes and plugins. You’ll also see how to use WPML, the most popular plugin for multilingual WordPress sites. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Summer Information Technology Web Intern – Lawrence University of Wisconsin – Appleton, WI

Familiarity with Content Management Systems (especially Drupal and WordPress) a plus. Develop modules/plugins and themes for a variety of systems, including…From Lawrence University of Wisconsin – Thu, 26 Apr 2018 06:23:14 GMT – View all Appleton, WI jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Kinsta

(This is a sponsored post.)Huge thanks to Kinsta for sponsoring CSS-Tricks this week! We’re big fans of WordPress around here, and know some of you out there are too. So this might come of interest: Kinsta is WordPress hosting that runs on Google Cloud Platform. And in fact, it’s officially recommended by Google Cloud for fully-managed WordPress hosting. What does that matter? Well, when you go with a cloud host you’re entering a new realm of reliability. For example, your site is run in its own isolated container, including all the software required to run it. Familiar stuff like PHP, MySQL, and Nginx. Those resources are 100% private and not shared between anyone else – not even other sites of yours. Spinning up a site is incredibly easy from their nice dashboard You aren’t on your own here. Yes, you’re using powerful low-level infrastructure from Google Cloud Platform, but you…

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Kinsta

(This is a sponsored post.)Huge thanks to Kinsta for sponsoring CSS-Tricks this week! We’re big fans of WordPress around here, and know some of you out there are too. So this might come of interest: Kinsta is WordPress hosting that runs on Google Cloud Platform. And in fact, it’s officially recommended by Google Cloud for fully-managed WordPress hosting. What does that matter? Well, when you go with a cloud host you’re entering a new realm of reliability. For example, your site is run in its own isolated container, including all the software required to run it. Familiar stuff like PHP, MySQL, and Nginx. Those resources are 100% private and not shared between anyone else – not even other sites of yours. Spinning up a site is incredibly easy from their nice dashboard You aren’t on your own here. Yes, you’re using powerful low-level infrastructure from Google Cloud Platform, but you…

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A DevTools for Designers

There has long been an unfortunate disconnect between visual design for the web and web design and development. We’re over here designing pictures of websites, not websites – so the sentiment goes. A.J. Kandy puts a point on all this. We’re seeing a proliferation of design tools these days, all with their own leaps forward. Yet… But, critically, the majority of them aren’t web-centric. None really integrate with a modern web development workflow, not without converters or plugins anyway; and their output is not websites, but clickable simulations of websites. Still, these prototypes are, inevitably, one-way artifacts that have to be first analyzed by developers, then recreated in code. That’s just a part of what A.J. has to say, so I’d encourage you to read the whole thing. Do y’all get Clearletter, the Clearleft newsletter? It’s a good one. They made some connections here to nearly a decade of similar…

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WordPress Comment Spam

Akismet is an incredible spam preventer for WordPress sites. I’d say it does 95% of the work for us. A few issues though make me want to augment it with other tools: Some spam still slips through It doesn’t prevent spam that seems easy to block There are false-positives, so spam still needs to be checked #1 is no big deal, we can nuke the slips pretty easily. We even have WordPress comment settings such that all comments need to be manually approved these days, so those that slip through need to be moderated anyway, so never see the light of day. Here’s an example of #2: We get enough of that that it’s pretty obnoxious. A few hundred per week. And because of #3, that means sifting through loads of crap to make sure no real comment is lost in the junk. I used the Pro version of the…

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How to Handle Spam in WordPress without a Captcha

Spam is more than an irritation. It can reduce your productivity. Sometimes the spam prevention can be as bad as the spam itself, making your visitors spot similar images, do maths sums or answer questions to prove that they are human. This can put people off interacting with your website. Fortunately, WordPress has plugins that can handle spam transparently, without creating irritation to either you or your visitors. In this blog post, you will take a look at two of them. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

The OSTraining Podcast #18: Nick Croft and the Genesis Framework

Nick Croft has just published the “Genesis Explained” book, which is a developers guide to the most popular theme framework in WordPress. Nick worked as a full-time support person for Genesis, before moving on to work as a developer on the framework. He later became a SaaS architect for the Rainmaker Platform, built on Genesis. Even before he literally wrote the book, he wrote the figurative book on Genesis. Nick is also a core contributor to Genesis and has multiple, popular Genesis plugins. Follow Nick on Twitter at @nick_thegeek and check out his personal site at NickGeek.com. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

The OSTraining Podcast #18: Nick Croft and the Genesis Framework

Nick Croft has just published the “Genesis Explained” book, which is a developers guide to the most popular theme framework in WordPress. Nick worked as a full-time support person for Genesis, before moving on to work as a developer on the framework. He later became a SaaS architect for the Rainmaker Platform, built on Genesis. Even before he literally wrote the book, he wrote the figurative book on Genesis. Nick is also a core contributor to Genesis and has multiple, popular Genesis plugins. Follow Nick on Twitter at @nick_thegeek and check out his personal site at NickGeek.com. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

5 Top WordPress Project Management Plugins

WordPress is the key technology tool for many companies. They use it for marketing, e-commerce, CRM and 1,001 other tasks. So, it’s not surprising that a lot of WordPress users also rely on it for project management. After all, if you allow customers to pay you on your WordPress site, or raise a support ticket there, why not also collaborate on projects using the same platform. In this overview, we’ll introduce you to 5 of the best WordPress project management plugins. All 5 have free versions available on WordPress.org. You can download them, test them, and see if they’re a good fit for you and your projects. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Review of the Best WordPress Checklist Plugins

If you really care about your WordPress content, you know that it’s a constant struggle to maintain high standards. It’s not easy to create consistent, high-quality posts. Without a careful approach, you’ll find your site has a different approach from post to post, and you’ll soon end up with lots of messy content. One solution is a checklist plugin. These plugins enable you to decide the requirement for each post before you publish. We downloaded and tested all the checklist plugins for WordPress. Here’s our review of all four checklist plugins … [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

WordPress User Survey Data for 2015-2017

A grand total of 77,609 responses from WordPress users and professionals collected by Automattic between 2015 and 2017. The stats for 2015 and 2016 have been shared at the annual State of the Word address and 2017 marks the first time they have been published on WordPress News. A few items that caught my attention at first glance: Between 66% and 75% of WordPress users installed WordPress on their own. In other words, they were savvy enough to do it without the help of a developer. Hosting providers were next up and clocked in at 13-14% of installs. WordPress professionals described their clients as large and enterprise companies only 6-7% of the time. I guess this makes sense if those companies are relying on in-house resourcing, but I still would have pegged this higher. What do users love most about WordPress? It’s simple and user-friendly (49-52%). What frustrates them most…

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