Category: Front-End Development



How to Search Through a WordPress Plugin’s Files with Sublime Text

One of the hardest things about debugging or extending WordPress plugins is often simply finding where a piece of code lives. A plugin may have many thousands of lines of code across dozens of PHP files, organized however the plugin developers thought made sense to them.




How to Add Custom CSS Styles to Beaver Builder Elements

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Beaver Builder is my favorite WordPress page builder by a mile, and it becomes significantly more powerful if you know CSS. This video guide quickly walks you through efficiently adding CSS styles to Beaver Builder elements—both modules, and the HTML elements inside those modules.


Using Beaver Builder to Create Medium-Like Layouts in WordPress

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Beaver Builder is one of my all-time favorite additions to the WordPress ecosystem (see our full Beaver Builder review here, or our full review of all WordPress page builders). It’s the first drag-and-drop WordPress layout builder I can really recommend, and use without resentment on my own clients’ sites. Given how helpful a good WordPress layout builder is, that feels a bit like saying it’s the first working teleporter—a big deal.


Preventing a WordPress XSS Attack: Complete Guide to Validating, Sanitizing, and Escaping Data

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When it comes to making your WordPress site secure as a developer, probably the most impactful thing you can do is make sure you always clean up data they get from users. That means, generally, two things, validating or sanitizing it on the way into your system, and escaping it on the way out, reducing the chance of a WordPress XSS attack.


Lazy Loading for Faster WordPress: Slow and Lazy Wins the Race

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David wrote a really good article on WordPress site speed a few weeks ago. He also, casually, made WPShout a lot faster—up to an 89% desktop score on PageSpeed Insights, which is about as high as I’ve ever seen a WordPress site score.