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23 May 19
Wordpress Webdesigner

Without the right tools, creating professional-looking static pages for a WordPress site is hard, even for an experienced web developer. It involves tasks such as designing responsive layouts, finding appropriate creative assets, and acquiring the right licenses to use them. If you’ve ever tried doing all these tasks on your own, I’m sure you understand […]

23 May 19
Wordpress Webdesigner

If you’re using a theme you downloaded from the free WordPress theme repository, or maybe one you’ve bought from ThemeForest, you may want to make some tweaks to it. Maybe you want to register a new font. Or add a new template file. Maybe you want to add some code from one of the tutorials or […]

20 May 19
Wordpress Webdesigner

Ever since page building tools hit the market (particularly the WordPress market), I’ve been rather dismissive of them. A big reason why is that they made a bad first impression. First, they often wrote poor code. Some relied on methods, such as WordPress Shortcodes, that worked so long as you had the page builder plugin […]

17 May 19
Wordpress Webdesigner

Instagram is one of the fastest-growing social networks, thanks to the type of engagement it offers. With the help of Instagram plugins, you can add an Instagram feed content to spice up your website. Since users are visual beings, content which features images and videos is likely to lead to higher conversion. Users can also […]

17 May 19
Wordpress Webdesigner

What You’ll Be Creating In a previous post, I looked at how to decide when a mega menu is right for your website and how to use a plugin to create one. WordPress When to Use (and Not Use) a Mega Menu for Navigation Rachel McCollin But if you’re feeling more ambitious, you might prefer […]

17 May 19
Wordpress Webdesigner

As a web designer, the vast majority of my new projects are original creations. The process goes a little something like this: I create a mockup, make revisions until my client is happy, then move on to building the website (usually with WordPress). But there are occasions where I receive a mockup from another designer, […]

16 May 19
Wordpress Webdesigner

Roads signs let us know where we are and point us to where we want to go. Similarly, website menus help users to navigate your website. Menus tell users their current location on the website an points them to information they’re looking for.   A good menu organizes, arranges, and displays content to users in a […]

16 May 19
Wordpress Webdesigner

It seems like one the existential questions of our time – at least, for web designers. But for years, many of us have been trying to figure out the “right” number of WordPress plugins to use within a website. I hate to break it to anyone who likes nice, round figures: There is no specific […]

15 May 19
Wordpress Webdesigner

Design trends come and go. This makes it imperative for web designers and design agencies to keep a close watch. They need to know the tools and resources they’re using to make certain everything is up to date. Your tools and resources might appear to be keeping up with changing technologies. Yet, improved tools and […]

15 May 19
Wordpress Webdesigner

Today, we’re going to explore the WP Quiz plugin which allows you to set up quizzes on your WordPress site. We’ll go through the details of this plugin and we’ll end the post with a real-world example. Setting up online quizzes is one of the best way to engage your visitors and it’s always fun […]

14 May 19
Wordpress Webdesigner

Making mistakes is part of the human experience. They go together like pizza and breadsticks. But the beauty of a mistake is that you have a chance to learn from it. Still, the reality is that we usually don’t learn until that mistake properly blows up in our face. Even then, that one false move […]

11 May 19
Wordpress Webdesigner

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to make a WordPress shopping cart, using the BigCommerce WordPress plugin. We’ll go over the following things (in both video and written format, choose whichever you prefer!): What is BigCommerce (and the concept of “headless”)? How to download the plugin and create an account Setting up […]

10 May 19
Wordpress Webdesigner

What You’ll Be Creating If you run any sort of business that involves appointments or meetings with clients or between staff members, then your life will be made much simpler if you enable bookings on your website. This doesn’t just apply to meetings—hotels, spas and other leisure businesses can also benefit from using online bookings. […]

10 May 19
Wordpress Webdesigner

Whether you’re an online freelancer or running a brick and mortar store, having a website is no longer enough to get and retain customers. You also have to provide value through engaging content. Engagement drives traffic to your website. It provides new leads that you can convert to customers. Engagement is also key to retaining […]

10 May 19
Wordpress Webdesigner

Sometimes, even the best of friends can have a disagreement. That’s the sort of vibe that WordPress and its community have been dealing with for quite some time. There’s still a lot of love, but it goes along with some undertones of frustration. No, it’s not everyone who feels this way. It may not even […]