WordPress Articles from David Hayes
David B. Hayes is co-owner of WPShout. He's been using WordPress since 2007, and has a mature love (like an old married couple) for the content managment system. He's done loads of client work with it, uses it on a variety of personal projects, and generally thinks it's worth most people keeping it in their toolbox.
In addition to WordPress, he's into cycling, board games, and civic tech (running Code for Fort Collins). He also loves coffee and write about it at LowKeyCoffeeSnobs.com. And lastly (for this space) he writes about code beyond WordPress at Thoughtful Code.
WordPress.com Coupon Code, expiring 31 August 2019
WordPress.com is one of the biggest hosts in the WordPress space, and a great one. And people love coupons. So this is our place to share great WordPress.com coupon codes we’re sent, as well as Jetpack coupons. They’re both great WordPress services, and who doesn’t like saving money?
WordPress Facebook Widget: Add FB to Your Sidebar
Many people and businesses are proud of their Facebook page. They want to be able to market all the great reviews, posts, etc that they’ve earn on Facebook. WordPress does many things for you, so surely it has a pretty easy way to get a Facebook widget. And you looked and it wasn’t there. So what do you do? How do you show off a Facebook page in WordPress?
Easier Lazy Loading (for Chrome)
So, Chome 76 (or later. But what version of Chrome am I running anyway?) is getting a feature that would have saved me at least a little work on a few client projects. That is, it’s making lazy-loading of images and iframes as easy as:
Managing Multiple Sites: WordPress Multisite vs Separate Installations
I was recently working on a client project where I was faced with the question: should we have one WordPress multisite installation, or many “stand alone” WordPress sites? I gave the correct and scapegoat-y answer: “It depends.” And I was right, but if (like me) you weren’t really aware of the intricacies of that trade-off, I recommend reading this little article from Andy over at Beaver Builder.
Understand WordPress Scheduled Tasks: WP Cron Makes Sense
Sometimes you’ll hear, at a meetup for example, this word “cron” (or is it kron? “Chron”?!) around WordPress. Today we’ll understand what the heck it is and what it helps us do. WordPress scheduled tasks are common and useful for everything from ecommerce plugins to WordPress core itself.
WordPress Profile Picture without Gravatar
I was recently working on setting up a site for a personal project and was surprised to discover that there was no place in the theme to add a custom picture for my user bio. I figured out what I wanted: to set my WordPress avatar without Gravatar. I’d rather not rely on a service like that if I don’t have to. But this wasn’t the WordPress avatar appearance I wanted:
An Advisory Board for WordPress
I like the direction that Josepha Haden is pushing WordPress. She’s making strides to put the whole project on an even better trajectory. Toward better collaboration, better effectiveness, more inclusive. It’s not the case that I (as a random person far from the core of most of the projects) know a lot about how it feels to people more involved, but I hope and see signs that those more-involved agree.
How to Change Your Default Category From “Uncategorized” in WordPress
In this text and video Quick Guide, we’ll show you how to change your WordPress default category from “Uncategorized” to something custom!
Understand PHP Modulo: Tricks with Division Remainders
When I learned math, I didn’t really understand the modulus function. In fact, it was until I learned PHP that I understood the value of a remainder from division. PHP’s role in making websites makes the modulus operator (or modulo) much more important than it ever was in math class for me.
Recover WordPress Password: Get a Password Reset Email
In this Quick Guide, we’ll help you get a WordPress password reset email. With that email from your WordPress site, you should be able to recover your WordPress password. It’s not a perfect system, but if you’re unable to log into a WordPress site because you forgot your password, this should help immensely. If you have access to the email address in question.